Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
2,113 Reviews

2.8
2,113 Reviews
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Abercrombie & Fitch Chairman and CEO Mike Jeffries
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working with really good looking people - cons is that they are not smart (in 44 reviews)

  • you got to work with people your own age and the managers were pretty laid back (in 108 reviews)


Cons
  • The lucky ones would get 8 hours a week getting paid minimum wage (in 232 reviews)

  • Poor work life balance, poor support from upper management depending on the district/region you're in (in 69 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fun but terrible.

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    Former Employee - Stock Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Stock Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    friends and people were great

    Cons

    Terrible pay and way to much work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FIND SOMETHING ELSE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    assistant manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    collegue and environment, people are nice there

    Cons

    store managers are not that friendly,

  3.  

    Easy money, good for a first job

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    Current Employee - Model  in  Citrus Park, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Model in Citrus Park, FL (US)

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy money
    Flexible hours
    Not hard
    Friendly employees
    Money handling experience

    Cons

    Repetitive
    No incentives(raises)
    Lack of hours
    Management
    Loud music

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raises to increase incentive to work harder

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was fun while it lasted.

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    Current Employee - Impact Team Member/Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Impact Team Member/Sales Associate

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The discount is amazing! Great place to meet new people.

    Cons

    Lazy managers. Having to pick up after people's mess. The pay is horrible. Managers play favoritism in which if they like you, they'll schedule you more often. Managers force you to buy Triple A's whenever we get new clothes in although in the look policy doesn't require us to wear Abercrombie clothes. Should not stay there any longer than a year!! Sometimes Manager have you do things that are not in your job description.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on your store managers. It's unfair that managers have their associates doing their job while managers are sitting on their butt all the time playing on their phones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A&F VAM

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    Former Employee - Visual Assistant Manager  in  Langhorne, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Visual Assistant Manager in Langhorne, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with employees. Learned more about management of a retail store.

    Cons

    Promotions are not based on how much you are liked by your managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun environment to work in and also the social aspect of the job is pretty great

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model)  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, especially if you're a student and need a part time job.

    Cons

    Hours can sometimes be sparse

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging Workplace, not for the Meek

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time

    Pros

    During my tenure, I was constantly challenged. I was given new opportunities, and was promoted regularly.
    - 40% Discount at A&F 30% Hollister
    - Great health care benefits
    - Beautiful campus
    - Wear A&F clothes (shorts, polos, flip flops) to work

    Cons

    Long term stress. It seems to never let up. WOrk life balance became difficult at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider long term plans for support when implementing new systems/software.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fun people to work with, but very little professional growth

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Columbus, OH (US)

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    International opportunities, work with young fun people, strong emphasis on personal development, decent benefits, detailed communication from home office, all stores held to same standards

    Cons

    pay is awful, too much micro management, doesn't allow for much creativity, recruiting and interview process is mostly image based, store managers have little to no visibility to reporting (overall sales, UPT, AVT, profit/loss, sales margin, etc.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very rewarding. High self-esteem.

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    Former Employee - Store Model  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Store Model in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Modeling opportunities in the modeling industry. Opportunity to expand networks. Abercrombie and Fitch has a large customer base internationally.

    Cons

    At Abercrombie and Fitch we were inhaling too much cologne that misted the rooms. We also had to work late nights to make sure that rooms were all organized. This occurrence happened when we were under staffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be too judgmental.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Model / Customer service associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model)  in  Manchester, NH (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Manchester, NH (US)

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to pick the days you want to work
    Not very strict
    Nice and outgoing people

    Cons

    Minimun wage
    Can't move up in the company without a bachelors
    Managers don't take the job very serious
    Require to wear their clothes, but you get pay minimun wage
    Have to wear flipflops everyday to work, so my feet would hurt at the end of the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your employees, so they can have an idea of what's going on.

    Doesn't Recommend

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