Charming Charlie Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Charming Charlie Founder & CEO Charlie Chanaratsopon
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164 Ratings

Pros
  • nice employee discount, fun to dress up for work (in 15 reviews)

  • Flexible Schedule and Fun work environment (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance for salaried managers negatively effected (in 10 reviews)

  • Low pay, cut hours, not much to do (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Very fun!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Charming Charlie full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really fun work environment! It was fast paced and I felt very motivated and encouraged by everyone I was working with! It was very team oriented and result driven. I saw lots of opportunities for moving up in the company as I worked there. The upper management was always available and willing to assist and answer any questions we had!

    Cons

    Employee benefits are not the best. It is only a 25% discount and full time employees do not receive payed holidays or extra pay for working holidays. I also had a co-worker who had recently been switched from hourly to salary with a promotion which seemed great at first, until our store became under staffed and she ended up working far more then the 42.5 hours required of her in her salary position without any further compensation.


  2. not for everybody

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fun, easy work. fun merchandise

    Cons

    some drama amongst co workers

    Advice to Management

    follow the golden rule


  3. Awesome Job , Loads of Fun

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    Current Employee - FT Assistant Manager in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - FT Assistant Manager in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved working for Charming Charlie!! The staff and atmosphere that they promote is phenomenal. With a company motto of helping every woman find their fabulous, they truly delved deep and hired the right people to provide a wonderful working experience and excellent customer service! By far one of my favorite jobs.

    Cons

    Holiday Hours but that is to be expected with retail


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  5. Good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working with a a new and innovative company.

    Cons

    No benefits for part time position


  6. Could be much better.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charming Charlie part-time

    Pros

    Discounts, get to dress up and make new business friends.

    Cons

    Low pay for amount of work you do. Hard to keep good people. When you step up and fill in when needed due to people calling off you aren't shown appreciation. It becomes expected. No benefits.


  7. Good Retail Experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate, "Charmer"
    Former Employee - Sales Associate, "Charmer"
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Charming Charlie full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The managers make it very direct and simple what the tasks are for the day as well as scheduling of which employees are doing what throughout your shift.

    Cons

    The shifts can be very minimal at times to avoid giving you lunches or breaks which causes some odd scheduling if you want hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the system of having those recorded meetings each morning it helps the staff know of promotions going on and our constant feedback on goals is helpful.


  8. PT ASM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charming Charlie part-time

    Pros

    Great company, always look out for their employees, a lot of room for growth, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    The pay isn't so great to justify all the work being done on a day to day basis. Corporate needs to send reasonable shipments to what the store actually needs.

    Advice to Management

    Management should try and offer a higher pay to employees since there is always so much work to get done.


  9. Great temporary job.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate, " Charmer" in Council Bluffs, IA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate, " Charmer" in Council Bluffs, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Charming Charlie part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment, great discount on products, flexible schedule, always up to date with fashion, interacting with customers in a fun manner,

    Cons

    They want you to sell items and act as if you make commission, but you don't. Always pushed to capture emails and sell "add-ons" that they keep track of and if you're not doing well they do approach you. It's usually an all girl environment which always brings drama. Not room to grow unless you're there for years. Seemed to be a revolving door on managers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating workers and making them push an item without giving them incentive to do so. You don't work on commission.


  10. Not a lot of room for growth

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    Current Employee - Visual Lead in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Visual Lead in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty decent discount, nice co-workers

    Cons

    No consistency within the management team

    Advice to Management

    It would really help if you did what you expect your charmers to do. Stop waiting until the last minute to do things.


  11. Good for college students

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Charming Charlie (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, fun coworkers and managers

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of



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