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Abercrombie & Fitch Boston Reviews

Updated February 28, 2017
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  • Abercrombie should continue to work on helping associates have a better work-life balance (in 155 reviews)

  • Either hire a separate over-night team for floor sets or pay the associates more money than minimum wage to work until 4am on weeknights (in 406 reviews)

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  1. "Had a good time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Newington, NH
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Newington, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Co-Workers, clothes, discounts, Flexible. Fun job while in school. Wish I could've stayed longer. Management was awesome. Made me enjoy retail.

    Cons

    The pay was terrible. 7.25 a hour barely gets you by even if you're in school. Definitely suggest getting a second or third job if you want to keep this one

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay. Associates work their tail off!


  2. "Impact Assoicate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Salem, NH

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

    Pros

    Fashion forward, Employee Discount. Fun Environment.

    Cons

    Over staffed, Put paycheck back into store.

    Advice to Management

    No longer have "on call" shifts


  3. "Great first job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in Peabody, MA
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in Peabody, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to apply & get a job, great first job

    Cons

    Locked in at minimum wage forever, no bonuses, no raises, no incentives to do better


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    "Assistant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Salem, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay for retail. Flexible scheduling. Good discounts on clothing for employees. Good management training program, specified for the company.

    Cons

    Overworked to a point of burnout for both management and part-timers. Extremely high turn over rate for employees. Not much of a move up/promotion track unless you're favored by upper management and favorites were very obvious, no matter how hard you worked.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those who deserve it not those who "look good" and fit the stereotype the company has.


  6. "Stock associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Least stressful job I have had. People are nice and if you are between 18-22 you will probably get along with most people there.

    Cons

    Get used to climbing stairs because you will be doing a lot of stairs all day almost every day you work.

    Advice to Management

    They do not really need any advice since they are doing so well with a bunch of students who some how think the job is difficult. Just keep doing what you are doing or maybe even expect more from your employees.


  7. "Abercrombie & Fitch brand rep for 3 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Representative in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Brand Representative in Marlborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The awesome employees, managers, discount, smelling like fierce all the time , company pride, time and a half on Sunday's and holidays

    Cons

    Occasionally strict managers, very little hours most weeks. You'll be lucky to get 15 hours a week unless you kiss up to the managers and are really good at your job. Never make this job your only source and income.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be harder on your better working employees and allow your lazy employees to continue being lazy. Make sure everyone is doing something , there's always something to do !!!


  8. "Worst Culture Ever"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job to get - if you're pretty.

    Cons

    So many... managers are under-qualified and get promotions based on looks. Everyone is shallow, and walks around like their good looks compensate for their lack of brains. Terrible work ethic. The company has no loyalty to their employees and does not care at all about them.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who know how to spell.


  9. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Management in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Management in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great discount, good starter job for an high school or college students not looking for very many hours to work.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites with associates they have developed a relationship with. Very little hours available. No real training on learning more about the business.


  10. "Assistant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Newington, NH
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Newington, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gain experience within the sales world in a very hands on, fast paced environment.

    Cons

    For a first full time job it is a good pay.


  11. "Sales Associate ("Model")"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate ("Model") in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate ("Model") in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    SUPER flexible hours, managers didn't care if you switched around shifts with other workers. Managers had very low expectations of you

    Cons

    Customers can be crazy, the look policy was very strict (meaning you had to wear their clothes on-season and buy them yourself). Oftentimes it was quite boring as you just stood around doing nothing



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