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Abercrombie & Fitch Inventory Management Reviews

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  • Work life balance is not a thing with this company (in 162 reviews)

  • They pay minimum wage like a lot of teen retail stores (in 413 reviews)

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  1. "College 2.0"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Management in New Albany, OH
    Former Employee - Inventory Management in New Albany, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great First Job after college. Almost everyone is young (22-26) except senior management, extroverted, and you will immediately make good friends to hang out with on the weekends. Corporate culture is pretty relaxed compared to most companies. Gym and Cafeteria are great. Solid time-off and sick days (about 20).

    Cons

    High Turnover, which means your friends sometimes leave. Decisions are sometimes made at the high level that are "immediate" and cause hell for you and you just have to deal with all the extra work. Other departments think they are better than Inventory management. They get paid more, and dont really seem to care about your function. Sometimes they don't even invite you to team events.

    Advice to Management

    Some managers don't recognize how hard you work while others do, so your promotion schedule is a crap chute depending on where you get placed.


  2. "Fast Paced, Constant Change, Quick to Promote"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Management in New Albany, OH
    Current Employee - Inventory Management in New Albany, OH
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced, young, and energetic environment; Positive and enthusiastic people will succeed; Granted a lot of responsibility very early in your career, and if you show you're interested in staying and succeeding as a team, management will continue to foster your career development (satellite teams, projects, task forces, testing groups); Training experience and leadership / management opportunities are also given earlier than it seems at other companies; Typically quick to promote most new additions to the team within the first year or so or starting, and then again after about 18 months, so long as the economy and state of the business allows; The benefits are honestly the best I've seen in the industry thus far.

    Cons

    Known to "swing the pendulum," often without data to back up split-second decisions; Only easy to changes to processes occur on satellite teams; Failure to lay out clear and concise expectations for employees; If you want to excel, long hours are often necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Strive to provide clear expectations for employees; Work on being straightforward and honest about career development plans and opportunities for associates; Focus less on internship programs and more on retaining current employees.

  3. "Good place to start, but you can't stay very long."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Management in New Albany, OH
    Former Employee - Inventory Management in New Albany, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High energy, fast- paced, entrepreneurial environment. Good place to get your foot in the door.

    Cons

    Very inexperienced management can lead to uncomfortable and awkward reviews because your manager hasn't learned how to give constructive criticism. A lot of managers are more concerned with being your friend than an effective manager.

    Advice to Management

    More training for management on how to effectively lead team.