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GREAT BENEFITS but SLAVE WAGES

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Store Manager in Milwaukee, WI
Current Employee - Store Manager in Milwaukee, WI
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Time goes by fast if you are organized and know how to task out your jobs. You have to be neat and organized to manage a store...so many details could drive you crazy. The little girls who remember you from piercing their ears is always cute and rewarding :)

Cons

NEVER enough payroll. No lunch breaks for managers...most days you are by yourself all day long. The communication between the district manager is pretty much non-existent. You eventually just stop calling and leaving messages because they are never returned. It is pretty much impossible to hire good 3rd keys with the wage we are allowed to offer. And if you do find a good employee it is hard to keep them because they are scouted out by other retailers that pay better. Managers also NEVER get a Friday and Saturday off. Even just one weekend a month would be nice. It burns you out. A few more personal days would be a bonus as well.We work hard man, we deserve it.

Advice to Management

UP THE PAY FOR 3rd KEYS!!!! I have had some great applicants but can't hire the good ones because of the low-balled wage.

Other Employee Reviews for Claire's Stores

  1. I'm satisfied working at Claire's.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Columbia, MD
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    District Managers and above are very involved in the growth and development of its stores.

    Cons

    Claire's needs to come in line with 2012 technology.

    Advice to Management

    Press your staff to be efficient and proactive.


  2. Great Stepping Stone

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount on merchandise, working with and helping different kinds of people, never bored because there is always something to do!, promotes from within company, never stale and always changing.

    Cons

    not enough pay for the amount of responsibility, high staffing turnover rate, career advancement only goes so far, lots of shoplifters, sometimes unrealistic directives from corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Loving the improvements and advancements in communication to store level but sometimes the directives and time frames are unrealistic. Managers are responsible for much more than they were even five years ago however, are not being paid more.


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