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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  • Work life balance is not a thing with this company (in 169 reviews)

  • It pays minimum wage which is hard to make any decent amount of money (in 424 reviews)

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  1. "Fun Work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Model in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Model in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent hourly wage for work that was being done

    Cons

    lack of consistency among management staff


  2. "Brand Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the employees are nice
    management is good

    Cons

    the dms dont care about associates
    no opportunity for advancement
    no reason to stay
    minimum wage with no raises
    hours are unsteady

  3. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time

    Pros

    Fun and trendy environment

    Cons

    Upper Management is not always on your side and not looking out for your best interest.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  4. "store associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time

    Pros

    working environment upbeat and not a lot of responsibility

    Cons

    strong perfume smell, on call hours


  5. "Sale Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time

    Pros

    Possibility to get additional shifts

    Cons

    Presence of a tight look policy


  6. "I've had better jobs for sure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time

    Pros

    The managers were all chill and loved to involved with the lives of their coworkers (by getting to know them more personally and such).

    Cons

    terrible pay (7.25/hr) with no raises.
    judgmental co workers
    super stingy corporate


  7. "Typical Clothing Retail."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Park City, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Park City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun co-workers, laid back environment.

    Cons

    Minimum Wage and not enough Hours.

  8. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time

    Pros

    Made great friends and it was an easy job.

    Cons

    No room for growth or raises for sales associates.

    Advice to Management

    Offer raises to those deserving.


  9. "Impact Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time

    Pros

    Good experience, people there are friendly

    Cons

    Call ins were bad


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Former Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -You work with a fun group of individuals (associates and fellow managers)

    -50% off discount

    Cons

    -The MIT/Manager position is not accurately portrayed. You're made to think that you'll have many more opportunities behind the scenes or to move up to Home Office than what you're actually given.

    -EXTREMELY difficult to have a work/life balance. Plus any time you return from vacation you will be scheduled 7-9 days in a row.

    -Upper management operates purely on the notion that perception is reality, rather than paying attention to the bigger picture. This was probably the most frustrating aspect of the job. They have lost touch with what it's like to actually be on the sales floor and simply judge things by the quick glimpse they see while briefly visiting the floor.

    -Unfulfilling. Honestly the job is glorified babysitting. You're on the sales floor for hours just zoning out associates, making sure their whereabouts are accounted for, and scolding them when they're not greeting every single customer. It makes you wonder why you even went to college...

    -Overall negative work environment. Despite the few fun co-workers, it can be a very gossip-y environment (especially with DM's). Favoritism is alive and well here.

    -Micromanagement. Every little detail will be scrutinized and most of the time, instead of the manager who saw the issue simply coming up to you and saying something directly, it gets passed down the chain of command which is unnecessary.

    -Walk-throughs. As the Flagship, 5th Ave frequently has visitors from Home Office and even Fran, the CEO. These days have a frustrating amount of stress placed on them and individuals from Home Office aren't the nicest.

    -The values of the company are still a bit sketchy. Although A&F boasts that it has rebranded itself, at its foundation it is still exclusive (not in a luxurious way). I've been part of interviews where the individual was not given the job because they 'wouldn't look good in our clothes'.

    -In a year of working at this location, 10 managers of all different levels (DM, GM, SM, AM, OPS) quit, which was very telling.

    Advice to Management

    -End the favoritism! If you show that you value and want to develop ALL of your employees (and not just the select few that fit the traditional Abercrombie mold) you may actually decrease the high level of manager turnover.

    -Perception is not reality!!!


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