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Lots of hard work and long hours, surrounded by a beautiful setting and beautiful people.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Albany, OH
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Albany, OH

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

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

Pros

Awesome campus Amazing cafeteria People are typically young, outgoing and have interesting backstories You get to wear A&F, Hollister and Gilly Hicks to work everyday. This means shorts when it's warm! Lots of campus events and after hours get-togethers

Cons

Long, hard hours (depending on your position, average is probably 53-ish hours a week) High expectations of quality, sometimes impossibly high If you don't fit the A&F mold, it is likely that you will feel like an outcast Truthfully, the HR department here is scary. There really is no typical HR team that you would find at any other company of this magnitude (which is ridiculous, by the way), but instead, we have a a large recruiting team and they are looked at as HR. Recruiting for this company is frightening as it is - just read the other reviews - but the fact that this is the team that sets the standards for the company says a lot about expectations. If you are not impossibly outgoing, full of energy, ready to schmooze and party with your superiors, (and let's face it, being skinny seems to be a requirement), then you're going to have a hard time here. That is the truth of the matter.

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  1. Good starting place, but DO NOT GET STUCK HERE.

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    Current Employee - Floor Model in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Richmond, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people you meet are phenomenal!

    Cons

    The pay, management, higher management, customers

    Advice to Management

    Take some interest in your employees, listen to what they have to say


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    New Albany Distribution Centers

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in New Albany, OH
    Current Employee - Material Handler in New Albany, OH

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time

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

    Pros

    - good benefits - medical, dental, vision, 401k - friendly co-workers and supervisors/managers (in the main) - soft attendance policy IMO. You have to work hard to get fired for poor attendance. - discount at AF, Hollister, Gilly Hicks, and kids stores - recently went to a four day workweek (10 hr. shifts), which gives you a three day weekend - on campus gym - I've seen complaints about the home office HR, but the HR team that handles the distribution centers is great, very helpful and responsive in my experience

    Cons

    - They've started farming out a lot of work to a temp agency, which keeps their costs down and our wages low - high supervisor turnover rate. My supervisors have lasted, on average, less than a year before they quit or are rotated out. They rotate supervisors constantly, and many don't last very long because of the hours. This is bad when it comes to getting your annual reviews and raises. It also means you often know more about your department than your supervisor. - Senior management. They tried to consolidate everything into one DC, encountered all kinds of problems, and the hourly employees paid for it. The difficulties meant we lost our summer (2012), working six days a week for nine straight weeks. The point man on the consolidation "left" the company, and they decided to keep both distribution centers. - During the Christmas season and summer you will be working a lot of OT weekends. So if you like spending time with friends and family during the holidays or those summer weekend nights, forget about it - low low low pay. The starting wage when I was hired many years ago was $9.30/hr. It's still $9.30/hr. Warehouses all over central Ohio have raised their base pay, but not AF. - mind numbingly repetitive job no matter what department you're in - dirty and very noisy work environment. Lots of atmospheric particulate matter - you blow your nose at the end of an 11 hour shift and the discharge is black - The jobs I've had have been physically demanding, and after so many years you are worn out. - I work only in the distribution centers, but from what I've seen of the corporate home office (HO), they hire relatively young and good looking people, work them until they burn out and leave, then replace them with someone else relatively young and good looking, then repeat. They have a high turnover rate. The CEO has said he likes to hire employees close to the age of their target customer, and the grueling hours the HO employees work seem to be part of the strategy to keep a young work force. Either that or a young HO work force is an unintended consequence of the hours they are expected to work. The HO people that I've encountered have all been very nice.

    Advice to Management

    less supervisor rotation, across the board rate raise is long overdue especially considering the fluid production standards


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