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Forever 21 Visual Merchandiser Interview Questions

Updated Apr 21, 2017
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Visual Merchandiser Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Forever 21.

Interview

I sat down with the visual merchandising manager and store manager. It was pretty relaxed. They asked me the normal questions like tell me about yourself and why did I want to work there. Then they gave me 3 celebrities and I had to style 3 looks for them, complete with accessories and then put the clothing back where it belonged after describing the looks. I had a second phone interview with the visual manager and had to style another look and email him the photo.

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Other Interview Reviews for Forever 21

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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Forever 21.

    Interview

    Interview process was very short and brief. Sat down with a member of management. She asked questions about former employers, why i enjoyed fashion, how can i be an asset to the team, what are my hours of availability, if required to work on holidays and long evenings would i be able, why did i want to work at forever 21 your basic interview questions

    Interview Questions

    • Very basic interview questions. Why do you want to work here? Your experience in retail   Answer Question
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Forever 21 in February 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process took about a month from first interview to hiring. I applied online during Janurary, which was not the smartest since they are on a hiring freeze during Jan and Feb. The hiring manager finally reached out and called to set up and in-person interview. The interview was with the store manager, who had just started with the company a few months prior. Standard interview questions.

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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Forever 21 (La Jolla, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    You discus the nature of the interview & the position interviewing for. You then pull 3 look, formal, casual & trendy, based on a current fashion trend. You explain the looks & describe the person wearing it. Pros & cons are discussed as well as ways to improve the looks as well as ways you could have elevated the look.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your experience in visual merchandising & how is it relevant to Forever 21?   Answer Question
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Forever 21.

    Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Forever 21 (New York, NY) in October 2014.

    Interview

    There was an open interview thing going on . It was very very simple . Why do you want to work here , what makes you a good fit etc etc . Nothing too crazy . There was a small group of us in the fitting room . It honestly felt like a conversation .

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    Negotiation

    Well i was offered whar i asked for , so this phase was easy . Im quite sure if you have the credentials you can ask for more .

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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Forever 21 in October 2014.

    Interview

    It take about 2 weeks. Finally, a visual manager got in contact with me to set up a interview with her and her field visual manager. The interview took about 2 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • What's the latest fashion trends?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Wasn't willing to give me what I want.

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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Forever 21.

    Interview

    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
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Forever 21 (Orange, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    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
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Forever 21.

    Interview

    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.

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Pros: “-10% discount. -The amazing people I worked with, though I cannot vouch the same thing for others - I guess the clothes when they're actually not damaged.”“-10% discount. -The amazing people I worked with, though I cannot vouch the same thing for others - I guess the clothes when they're actually not damaged.” – Full Review

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