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Great environment, but little hours

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Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Fairfax, VA
Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Fairfax, VA

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

Pros

Working with fun and lively people

50% discount on "uniforms" (AAA's)

Laid- back environment

EVERYONE IS TREATED EQUALLY- the old rumor that A & F only hired "hot" american people has long been thrown out the window. I have assisted in interviews and everyone is given a fair chance regardless of ethnicity, gender, or religion. And as a matter of fact, A & F is the most diverse place i have ever worked in.

Cons

Managers switch out every few months which makes it hard to have anything "set in stone" for long

You have to purchase clothes (AAA's) every few months, and clothes there are not cheap although you receive a 50% discount on 3 top, 2 bottoms, and 1 pair of shoes

Constantly hiring new people and giving them more hours and the older employees- this was why i quit.

Only receive 30% discount on items that aren't part of AAA's

They only way to move up in pay is if you have a degree (and become a manager) or if you literally work 24/7

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A basic retail job

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    It's a job. Flexible hours are a plus, and the basic experience of working in retail is invaluable. A very laid back job.

    Cons

    Minimum wage, low hours, no benefits, employees and sometimes managers fraternize, store clothing is strongly suggested to be worn, if not required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide your best employees with opportunities to advance, even without a bachelors degree. Many capable adults under the age of 21 are suited to assistant or even store management much more so than some of the people I have seen with a bachelor's degree.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Fun in the beginning, downhill from there.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working at A&F is a fun and relatively easy job. Everyone is within the same age range so you meet some awesome and outgoing people. Hours are decent as long as you are a hard worker. (They give hours based on performance). The discount is okay, but the clothes are still pretty expensive nonetheless (5 full-priced items @ 50% off each season, 30% off all other times).

    Cons

    Part-time employees are hired based primarily on looks and personality. I've worked as both a model and impacter and models definitely have it easier. Impacters have more responsibilities and at times, model work is put on the impacters. In my experience, most managers are taught to delegate tasks but not to actually contribute; rather, they complete paperwork, watch over the sales floor and their employees, and often tell them to work faster or that they are not doing their job correctly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attention to detail is important, but micromanagement can hinder performance.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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