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Forever 21 Interview Questions in New York City, NY

Updated Jun 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (5)  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Elmhurst, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Forever 21 (Elmhurst, NY).

    Interview

    The interview was very brief and I was hired the same day , was my second job ever so didn't need much experience.i applied at a job fair in the mall , they gave me a call about three days later , my interview was during a very busy season for the company so the interview was very rushed

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    Branch Rental Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Forever 21 (New York, NY) in January 2016.

    Interview

    They asked me for my salary aspirations how long I wanted to work and where I had worked before. They made us play with some friends a very bad game and I got bored a lot

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    Visual Merchandising Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Forever 21 (New York, NY) in December 2015.

    Interview

    Really simple process. Very unprofessional when I went to the store for an interview, interviewer forgot she was meeting with me and went on lunch and had me wait for her to get back from lunch. A quick 10 minute interview, where more than half of it was spent on picking outfits and merchandising them accordingly to my style.

    Interview Questions

    • - How do you keep yourself involved in the fashion industry?
      - Who is your fashion idol?  
      Answer Question

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Forever 21 (New York, NY) in November 2015.

    Interview

    - I went to an open call on a friday and showed up really early. (If the open call runs from 10am-2pm be there at 9:45.)
    - It was a group interview.
    - After the interview we were told that we got the job and had to fill out some paper work.
    - We were told to come back on Monday to hand in the paper work.

    Interview Questions


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    Seasonal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Middletown, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Forever 21 (Middletown, NY) in November 2015.

    Interview

    I handed in an application when I went shopping, the next day I had a call for an interview the following day. It was a group interview. The manager took me & the other girl to the front to sit on the display window which was...odd & not ideal in my opinion for an interview. Looked over our applications & asked about our schedules & told us that a lot of the time we would be getting out well after 11 sometimes midnight, what we would be doing (everyone does a bit everything, you're a cashier, sale associate etc), hours we would be getting a week (under 25 since it was part time), how we were just getting hired as seasonal but there might be a chance to stay on later on, & then asked us some questions.

    Offered us both a position on the spot, we accepted & she gave us the paperwork we have to fill out. She never discussed what we would be getting paid, in general she didn't seem very organized or professional, said she'd call us either later that day or the following about when our orientation would be. Got a call about orientation four days later (not the same lady), asked if whether the manager would be going over what I'd be getting paid at orientation & was told it would be minimum wage since it's seasonal & they start at minimum.

    Very annoyed since I get paid a quarter more at the job I'm already working (just wanted some extra hours & extra money coming in hence why I applied for seasonal) & I had asked on my application for a little more than I'm making at my current job plus it's seasonal so bad hours & busy time of the year, I also have retail experience so it's just a really bad move to offer minimum wage? Definitely won't be accepting, not worth the trouble since I've already heard & read bad things about working there.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a little about yourself.   1 Answer
    • Tell me about a time where you had to deal with a difficult customer & how you handled it.   1 Answer
    • Tell me what you think contributes to ideal selling of products (essentially what is good merchandising).   1 Answer
    • Tell me how you would approach & help a customer/what goes into successfully helping customer.   1 Answer

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    Retail Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Eatontown, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Forever 21 (Eatontown, NJ) in November 2015.

    Interview

    I was hired very quickly due to the busy holiday shopping season. I obtained an application, filled it out in another location, returned with the completed application, had a conversation with an employee who has hiring authority about my availability, and was hired on the spot. The process was quick and efficient because they have a very big need to fill for the holiday shopping rush. I will be starting in one week, and I'm really looking forward to it. The store is brand new, and the appearance is fantastic.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Forever 21 (New York, NY) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Group Interview
    Manager was very outgoing and friendly, made us feel very comfortable
    Interview lasted awhile just because she really took time to listen to everyone
    We all sat in a circle and introduced ourselves to each other, made it very easy to open up and be honest in the questions
    Just be outgoing, pleasant, and polite and you will do fine
    Manager made it clear that past experience was not vital, what matters is your willingness to be nice and outgoing and learn

    Interview Questions

    • What's a Strength and a Weakness of you?   Answer Question
    • Describe an experience when you have had to deal with someone (a customer) being unruly and rude to you in a professional setting. What did you do?   Answer Question
    • What is a hobby or passion of yours?   Answer Question

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Short Hills, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Forever 21 (Short Hills, NJ) in October 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was very short &I everything went well.they ask a lot of ? About your previous job.they was well organized & they interview was giving by a lady.the store was clean

    Interview Questions

    • Why you want to work for them   1 Answer

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Forever 21 (New York, NY) in October 2015.

    Interview

    It wasn't hard at all.It was pretty easy but nerve racking for me since I hate group interviews. A woman interviewed me.She was really nice and asked us questions individually. F21 mostly targets those who are young.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hicksville, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Forever 21 (Hicksville, NY) in September 2015.

    Interview

    The Assistant Manager asks you a series of questions and scenarios. Try your best to answer the questions best to your ability. The interview is fairly easy, if you have a bubbly personality and outgoing personality, the interview should be easy. Just be yourself.

    Interview Questions

    • What were the challenges you faced in your last/current job? How did you over come it?   Answer Question

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