Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Novi, MI – September 27, 2013
Pros: health benefits, salary, job stability, advancement, paid vacations
Cons: shifts, scheduling, bouncing around to different stores and malls when needed, work life and personal life balance, store environment
A typical day at work was very redundant. There was little room for management advice within the company. I learned the importance of recruiting for certain companies and who is the right fit for particular companies. It really taught me to have confidence approaching random people and helped me with my customer service skills and overall confidence – more... in the ability to run a store and be in charge. The hardest part of this job was to adapt to the way the company is run and to me it seemed more task oriented and less customer service based. The most enjoyable part of this job was working with my co-workers, I really enjoyed who I was working with. – less
Part-time Overnight (Current Employee), McAllen, TX – September 25, 2013
Pros: night shift, good pay, relaxed work environment
Cons: long weekends
The work is very detail oriented. Most work days are the same, recovering and restocking merchandise on the sales floor but there are frequent changes in order to rotate the new merchandise. My co-workers are all mostly around the same age as I am and show a lot of support and pride in their work. The management is fun and laid back but strict in reinforcing – more... productivity and sales. The hardest part of the job is the unexpected work load each day due to consumer interaction. From working at this establishment I have learned how to become more detail oriented. I have learned how to efficiently and effectively manage my time. – less
Overnight Store Auditor (Current Employee), New York, NY – September 25, 2013
Pros: easy environment
Cons: lack of hours
Help maintain the effectiveness of the merchandise flow, filling, and presentation standards throughout the store while obtaining a passion for the brand Prepared the store for the upcoming day by cleaning the store, replenishing stock levels and ensuring that the shop floor is up-to-date and ready to receive customers for the following day. Focused – more... on diversity awareness, integrity, and company guidelines in personal appearance, Scanned systems for inventory and merchandising. – less
Fun, up to date establishment, hardworking environment
Team Impactor (Former Employee), Miami, FL – September 23, 2013
Pros: co workers, managers, environment, challenges.
Cons: closing, back stocking, rude customers.
Process shipment and properly fold in stockroom in correct placing, keep order and cleanliness in the entire stockroom, keep bays organized and neat, responsible for auditing merchandise to the floor, assisting managers.
I've learned how to work with a team, how to organize and keep everything neat and tidy, how to supervise a team of workers, how – more... to keep a stockroom organized and up to date.
Associates are fun and enthusiastic, cheery and hardworking.
Most difficult part was closing, to make sure the entire store was neat and proper for the next day of work.
Working with fun people and the challenges was the best part of the job, the experience overall. – less
Sales associate (Former Employee), Lithia Springs, Ga – September 16, 2013
Pros: staying updated with fashion.
Was able to stay informed with fashion and current trends. I enjoyed helping design and answering customer questions about fashion. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the customer leave the store happy with their purchase.
Overall working here has helped me better myself in the Retail Department. I have learned the basics of Sales. Organizing items and clothing. I got along with all my co-workers and made the best of it.
Abercrombie and Fitch Enterprise Warehouse (AFEW) was used to maintain and analyze various store need and trends Abercrombie & Fitch, and provide info
ETL / Data Stage Developer (Current Employee), Columbus, OH – September 13, 2013
• Worked extensively with Parallel Stages like Copy, Join Merge, Lookup, Row Generator, Column Generator, Modify, Funnel, Filter, Switch, Aggregator, Remove Duplicates and Transformer Stages etc. • Gathered requirements and wrote specifications for ETL Job modules. • Worked as SME in providing support to the team in designing the flow of complex jobs. • – more... Apart from providing technical support to the team and I also handled escalations. • Worked on production support by selecting and transforming the correct source data. • Data Warehouse was implemented using sequential files from various Source Systems. • Worked closely with Database Administrators and BA to better understand the business requirement. • Developed Mapping for Data Warehouse and Data Mart objects. • Performed through data cleansing by using the Investigate stage of Quality Stage and also by writing PL/SQL queries to identify and analyze data anomalies, patterns, inconsistencies etc. • Used Data Stage Manager for importing metadata from repository, new job categories and creating new data elements. • Design and Develop ETL jobs using Data Stage tool to load data warehouse and Data Mart. • Performance tuning of ETL jobs. • Perform data manipulation using BASIC functions and Data Stage transforms. • Import relational metadata information for project. • Developed Data Stage Routines for job Auditing and for extracting job parameters from files. • Create master controlling sequencer jobs using the Data Stage Job Sequencer. • Create and use Data Stage Shared Containers, Local Containers for DS jobs and retrieving Error log information. • Design, build, and manage complex data integration and load process • Developed PL/SQL scripts to perform activities at database level. • Developed UNIX scripts to automate the Data Load processes to the target Data warehouse. – less
Great place to start after college, laid back environment, long hours
Business Analyst (Former Employee), Columbus, OH – September 12, 2013
Fun place to work with scooters to ride and music playing over loud speakers all day long. Challenging to work for a company where the CEO has a hand in all decisions. Flexibility is key, but eventually it is frustrating to be changing direction back and forth over time.
model and impact positions are easy to work around
Store Manager (Current Employee), Troy, MI – September 12, 2013
the company doesn't pay enough for what they expect. They only hire managers who have a bachelor's degree and they start off at little pay (less than 28k) The best and worst part is going recruiting managers have to drive their own vehicles and use gas to go recruiting. this is not paid for. I learned to manage time and tasks but this can be a nightmare – more... if you dont have the right staff and enough staff. We get guidance twice a week on conference calls to help assist us with what can be improved. Overall the job is decent not great not bad. – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), New York, NY – September 11, 2013
Pros: always listened to music while working
Cons: no health benefits
Managers are willing to work with you and your schedule, full shifts (6-8 hours each), I had a great manager who was amazingly understanding. it was always fun to work there, at least the store i worked in.
IMPACT ASSOCIATE (Former Employee), Elizabeth, NJ – September 10, 2013
·Typical day was just plain boring. Customers were rude. I learned to apply electrical alarm systems to clothing, the value of the company's clothing and the company's high-end inventory system. Management was very sloppy and unfair. There was just not enough hours given the amount of employees. The hardest part of the job was when I received my Paychecks.The – more... most enjoyable , when the customer's asked for my opinion on their potential purchases. – less
Manager (Current Employee), Orland Park, IL – September 9, 2013
Pros: great co-workers and environment
Cons: retail hours
A&F is a very structured company that tells you exactly what is expected of the management team and the associates. This makes the daily tasks easy to know how much time should be spent doing each assignment and what the end result should be. The environment is fun and the co-workers are young energetic people who are easy to get along with.