Claire's Stores Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Awesome employee discount- although it made spending money within the store easy (in 46 reviews)

  • Some people might like it here because of the 50% discount for employees in claires and in icing stores (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • district manager doesn't care about individuals, just how we make her look (in 36 reviews)

  • Too much tasking without the help of a staff because you are usually working alone (in 33 reviews)

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  1. assistant store manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Claire's Stores full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Benefits, vaca/personal time off, good discount.

    Cons

    Pay is not that great, they are unorganzied.

  2. Assistant Manager- Fun job!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Claire's Stores

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very fun and exciting environment, excellent employee discount, easy work mostly customer service and putting up shipment. Perfect for college students. 30 hrs minimum but with benefits (insurance, PTO)

    Cons

    Don't schedule coverage for breaks, even on 8 hour shifts. Schedule varies week to week and closing shifts get off around 9:30-10:00 pm.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more hours for the store so that there is always 2 people in the store.

  3. Assistant store Manager Claire's

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Kissimmee, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Kissimmee, FL

    I have been working at Claire's Stores full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It allows you to learn to pierce ears. learn how to be creative in merchandising. The experience of new customers from all over the world.

    Cons

    Then work place is always a place to be happy at all the time.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to one day be a store Manager.

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  5. Great staff not such a great company .

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Claire's Stores full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staff is awesome . All the stores in the area know eachother . You become ear piercing certified

    Cons

    No one is payed correctly . I only make $12 and I had to fight for that that . The other asm makes $10

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff better

  6. assistant store manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Claire's Stores full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pace was easy as far as retail is concerned.

    Cons

    Not enough of a budget to give employees hours worth working so high turn over. Mirrors removed so theft is harder to catch.

    Advice to Management

    Don't waist money with new Plano graphs every 2-3 months and remember to give a raise to hard workers

  7. Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Bristol, VA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Bristol, VA

    I have been working at Claire's Stores full-time

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

    Pros

    Freedom in staffing and store operations. Mall hours in most locations.

    Cons

    To much tasking with little to no payroll. High expectations and no tools to meet them.

  8. Good if you're in management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Claire's Stores full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I loved being a store manager, my staff and the adorable little girls we had that shopped there!

    Cons

    Didn't give the stores a lot of hours, even though MY particular store made A LOT more money. Wanted us to work on minimal hours, expecting way too much work.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO should stop putting money into failing stores, and put money into stores that are profitable.

  9. Senior Mgr/Dir

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoffman Estates, IL

    I have been working at Claire's Stores (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun products, used to be fun at corporate office. Goody boxes filled with free products for corporate workers

    Cons

    Senior managers are clueless. TRAIN WRECK! New CEOS from Europe is replacing most of the leadership positions with European team. Board is letting company go down the drain. Sad!

    Advice to Management

    Wakeup! Stop wasting money or 1 million signs and poor product. Go back to the basics - JEWELRY!

  10. So rewarding and so much fun!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Claire's Stores

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun and upbeat environment, fast pace, cute customers!

    Cons

    The hours aren't great, but they work with your schedule really well!

  11. Fun environment as far as product you are working with, your in store team and customers, but can be extremely stressful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Claire's Stores full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Learning different aspects of the business is encouraged :) and the customers are fun to work with.Working in management you become close with other managers in the company and can feed off of eachother for support and ideas.

    Cons

    Extremely stressful at times due to lack of

    Advice to Management

    Great Regional support in the area of my experience. District Manager support however, was lacking quite a bit unfortunately.

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