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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  1.  

    Fun for a side job

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    Former Employee - Model in Santa Barbara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Model in Santa Barbara, CA (US)

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Casual, easy job. Extremely low stress. Made some friends.

    Cons

    You're competing with fellow employees to get as many shift hours as you can, since the pay is minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    High turnover, low pay

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

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Clothes (which is subjective), dress code is simple (wear anything that AF sells, or wear no branded white, navy, gray shirts). Its a good a place as any if you're looking at working part-time at a clothing retail store.

    Cons

    Working retail is hard and has a high turnover rate anyway. No sitting, lots of folding clothes, difficult customers, very busy. Low pay. They substitute pay with employee discount. If I remember correctly, it was a 25 or 30% discount on all items including markdowns. Because of high turnover, they were willing to let me work 1 or 2 shifts every 1-2 weeks just to keep me on the roster, which is a decent sell if you want to stay for the employee discount.

    No real room for advancement. AF has management program and they hire all their models for photo shoots, etc. from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fine Summer Job

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Willow Grove, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Willow Grove, PA (US)

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    An easy job. Nothing was hard, there were lots of rules but they were all comprehensive. The scheduling was clear. Not a career oriented job, but it was good for a summer during college.

    Cons

    The scheduling was annoying, as management never allocated enough hours to individuals. This was annoying as you are often pressured into using one of your 50%s to purchase new merchandise. It felt more like a sales ploy than a job considering the lack of motivation in the sales team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider motivating employees to promote customer satisfaction and reach sales goals. Also running a leaner team (less people working more hours) would develop your sales team professionally and create a better more driven mentality.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Experience

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    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

  6.  

    Decent Place for part time

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    • 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
  7.  

    High school environment job

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    Former Employee - Impact Team Member/Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member/Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Free jeans when you get hired

    Cons

    Managers treat everyone like children

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

    Good place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Modesto, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Modesto, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good experience into management, growth opportunity

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, have to deal with lazy associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have less assistant managers, pay your store manager more and promote top performing associates to being key holders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    fun fun place

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    Current Employee - Impact Member in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Impact Member in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Its a really fun place to work they have good schedules for high school kids

    Cons

    the busy days can be really tiring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Start

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    • 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
  11.  

    Very good first job

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    • 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

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