Abercrombie & Fitch

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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
2,331 Reviews
2.8
2,331 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very chill atmosphere
    Cool co-workers

    Cons

    You have to pay almost full price for employee uniform

  2.  

    Decent Place for part time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Model in Bethesda, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Model in Bethesda, MD (US)

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ok discount
    Friendly coworkers
    Opportunities to move up

    Cons

    Brand Image
    Lack of customer service

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Fashion Designer
    Current Employee - Associate Fashion Designer

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

    Pros

    - Their internship is great. It gives you a lot of opportunity before getting out of college.
    - You get a lot of experience very fast
    - You get given a lot of responsibility and learn the product you are working on inside and out
    - You get to present your line to the CEO

    Cons

    - Not able to move within the company if you want to
    - A lot of upper level management are really bad at their jobs and HR turns a blind eye
    - All raises and promotions are time based it does not matter how good you are at your job
    - Hard work is rewarded only by more work
    - There is very little ownership of your own product
    - The design categories are broken up very small so you only focus on one small thing such as mens knit shirts instead of a larger category which gets old fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start hiring people outside of the company for upper level management positions. The company needs more people who have worked at other places.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Las Vegas, NV (US)

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Get paid while basically dancing, folding, having fun with others
    Managers are usually nice
    Hours can vary if you are a student

    Cons

    pays the minimum wage
    you get tired of retail after a year
    the friends you make there will quit the job one by one until it's your turn
    You can't grow unless you have a bachelor degree

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I am a college student and was able to do my homework while I worked.

    Cons

    There were no cons to this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was great. My boss was wonderful and approachable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Stress Free

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Model
    Former Employee - Model

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time

    Pros

    Stress free place to work and love to work with my coworkers

    Cons

    Folding Clothes and the smell of cologne

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication to the different models

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Manager in training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Friendly, down to earth environment. They work with your schedule and you get benefits. You also get sick days, personal days, and vacation.

    Cons

    Provided little training with high expectations, highly unprofessional, no matter how far you go up in management they are still unprofessional. Low salary for the amount of stress placed onto MITs and assistant managers. Store managers step on anyone's toes to advance in the company. Completed a training program and after working there for over six months was never promoted until I put in my two weeks. I recommend never working for this company's management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on track with management team, give more positive feedback instead of negative, and actually talk to your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Manager in training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Consistent pay, decent discount during AAA's

    Cons

    No consistent schedule, stressful, too many floor sets, working with teenagers/young adults that weren't reliable. Too many conference calls; micromanaged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your current employees instead of recruiting so much, then the turnover rate wouldn't be so high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Do not work here unless you want random hours and want to be treated with no respect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    -discount
    -get to be around great people

    Cons

    -I did not receive any schedule or anything for my hours. My manager always called me only 1 hour before my shift which was very inconvenient. She sent me to a location that was 1 hour away for a 10 hour shift one week and the next 2 weeks I received like maybe 4 hours.
    -Another terrible situation: Manager called me in to cover for a girl that didn't show up. I showed up and she left me waiting for 20 minutes while she was talking to a group of employees. Then, she told me that she did not need me today because of some confusion with the other store in the mall. I was in the car and then received a phone call that she needed me back. I did not go back obviously, That was the end of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a proper schedule and let your employees know their hours at LEAST a few days to a week before their schedule.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Impact/Model

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Impact Team Member
    Current Employee - Impact Team Member

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Very laid back and easy

    Cons

    The hours okay, and the pay sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring new people all the time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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