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Forever 21 Employee Reviews about "fast paced"

Updated 21 Oct 2019

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Forever 21 CEO Do Won "Don" Chang
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  1. "Learned loads to develop in my career. High turnover of staff!"

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    Former Employee - Replenishment 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned so much in visual merchandising and styling. Met a lot of new friends. Enjoyed floor sets and working in a fast paced environment.

    Cons

    If your a good employee managers put you in for most weekends and expect more of you rather than give new staff proper training to allow you to progress.

    Forever 212015-11-16
  2. "Horrible company, nice colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome colleagues and 3 of my managers are just amazing. They are truly the only reason why most of the people working there have stayed for all of these years. Fast paced environment, especially during the holiday times.

    Cons

    Horrible customers Lack of communication between managers and sales associates Little to no progression Repetitive and boring job Long days Can be very stressful and annoying

    Advice to Management

    Don't remove people from sections to put them in other sections or on the tills, when you know that the other person in the section will not be able to manage it. Also, find someone to cover a section when someone goes on lunch.

    Forever 212015-07-01
  3. "Love my job"

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    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Forever 21 full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fast paced. Learn quickly. Everyone is so helpful

    Cons

    Not enough time to execute projects before the store opens

    Forever 212019-08-30
  4. Helpful (1)

    "It’s Never about people here."

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    Current Employee - Store Co-Manager in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product is cute, and easily stoppable with discounts. You are in a very fast paced environment so you stay busy, and it is a good place for people new to a job to get started with a lot of different skills to be learned very quickly with no support in time to learn. It’s sink or swim from day 1 with no actual time allowed to learn how to swim.

    Cons

    No corporate or District level support. No culture for training and growing employees. Customers are not out first, and districts consistently make decisions that sacrifice the shopping experience. It is 100% about quantity over quality. The employees are never put first. The company constantly changes DOR and sacrifices work load, ethics, and employees Hours and paychecks when ever they need a quick fix. Hourly... associates are expected to be 100% flexible with their time and never know if the company will ask them to work crazy amounts of overtime 1 week, or cut them down to less than 10hrs the next. Large volume fast paced sales make all levels extremely stressful and new hires often leave because they can’t handle it. Benefits are not good and copays are crazy high. Maintenance in stores and LP procedures create questionable work environments. Turn over is high all year and hard to staff because the Higher ups do not value their teams and word of mouth is rarely positive for F21.

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    Advice to Management

    Take the time to invest training and value into your employees. Listen to your managers running their business and support their decisions when they make sense. Hold positive meetings when you visit stores or hold conference calls. All communication is constantly negative. Learn how to celebrate the wins! Create a better system for coverage to keep stores staffed and supported and hold District and Regional Managers... responsible when they can’t support their markets.

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    Forever 212019-08-26
  5. "Seasonal Retail Worker"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Forever 21 part-time

    Pros

    Fast Paced, Friendly, Fun atmosphere

    Cons

    The staff/management frequently changed

    Forever 212019-07-24
  6. "Sink or Swim"

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    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
  7. "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
  8. "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
  9. "Looking for experienced visual merchandisers"

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    Current Employee - Visual Merchandising Manager 

    I have been working at Forever 21 full-time

    Pros

    -fast paced -always learning something new

    Cons

    -at times challenging -alot yo take in at once sometimes

    Forever 212019-06-17
  10. 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
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