productive and fun place to work because everyone wants you to do well and the food is great as well
Associate (Current Employee), New Albany, OH – November 25, 2014
My work day at this establishment is productive because i get to take three breaks which i feel like makes me more productive in my day. They have taught me how to better use an RF scanner and also drive a picker. My supervisor is eager for me to succeed and my co-workers are encouraging and helpful to me. The most difficult part of my job is standing – more... for ten hrs. I enjoy riding on the equipment and the fact that espn is on in the main break room – less
Store Manager (Former Employee), New York, NY – November 23, 2014
Pros: experience. people
Cons: hours, work-life balance
A typical day usually consists of opening/closing the store for business, managing part time employees, overseeing and directing customer service, and implementing any changes to the sales floor in terms of new and existing merchandise presentations.
Managing people is a major tenant in the company, along with recruiting and hiring new part time and – more... full time associates. There generally is a strong emphasis to bring in new people to staff our stores at all times of the year. You will learn how to schedule your staff and how each department is assigned hours budgets, how to organize and manage merchandise inventory levels within the stockroom and on the sales floor, how to update the sales floor when new merchandise is directed to be put out, and how to work as a team to solve any issues the store may be experiencing (not limited to the list above).
The work-life balance is definitely one of the harder aspects of the job to get used to. Your schedule is rarely the same for longer than four weeks, and you are often expected to stay late into the night and come in early the next day. The management styles of your superiors are also extremely variable, given that retention of management employees tends to be low and changes are constant. Given that Abercrombie & Fitch is now a world-wide company, certain areas of support are limited, which generates obstacles that you will need to learn to navigate without much guidance to do your job with any degree of success.
The people are the best part of the job. You will get to experience being someones first boss, and you have the ability to instill a strong work ethic in many young people, if you so choose. The other managers are generally cool people as well. – less
LEAD STOCK (Former Employee), los Angeles , ça – November 21, 2014
• Being the lead stock I had many responsibilities such as maintain the entire stockroom, restocked inventory, handled shipment, supervised and trained employees, assigned schedules and hours occasionally, issued assignments and operated the cash register. With my knowledge from the company I was able to fulfill each task given on a daily basis.
•Working – more... as a team member and model I have greeted and assisted shoppers in sizes and fitting rooms, maintained the sales floor, did go backs, and also a cashier. These tasks gave me the ability to be a good employee and taught me how to have great work ethic in customer service and also to provide a great environment and shopping experience for customers. – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), newark DE – November 19, 2014
a typical day at work would be dealing with customers all day , putting away clothes working on the register doing everything at once. From this job I have learned how to jungle many different tasks at once. The hardest part of this job would have to be the customers at times but they were also the most enjoyable part you always get that one customer – more... that makes your day. – less
Stock Clerk (Former Employee), Arlington, VA – November 17, 2014
Pros: discount on clothes
Cons: job was far from home
I stocked the shelves and made sure items on the floor had a certain amount of clothing on display. my co-workers were very about knowledgeable about the store which made me want them to mentor me. the hardest part about the job was working late night shifts and then coming in the next day bright and early.
Productive workplace with great managers and co workers which made it an enjoyable workplace
Abercrombie & Fitch Model (Former Employee), Arcadia, CA – November 6, 2014
Pros: solid first professional job.
Cons: didn't get a lot of hours.
A typical day at work included myself greeting people at the entrance of the store and working at the cash register. I learned that working your hardest at all times really catches peoples attention and is simply a great trait to apply to all workplaces. My co workers were also great friends and great workers. They set a great example when I worked – more... their and were very professional. The hardest part of the job was just getting used to a professional workplace in the beginning because it was one of my first real jobs. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with people who I really liked and looking back at the end of the work day knowing I worked my hardest which is the most satisfying feeling for me. – less
Floor Model (Former Employee), Billings, MT – November 6, 2014
What is there to expect, its Abercrombie and Fitch. The work place fits the stereotype perfect. Outfits are tightly regulated, break time is limited, mistakes are not tolerated, and mangers spend too much time micro adjusting employee habits.
Impact Manager (Former Employee), Willow Grove, PA – November 3, 2014
Pros: retail discounts
Cons: overworked and underpaid
My day always started out by making sure the store looked good before we opened up for business hours. My main goal everyday was to have all shipment processed and the inventory room well maintained.
I learned a lot about what it takes to be a manager who oversees anywhere from 50-70 people at any given time. Always making sure that my associates were – more... providing excellent customer service but still being able to do their job on the work floor was very important.
Co-workers and management all became closely knit, we saw each other everyday and thus made us very close. Some of the hardest parts of my job was during the holiday season and finding enough time to be able to perform all of my tasks assigned to me. The most enjoyable part of my job was being a manager in itself, the experience I gained and the knowledge has helped me greatly these past few years. – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Raleigh, NC – October 28, 2014
Pros: wearing a&f clothes
Cons: restriction on clothing
typical day at work would be opening the store and starting of the opening store task as of: -sweeping the floors -dusting off displays and tables -pulling out new merchandise -marking down clearance items -counting the registers -spraying down store with cologne -greet customers
Floor Team Leader (Former Employee), London, ENG – October 24, 2014
One of my typical day was that I was given a challenge to manage every thing on my own for a day, the entire Store floor was left on my shoulder's to get it done to start a new challenging role for me. Coming to my Management, one of the best experience and the privilege to work with them, I learned one of the most needed quality and that is Time management – more... and Versatility The atmosphere on work was covered with Multi-culture people which is one of the most important part to learn different cultures and languages under one roof. The hardest part was the day of our CEO visit,and the most enjoyable part of the job was also the day of our CEO visit. – less