Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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  1. It's just a job, not a good one.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with attractive people most of the time. You get to meet people (possibly find a girlfriend/boyfriend) Girls/guys seem to be attracted to workers at Abercrombie & Fitch. Store Discount

    Cons

    Minimum wage. You'll get hired if you are good looking (subjective, I know). If you're not "good looking" you have to have a super outgoing personality. You have to breathe in cologne all day long, and it adds up over time while you're at work, so you're basically drinking cologne. You have to hear loud music all day, and you'll have a headache all day. You have to wear clothes similar to theirs and they won't give you any to start off with.

    Advice to Management

    Turn the music down sometimes, and turn the cologne spray machine off.


  2. good first job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Model Sales Associate in Rockaway, NJ
    Former Employee - Model Sales Associate in Rockaway, NJ

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible schedule- set schedule online young coworkers training

    Cons

    strict attire - nail polish, clothing colors, brand, hair, make up discounts and perks


  3. Review

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Teacher Aid in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Teacher Aid in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Learned something new every day

    Cons

    There were no downside working at MEC


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  5. Abercrombie employment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great staff, vibrant staff culture and great management

    Cons

    No company benefits, almost no company job opportunities


  6. brand reps

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Model in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Brand Model in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    depending on the traffic of your store and management you will likely be getting paid for sitting around and talking with your co workers, laid back vibe depending, decent music, okay discount happens seasonally of 50%, easy to learn

    Cons

    they don't promote until you've completed a 4 yr degree which my managers degrees had nothing to do with management so the rule doesn't make a whole lot of sense, no raises, a solid amount of drama so don't run your mouth too much, understand you are working for prejudice people they love talking about diversity but they don't like to hire larger people still and I know that first hand from a DM

    Advice to Management

    a little more professional, offer raises for people who make extra effort


  7. Store Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Troy, MI

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    working with awesome people your age, good resume builder to get a job in the professional world (which if you get a job as a MIT you should be looking for better opportunities consistently)

    Cons

    NO HOLIDAYS OR WEEKENDS. i cannot tell you how many family events i have missed because of the inflexibility of this company. I had an RM tell us that we were not allowed to change the forth of July management schedule no matter what. I just so happened to have a family wedding that i missed because of this. Also, I have not had thanksgiving dinner since 2010. The pay doesn't even come close to what other retailers pay their employees or store managers-- which is kind of embarrassing. I had to pay for my own lunch during a mandatory training--i was also not reimbursed for my travel (and was told i wouldn't be but still had to attend). Can be a very political environment. If a DM doesn't like you, you might as well quit because your career will go no where no matter how well you perform.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people fair wages-- they are the key to your success. Be more flexible/generous with PTO. When you treat your employees right, they will work harder for you, respect you and be loyal. You seemed to miss that memo.


  8. Good for a start

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to work around your schedule. Can pick up shifts easily. Great way to gain experience in retail.

    Cons

    Low hours to start you off with. High expectations that largely depend on time.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time working with the employees in order to gain the maximum amount of productivity.


  9. Brand Representative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Decent pay to fold clothes. Moderately trendy in clothes and music choice. Interesting bond with coworkers.

    Cons

    Mind numbing work. Not a great place to grow. Management tends to forget people on payroll and won't give you hours if you aren't proactive.


  10. Model

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floor Model in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Floor Model in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Chill job when its the off season.

    Cons

    When its busy season the hours you request have a habit of not being available.

    Advice to Management

    Plan out schedule more appropriately.


  11. General Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool people, great management experience for people right out of college.

    Cons

    The schedule, pay isn't great, internal politics

    Advice to Management

    Value hard/efficient work instead of image.



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