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"MIT program great for recent grads"

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Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Tampa, FL
Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Tampa, FL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great experience and fun atmosphere. As a manager you're working with mostly young college aged employees.

Cons

At lot of emphasis on peoples looks. Working retail hours (long nights, weekends and holidays).

Advice to Management

relax on the look policy

Other Employee Reviews for Abercrombie & Fitch

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Bad place to work NOT RECOMMEND"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visual Assistant Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Visual Assistant Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sales
    Discounts
    Maybe pretty people
    Don't know
    and don't know

    Cons

    Many things to say about this section. But most of all, this company treats their staff very badly. I was hired as an MIT, then got promoted to Visual Assistant Manager. Entire experience there was horrible. I come home everyday feeling bad about myself ( because they make you think you're never good enough) or feeling bad that your manager just sucks. Overwhelmed feelings affected people that i love by sharing with them my day at work.

    Micro Management

    Bad pay

    Long hours. Especially holidays. Store managers get paid salary- work 10-12 hrs/day on average. They get days off in exchange for overtime. Assistant Manager gets paid hourly. They get paid half of their hourly salary working overtime. Although you will never ever work less than mins 42 hours/week. You will accumulate days off but requesting time off is never easy. They never want you to leave work.

    Work-life- not balance ( shift 6am-6pm sometimes longer if your upper manager wanted to surprise you with a visit, 8pm-4am--- very irregular schedule)

    Management team, upper management will not have your back unless you're store manager or higher. ( mostly because they cant afford to fire someone that sticks around for that long)

    Stressful day

    Upper Management visits store often- one problem- never give good compliments to all the hard work. but instead critique you more until your self esteem is as low as possible - Biggest reason for HIGH employee turnover rate ( Part or full time)

    Hypocrite

    Many things more.

    If you don't know how to rub people the right way or even fake it, you will never get anywhere in this company. Unless you are very pretty

    Advice to Management

    NO use to have any advice. This is the company culture and how things work in the company.


  2. "Pretty mundane. My brain slowly turned to mush over time. No one in management wants to be where they are."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Springfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on management it has the potential to be very flexible, with over 100 employees at most stores. Always meeting new people at work.

    Cons

    The repetitive nature of retail. Folding, folding, folding, folding. Also, sometimes it could be a challenge to get enough hours with so many employees in the pot. Always meeting new people at work does not mean those people are quality individuals. Many are materialistic snobs who have been trained to value external things more than other characteristics. Those kinds of people will eventually make it to corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Care deeply about your employees, make the best of every day, be professional, keep looking, you can do better.

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