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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated 17 August 2014
Updated 17 August 2014
2,087 Reviews

2.8
2,087 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    District Manager

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    Former Employee - District Manager  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - District Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    Pros

    Lots and lots of perks....you are managing 4 or 5 stores, so lots of traveling...but they gave us Audi A3s for our company car and the latest iphone's....paid for everything and great health insurance, 401k, benefits, vacation, etc...also met a lot of great people and TONS of connections were made. It was fun for awhile...until it got RIDICULOUS....workin' like a slave.. but we don't hire 'em. lmfao

    Cons

    They pay for your cell phone...THAT MEANS YOU ARE WORKING 24/7 (or it felt like it). Sure, it was great to finally have weekends off after working them as a store manager and assistant manager, but not when I'd have to constantly be up and leaving voicemails 7 days a week at 8AM....The company overall has some very unrealistic and crazy upper management that are totally all crazy about the company...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leadership is a major factor and there is opportunity to advance...just try not to take things personal or AS serious as upper management takes things...because most of it is so far out in left field and they are so strung out and amped up that it ends up being entertaining....OH...and horrible raises too once you reach this level. If you don't suck up to the upper management, you won't get anywhere...and if you aren't "HOT", don't plan on getting promoted very quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I honestly LOVE this job!

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    Current Employee - Model  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Model in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    Pros

    I am constantly talking with my District Manager and Store Management Team about promoting and becoming an Intern at Home Office and they all respond well and are trying their best to get me the position.

    Cons

    The biggest con is other associates. There are tons of people that work there that don't care about their job and I hate that. Plus management does nothing about these under performing associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being more selective as to who you hire and also make it easier to promote up the chain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging Workplace, not for the Meek

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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    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)

    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
  6.  

    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)

    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
  7.  

    Great Part Time Gig

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model)  in  Northridge, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Northridge, CA (US)

    Pros

    The job isn't too difficult. You learn a lot about customer service, and they may be flexible with hours depending on your location.

    Cons

    Working holidays can be difficult. The work isn't very challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are not always professional. The company could benefit from more ongoing training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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)

    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
  9.  

    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)

    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
  10.  

    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)

    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
  11.  

    Great job to gain management experience after college.

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great way to gain management experience, ability to advance quickly, exposure to learning all aspects of running a business

    Cons

    Career can be stifled if unable to relocate, low pay, high turnover for management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offering a stable schedule with a weekend rotation, incentives for management to stay and grow such as bonuses, increased discount

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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