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"Hope you like living in the mall!"

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Current Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time

Pros

Great people, lots of new faces, really teaches you how to manage a store and a bunch of people. If you can be a store manager at A&F, any other store would be a piece of cake.

Cons

It is exhausting - this job physically and mentally drains you. When you're an SM depending on your management situation/store/season, you can average 60 hour workweeks...but you get paid zero overtime. Even when you're not physically AT work you still have to work on the schedule, or field phone calls/txts from associates or other managers, or attend your own management meetings on your DAY OFF which you do not get paid for.
Rarely - maybe 3 times a year - do you get two consecutive days off in a week. Poor work/life balance, and it's very easy to feel defeated because there isn't much constructive criticism. If you can be charming AND good looking, you've got potential. But be prepared to spend your days off too tired to do anything, and every other day at work too busy to even take the "hour" break you're "required" to take.

Advice to Management

Pay a fair salary. Reward more often to increase positive results. If people don't feel valued, they'll work just hard enough not to get fired. Look at your own turnover rates and DO something about it! Help us help you.

Other Employee Reviews for Abercrombie & Fitch

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not Great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchant in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Among the highest starting salaries in the corporate retail industry.

    Cons

    - No diversity, and no efforts to improve
    - Frequently claim that "titles are left at the door" and that everyone is treated equally regardless of level of experience - this is not true.
    - Diverse opinions are not respected or even acknowledged.
    - People in leadership are passive-agressive.
    - This company puts a lot of effort into hiring new talent, but does nothing to keep them.
    - ZERO work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    - Make an effort to keep employees.
    - Diversity is extremely lacking. You need to work on this.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Relentless, tiresome work with no positive reinforcement."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Brea, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you have a bachelor's degree and look pretty they will hire you as a manager no doubt. You will learn managerial skills and tactics.

    Cons

    Upper management don't care about you. Most other managers are aggressive, ignorant and fail to support you. Work load is substantially high. Wages are not competitive. They discriminate.

    Advice to Management

    There is a reason why A&F has more negative responses from employees and customers than good ones. Why do you think the company is closing dozens of locations all over the U.S.? Learn to adjust and welcome paradigm shifts. If you even know what that means...

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