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"Lots of hard work and long hours, surrounded by a beautiful setting and beautiful people."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Albany, OH
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Albany, OH
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Awesome campus
Amazing cafeteria
People are typically young, outgoing and have interesting backstories
You get to wear A&F, Hollister and Gilly Hicks to work everyday. This means shorts when it's warm!
Lots of campus events and after hours get-togethers

Cons

Long, hard hours (depending on your position, average is probably 53-ish hours a week)
High expectations of quality, sometimes impossibly high
If you don't fit the A&F mold, it is likely that you will feel like an outcast

Truthfully, the HR department here is scary. There really is no typical HR team that you would find at any other company of this magnitude (which is ridiculous, by the way), but instead, we have a a large recruiting team and they are looked at as HR. Recruiting for this company is frightening as it is - just read the other reviews - but the fact that this is the team that sets the standards for the company says a lot about expectations. If you are not impossibly outgoing, full of energy, ready to schmooze and party with your superiors, (and let's face it, being skinny seems to be a requirement), then you're going to have a hard time here. That is the truth of the matter.

Other Employee Reviews for Abercrombie & Fitch

  1. "Good starting place, but DO NOT GET STUCK HERE."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you meet are phenomenal!

    Cons

    The pay, management, higher management, customers

    Advice to Management

    Take some interest in your employees, listen to what they have to say


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unprofessional work environment but good managerial experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At first it was a very fun job, lively music, many things to learn about the aspects of managing a store. Managers had to be quite autonomous, creating weekly schedules, training teams, hiring/recruitment, keeping track of sales goals, having weekly meetings, making daily deposits at the bank, etc.

    Cons

    The job title "model" is used as a means to only hire beautiful people, even if they work horribly. I had several people under me who did not work and often worked a lot of overtime to have the store cleaned up as a result. Upper management was very discriminatory and promotions were not given on merit. There was a lot of dishonesty, internally, theft and high turnover. Salaries were really low and we were forced to work 50 hour weeks (60 hours around Christmas time) - paid HALF pay for additional hours and not given time off during holidays.

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