Claire's Stores Interview Questions

Updated Jul 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Claire's Stores (Phoenix, AZ).

    Interview

    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
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview

    Wasn't too bad, not too involved. Had to go through initial interview and then on to a phone screening with automated questions.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Not really, it was a take it or leave it type

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    Store Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview

    Phone interview with the DM-Asks what you've been doing Carr wide for the past year. Aka about retail experience and will set up a face to face interview. Face to face is scripted and is STAR format. Go in over accessorized... have a ' pretty ' our glam look. Be very cheerful Ann's excited to work with little girls! If you pass the face to face, You will be set up with a phone interview with the Regional Manager. Be very excited! Focus on loss prevention and customer service.

    Interview Questions

    • Why would you leave a job you love to come work for Claire's?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Negotiation was really a joke. I feel for the lower salary because of the bonus structure. Fight for your dollars or be willing to move on. If this is just a staple job, then you'll get along just fine. You will be in the mid 30s as a Store Manager. I know cashiers at big box chains making similar or more.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview

    Took one interview and one reference and hired

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    None. Was offered max pay.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview

    Depending on who your supervisor is, the interview process is pretty quick and painless.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiations, simple offer and acceptance.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in The Woodlands, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Claire's Stores (The Woodlands, TX) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Not very hard pretty easy going. She just talked to me like she knew me. Ask about my work experience and why I choose to work there. Very easy interviewing process and casual also. I dressed casual it was not a lot of questions. I enjoyed it a lot. Short and strait to the point.

    Negotiation

    I was able negotiate the days I worked since I had another job first.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairview Heights, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Claire's Stores (Fairview Heights, IL) in October 2013.

    Interview

    The store manager called me and set up a interview and then when i arrived I found out it was a group interview, which i feel are TERRIBLE. But she went around the circle (About 6 girls) and asked the typical interview questions, why would you be a good fit, what would you do if this happened, etc. Then a few days later she called and said I had the job.

    Interview Questions

    • How would I interact with customers to make sure they had the best experience.   1 Answer
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Nothing. You get minimum and no set amount of hours.

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    Third Key Holder Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview

    Claire's is always looking for help since not many people want to put up with the BS for the pay..understandable. But the best way to get reviewed is to drop off an applications at the store. Most stores only hire Third Keys (18+) and seasonally Sales Associates (16+). I got interviewed on the spot (my availability, how i feel about working alone, honesty, dependability..things like this), and was told there was a follow up online quiz. I got my information for the quiz..it took about 30 minutes. The quiz was pretty basic, but had alot of curveball/nonsense questions.

    Interview Questions

    • The weirdest question was asked online and it was, If I laugh at jokes about others.   1 Answer

See What Claire's Stores Employees Are Saying

Third-key

 Former Anonymous Employee

Pros: “working with children, 20% discount, acquired management skills, very independent job, its good as a part time job and its great if you need some extra cash, would of rather been a sales...”“working with children, 20% discount, acquired management skills, very independent job, its good as a part time job and its great if you need some extra cash, would of rather been a sales associate” – Full Review

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