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Great people/environment; awful upper management.

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Former Employee - Visual Assistant Manager in Newark, DE
Former Employee - Visual Assistant Manager in Newark, DE

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

Pros

All comes down to what store you're in. I was hired in a great store with amazing people who are still close friends now that I left. Awesome soundtrack; the cologne is hardly noticeable after working there and is something I still wear now. Manager In Training (MIT) program is awesome because you can move as fast/slow as you want; with the right amount of managers, your hours are decent and generally get to leave when your shift ends. Paid recruiting in the mall or going to campus was always fun. Company hires based on looks (it's a modeling retail store- complain all you want, but that's what they stand for). One interview with a District Manager (DM).

I loved the company and the people. I would definitely return to the company if under new management.

Cons

District Manager (DM) and Regional Manager (RM) for my area were terrible. Specifically, when the RM transferred to our region, all 7 Store Managers (SMs) quit within the first six months of her transfer. High turnover rate with management which makes for faster promotion (in some cases) and hinders you in others. DM asked me to manage a store after telling me it was an hour away; store was actually 2 1/2 hours away and company erased all history of having travelled there and refused to reimburse me. District Loss Prevention Manager (DLPM) became a jerk after being promoted. He threatened to fire me after I contacted a lawyer when he erased video information of a customer assaulting another Assistant Manager (AM). Required to work overtime after Manager In Training (MIT) is over especially in holiday season. This should be expected because it's like that in any store in retail.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have RESPECT for employees. We're humans not animals. Stop bashing the public and making store associates/managers have to deal with the mess.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time

    Pros

    Good start up career for students out of college to get management experience.

    Cons

    Upper management is ineffective, salaries are low, work schedule is not ideal, employees are fun to work with but not motivated to succeed.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    advancement opportunity is there if you want it.

    Cons

    Hourly pay is horrible for sales force, that makes recruiting hard. not enough authority is given to the store managers to make crucial decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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