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"Graphic Designer"

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Current Employee - Graphic Designer in New Albany, OH
Current Employee - Graphic Designer in New Albany, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Lovely campus, casual dress code. It feels more like a college campus than anything. The compensation and benefits are substantial, especially as a starter job, but honestly aren't enough for the BS they ask of you. I have a great rapport with my coworkers, but upper level management is a joke. If you can stand the place and fake your way long enough, you move up fairly quickly.

Cons

Very low work/life balance, zero to none creative freedom, ridiculous office politics and a "big brother" type HR department. You feel as if every move is being scrutinized, which is a joke considering how asinine the company has become in recent years. They BLAST the god-awful soundtrack in work spaces, and you hear the same 30 songs, multiple times, all day, every day, for months on end. You are required to buy the clothes, and look and act the part of an Abercrombie employee (which is to say, young, attractive, popular, etc). You are not allowed to wear black or purple, and the CEO is honestly delusional. The company will spend itself to death if it doesn't kick him out soon and replace him with someone with a fresher vision. The chain of command is inefficient- too many non-creatives have a say in the finished product and doesn't allow for any creative growth. Literally every season looks the exact same as the last. They require you to sign a 3 year contract upon being hired that, if you leave prior, kills you with penalty fees (paying back something like $9000 in bonuses and relocation costs).

Advice to Management

Ditch the CEO, allow the departments to work independently of each other.

Other Employee Reviews for Abercrombie & Fitch

  1. "Perfect Entry-Level Position for Recent College Grad"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -They provide all the training you need
    -They promote from within
    -You get to wear jeans, t-shirts and flip-flops to work everyday
    -You get to listen to cool music at work
    -You work with young people
    -You get a BIG discount on the clothes

    Cons

    -Must be willing to relocate in order to move up
    -Must be willing to work most holidays... watch out for Black Friday!!

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees praise for the good work they do. It will let them know that their hard work is being noticed and encourage them to keep it up / do more.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "fun but stressful"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time

    Pros

    great discount and laid back environment...wear jeans and flip-flops to work. Hires from within so a great opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Somewhat of a dictatorship and employees are not well compensated.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they are worth.

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