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Abercrombie & Fitch Sales Associate (Model) Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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Model/Sales Associate Interview

Model/Sales Associate
Toronto, ON

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Interview Details Simple
Was recruited as I was leaving the store by the store manager who gave me the company card and told me to signup via the career website with the password to enter the site and then arrange for an interview time.
You can choose what time is best suited for you. Was interviewed in a 8-12 person group and then waited a week before receiving the position.

Interview Question – 1. Tell me about a time when you did something positive without direction from someone with a higher position
2. What does diversity mean to you?
3. What do you enjoy doing in your free time
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Negotiation Details – none


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Associate (Model) Interview

Sales Associate (Model)

Interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch

Interview Details Ask a question about diversity, ask a question about something that was worked hard for to achieve.ask a question about overcoming a situation where there was trouble and how you overcame it. Group interview with very good looking people that are not always all that bright. If you have a good head on your shoulders u will do just fine.

Interview Question – Diversity ans what it means to you.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate (Model) Interview

Sales Associate (Model)
Toronto, ON

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in June 2013.

Interview Details A standard group interview.

Interview Question – Use two words to describe Abercrombie.   View Answer


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales Associate (Model) Interview

Sales Associate (Model)
Toronto, ON

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in July 2009.

Interview Details Went into the store and filled out an application on their electronic screen. Told that interviews are happening on certain afternoons of the week, had the option to go to anyone of them. It was a group interview with less than 10 people.

Interview Question – Describe a time where there has been a conflict at your previous workplace, what happened and how you dealt with it.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate (Model) Interview

Sales Associate (Model)
Toronto, ON

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in December 2011.

Interview Details The interview process was pretty straightforward, if they approached you in store about being a model, then you're pretty much guaranteed the position as long as you don't come off as completely incompetent during the interview. The manager takes a group to a quiet part of the mall and asks question like "what does diversity mean to you?" and "why would you be a good fit at our store?".

Interview Question – "What does diversity mean to you?"   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There's no negotiation process. At a place like Abercrombie and Fitch where they hire at least one new employee every week and already has over 100 models in the system, they really don't give you a chance to negotiate.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Model/Sales Associate Interview

Model/Sales Associate

Interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch

Interview Details Approached by a employee and given a "special" login and password to apply online. Filled out online application and chose a group interview date. Casual interview sat on the floor in secluded area of mall.

Interview Question – What does diversity mean to you important or not?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate (Model) Interview

Sales Associate (Model)
Toronto, ON

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in March 2011.

Interview Details Asked what diversity means to you and why it is important in the workplace.

Interview Question – what is diversity and why is it imporant in a workplace?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Associate (Model) Interview

Sales Associate (Model)

Interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch

Interview Details Very basic interview. It was my first job so I was actually incredibly nervous. Main manager interviewed me in a group, one other person. She mostly asked questions about your personality and hobbies, but the most important question is "what is diversity to you".
Easy interview, terrible process though. Nearly took a month, my employ card never worked correctly, and pictures for being apart of the team were never taken. Overall, a very easy job and interview process.

Interview Question – No difficult questions, but it is always a good idea to do your research about the company and especially the idea of diversity, in which they ask in the interview, and throughout your stay at the job   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate (Model) Interview

Sales Associate (Model)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Interview Details The hiring manager asks questions about the store's history, and why is teamwork and diversity important. Usually a group interview, very informal. They like you to be wearing their latest clothes and look as close to their "look policy" as possible. If they like you, the interview/ hiring process goes very quickly. They are constantly looking for new people and love "fresh faces."

Interview Question – Why is diversity important?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Model/Sales Associate Interview

Model/Sales Associate
Jacksonville, FL (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in July 2014.

Interview Details I applied to the store located at the St. Johns Center in Jacksonville, FL in hope to secure a summer job. I was not impressed by the professionalism of the store managers, nor the general managers, in conducting the interview. They do not engage in any way with their prospective hires. The interview process is a group interview and it is by default as one applies for Impact or Model positions.

The dialogue largely from the managers is scripted and, at times, very duplicitous as body language is concerned, or the overall atmosphere, for non-White prospective hires. They do not hire based off skill which is the very nature of being a "Model," or sales associate, which is about salesmanship. Sure, in retail, appearance does matter compared to other industries but this store puts an irrational emphasis on appearance. You cannot dress professionally and expect to land this job. You cannot dress in Abercrombie and expect to land this job, if your look is not what is marketed in their store.

In other words, if you are non-White with physical features that show that then the odds are not in your favor. Harsh reality. They say they are looking for outgoing individuals, but in reality as I observed they hire obnoxious individuals who look similar to their marketing materials. If you value genuine diversity and merit regardless of your ethnic group then I recommend not applying to this location, or the this company at all. They also have a nasty habit of hiring random referrals and giving those referrals priority in hiring instead of someone who genuinely wants to work there by applying intentionally.

Interview Question – What's Your Definition of Diversity and Why Is It Important in the Workplace?   View Answer

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