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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated 18 April 2015
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Pros
  • Working with generally cool good looking people is a perk (in 49 reviews)

  • The store is small so it's easy to manage so it's a very laid back job (in 121 reviews)

Cons
  • Part time workers get minimum wage (i've never heard of any models getting a raise) (in 250 reviews)

  • Work-life balance varies based on how much time you are willing to make for personal activities (in 78 reviews)

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  1. The perfect flexible job for someone in the modelling/performance sector

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floor Model in London, England
    Former Employee - Floor Model in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only pros about working for the company are the social aspects of the job, you become very good friends with everyone and start to become one big family.

    Cons

    - 0 hour contracts so you never exactly know how many hours in a month you will have to work.

    - 15 minute lunch breaks

    - Minimum wage

  2. working in "visual position"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - "Visual"/"Model" in London, England
    Former Employee - "Visual"/"Model" in London, England

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For the most part, everyone I worked with at the Flagship store in London was really nice, it certainly helped the shifts move faster. A few of the managers were really kind and helpful, moving shifts around if need be.

    Cons

    The incessant repetition of the same songs each and everyday on a short playlist. The music was also unusually loud for a retail store. With the darkness inside the store, it also makes you feel disorientated after a long shift.

    Advice to Management

    Far too much detail orientated work for minimum wage. An obsession with finite detail, such as the exact placement of a mirror on the glass counter, contradicts the care free atmosphere of the brand and creates unnecessary stress for the new recruits.

  3. Not what it seems

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with great people
    It's easy to get promoted (just fake it)
    You are often put up for pay rises based on performance
    Everything is performance based so you can get promoted before people who have been there longer

    Cons

    Theres too much importance put on things that dont matter
    Overtime with no pay
    The company dont care about employees, only brand image
    People get promoted when their no where near ready

    Advice to Management

    Invest time in the full time staff, and not just to make yourself look good in front of your management. Have realistic expectations of employees.

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    A job for yes men

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Attractive staff. That is all.

    Cons

    Awful treatment of staff, management clueless, zero progression prospects, zero responsibilty, dated brand, highly questionable hiring processes,

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff like human beings, listen to concerns rather than ignore them, listen to staff ideas and encourage innovation rather than stifle it for not being "standard" - this is 2015 not 1955. Oh and why do English people have to put on an American accent and say cringe-worthy American phrases.

  6. Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    good colleagues
    friendly environment
    flexible working hours

    Cons

    no very high salary
    boring tasks

  7. A Lot of Fun for a While

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Model in London, England
    Current Employee - Model in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexibility, great people, very social

    Cons

    Noise, Light, Pay, overly picky managers at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep it fun, and relax sometimes!

  8. Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible shifts, discounts on clothing in their overall portfolio

    Cons

    Questionable managers, very dark, can get boring after a while

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the employees

  9. overnight stock

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Stock in Newyork, Scotland
    Current Employee - Overnight Stock in Newyork, Scotland

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    good staff managers and team to get the work done

    Cons

    not easy to fold to perfection

    Advice to Management

    be more patient

  10. mit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager In Training (MIT) in London, England
    Former Employee - Manager In Training (MIT) in London, England

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fun challenge full of learning personal growth

    Cons

    too intense low salary not much benefits no promotion work over time

    Advice to Management

    promotion promotion salary salary

  11. Boring

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Manchester, England

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get discounts on the clothes and essentially it is a very easy job. You literally just stand in the dark folding clothes and greeting people and occasionally working on the till. You get to chat to the other employees whilst the managers aren't around.

    Cons

    The same music is played every day, it stinks of the perfume and you could be left on the same station for all 4 hours of your shift

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