Pros: coworkers were fun to work with
Cons: poor pay, dirty stores, untrained management, minimal hours
This is by far the worst position I have ever held. I had a completely open availability all throughout the week, mornings, afternoons, weekends, etc. The assistant manager would only schedule me on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights for four hour shifts. With them paying the bare minimum for your hourly wage, that is practically nothing.
The stores – more... are so disorganized and have no rhyme or reason. There would be constant floor changes every three weeks or so and would expect you to memorize the new floor plan. This becomes extremely difficult when you're only there about 12 hours a week.
The management never trained me as a cashier and only had me doing the fitting room after months of being there.
There is only a 10% discount on their already poorly made clothes. You as an employee can only buy items if your store manager is working, and he or she is the only one who can ring you out. This means if you decide to go to the store on your day off, regardless of which location you go to, you better hope the store manager is in if you want to buy something. Otherwise they won't allow it.
Loss Prevention is a joke, too. Management tells you to watch out for shoplifters, but you can't tell someone to put something away if they are blatantly stealing because it could be a liability on the company.
The best part was when I got my final paycheck. Forever 21 completely left off my last working week on my paycheck. I spent 6 weeks calling the store, calling the district manager, and calling the corporate office to demand for my wages. I finally had to threaten to call the Better Business Bureau and the State Labor Department to get my full paycheck issued to me.
What a waste of time working there. – less