Forever 21

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Forever 21 Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
1,478 Reviews
2.4
1,478 Reviews
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Forever 21 Co-Founder and CEO Do Won "Don" Chang
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614 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Its a very fast paced business so the store made money and so there was always hours (in 90 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot of competitive skills to take elsewhere (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • 10% discount can be seen as a pro but it really doesn't do that much at the end of the day (in 88 reviews)

  • Crappy employee discount, no respect for employees from staff or customers (in 76 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Forever 21 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work schedule is very lenient. Finding someone to cover your shift if you cannot make it is easy as well. There is an employee discount.

    Cons

    The hours are long. And the work is demanding. Having to stand for 8 hours in a day is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More efforts should be devoted to pushing out certain products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Busy and testing at times but enjoyable too

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Forever 21

    Pros

    Active workplace, nice people, modern facilities, easy clothes to wear

    Cons

    Low employee discount, disorganised, not trusting of their employees due to stealing

  3.  

    Loved the job overwll

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Forever 21 part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was my favorite store to shop at so ofcourse I was excited to work there.

    Cons

    Managers talked behind your back, rude and had favorites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone with the same amount of respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forever 21

    Pros

    Easy job to get. Start right alway. I love the fashion and the clothes.

    Cons

    Cheap company to work for . Company doesn't care about it's part time workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never put all ur eggs in one basket

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Made me hate retail

    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Forever 21 part-time

    Pros

    They are pretty flexible with your schedule as long as you're a good employee (show up on time, don't request off too often, etc.). Also, the employee discount was nice, even though it was small. And my store managers were pleasant people to work with. Standards were not as high as other retail stores I worked at, so I did not have to worry about the clothing being folded to perfection. It was a good job to have through high school and college, and good for part-time work. There is room for improvement and raises after working there for a few months. I would definitely recommend working here if you are between jobs or looking for a job to keep for a short period of time. Everyone is pretty nice and there really is a sense of teamwork.

    Cons

    Customers were horribly rude to me; they called me mean things, yelled at me, fought about return policy. I understand this comes with retail jobs, but it was never this bad at other jobs I had. Disregard what the numbers say about salary. I was a sales associate and I started at $8 an hour. After working there for months, I was trained on register and preformed many of the Head Cashier duties, with no pay raise. I worked the allowed 25 hours per week for part time employees and i began to hate every minute of it. I felt unappreciated. The store was rather large and difficult to keep clean, and the managers sometimes had no patience for messy sections. Other employees did not care and I was forced to clean up their sections in order to leave in a timely manor. I was always given closing shifts and I rarely left at the specified time; we had to stay until the store looked "perfect". Also, they were extremely strict on the dress code. They were unreasonable at times, asking employees to go home and change if they were wearing a dress that did not cover down to there knees. Tattoos had to be covered at all times as well, and no dyed hair allowed. Something that also sucked was the strict 30 minute break.

  7.  

    I hate to love it...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accessories Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Accessories Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Forever 21 part-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Some cool managers
    First look at new merchandise
    Lifetime friends
    Flexible scheduling
    Build up a lot of experience

    Cons

    High expectations
    A lot of work
    Late work hours
    No benefits
    No chances to move up
    Unfair promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if management actually cared about its employees. You expect so much out of them but they get no reward for busting their behinds, not even a pat in the back. Some promotions are very unfair and the people who deserve them don't even get a chance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good, but during the Holiday Season, it can get hectic and lead to a lot of hard days at work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Forever 21 part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people all around. Dressing nice on a daily bases and being able to assist people.

    Cons

    Recovering a room after a busy day, working a nightmare shift, and long hours after closing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your staff to listen to music after hours to relax and recooperat after a long day of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great brand not so great training

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forever 21 full-time

    Pros

    great clothes, wonderful people and fashion forward

    Cons

    not a lot of training and not very organized as a company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ask for more organization from higher up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sales associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Forever 21

    Pros

    It was fun at first

    Cons

    They give you very few hours. I was there maybe once a week for 4hrs and they always expected me to know everything, but things constantly change there

  11.  

    Management was horrible because of favoritism.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Houston, TX

    I worked at Forever 21 part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most co workers were very nice, we were like family… great team work. It was very fun being of the floor.

    Cons

    Some of the managers and head cashiers were very nice but a couple of the head cashiers were extremely rude. I cannot even find the words to explain, some of the management was mean too. Both head cashiers and management had their favorites… that is undeniable. One of the head cashiers was so mean to me a manager pulled her in the office for 30 minutes after she repeatedly disrespected me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Favoritism is not professional and neither is being rude to your employees. If you have a problem resolve it professionally not by bullying.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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