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Great job for students

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Model in Redondo Beach, CA
Current Employee - Model in Redondo Beach, CA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

flexible schedule, relaxed atmosphere, no uniform

Cons

horrible values and morals, terrible hours between seasons

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Not very supportive

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    -Discount can be great.
    -Often get to work with fun, outgoing, and often funny individuals.
    -The music can be great.
    -Regular customers make it fun.
    -Managers, associates, and rarely DMs that actually take pride in their work and their job.
    -Insurance and benefits are some of the best a retail company can offer.
    -Can have a flexible schedule, depending on if your SM/GM doesn't care JUST about themselves.
    -On the computer "training" is just basically powerpoint presentations.
    -No experience needed.
    -Every once and a while you'll see that one article that you really like because it reminds you of what AnF and Hco used to be like.

    Cons

    -EXTREMELY under appreciated.
    -The amount of work expected is work more than minimum wage.
    -In a round about way you actually are expected to wear the clothes, but they get around it by saying the current cut style, fit and colors as long as its not any other brand..which no one else makes muscle fit clothes for guys.
    -Expected to do a lot of physical work in attire that isnt physical work friendly. Like having to wear skinny jeans a tucked in tee and a button up while having to move 50 boxes.
    -The required look doesn't always fit with the weather. For instance its 105 degrees outside and once again having to wear skinny jeans, a tucked in tee and a button up.
    -While some of the music is great, you sometime are stuck with an awful soundtrack for up to 3 months which plays over and over and over.
    -Unless you're really good at sucking up or your DM likes you, don't count on being promoted unless a time of desperation happens. Like store managers all quitting at many stores at once.
    -Too many rules for selling "jeans and Tshirts"
    -Not supposed to bring outside of work problems to work which is fine, but required to do work outside of work..like recruiting kids who no longer wear AnF or Hco and definitely will not do it for minimum wage.
    -The company does not listen to store associates feed back. Basically if you have an opinion about something keep it to yourself.
    -It's never the company's fault. What happened is all tied back to you and what you should have done.
    -The company takes itself too seriously.
    -Stores are being shut down left and right in the US while over seas they're being open every week. I think someone has'nt learned a lesson. Trends are just that..
    -Not very keen on trends. More so for guys. The guys clothes have been basically the same since I was in high school in the early 2000's.
    -You can not live alone, and have a social life with what the company pays managers.
    -Home Office associates more often than not,haven't worked in stores in so long they can't relate or understand to help with the problem you're having in the store.
    -Micro-managing does not work with everyone and the company calls it "follow up"
    -No differences in the brands. What you see in AnF you will find at Hollister and Gilly Hicks with a different logo.
    -Very promotional sales based. The clothes show it. IE.. 2 tees for 20 and so on.
    -Incentives for certain things are candy boxes for associates.
    - You get 50% off on two tops and a bottom with each major floorset. Including managers who have to wear it 40-50 hours a week. A month in your current "look" is faded and stretched out from washing it so much. The flip flops break often and you only get 50% off on those one a year.
    -It's your fault recruits always say no.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, take care of and show some respect to store associates. Increase the pay for part timers 1.50 and 2-4 dollars for managers. If time and effort is put into your people, the outcome will be much better. Don't preach consistency when the company itself isn't consistent.


  2. A ton of fun...for awhile

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Floor Model in Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Floor Model in Roseville, MN

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

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

    Pros

    Met a lot of great people, still best friends with many of them, very chill environment, super easy job, relatively easy to get a shift covered due to the number of associates, managers are practically the same age as associates

    Cons

    The music is ridiculously loud, extremely appearance focused, felt like the associates were competing with each other as to who was the most attractive, very high turnover for both associates and managers, lots of secretive photo shoots and events, the customers expect sales all the time and will constantly ask if there is an additional discount


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