Abercrombie & Fitch

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Good first job

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Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Orland Park, IL
Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Orland Park, IL

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

Pros

Cool people, mostly laidback, good managers at my location. Atmoshphere was laidback and as long as work got done than everyone was happy

Cons

They hire so many people so you are not able to work alot, only 10-15 hours at most if your lucky. Usually only 6-10. Also refolding clothes after a mom rummages through a whole pile

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the managers at the store more

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Chill, good for a part-time job but has it's drawbacks that you must learn to deal with

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    Current Employee - Impact Team Member
    Current Employee - Impact Team Member

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time

    Pros

    Lots of interesting people that will be around your age if you're a college aged student. Most of the time they will be cool with you, it definitely helps if you're attractive and outgoing. I've definitely made a lot of friends working here, and at least my store being the smallest tier it is really laid back and if you are on the managers good side you can pretty much get away with anything minus stealing from the store.

    Cons

    The pay is awful, and raises only happen like once a year and in my experience they weren't really given to ones who deserved it. It seems they favor models over impact for raises even though impact definitely does much more work. Girls usually non-stop talk/gossip which should be expected but just be careful of what you do when it comes to going out, meeting up, or doing anything outside of work with co-workers especially those of the other sex.

    I'm about to blow up the terrible pay also:

    I know of no store manager within my region that gets paid more than $40k annually. Assistant managers get paid about $28k, while head store managers seem to make about $35k. Was offered a position as a manager but after I had talked to mine I realized it was totally not worth the hassle and stress. Management positions within actual stores seem to be the worst positions you can work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving regional positions to unqualified personnel. My DM went to school for fashion or some garbage, and thus is terrible at actually managing the people that work under her. She has little to no people skills and is viewed as extremely fake because she doesn't know how to manage people, ends up criticizing everyone's work while never explaining why what they did was wrong, the importance of why that needed to be done right and generally treats everyone below her as a stepping stone for her performance to move further up within corporate. Actually, it seems that is a general procedure of corporate: taking advantage of everyone within the retail side to maximize profits and your employees on this side notice that and genuinely feel used, and disenfranchised because of it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The hours can sometimes be long if you are there to work can can learn a lot about retail

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in New Albany, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New Albany, OH

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with great people and learning a lot about management

    Cons

    Sometime you work late hours which affects your work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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