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Forever 21 Assistant Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 6, 2014
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Anonymous Employee

I applied online and interviewed at Forever 21.

Interview Details – This was the easiest interview I have ever had!!

Interview Question – All of the questions were similar to other companies.   Answer Question

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Assistant Manager

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Forever 21 in November 2011.

Interview Details – I heard by word of mouth that there was an opening for an assistant management position. I went to apply, interviewed with the store manager, then got an interview with district manager. She asked only a few questions, we talked about the company and a few personal inquiries. It was short and straight forward. They ran a background check which took about a week to get back to them. A few days later I was offered the job.

Interview Question – Nothing was really unexpected.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They offered more than I expected.

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Assistant Store Manager

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Forever 21 in December 2013.

Interview Details – After applying for this position online it took a day to get a call back to set up an interview. I interviewed with the Store Manager and the Manager of Merchandise. Once at the interview I was asked the usual questions like "What would you do if you had an employee that could not meet standards?" "Why have you chosen Forever 21 as a potential employer?" and things of that nature. They advised that I would be managing 150-160 employees at any given time (more local store is very big). When we got to the salary expectations I advised her that I expected at least $15 per hour as the store is one of the larger flagship stores in the area. She advised me that my requested amount was too high for the position and that I would be paid less. At that point I knew whether or not I got an offer I was going to decline.

Interview Question – None really. They were usual questions.   Answer Question

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Assistant Manager
El Paso, TX

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Forever 21 in February 2011.

Interview Details – Interview is usually done on the floor because of payroll constraints. Sometimes in the back with store or co manager. They will ask about retail experience, availability, language (if you speak Spanish). They will touch base about fashion.

Interview Question – Were do you get your inspiration for your own fashion?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No there base pay is pretty set.

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Assistant Manager

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Forever 21.

Interview Details – It was a swift process lasted about a week, it was a quick process

Interview Question – All of the questions are basic and run of the mill   Answer Question

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Assistant Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Forever 21 in October 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online and had 2 interviews with two different store manager. First Store manager really like me and my application was forward to the DM and was called a week later for an 2nd interview with another store Manager. Took about two weeks.

Interview Question – Question was, How would you motivate your staff? Tell me a time where you couldn't satisfied a customer and why did you do?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negoatiation, I was offered a higher pay than the average starting out Assistant Manager.

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Assistant Manager

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Forever 21 in September 2011.

Interview Details – I was being interviewed for an ASM position even though I applied for a Visual Manager position. They had already hired a visual manager who was not qualified so they decided to interview me for the ASM position even though they didn't clue me in until later in the interview. This should have been a sign that the company was very off.

Interview Question – There were none the person who interviewed me was very clueless   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Nonexeistant

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Assistant Manager
Columbia, MD

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Forever 21.

Interview Details – I applied online from a craigslist ad. I was contacted by phone a few days later and went into one of their locations and interviewed with a Store Manager from their New York store who I guess was handling the hiring. I initially was interviewing for the co-manager position but he didn't think I had enough experience. The questions were pretty generic. "Tell me about a time..." and "Why do you want to work for forever 21". After the interview with him he set me up with a interview with the DM a few days later. I met with her and she asked the same series of questions and told me they had a store available in Columbia. That next week I went for an "interview" with the Store Manager and she pretty much said if the DM wants you, you're in. I started a few days later.

Interview Question – "How would you describe your sense of style?"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate but she did ask what did I think about it, and seemed open to negotiations.

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Skokie, IL

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Forever 21 in August 2011.

Interview Details – I was referred by a friend, had a one on one interview with store manager at flagship location and was hired on the spot. For my promotion a few months later I had a two on one sit down interview with a store manager and district manager. Asked mostly behavioral questions and experience in hypothetical situations.

Interview Question – Nothing stood out as challenging.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Take it or leave it. No negotiations. Company pay runs on a matrix and promotions are only percentage increase of at best 8% !

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Assistant Manager
Tukwila, WA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Forever 21 in February 2013.

Interview Details – 1. Applied Online
2. Was contacted via phone about 5-14 days later (don't remember exactly how long)
3. Scheduled an in person 1:1 interview with the Co-Manager
4. Interviewed in the food court outside F21

Seemed very judgmental, could tell he wasn't going to hire me from the start. Could tell he was un-impressed by all of my answers, asked a lot of questions I didn't know the answer to, or wasn't even sure I was at disclosure to answer about my previous employer.

Interview Question – What volume did you previously work with (Specify? What??)
How much did my previous employer make in sales a year (I was never told, that was private)
No situational questions but lots of odd questions that are very technical
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