Abercrombie & Fitch

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Amazing environment and challenging, rewarding work

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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 as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

vibrant friendly culture, great compensation

Cons

location / really cold winter

Recommends
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    If you're a simple person this is the place for you

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    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Extremely flexible hours, ability to switch and give away shifts at any time, good pay, fun music, very busy (makes your shift go by incredibly fast), uniform is free

    Cons

    EXTREMELY strict look policy, nails MUST be short and unpolished, toes must be clear,pink or red but no hot pinks or "firey" reds, very quick to give you a write up for things as small as not having your pants double cuffed, not for the fashionable person AT ALL

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up a bit. Not everyone is a size 2 and 5'10. Not everyone likes their natural hair colour, or the colors pink or red. The look policy is WAY too strict. Telling people how to look, down to their toe nails, is very uncomfortable. Besides, what does our toe nail polish have to do with ones ability to sell ?

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    Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - Impact Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Impact Assistant Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You work with a lot of really good looking people. I met a significant other there. 99% of everyone you interact with at any level will be extremely cool and easy to get along with. Most managers are recent college graduates so you're talking about 23-25 year old managing 18 and 19 year olds. The whole environment is very "college-like". It's not super demanding. Most people think that AF is horrible because they only hire good looking people, but when you work there you see that it really is a genius marketing strategy.

    Cons

    As a manager, the hours and expectations suck. You work either 9-6 or 2-11, mid-shifts are rare. Just like any specialty retail store the sales goals are unrealistic, there is high pressure to perform, and you must always be recruiting good looking people to work in the stores. If your store manager sucks, your whole store will suck in a trickle down way. I once closed every Friday and Saturday for two months and never realized my store manager was off every weekend (not allowed by any stretch) so just be cautious of the people that take advantage of good workers. The company isn't horrible, but poor managers will take its toll. Oh, and the pay isn't competitive or good by any regard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more stringent on who you hire to run the stores, allow more flexibility in scheduling by hiring more managers per location. Also increase hourly pay for store employees. AF is one of the lowest paying retail stores for all levels of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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