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Never again

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at Claire's Stores

Pros

Medical Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision
401k
Vacation/Personal time
Stable company
Prosecutes shoplifters
Stores within district encouraged to help other stores in need

Cons

Minimal Payroll
Single Coverage
Non competitive wage rates
Made managers work holidays so that they didn't have to pay asst and keys time and a half
Mandated 6 day work weeks if ads goals not met
Ear piercing certification a joke
Not always compensated when covering at another store

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Use feedback from field employees
Better ear piercing training

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good for experience, but nothing more.

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    Current Employee - Third Key  in  Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Third Key in Farmington, CT

    I have been working at Claire's Stores

    Pros

    You get a 50% discount, learn how to ear pierce, interact with a lot of kids, flexible hours, easy to move up in the store.

    Cons

    10 FOR 10 SALE! When it's going on, be prepared to be asked every two seconds to explain it or how much certain items are. Our DM treats us unfairly. You don't get paid enough. There are days I'm running the entire store by myself. Since we are a bigger store, we get shipment EVERY DAY. We have so much back stock, we could open another store. We even have an off grounds storage unit. It's insane. I'm just using this store for management experience. I can't see myself here for more than 3 years, and even that is a stretch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Claire's is an ok place to begin a career, but not long term if you want to persue higher level positions

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Claire's Stores

    Pros

    Fun Environment
    Personable Co-workers
    Generous 50% off employee discount

    Cons

    Work alone often
    Alot of responsibilty/expectations for Very low pay
    Not enough payroll hours for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open upper level/corporate positions should be sent to employees via memopack in order to promote store managers who are interested in higher level positions with the company. More payroll hours should be allocated to every store so that 2 employees are working at all times in order to alleviate stress of Managers concerning loss prevention, ear piercing and lost sales opportunites.

    Disapproves of CEO
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