HR Manager (Former Employee) – Ashburn, VA – July 26, 2013
Working retail in general is a difficult and often unrewarding field. Managing an A&F - and finding room for advancement - means that you have to learn to play their unique brand of politics. However, for the hours that you put in the benefits are not worth it. Silver lining: other retail chains do value the A&F MIT training program as prior experience.
Assistant Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Overland Park, KS – December 12, 2018
This was a a great place to meet new people and stay on your feet but the upper management could use work in communication. The hours can be daunting due to high turnover. No real breaks or weekends off, can be very rare.
Brand Representative (Former Employee) – Ontario, CA – December 8, 2018
I show up to work and they have a meeting and explain the daily requirements. Then they tell us what section we are in charge of. It is fun environment. Coworkers are nice. Hardest part about work is dealing with customers from different countries.
STOCKROOM AND RETAIL ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Freeport, ME – December 7, 2018
Pay was as low as it was legally allowed to be, employees are forced to adhere to strict guidelines involving physical appearance, employee discount was only available at the full price retail store and not the outlet that I actually worked at. Pace of the job was often wildly inconsistent, excessive number of employees led to schedules constantly changing week to week and the complete lack of advancement opportunities helped to create a high turnover rate amongst low-level employees. Every three months the company release a new "style guide" which instructs employees as to what Abercrombie & Fitch clothing they are now supposed to be wearing and what clothing they are no longer supposed to be wearing; e.g. the style guide that came out around the beginning of the summer stated that employees were not to be wearing long sleeve shirts (unless the sleeves were rolled up) or pants that were not jeans. You are also restricted to wearing either Abercormbie brand flip flops or "chuck taylors" as footwear, apparently nothing else is acceptable. Having said all that, the managers were really quite good despite being constantly dragged down by the ineptitude of the company at large.
Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – December 5, 2018
I thought I would enjoy working retail in a clothing store. I like good quality clothes and knew I could sell them and I did. Using my motivational skills I could sell clothes, especially to women. I managed a small team and enjoyed the job but again needed more money.
Store Associate (Former Employee) – Grapevine, TX 76051 – December 3, 2018
This was my first job ever, I was 17. 7.50 an hour back then was a lot! well at least I thought. But as my other friends got jobs I saw they were getting like 10 an hour or more. The management was nice always made sure I was doing ok. The co workers were cool too.
sometimes i would work in stock and other times they would have me work the floor. i learned how to fold better. the management is different. the workplace culture is good. a lot of people that are young works there. the hardest part is when shipment comes. the enjoyable part is break
Brand Representative (Current Employee) – North Attleboro, MA – November 28, 2018
Everybody works together, has a great attitude, and has a lot of fun together. Even when there are tough customers or there is a lot of work to be done, there is a great community within the store and everybody is passionate about the brand.
Stock Associate (Former Employee) – Leesburg, VA – November 27, 2018
Good place to work. They give great hours and pay you very well. Management and other staff is good. They teach and train you very well. Employers and other employees will respect you from time to time.
Receiving Associate (Former Employee) – New Albany, OH – November 26, 2018
It was a very big warehouse with not much central air. The breaks were short since some as spent getting to the break area. When slow you were still expected to achieve your numbers if the work was present or not.