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Abercrombie & Fitch Manager In Training (MIT) Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
London, England

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in September 2013.

Interview Details Sent CV and cover letter off and heard back the next working day. However, speaking to people at the interview, they had all waited a few months to hear back so I was just lucky.

Invited to group interview at London flagship store. Around 13 of us and we each had to introduce ourselves and then answer Why Abercrombie? What are you looking for in a job? What qualities would you bring to the role?

They then take a photo to send off to management. (I have a suspicion this is the most important part of the interview)


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Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)

Interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch

Interview Details Pleasant experience - sat around a table with the other candidates who was also going for the position. We were asked the same questions in turn; basic questions such as why do you want to work for Abercrombie and what do you do for fun. We then had our photograph taken as fitting the image is a big requirement for Abercrombie I would advise wearing casual navy and white with denim shorts or jeans, naturally styled hair and very minimal makeup!

Interview Question – What do you do for fun?   Answer Question


No Offer

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Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
London, England

I applied online - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in August 2013.

Interview Details Still waiting to hear back. Applied on the website and was invited in for a group interview within a week or so at their London HQ. There were 10 of us, mostly from "diverse" backgrounds. We were all wearing A&F clothing. The regional recruitment manager hosted the session. We were told we would hear back within a week or two (it's a week today and still waiting to hear back).

Interview Question – Why did you apply for the role?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

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Very Easy Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
London, England

I applied online - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in May 2012.

Interview Details Three Interviews:

First two rounds are with district recruiters

Last Interview is with a district Manager

Questions are very simple - Background based and personality based

Interview Question – None in particular - the hardest thing is to fit the look   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)

Interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch

Interview Details First a group info session where we were given info and asked basic questions like what we like to do on our spare time, what languages we know etc.. Very informal. The second interview was also very informal, and the questions were mainly competency based. Both interviews were like conversations and the people there were really friendly

Interview Question – How having diversified employees can benefit an organisation   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

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Average Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
London, England

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Interview Details I've done the first two interviews for an MIT position. Both have been very casual, I turned up wearing little makeup, A&F clothes, and a huge smile. The first interview was very quick; it was meant to be a group interview but the other applicant didn't show. Consisted mostly of telling me about the role, asking a few basic questions like 'what do you do for fun' and taking a photograph. Second interview was more detailed, asked lots of situational questions like 'describe a situation where you've had to work with people from different backgrounds' and 'have you ever had lots of tasks to complete within a limited time? if so, how did you prioritise?' etc. I'm waiting to do my third interview tomorrow so fingers crossed!

Interview Question – Have you ever had to make decisions without knowing all the required information, or in a rush without much time to consider?   Answer Question


Declined Offer

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Easy Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)# Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)#
London, England

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in July 2012.

Interview Details Took place in London Head office, had a group interview with the hiring manager, was pretty straight forward, asked a few behavioral questions

Second (1 on 1) interview took place in the Head office again, all behavioral questions.

Interview Question – Tell me a time when you asked for an opinion?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Looking for more challenging job


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
London, England

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in April 2012.

Interview Details I applied online through the Abercrombie website and was invited to attend a group information session, from this I didn't get any further. I was told I could re-apply after 3 months, which I did.

After attending a first interview (info session) again, I got through to the second stage.
The first round consists of a group session with about 3 or 4 other people, held at the flagship A&F store. It's very informal with the recruiter just asking about yourself, and why you are suitable for the company.

The second stage was an 1:1 interview with a district manager, mine was at the Westfield Stratford Hollister store. This time it was a bit more formal, even though it was just out the back of the store. Questions were based very much upon your experience, putting yourself in situations and explaining how you would handle each one. I was told I'd hear within 2 weeks whether I'd get through to the next stage or not.

After 1 week I got a call from the guy who interviewed me in the first round, informing me of getting through to the third and final interview.

This time it was informal, located in a local Starbucks near the flagship A&F. It was with a senior recruiter for the UK, and it was basically getting a second opinion of me. The questions were more laid back, with a few directed towards A&F and how you feel you would suit the company. I was then told a week later that I'd got the job!

Overall the process was laid-back, and relatively simple if you are passionate about the brand. I'd advise people who got turned away from the first round to try again after 3 months.

Interview Question – Why are you perfect for the role at A&F?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
Tampa, FL (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Interview Details Be sure to be a specific as possible about your answers. Diversity is very important to the company, be sure to explain what it means to you in detail. They like people who are well-rounded and outgoing, as well as team players who have a passion for the brand. Wear something from the brand and be sure to be able to answer how you perceive the brand.

Interview Question – What does diversity mean to you?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in June 2014.

Interview Details It is a structured interview that lasts 30-45 minutes, depending on how many questions you have after the formal interview (tip: have a lot of questions and get to know them!). The interviewer will evaluate you on your communication skills and ask you to give examples of how you work with others and handle conflicts. The key is to be outgoing, confident, and well-groomed.

Interview Question – Nothing hard. Just prepare by thinking of many scenarios where you worked in a team.   Answer Question

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