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Great place straight out of college; expect to work a random schedule and a lot of weekends

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL
Former Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL

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

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

Pros

Great coworkers who are also young and active. Great training program to integrate you easily. Get a lot of responsibility -- managing stores with minimum of 80 part-time associates, developing schedules, organizing shipment/stockroom. If you work hard, have a positive and outgoing attitude, then you can get promoted very quickly and they only promote at store level from within. Also have awesome opportunities to travel abroad. Amazing medical and vacation benefits that begin almost immediately, but the pay is not quite as competitive as other competing small retailers.

Cons

Schedules are rarely predictable and you will often work weekends especially during your first 6-8 months. Long hours on your feet, dark lighting especially in Hollister stores. The company is very detail oriented which is great, but also leaves very little room for any creativity or individual recognition. Very stringent store expectations, difficult to always follow and upper management can be very unforgiving.

Advice to Management

Don't hold your managers to extreme goals that feel overwhelming or unobtainable. Be realistic and be positive. Give praise and support. Be honest -- don't lead managers to believe they will get promoted if you've already decided they have no opportunities for movement anymore.

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  1. Terrible hours little pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    All young people with similar interests, can be a fun job depending on the people, great benefits (medical vision dental), do require managers to have a bachelors degree

    Cons

    Hours suck and pay is one of the lowest in retail, recruiting is annoying, have to rely on high school/college kids who are making minimum wage, get hired based on your looks


  2. MIT program great for recent grads

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Tampa, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience and fun atmosphere. As a manager you're working with mostly young college aged employees.

    Cons

    At lot of emphasis on peoples looks. Working retail hours (long nights, weekends and holidays).

    Advice to Management

    relax on the look policy


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