Abercrombie & Fitch - Great place straight out of college; expect to work a random schedule and a lot of weekends | Glassdoor
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"Great place straight out of college; expect to work a random schedule and a lot of weekends"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
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Former Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL
Former Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great coworkers who are also young and active. Great training program to integrate you easily. Get a lot of responsibility -- managing stores with minimum of 80 part-time associates, developing schedules, organizing shipment/stockroom. If you work hard, have a positive and outgoing attitude, then you can get promoted very quickly and they only promote at store level from within. Also have awesome opportunities to travel abroad. Amazing medical and vacation benefits that begin almost immediately, but the pay is not quite as competitive as other competing small retailers.

Cons

Schedules are rarely predictable and you will often work weekends especially during your first 6-8 months. Long hours on your feet, dark lighting especially in Hollister stores. The company is very detail oriented which is great, but also leaves very little room for any creativity or individual recognition. Very stringent store expectations, difficult to always follow and upper management can be very unforgiving.

Advice to Management

Don't hold your managers to extreme goals that feel overwhelming or unobtainable. Be realistic and be positive. Give praise and support. Be honest -- don't lead managers to believe they will get promoted if you've already decided they have no opportunities for movement anymore.

Other Employee Reviews for Abercrombie & Fitch

  1. "Good experience for first job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many responsibilities as a sales associate
    You just stay on the floor for the entire shift greeting customers and fixing up the store

    Cons

    Low pay
    Music gets loud and repetitive


  2. "Store Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Salaried position / consistent minimum pay

    Cons

    Upper management as well as CEO are hypocritical, narcissistic, elitists.
    Pay is very low!
    Lack of professional development for employees
    Continually increasing work loads with no additional incentives
    Personal Sacrifices are not acknowledge, nor appreciated

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are people not slaves or peons

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