Claire's Stores Store Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2014
Updated Jun 20, 2014
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Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Newark, DE
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, DE
Application Details

I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Claire's Stores in July 2012.

Interview Details

I applied online and got a call back from HR, they set me up to meet with a district manager. We met in the food court and it was a little distracting. Very casual talk. She called later that day and I started 2 days later. later on this guy called

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
No negotiations
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Claire's Stores

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Claire's Stores.

    Interview Details

    You send in your application or resume, the district manager will phone interview, then in person interview you (sometimes you will also interview with another store manager) and you will interview either on the phone or in person with the regional sales manager.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Start high, they want to pay you the least amount they feel possible.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Store 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

    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 Details
    Not really, it was a take it or leave it type
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Took one interview and one reference and hired

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Store 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

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

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations, simple offer and acceptance.
    Accepted Offer
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Claire's Stores in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for the position and received a call back from the District Manager about a week later. She did a pre-screening chat with me on the phone right then- why are you interested in working here, what do you do now, why are you looking to leave your current position, etc. We set up an interview for later that week. The morning of the interview, she contacted me because she had an unexpected problem in one of her stores and offered to reschedule or have me interview with one of the Store Managers who was in charge of training all managers. I said that was fine, so I had a 20 minute interview with another manager. Very basic questions- "Tell me about a time when...." relating to customer service, managing other employees, etc. A couple of days later I interviewed with the DM and it was brief and informal. I had to go online and take a personality test. Then got offered the job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was recruited by a store manager. Soon after I was interviewed by the District Manager. The interview was more like a casual conversation. She had no paper in front of her that she was making notes on. Although after working at the company now for 7 years, the interview process depends on who you get interviewed by. I think most follow a template.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I think they knew what I was making at that time because they had employees that used to work where I was, so they made me a significant offer.
    Accepted Offer
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    a regular retail interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Gaithersburg, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Claire's Stores in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted by the acting DM who was visiting from another region. After a 2 hour online skills test I was scheduled a phone interview with the RM. We spoke for about a half and hour and a week later I was offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Claire's Stores in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I submitted a resume via Craig's List and was contacted within a few days. I interviewed with the District Manager first. The interview lasted about an hour, but it was a very friendly interview. She asked me questions about my work experience and habits, but never "grilled" me or put me on the spot. She then set up an interview with me with the store manager who would be training the newly hired manager. That interview was also very friendly and was much shorter, maybe 20 minutes. They seemed more interested in how I handled myself and my team in the past as opposed to giving the "right" answers to standard questions. They also asked a lot of questions about how you handle loss prevention issues, as you have to be comfortable confronting and even detaining shoplifters. Come to the interview fully accessorized (the DM mentioned that I wasn't) and looking trendy, be confident in your abilities and experience and have few good stories of accomplishments, and be prepared to give some examples of how you thwarted shoplifters in the past.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever taken a job and, once you were there, realized you were in way over your head? How did you handle that?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I wasn't given the opportunity to negotiate. This isn't a company that will keep you there until 2am or have you working 80 hours a week, so I feel that my offer was very fair given the store's volume and my prior experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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