Icing by Claire's
Icing by Claire's Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Third Key Management Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Icing by Claire's in April 2014.
Interview Details – Applied on a Friday and heard from the SM by the next Tuesday. My interview was very relaxed. The assistant store manager interviewed me and asked a series of pre typed questions. The questions were a bit repetitive, basic retail questions and customer service experience.
Interview Question – They were all pretty easy, one that caught me off guard a little was how would you bring creativity to your work team? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The Store manager called 4 days after my interview and we did a minor second interview over the phone and she offered me the position after the conversation.
Third Key Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person - interviewed at Icing by Claire's in February 2014.
Interview Details – My interview process was great. She asked me a lot of behavioral questions and mostly we just talked. After the first interview with the store manger, I had the second one with the assistant manger, she went into the more technical question but it was still really relaxed and felt like more of a causal conversation than an interview.
One thing I would say is it took them awhile to get a call back.
Interview Question – How would I handle certain situations when I'm in the store alone, and they gave me a few different situations Answer Question
Store Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Icing by Claire's
Interview Details – Met with the DM twice before actually being hired. After she hired me she couldn't decide what store to put me in. Almost took 2 months from my first interview until I actually started in the store.
DM loses lots of great candidates this way because she interviews and has nowhere to go with them, so they just end up deciding to go elsewhere.
Interview Question – Interview over extremely easy. Just talk about customer service and how much you love helping people and the job is yours. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiation phase.
Store Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Icing by Claire's.
Interview Details – I applied on craigslist and was contacted within a few weeks. I went through one interview with the DM and the Acting SM. We met at the store but interviewed at one of the restaurants at the mall. It took them about 3 weeks to call me back with an offer.
Interview Question – It was all a very typical interview. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I applied for SM but was offered as assitant position. didnt negotiate.
Third Key Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person - interviewed at Icing by Claire's in May 2012.
Interview Details – it was great and very professional
Interview Question – whats most important to you Answer Question
Negotiation Details – dont settle for less!
Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Icing by Claire's in November 2012.
Interview Details – Met with District Manager over both the Claires and the Icing stores in the Ohio area. The interview was pretty straight forward. There weren't any questions about whether I knew anything about the company I had to bring it up. More questions about how my age would effect my ability to be up to trend with the companies market
Interview Question – This company is for college type individuals or those who just graduated college who want to be both trendy and professional. How do you think your older age will effect your ability to relate to this clientele. View Answer
Sales Associate Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
Interviewed at Icing by Claire's
Interview Details – All I did was print out a paper application and filled it out so I could personally give it to the store manager closest to me. It took a while to hear back from them so I thought I was not hired, but they actually ended up calling me back. I went for an interview
Interview Question – Nothing difficult, just basic Answer Question
Assistant Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Icing by Claire's.
Interview Details – I had two interviews in the same day. One with the store manager and the other with the district manager. I was also asked to to an online questionnaire. Store manager was friendly but the district manger was cold and not friendly and I felt intimidated and not welcome.
Interview Question – Explain how you would handle a shoplifter? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiation
Very Easy Interview
Icing By Claire's/Sales Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Icing by Claire's in October 2009.
Interview Details – The manager was very chill and she made the interviewing process very easy. She asked me to tell her about myself and about fashion trends, if I was comfortable with ear piercings, if I had any retail experience and why I wanna work of Icing. She was super friendly the entire time, she was very easy to talk to and she had a very fun personality.
Interview Question – "give me 3 reasons why I should hire you for this company" View Answer
Negotiation Details – I got a phone call later that evening and she asked if I would like the position of a sales associate. She was very quick about contacting me.