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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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Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Miami, FL
Former Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL

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 ManagementAdvice

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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Neutral Outlook
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Other reviews for Abercrombie & Fitch

  1.  

    Really demeaning

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

    Pros

    Great group of upbeat workers

    Cons

    Seemed to criticize customers a lot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Okay

    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model)

    Pros

    It is a good place to begin working in order to understand how retail business is conducted.

    Cons

    Many people that are hired take the job for granted and believe they are getting paid for doing nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I suggest that some managers actually participate in manual labor as many employees are influenced by the work that the managers appear to be performing.

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