Claire's Stores

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Claire's Stores Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
341 Reviews
2.4
341 Reviews
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Claire's Stores CEO James D. Fielding
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    LOVED THIS JOB

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Third Key in Bend, OR
    Former Employee - Third Key in Bend, OR

    I worked at Claire's Stores part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    small team of co-workers so we were like a family, it was easy to sell the stuff cause is was inexpensive and fun stuff. Plenty of opportunity for advancement. the employee discount was the BEST.

    Cons

    there was a bit of a disconnect between our store and the higher ups in the company, our district manager would sweep in and give us her "solutions" to our problems and just expect the numbers to magically change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe make it easier to transfer? I would still be working for Claire's, but i moved to another state and the store here wouldn't even consider me cause they had a full staff, I wouldve liked the change to meet the team and be put on an on call staus maybe, to help out when needed, I loved the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I had a great time working at Claire's.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Claire's Stores full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There was a lot of help from management to assist you in doing your best job possible. They are interested in employee growth.

    Cons

    The company wants to be fashion foreward, but their dress code has restrictions that inhibit ones ability to be on trend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    relax on the dress code

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Claire's Stores rocks!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Awesome small company to work for, I had the feeling that I owned my little shop

    Cons

    needs media interactive sort of thing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get an App

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Claire's Stores full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    love the environment and customers! Easy fast pace... everyone is friendly

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Claire's Stores full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Only 40 hour weeks but still salary pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Single person shifts, not enough payroll to really train your people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update technology. Improve training methods.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Claire's Stores

    Pros

    Great growth potential
    Fun atmosphere
    Great employees, many long term

    Cons

    none, I think it is a good company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Claire's Stores part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fabulous company. Good training procedures. (Usually) easy to deal with customers. Easy to use tills. Fun to dress to sell.

    Cons

    Not great pay. Babies will occasionally hate you. Hoovering between the towers is the worst (all the stuff falls off, every time. Everything moves every few weeks and you look stupid when you take a customer over to the faking it tower and find hello kitty all over it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fun atmosphere, Love my co-workers but could use better benefits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Third Key Holder in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Third Key Holder in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Claire's Stores part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun at times, REALLY great discount.

    Cons

    RECOVERY SUCKS!! and you have to deal with everyone's BS 50% of the time. The company gets you in trouble for not making good sales when its not really your fault or theres nothing you can do about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Claires is where I got my start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Claire's Stores

    Pros

    Managment makes sure you are trained to at least standard so that you feel comfortable
    Atmosphere is always a calm one
    Very understanding of person life and time of needed
    If more hours are wanted and your store doesnt have them you have the flexibility of working at another store in the area
    Great Weekend hours

    Cons

    Working alone most of the time
    Customers arent very understanding when prices are raised, or signage is not understandable or confusing (comes with any customer service job though)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management overall is GREAT! And communication with the stores is above par. Only suggestion would be less vague on signage. Customers get confused and then we end up having to give them a deal that really was not apart of the signed deal and we are losing money over it. Paying customers get really mad over fine print..

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Claire's Stores

    Pros

    Work around schedule. Learn every aspect about retail. Get a raise every 6 months to a year. Laid back more or less.

    Cons

    Alot of shoplifters!!!! Sometimes you get angry mothers in regards to ear piercing (mostly when asked to show an id and if child is under 13 wanting to get cartilage pierced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more organized.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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