Claire's Stores Assistant Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 9, 2014
Updated May 9, 2014
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Assistant Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
Application Details

I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Claire's Stores.

Interview Details

Asked about previous experience. Job length. Strengths/Weakness. Personality. Interview with store manager first, if they like you, they will pass you on to district manager for further interviews. Ask if you know what ADS, UPTs, mean to affect sales. Talk to you about the effective way to talk and sell to customers.

Interview Questions
  • What I would bring to Claire's to better the store that may not already be there.   Answer Question
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Claire's Stores

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview Details

    Met Adam, had interview. Got offer 2 days later.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None. Was offered max pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview Details

    First interview was in store and just asked what I enjoy doing and about school, promoted twice by doing tests.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What would you do if you have an ear piercing, people Are ready to cash out, you have a shoplifter and the phone is ringing?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing. You get minimum and no set amount of hours.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Florence, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Florence, AL
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Claire's Stores in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Depends on the person interviewing. The store manager talked with me for 30 mins. Her assistant talked with me for almost an hour and asked real life situation questions, told me about the job and what they expect.... not the rehearsed question on paper that the store manger asked.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Flat out no on the hourly increase, was told the regional manager would say no, store manager didn't even ask.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cleveland, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, TN
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Claire's Stores in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Already was a sales clerk, all they did was call corporate and they gave me the position

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Gave me what I wanted
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview Details

    dropped off a resume, filled out an application form and got called in for an interview. was pretty basic asked questions about if you have ever stolen and about good and bad customer service experiences... i was given an online test and after i passed it i had 2 more interviews with the store and district managers..

    Interview Questions
    • how would you motivate staff to meet their sales goals?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    make sure you let them know what salary you would like and be confident even if you don't feel it
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Contacted a couple of weeks after I applied. Typical questions asked and it was pretty informal. Know what the company sells and their target market. Called for an interview with the district manager and was offered the job the next day. You have to pass an online survey as well.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever been with a friend who shoplifted and if so what did you do?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview Details

    I was hired as a 3rd Key. The interview was very standard retail interview. Asked a lot about customer service and your experience with it. They ask about past experience with sales goals, visual merchandising, motivating staff, and loss prevention. Multitasking is very important so be sure to give examples of how you are good at that.

    Interview Questions
    • "What should happen to an employee if he/she is caught stealing?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was in need of a job so I accepted what they gave me. District manager is the one to make the call so you can't really negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Claire's Stores in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a friend who was already working for the company. She was clear that I was to dress in a "fashion-savvy" way, seeings I was to be in an environment where I was to give or suggest that sort of help. The first interview was relaxed. The interviewer was really nice and made the interview feel more like a conversation than a question/answer session. I believe they were looking for someone who had good people skills and would be able to approach the customers and staff easily and that is why the interview was conducted in such a manner. Immediately after the interview I had to do an online skills/behavior survey and it was about 1 week later that I got a call to schedule the second interview. The second interview was a bit more traditional as this time it was conducted by the District Manager rather than the store manager, but it was still more conversational. After the interview was completed the job was offered immediately.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever bent a rule or found a way around a policy at work, how and why?   View Answer
    • How do you prioritize in your personal life?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate the salary by .50 cents an hour. This was because the way the conversation went the salary wasn't directly brought up, it wasn't until the signing of various pages of paperwork that I saw the salary and asked frankly for a little more, this was because I was making a parallel salary change, which was fine because I could make it on that salary but I thought here is a chance try, so I did!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Claire's Stores in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Average for a retail store

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much room for negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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