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It was a fun environment, with fun people but definitely had some negative aspects.

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Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model)
Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model)

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

Pros

-flexible part time hours
-great first job or through college
-discounts on clothing
- fun people
- long time friends
- easy work

Cons

- intimidating if you're skinny but by no means a size 0/00.
- REALLY loud music which you get used to but still can't be good for your hearing
- really smelly
- meticulous folding
- super strict look policy (dress code)
- can be boring depending on your location and if you're the greeter stuck up front for 5 hours

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I loved all of the managers. It does take some time to feel like they like you, but if you prove you're reliable, they'll come around.
As for the district managers... Unless you're pursuing modeling (and are the A&F ideally sized model) its best to lay low with them. They can kill your self esteem in an instant, if they even acknowledge you to begin.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Abercrombie & Fitch

  1.  

    Great place to spend your first two years out of college

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Merchant  in  New Albany, OH
    Former Employee - Associate Merchant in New Albany, OH

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time

    Pros

    - Great exposure to cross functional teams
    - Good opportunity to work at a large cap company and have real responsibility very young
    - Opportunities for management very early in career
    - Fun, creative, aspirational corporate culture

    Cons

    - Very little training given to managers so you're likely to have at least one really bad manager while you're there
    - Hours not so great, usually 12 hour days
    - Responsibility and promotions usually given to who the higher up's like the most, or feel is the best fit for the company (i.e. wears all current A&F clothing, is tall, slim, and blond, and never plans to leave Ohio) rather than who is most qualified. Beware of this!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Live the brand

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Tons to learn with a very reputable company. When you do well, you get recognition and promotions are directly tied to performance.

    Cons

    Long hours. Starting salaries are better elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard and live the brand

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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