Claire's Stores

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Claire's Stores Reviews

306 Reviews
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306 Reviews
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Claire's Stores CEO James D. Fielding
James D. Fielding
65 Ratings
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    Fast-paced and Fun Retail Atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Tupelo, MS
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Tupelo, MS

    I worked at Claire's Stores full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    All of my co-workers were like one big family, for inexperienced associates the pay was better than minimum wage, as long as we requested off enough in advance the time was granted, nice employee discount, good communication built between store associates and district manager

    Cons

    The store gets very busy at time while being the only one working, the inventory scheduling as well as some planograms went over-night for the asm and sm, a lot of shoplifting, piercing ears of kids who do not want their ears pierced is awful, the pos system frequently was frozen and we were ordering new hardware (printer, credit card machine, etc..) every other week, and as asm I would would some 8 hour shifts alone with no relief for a break

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    The scheduling could be approved all around. There were not enough hours given to schedule efficiently. I would find myself staying over-night working on plan-on-gram, mark-downs, and inventory. Sometimes to keep from going over on the clock, but in order to get things done the manager and I would stay on our own time off the clock so that we could get things done that we couldn't during the day due to customer traffic. We were also not given enough hours to schedule breaks for those working 8+ hour shifts. I would sometimes work a 12 hour shift without a break due to the few employees we had there since we were limited on hires.

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    No opinion of CEO

Claire's Stores Interviews

Updated Sep 3, 2014
Updated Sep 3, 2014

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Just a pretty normal interview, definitely was my style which made it flow easily. You know why Claires? Talked about the store, what was the issues & what I would do to handle that. Previous jobs experiences, metrics, that kind of thing.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was a light negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

Claire's Stores Awards & Accolades

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America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Website www.clairestores.com
Headquarters Hoffman Estates, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1961
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

If the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys, for young women and girls, it may be the price of their accessories. For thrifty, fashion-conscious females ages 3 to 27, Claire's Stores is the queen of costume jewelry, handbags, and hair bows. The company operates nearly 3,400 boutiques, primarily in malls, under the Claire's and Icing banners. The chains are present in all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and Canada, as well as about 10 European countries. Founded by Rowland Schaefer and later run by his daughters, Bonnie and Marla... More

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