Forever 21 Co-Manager Interview Questions

Updated Dec 10, 2014
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Co Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, AZ
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Forever 21 (Glendale, AZ) in June 2014.

Interview

Typical interview process but it took about a month to get my offer and accept which is a bit longer then any other company I've worked for but very thorough.

Interview Questions

Negotiation

Easy process, was able to speak directly to someone in he who was very nice

Other Interview Reviews for Forever 21

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    Co-Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    There is only one interview. The questions are pretty simple and are focused more around customer service than anything else. There are a few things that they are looking for such as you talking up your customer service abilities, to know that you have great attendance and to know that you can look the part.

    Interview Questions

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    Co-Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Forever 21.

    Interview

    I was recruited for the position by a former colleague. I only had one interview, with both him and the District Manager present. It was a surprisingly easy interview process for such a high-level position in a large-volume store. If I remember correctly, it would actually stand as the quickest and simplest interview process I've ever undergone.

    Possibly helpful information: at least in my area (NY), I was informed by the store manager that Forever 21 (possibly as a company???) doesn't check references. Odd, but true.

    Interview Questions

    • Everything asked was very routine. No surprise questions for anyone who prepares properly for interviews.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They were not at all flexible in terms of compensation. It was a take-it-or-leave-it offer. I had asked for fifty cents higher an hour, and after consulting with the Regional Manager by phone (which took a few days), the request was denied.

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    Co-Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Forever 21.

    Interview

    Usually the interview process involves Q&A from current management via phone. Then they will set up an in-store interview with store manager. If you pass this round in the interview process and are a management candidate, the district manager will then contact you for interview as well.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your reason for wanting to work at this company?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They low-balled me salary wise. Negotiate as much as possible!

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    Co-Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Honolulu, HI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Forever 21 (Honolulu, HI) in October 2012.

    Interview

    If the DM likes you, they will make their decision on the first interview. They will put in a background check immediately after the first interview. Once it clears, you will be job offerred. It was pretty lax and as long as you have a passion for retail and have leadership experience, you will get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Asking about times you tried to develop someone and it did not work out.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Nothing.

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    Co-Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tukwila, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Forever 21 (Tukwila, WA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    When I was hired it was a complete joke and they took forever in getting back to me and would ignore my calls. Then after almost a month not hearing a thing they offered the position.

    Interview Questions

    • There wasn't and I was interviewing for a management position   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. They just took forever in getting back to me.

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    Co Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Forever 21 (Houston, TX) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Forever 21 job fair

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing difficult, very basic management operations experience and skills questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiating.

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    Co-Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Forever 21 (Portland, OR) in March 2011.

    Interview

    I submitted my application for management and received a phone call the same day from the District Manager. I had a phone interview and then was directed to the store manager the following week. The questions were basic management questions. Nothing too difficult to answer.

    Interview Questions

    • Not necessarily a difficult question, however I kept feeling as though I had to prove that I was capable of stepping into such a high volume store or as they say "big box" even though I had been in a much lower volume store at my previous employer.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I originally turned down their first offer in pay... They wanted me to work in a particular location as an assistant and I turned it down. The District Manager ended up calling me 3 months later saying she had a Co Manager position available and I was able to get the pay I originally asked for.

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    Co Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Forever 21 in January 2011.

    Interview

    They will ask you basic retail questions, they even hire people with no retail or management experience

    Interview Questions

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    Co-Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Little Rock, AR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Forever 21 (Little Rock, AR) in September 2010.

    Interview

    I applied in the store and after several follow-ups with the store manager she called me I'm for an interview. The interview was very short. I was asked basic interview questions that are asked at any interview for a managers position at a retail store.

    Interview Questions

    • There weren't any difficult questions. The questions were easy with common sense answers. These questions are designed to show you're personality.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was asked what I was looking for as far as compensation and I stated a number. The offer was what I asked for

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