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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

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

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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Okay

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

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

    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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    MIT program great for recent grads

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    relax on the look policy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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