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Good people held back by poor project management and senior IT management that's out of touch

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Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst  in  New Albany, OH
Former Employee - Senior IT Analyst in New Albany, OH

I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time for more than a year

Pros

- Smart IT people
- Savvy business users who get e-commerce
- Your work will be seen by millions of people

Cons

- Senior IT management acts interested in suggestions, but real change is rare
- Super political atmosphere at the management level, no matter what they tell you during the interview
- Task estimates are ignored in favor of arbitrary deadlines, resulting in rushed delivery and mediocre quality

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the experts you hire. They're there to help you build a great product. Your fear of trying new things and lack of real responses to criticisms have stifled innovation and made A&F a pretty uncomfortable place for IT people to work.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

2132 Other Employee Reviews for Abercrombie & Fitch (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    A great 1st job to learn apparel product development and merchandising

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As a first opportunity, A&F provides a great learning ground in apparel retail. It provides a great introduction to product development, planning, design and allocation.

    Cons

    After a few years of experience, A&F becomes a difficult place to apply your knowledge to drive strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing great managers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great environment for young people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Model/Overnight/Visual  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Floor Model/Overnight/Visual in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you are young and love a fun environment, A&F is the place for you. I have been with the company for 3 years at Home Office and in real stores and I have never had a bad experience in any of the positions I have been in.

    Cons

    Floorset have become more and more hectic through the years and somewhat unorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For as organized of a company that we are, corporate needs to get there things together because it's causing the stores to get set back in changing presentations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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