Forever 21 Visual Merchandiser Interview Questions

Updated Oct 7, 2014
Updated Oct 7, 2014
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Visual Merchandiser Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online – interviewed at Forever 21.

Interview Details

I applied from an online job search engine. My interview was a group interview with one other applicant. The interview was really short and she didn't ask many questions. She asked us to tell her about ourselves, and basic questions like our favorite designers.

Interview Questions
  • We were given a 10 minutes limit to put together 3 outfits in the store   Answer Question
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Forever 21.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with the Visual Manager and the Store Manager. Interview lasted approximately 40 minutes. Interview was pretty laid back. Asked questions regarding fashion trends, how you would train your associates to adhere to visual standards. Conducted an activity where you had to go throughout the store to create "looks".

    Interview Questions
    • What are the current trends you are seeing in the market.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Forever 21 in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Saw an open call for a job fair for their store. When I arrived I was one of many who showed up for the open call. They had us stand in line in the hot sun and were to wait until it was our turn to be interviewed. I was dressed in a professional manor and was surprised to find most of the other candidates were in jeans???? When it was my turn to interview, I was sat at a table with another interviewee but we were being interviewed individually by our own interviewer. The questions were basic and the interview lasted only 5 minutes because they were trying to get through the line. This type of interview is hard because they cannot go into depth to see if you'd be a likely candidate for the position. I think the interviewers main concern was that I was unsure of my availability because I have another job. I told her that if I was to be hired for the Visual position I would quit my current job.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic interview question such as name 5 of your best qualities   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Forever 21.

    Interview Details

    i had two interview both were pretty unprofessional - first interview was with 2 others and was interviewed on the sales floor (can be distracting) then asked to put an outfit together. The person that interviewed us was fairly new to the senior role which showed through the interview process. 2nd interview was held in the changing room with stock everywhere and people sorting out stock, was asked very basic questions and then asked to put three outfits together.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview was very much by the book guide
    Lines , no surprise questions . a proper formal introduction was made by the managers and asked about last work experience . they however were not concerned on the academic particulars .

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Forever 21 in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an application form online and received a call from the Field Manager the very next morning. He was very pleased with my résumé and fixed up an appointment for 2 days later. Since I wasn't in town, I called him back to reschedule the appointment, which he readily did. He gave me accurate directions down to which form of public transport to use at which stops/ stations. Once I arrived he made me feel welcome with a nice comment on my attire and then we spoke for a half hour or so on my qualifications and experience. After that I had a detailed floor walk and a 40 minute "pick 3 complete ensembles" activity which all Forever 21 interviewees go through. He then walked me to the door and said I'd hear from him soon.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you like to change about yourself?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had an interview and it went GREAT! she told me she defiantly wanted to meet again, and i never heard from her after that day. Didn't answer any e mails or calls. extremely unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    • Very simple interview. Was asked to pick out 3 outfits in 15 min to fit some different cities.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Forever 21 in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, then stopped in the store a few days later to inquire about the position. Was told they never received my application, but after asking about my past employment experience, set up an interview anyway. I came back a few days later for the interview. I arrived a few minutes early, and was then told to wait 10-15 minutes after my interview was scheduled to start. Interview was casual, but slightly awkward as it was held outside the store on a bench. Overall process was normal- plenty of questions about inspiration, strengths, weaknesses, style, why I wanted to work there, etc. Nothing too out of the ordinary. The two managers who interviewed me came off as slightly intimidating, but turned out to be pretty nice during the process. Definitely show your personal style- look nice, but don't dress too stuffy or business professional.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your least favorite part of visual merchandising? (I found this difficult to answer without sounding negative, especially because I love merchandising.)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Forever 21 in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    I showed up, had an interviewed with the DM and visual merchandiser. The DM was the one asking questions and pretty much catered the questions to my resume and experience. She asked questions like "where I get my ideas for merchandising from" and "what trends do I think will be big for summer". After the interview I was told to pick out three outfits in 20 min. Each outfit was of a different trend. This included clothes, accessories, shoes, handbags, everything. After the 20 min. I met up with her in the back and talked to her about why I chose the items I did and explain the outfits.
    I had an interview with a diff. visual merchandiser in a diff. mall that same day and the interview process was kinda the same but 10 times easier. Just had to pick one outfit and that was it. I got that one, but it was too far away from where I lived so decided to turn it down.
    The pay isn't that good either... It was around $12-13/hr.

    Interview Questions
    • What trends do you think will be big for the upcoming season?   Answer Question
    • Where do you get visual merchandising ideas from?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Application Details

    The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Forever 21 in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer was so unprofessional she forgot I had an appointment. She pawned me off on an assistant manager or maybe even a sales person. I completed the full interview consisiting of behavioral questions, walked around the outside of the store and suggested improvements to the mannequins and the walked around the store and was asked how I would change things, then asked to compose two outfits, one I would wear and one I would suggest to a client. The hiring manager then called me two months later to set up an interview. She thought this was the first time she contacted me. I let her know I had already interviewed and rather than apologize for the mic up, she simply said she wanted to meet with me in person. I was looking for a career not just a job and didn't want to waste anymore of my time. I decided they were way to unprofessional and unorganized to even consider as a potential employeer. Good luck to anyone having to interview with this joke of a process.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you change the appearance of the mannequins.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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