Claire's Stores

Claire's Stores Reviews

320 Reviews
320 Reviews
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Claire's Stores CEO James D. Fielding
James D. Fielding
70 Ratings

    I loved my job

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Enfield, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Enfield, CT

    I worked at Claire's Stores part-time (more than 3 years)


    Fun to pierce, easy to get promoted, easy to transfer within the system. You get a lot of hours because of the small staff, pays pretty poorly though - not meant to be a career, meant to be a job on the side.


    Really pushy for up-selling, constantly getting the message that your store isn't doing well enough. There's a lot of work that though easy, becomes tedious because it takes so long since there's so much of it to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some of the blame sometimes - you always blame everything on the employees. You aren't perfect. Nobody is.

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Claire's Stores Interviews

Updated Oct 11, 2014
Updated Oct 11, 2014

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Third Keyholder Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I walked into the store and asked the manager if they were currently hiring. She asked me a little about my past work experiences and if I had ever worked retail, which I have. She then gave me an application and told me to bring it in by 5pm that day. I went to the food court and filled the application out completely, brought it back to her. She glanced over it and asked if I could come in for an interview two days later. I said sure! When I got to the interview I was interviewed by the DM and the Assistant Manager, they were both pretty great people. They asked scenario questions, a lot of questions about how I feel comfortable being in the store alone, and how I would sale to different age groups. A few days later they called and offered me the Third Keyholder/manager type position.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were difficult because I've worked in retail before.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Claire's Stores Awards & Accolades

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America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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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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