Charming Charlie Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Charming Charlie Founder & CEO Charlie Chanaratsopon
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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. The best company I

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate, "Charmer" in Bloomingdale, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate, "Charmer" in Bloomingdale, IL

    I have been working at Charming Charlie

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great atmosphere
    -Great discount
    -Growth in retail skills
    -Great products
    -Being able to help customers style pieces

    Cons

    -Short shifts
    -Price adjustments
    -Lots of product to know

    Advice to Management

    The management at my store has been nothing but amazing. They have a lot of knowledge about the company and know ho to help us Charmers out in a situation. They have trained us exceptionally well.


  2. Charmer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charming Charlie

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, friendly coworkers, just an overall nice place to work.

    Cons

    No real room for advancement, they just sort of pick people for promotions and don't give a fair chance for other employees to apply. Also, management is very secretive.


  3. Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Charming Charlie part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere with the ability to interact with the public and learn about trends in accessories. Fast paced. Got a discount in store.

    Cons

    High turn over. Low salary. Lack of structure by the company and by management team. Did not receive opportunity to move up within company. Liked external promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Work with the people you take the time to hire. Find the importance in paying employees fairl or even with the opportunity of bonus to increase fall sales.


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  5. Charmer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charming Charlie part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, discount, fast paced, location, fun environment.

    Cons

    No incentive salary increases. Call-in shifts. Cancel scheduled shifts. Too many charmers and not enough hours. Unprofessional, inexperienced management. Schedules not posted in a timely manner.

    Advice to Management

    hire more professional, more knowledgeable management. Better schedule planning.


  6. PTASM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charming Charlie part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun working environment.
    Great discount.
    Great team work.

    Cons

    Work holidays for regular pay.
    No partial benefits/pto for pt managers.

    Advice to Management

    Offer holiday pay.
    Benefits for part time managers at least PTO.


  7. FT ASM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charming Charlie

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Life work balance is great. Team work is great!

    Cons

    Vacation accrual needs some improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions are within and the road to promotions are tangible.


  8. Charmer

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate, "Charmer" in Foxboro, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate, "Charmer" in Foxboro, MA

    I have been working at Charming Charlie part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun, energetic place to work & tasks given fit your personal interests.

    Cons

    smaller company; not a lot of room for quick advancement.


  9. Fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charming Charlie

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment & easy going managers

    Cons

    Only allowed to wear black when you work.


  10. Charmer Interview

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate, "Charmer"
    Current Employee - Sales Associate, "Charmer"

    I have been working at Charming Charlie part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Managers at my location were incredibly friendly and actually cared about your life while also being an authoritative figure. They made working their incredibly fun. I actually loved coming to work.

    Cons

    No holiday time and a half pay, mostly just 50% off a certain number of items at your store location.


  11. Charming Charlie Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate, "Charmer" in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate, "Charmer" in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at Charming Charlie (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good discount. Fun, friendly environment. Great coworkers. Decent management.

    Cons

    Sometimes you don't get scheduled for many hours but it is possible to pick up shifts from coworkers



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