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"Not worth it"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Rochester, MN
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Rochester, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Young management and staff so potential to have a great time at work. Casual dress, and semi-relaxed environment (really what you make of it). The job itself, once you get the routine down, is very easy since the company tells you exactly what to do every day through memos and a daily "program".

Cons

High turnover, low pay (1/2 pay for over 40 hours), no appreciation from management- a management that sometimes has only been promoted to management because they've been with the company for so long. The expectations are very high for "customer service" standard and "visual presentation" standard but the pay is worse than most retail management positions. You're also expected to complete tasks with models who only work 4-8 hours a week because the company prefers to have "fresh faces" for customers. With these people who hardly every practice doing anything relevant to the tasks you're supposed to get floor sets and updates done very quickly. It can be very frustrating.

Advice to Management

Promote based on quality of work and not just based on who gets the best looking recruits. Focus on customer service and differentiating the brand instead of creating an elite environment and basically making a clique out of the store. Pay better and give people more of an incentive to stay- if you only promote from within, you have to keep good candidates who actually want to stay long term.

Other Employee Reviews for Abercrombie & Fitch

  1. "AWFUL!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full-Time Stock
    Former Employee - Full-Time Stock
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with young cool people. For the most part the work is easy and you do not need to have common sense to do anything

    Cons

    No creativity allowed, closed minded, Need to have "the look" to be worth anything to the company. Pay is minimum wage and there is no chance to move up without a degree.

    Advice to Management

    Have an open mind, see value in people for reasons other than looks...this probably has something to do with why nobody wants anything to do with this company anymore.


  2. "Good job but not enough money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Fun atmosphere
    -Pretty laid back
    -Meet new friends

    Cons

    -Pay is not good
    -Strict Dress Code


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