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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
2,169 Reviews
2.8
2,169 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working with really good looking people - cons is that they are not smart (in 46 reviews)

  • you got to work with people your own age and the managers were pretty laid back (in 112 reviews)


Cons
  • Part time workers get minimum wage (i've never heard of any models getting a raise) (in 242 reviews)

  • Work-life balance varies based on how much time you are willing to make for personal activities (in 74 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    impact

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    Current Employee - Impact Member  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Impact Member in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    The hours are very flexible and fellow co-workers are all very nice. The managers are outgoing and understanding.

    Cons

    Managers do not monitor associates well enough, which encourages laziness and an uneven distribution of work amongst associates. Do not have a sufficient amount of employees for the day, as a consequence, ask associates to stay longer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Liked working there because the managers were friendly and the hours were flexible for high school schedule.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model)  in  Waterbury, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Waterbury, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule was good at times and it wasn't a hard job to complete, so it was a good learning experience for a high school student.

    Cons

    Call-ins can be annoying because you don't know if you are going to be working for 5 hours in the afternoon/evening until an hour before you would have to be there. I worked at two different stores two different summers and for some reason the assistant managers that I worked under were never as pleasant as the store managers. A&F got some very good leaders in the manager positions but the assistant store managers both times were cold and I don't know if this has to do with training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No growing opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    great assosiates and managers. Love them!

    Cons

    poor hours and very bad pay

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was an "ok" job

    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model)  in  Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Raleigh, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    It's good sales experience. Getting a job at a good retail store isn't always easy, but they are willing to hire young people which makes this a decent place to start out if you're looking to go into retail.

    Cons

    The pay was quite low, granted it was minimum wage but I still find that low compared to other places I've worked.

    Some tasks can be tedious (i.e. folding)...you need to know what a company's standard is going in and if that isn't what you're looking for, you should probably work elsewhere.

  6.  

    Not as bad as it seems

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model)  in  Bloomington, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Bloomington, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, relatively easy shifts (unless you work the holiday rushes), flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    It's easy to get bored during your shifts, especially if you're just a greeter. Folding clothes to their standards is not hard, but it is time-consuming. No way that I saw to get well-deserved raises, despite being with the company for an extended period of time and receiving responsibilities above my job description.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider pay raises (at least) for your employees who have been doing an exceptional job in their positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience and people!

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    Former Employee - Model  in  Bloomington, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Model in Bloomington, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Good discount
    Awesome products
    Flexible schedule
    Very interactive

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay
    Shorter shifts like 4 or 5 hours
    Definitely a second job, not able to support yourself with paycheck

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I love abercrombie!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model)  in  Modesto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Modesto, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Fun people lots of friendships made

    Cons

    buying new clothes every time a look book comes out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My managers did not like the negative criticism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastic learning opportunity - Responsibility from day 1

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    Former Employee - Various  in  New Albany, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Various in New Albany, OH (US)

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Young vibrant company, hard-working environment, great sense of community

    Cons

    With lots of responsibility quickly immediate supervisors can have limited experience (only 1-2 years more than you) and limited knowledge in how to manage effectively.
    Given that it is a fast paced industry and company; the environment requires hard work dedication and willingness to work longer hours than other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the org chart structure at the entry level positions. Rather than having assistants report to associates etc. have all team members report into the Analyst/ Allocator/ Merchant level or senior level and train those people in how to manage growth and development effectively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Relatively fun

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    Current Employee - Model/Sales Associate  in  Arcadia, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Model/Sales Associate in Arcadia, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    When i first started working here, we had the best managers who completely turned around our store. Our managers provided proper training, encouragement, recognition for hard work, and a fun work environment. As a result of this, the employees felt welcomed, included, and excited to work. Just goes to show how important it is to hire good managers.In addition, this company is very flexible with hours so it is perfect for a first job for a high school/college student. This job also allows you to meet amazingly friendly people.

    Cons

    Managers are very, very underpaid.
    Part time workers get minimum wage (i've never heard of any models getting a raise).
    If the manager sucks, no one will want to work and the overall environment of the store will be noticeably gloomier.
    Hard to get hours if this is your primary job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in paying and training the managers better. The managers make all the difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun Part-Time Gig

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    Former Employee - "Model"/Sales Associate  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - "Model"/Sales Associate in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Overall, it's a lax environment to work in (depending on managers), flexible hours, casual work attire, pretty good discount on clothes, and the people you work with are usually sociable and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Very strict on appearance and maintaining their brand's "look," minimum wage pay, you are not necessarily valued as an employee because of the high number of employees they have.

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