Charming Charlie Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Charming Charlie Founder & CEO Charlie Chanaratsopon
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Pros
  • The employee discount is decent, and the time-off policies are stellar (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, annoying having to constantly communicate via headset to the other employees and managers (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Charming!

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    Former Employee - Charmer/Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Charmer/Sales Associate

    I worked at Charming Charlie

    Pros

    fun
    stylish
    variety of jobs
    make friends
    good customers

    Cons

    its retail
    management
    weekend hours
    will want to spend whole paycheck there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Company's great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charming Charlie full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, young workforce, they listen to people in the stores and change procedures to accomodate.

    Cons

    One manager can ruin a store with their attitude and laziness.
    42.5 hours mandatory for salary managers, and many weeks there is mandatory 46 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, when SEVERAL complain about the same person repeatedly, stop trying to "coach" and remove the problem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Don't do it unless your desperate!!!!!!!

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    Former Employee - Senior ASM
    Former Employee - Senior ASM

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

    Pros

    They pay too much!!!!!! (Ale sure you get a good salary Cuz you'll probable get no more than a $100 bonus)! You can wear almost anything...long as it's black!

    Cons

    Charming Charlie in general....the whole place sucks! Believe these "good" reviews if you want to!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate: no one is friends. No one talks to each other.
    Field mgmt: learn how to do your job! Stop talking AT people!

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. It is a good basic job.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Charming Charlie

    Pros

    The staff is fun and energetic.

    Cons

    Short hours and low pay.

  6. help you find your fabulous

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    Current Employee - Charmer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Charmer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    great communication, customers always have fun stories about where they are going, good discount

    Cons

    not enough hours, have to sell magazine subscriptions, only judge of how well you do your job is how many emails you get

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find a better system for judging how well someone does their job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Fun place to work

    Former Employee - Charmer in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Charmer in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Charming Charlie

    Pros

    Flexible with schedule if you are a student.

    Cons

    have to stand for long periods of time. may work overnight to reorganize store.

  8. Charming Charlie is a great company to work for if you are looking for an entry-level position.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company is very flexible when working with your schedule.

    Cons

    The work environment was not very friendly, most of the departments do not interact with one another.

  9. I actually thought this was a fun job. The work schedule was very irregular, but it did allow for flexibility.

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

    I have been working at Charming Charlie

    Pros

    Allowed for flexibility, hours depend on season and how many charmers are hired. Customers generally nice. Get a discount on items that are not on sale.

    Cons

    Have to wear monthly spotlight colors which is quite annoying. Managers often try to get you to buy in order to meet their hours sale goals. Have to recite the "manifesto"or creed to managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the silly manifesto that you make your charmers recite every morning. It really doesn't do anything or get us pumped. Also, refrain from having your charmers buy items to meet your quotas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Organized chaos.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Charming Charlie

    Pros

    They allowed a good amount of time to tasks like shipment and markdowns so that they could be done when the store was closed.

    Cons

    It seemed like the the company was growing faster than they could handle. There was a lot of miscommunication and many things such as

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline your directives to be more concise. When a store says they are needing help take that into account.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Room for growth, but company is still learning and indecisive about what they want.

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    Current Employee - Part Time Assistant Manager in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Part Time Assistant Manager in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Charming Charlie

    Pros

    The staff is great. Full time managers receive paid time off. Discount on merchandise. Environment is fun and allows you to build relationships with customers. Employees learn a lot about merchandising and visual standards. Hours aren't demanding

    Cons

    Company communication can be confusing. Hard to beat numbers from following year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communicate and own the decision you make as a company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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