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Forever 21 Reviews

Updated Jan 16, 2020

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2.9
39%
Recommend to a Friend
35%
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Forever 21 Co-Founder and CEO Do Won "Don" Chang
Do Won "Don" Chang
1,971 Ratings
  1. "Sink or Swim"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forever 21 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun environment (good managers), fast paced, accountability, change is constant

    Cons

    Emotional managers, high turn rate, brown nosers

    Advice to Management

    Not everybody is replaceable

    Forever 212019-06-30
  2. "It’s ok"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Forever 21 full-time

    Pros

    Learning Fast paced Benefits are good

    Cons

    Job security Too Reactive Work/life balance PTO policy

    Forever 212019-07-09
  3. "Not as fulfilling as I would like but it keeps you busy throughout the day"

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    Current Employee - Visual Associate in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Forever 21 part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Experience in a fast paced environment. Forever21 clothes are constantly changing and you become just as adaptable as the fashion.

    Cons

    Customers with no respect for the mess they leave in the fitting rooms and clothes they drop on the floor.

    Advice to Management

    Proper training for associates

    Forever 212019-06-19
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Need to have a thick skin"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Visual in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forever 21 full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fast paced, exciting work environment

    Cons

    Lots of flaws in store operations; difficult to perform Visual role with payroll restrictions, poor management, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people for positive results

    Forever 212019-05-01
  5. Helpful (1)

    "New management needed"

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    Former Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Yonkers, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Forever 21 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hours Workload Fast paced Room for advancement Discount

    Cons

    Management Low pay Very cheap in promotion wages Very unorganized

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone and start rebuild of employment from scratch

    Forever 212019-05-03
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Its not Worth it"

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    Current Employee - Store Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Forever 21 part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -If you love working in fast paced environments, then this position is for you. -Being able to "wear the store" and other fashion trends to work. You can even cosplay/wear costumes (as long as its fashionable) during Halloween -Scheduling is straight-forward for the first three to six months

    Cons

    -Inconsistent hours later on (even if you are one of the strongest workers, your hours will suddenly get cut) -Pretty tense environment to work in, due to managers and their funny ways -Not so great management -Employee discount is nothing (only 10%. Even Marshalls was 15% and every three and half weeks, you would get 20% or 30% during the weekends)

    Advice to Management

    Please improve on communication, fairness, and more importantly, respect towards your employees. Don't act in certain manners due to pettiness.

    Forever 212018-12-12
  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forever 21 part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced working environment

    Cons

    Poor management and work can be overwhelming

    Advice to Management

    Work on employees schedules

    Forever 212018-11-19
  8. "ASM"

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    Former Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Harlingen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Forever 21 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good environment, and fast pace workplace

    Cons

    They pay way too little in comparison to other similar retailers

    Advice to Management

    Don't unethical

    Forever 212018-11-12
  9. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Forever 21 full-time

    Pros

    Cute trendy cheap clothes and fast paced

    Cons

    Hours, staffing, payroll is non existent

    Forever 212018-09-29
  10. "Head cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Forever 21 full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, you get to wear whatever you want.

    Cons

    You never get a raise unless you are promoted. And even then the raise is small

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees

    Forever 212018-09-28
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