Abercrombie & Fitch

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It's the type of job where if you live with your parents/ or a in college and parents still send you money and stuff.

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Former Employee - Floor Model in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Former Employee - Floor Model in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

Pros

It's a job to do if you're in high school and still live with parents. Because so, you'll get your paycheck and save up/ have money to say buy a Playstation or money for girlfriend or such :)

Could meet a girlfriend (if you're a boy), or a Boyfriend (if you're a girl). I had 3 chances ;)

Choose your hours

Cons

You have to buy clothing to model it like $70 a shirt only to get a 30% or 10% discount (i forgot).

No way in heck should you make it a full time job. Even my store manager drove suckie cars (unless they have significant others to who help them or so).

Minimum wage.

Not a job you want to make a career out of. Again though it might be ok if you're living with parents and going working full time.

If you wana make it a career, no go to College and study to be an Accountant, of a Business major....don't do that dumb shht of saying "well oh, I'm working my way up the corporation...B.S!! Get your degree then make a career with the Corporation straight with them fresh out of college.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

IT REALLY depends on the type of person they are!! If they are a**holes your shift will be kind of not cool... I had a really Good manager who treats everyone really nice and others who Make people work and they just sit in the Back room not not help out... especially during closing.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    The brand name at best. Its considered high-end retail.

    Cons

    Everything....
    the pay is horrible, absolute worst in any retail (high-end and low-end) management I could find.
    overworked...expect to work a minimum of 50 hours but with only paid for 40 hours.
    horrible recruiting and hiring routine, its all based on looks, so you're left with less than capable staff which means you have to pick up all the slack...
    promotions are popularity contest...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck if you're still in it...I heard The Gap is hiring and they pay double...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not worth it

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Rochester, MN

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

    Pros

    Young management and staff so potential to have a great time at work. Casual dress, and semi-relaxed environment (really what you make of it). The job itself, once you get the routine down, is very easy since the company tells you exactly what to do every day through memos and a daily "program".

    Cons

    High turnover, low pay (1/2 pay for over 40 hours), no appreciation from management- a management that sometimes has only been promoted to management because they've been with the company for so long. The expectations are very high for "customer service" standard and "visual presentation" standard but the pay is worse than most retail management positions. You're also expected to complete tasks with models who only work 4-8 hours a week because the company prefers to have "fresh faces" for customers. With these people who hardly every practice doing anything relevant to the tasks you're supposed to get floor sets and updates done very quickly. It can be very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on quality of work and not just based on who gets the best looking recruits. Focus on customer service and differentiating the brand instead of creating an elite environment and basically making a clique out of the store. Pay better and give people more of an incentive to stay- if you only promote from within, you have to keep good candidates who actually want to stay long term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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