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Forever 21 XXI Sales Associate Interview Questions

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XXI Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Forever 21 (Newport News, VA) in May 2016.

Interview

I completed a walk-in application. I had to wait some time before I was contacted by the hiring store manager. She scheduled me to come in for a group interview (it was me along with 4 other girls in a highly cramped stock room). The hiring manager seemed somewhat interested besides the fact she started our interview an hour late. I was offered the position and told when to fill out paperwork. Afterwards, I have yet to hear from her or the company about my schedule.

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Other Interview Reviews for Forever 21

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    XXI Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Smyrna, GA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Forever 21 (Smyrna, GA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    The interview was just like the others have described on here. There were about 20 of us interviewed all at once in a corner in the mall! Extremely unprofessional!!! I am surprised they chose me because I didn't feel like I really got a chance to show my personality or skills. They didn't even ask about my skills, it was all about my outfit. (this explains why they have such poor service!)

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    Reasons for Declining

    Very unprofessional and CRAZY hours


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    XXI Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Short Hills, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Forever 21 (Short Hills, NJ) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Heard about the new store opening and they did open interviews and I literally walk in filled out an application handed in my resume the assistant manager asked me two questions (she didnt even want to do the interview) and said I was hired on the spot. The next day I did my training and the day after I officially started working.

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    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate my salary and I wish I did. Advice to others is to really ask what is your duties on the job because you may want to take that into consideration for how much you get paid.

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    XXI Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Forever 21 in April 2013.

    Interview

    The interviewing process was done by group interview. There were around 5 other girls interviewing at the time. We were taken by the manager and an assistant manager to the mall's food court to conduct the interview, I suppose because there's really no backroom at Forever 21. We were given an availability sheet and asked to fill out the hours we could work. We were also informed that as part of our agreement with the company, we were not allowed to work at any other company that sold women's apparel.

    For the interview itself, we were asked a question and then answered in a round robin fashion. The managers took notes on the backs of our availability sheets. The questions I can recall are: How would you react/deal with witnessing another employee stealing from the company? what is a popular spring trend? what motivates us? We were asked for questions at the end before we all left.

    I received a call a day or two later. I was told what my starting salary would be. I tried to negotiate but the offer was firm. I accepted the offer, but declined a few days later when I received a better offer from another employer.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Received a better offer.


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    XXI Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Forever 21 (Riverside, CA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Conversation was friendly, and very relaxed. They asked to see my fashion knowledge by asking to prepare an outfit for a scenario.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you want to get out of working here?   1 Answer

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    XXI Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I have retail experience so I was offered an interview right away, especially with having OPEN availability, they always look for people with open availability. the interview processs is pretty easy and all the questions are too. like why do you want to work here...whats your strengths.. why should we hire you...
    Dress to impress! and youll know you get the job if they set you up with a second interview.

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    Negotiation

    nope, minimum wage.


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    XXI Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Forever 21 (Miami, FL) in June 2014.

    Interview

    I went in during a job fair and the interview process was fairly quick. I was in and out within 30 minutes. I grabbed an application and filled it out. I sat down at a table where a manager was seated and he interviewed me. He asked about my hobbies, my previous experience, why did i choose them, my strengths and weaknesses. He took notes. Be sure to dress trendy but professionally and smile a lot, they definitely make notes of that. This was on a Saturday and they called me for a second interview on Monday and told me to bring direct deposit info and a id. The second interview took long because they interviewer needed to come back from break. They called us one by one and the interview was really short and easy. Afterwards she asked if i brought the necessary documents and once I said yes she said I was hired and wanted me to stay for the orientation. I stayed and orientation took about 2 hours!

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    Negotiation

    No negotiation. the pay was already set. If they give an opportunity to negotiate, TAKE IT.


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    XXI Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Forever 21 (Chicago, IL) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Simple, it was a group interview. The person who interviewed me was named Kat, she sat us down in a circle which took place in the fitting room. We filled out some paper works and then had us introduce ourselves one by one.

    Interview Questions

    • What are some characteristics a person should have to work here?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Permanent days off.

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    XXI Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beaumont, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Forever 21 (Beaumont, TX) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Manager called and asked if I could come in after seeing my application. When I can in he asked why I wanted to work there and asked me t put together an outfit within 5 mins. He ended up loving the outfit and put it on a manican. He told me me would give me a call back in a few days after he finished interviewing the other applicants but he would be sure to put in the good word for me. He call a couple days later but I had to decline.

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    Reasons for Declining

    I had to move locations immediately.


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    XXI Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Forever 21 (Raleigh, NC) in January 2010.

    Interview

    After I handed in my application I was called within one hour to sign a consent form for a background check. I was told that once this passed I would be called in for a group interview. They were really good about letting me know when they would contact me every step of the way. When I showed up for the group interview consisting of around 13 or so people we were all asked to stand one at a time and say our names, what position we are applying for and why we wanted to work there. Very easy guestions to answer. It was not personal at all, which is good if you have bad nerves like I do. I do suggest that you dress professional but with good style. After the interview I made sure that I personally approached the interviewer, shook her hand while introducing myself personally and told her more about why I would be good for the job, it obviously helped. I was called back for an easy orientation the next day and worked happily there for several months before I had to leave. The training is good and most managers were pretty easy going. They start you off at a slightly higher pay rate than stores like them.

    Interview Questions

    • Why would you like to work for the company?   1 Answer

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