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Horrible Experience With Shallow Management

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Petersburg, FL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL

I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time for more than a year

Pros

I really enjoyed some of my coworkers and got to work with a lot of hot guys. That was seriously all the pros I can think of.

Cons

Management was horrible and only cared about themselves. Horrible discount on clothes that your manager picked out for you and you HAD to buy every few weeks. Scheduling absolutely sucked.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat your employees better.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Abercrombie & Fitch

  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Before you apply, you should be warned.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have a very regimented corporate structure that allows new managers to learn at a very fast pace and cultivate a strong standard, but you will learn the majority of those things on your own. They promote from within so if you work hard you can get promoted fast, but with little pay raise.

    Cons

    The turnover rate is absurdly high, most managers will quit by their fourth month. The competence of management varies excessively and the majority of them will bad mouth an bash each other behind their backs (i.e. a very hostile work environment). The CEO is a stubborn idiot who is resistant to change and seems to rather see his company crash and burn than to alter his idea of what the brand should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The superficiality of the recruiting process doesn't allow stores to have enough management staff which forces managers to be consistently overworked, which is why so many quit. The culture that is forced upon its employees is outdated and not relatable to the current market and seems to turn more people off to the brand than bringing people into the store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Learned a lot about management of a large retail store.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with the crew that I managed and staying constantly busy all day, every day. Great way to make friends and if you have the right district manager then you can move up the ladder quickly.

    Cons

    Insurance and pay is horrible for the hours you work. Retail hours are horrible and you have no life. Suggestion is to use this as a stepping stone in your career, but don't stay forever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employees and managers learn about company policies, equality and being ethical when hiring people into the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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