Abercrombie & Fitch Impact Team Member Reviews | Glassdoor

Abercrombie & Fitch Impact Team Member Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
262 reviews

Filter

Filter

Impact Team Member

2.9
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Arthur Martinez
12 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
  • 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member/Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member/Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    friendly coworkers, great location, laid-back managers. most coworkers are students, so i met people from all over the country. some were even international kids beginning their first year of university.

    Cons

    inconsistent schedule, hours can be tough.

    Advice to Management

    Feed your managers- a lot of the talented ones left because of poor benefits!


  2. "Just a first job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You'll learn to break out of your comfort zone, while working at Abercombie & Fitch as you begin to interact more with coworkers as well as customers. This is simply a great first job and nothing more; you'll make friends and gain experience.

    Cons

    As I mentioned before, this is a great "first job". You'll realize that most people working here haven't had any prior working experience or lack thereof and are typically college students. Depending on the time (year and day) and location, you might feel as if you're getting underpaid in accordance to the amount of work that you do. Never expect a pay raise as it'll most likely not happen.


  3. "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


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Impact team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and schedule, generally friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    "uniform" they require you to buy, discount isnt great, clothing sizes not inclusive

    Advice to Management

    If someone applies to work in the back of the house and is hired as such dont make them work up front


  6. "Impact Sales Assosiate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member/Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member/Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You could fix your schedule how you wanted and could work as early as 7am if you wanted.

    Cons

    They started cutting our hours. Managers sometimes looked down on us

    Advice to Management

    Make more room for workers


  7. "Impact Team Member"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Loved the people, everyone there made it a very exciting environment to work in. Store was always busy, there was always something for anyone to do.

    Cons

    Schedules were not as flexible as I would have liked. Too many call ins, most were not needed so you kind of wasted your day waiting to hear back from them.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers better. It really reflects once new employees become not so new employees anymore.


  8. "Impact Team Member"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member/Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member/Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible schedule
    - Reasonably simple tasks
    - Pace of environment was not too fast but nor too slow
    - Very easy to find someone who will cover a shift if needed (for emergencies)

    Cons

    - Management is horrible at training new hires, they hire you and you begin working immediately with minimal training. They throw you into "the deep end" and expect you to know how to do everything.
    - Storefront may look organized, but delegating job tasks was unorganized for sure

    Advice to Management

    Invest longer time and organization in training your new hires. I worked for the company for 2 years, starting in 2012 so a lot of things may have changed by now, however this was my experience and it was not the best.


  9. "Impact Crew"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in West Nyack, NY
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in West Nyack, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Honesty not much pros of this job
    If you like the clothes they give you a discount
    Met some good people

    Cons

    No steady hours
    Awful pay
    Expect a lot out of you
    Will only schedule you got the really early shifts i.e. 5 am
    Have to buy uniform

    Advice to Management

    Need to give employees more steady hours
    Better pay
    Better hours


  10. "Decent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment, good people. Efficiently managed, and training is straightforward.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth. Redundant work. There is no room for development as an employee. Does not do much for future career opps.

    Advice to Management

    Provide employees with a career path/focus of some sort. Encourage education and management trajectory if possible.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid A&F even as a first job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Novi, MI
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Novi, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very easy job, minimal accountability, easy interview, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Abercrombie still suppresses their hourly employees wages. There is almost zero room for advancement, if given the chance they will utilize part-time employees for management tasks. When I was there the management turnover was EXTREMELY high (1 new manager a month, or more). They did promote management on looks and ability to recruit good looking hourly associates to quench the high associate turnover. There were too few good people, and some of the worst, most deplorable humans I've ever met. Be warned...