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Not a good career choice

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

I have been working at Claire's Stores full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Ear piercing, although some families are difficult!
Cute kids, most of the time!
Always busy, never bored.
Great vacation hrs

Cons

Overload of work
Poorly paid regardless of past experiences! Third Keys are paid the worst & have a lot of responsibles, some being paid only a dollar more than sales associates!
Under pressure to achieve every goal you are given, ep, ads, upt, sales, cashwrap, etc......
Not always appreciated
Micro managed
On your own a lot without a break
Inadequate hours to achieve tasks, visuals, markdowns etc.... Super woman is not real!!
10 for 10, the worst! Customers are dumb, constantly repeating an explanation of promo!
Customers complain about almost everything & will report you to Company of their 'bad' experience even though you were following policy!!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communication is the worst, DSM does not follow up with phone calls until a few days later!
Managers 'run' to DSM with almost every problem, GROW UP!!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    You put in a lot of work, but a good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Springfield, MO

    I have been working at Claire's Stores full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    50% discount on merchandise. Great experience and was a great place to put on your resume. Got to be trendy and have my tattoos and nose piercing.

    Cons

    They do not give you enough work-task balance time, especially in a high volume store. They want you to be by yourself, check and start shipment, help customers, and pierce customers ears. Not enough pay for what you have to do in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your Managers!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    I loved this job even though I wasn't paid very well...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for promotions, amazing management re-hired me whenever I was on break from college (even for just a couple weeks), fun place to work at (besides customers), always busy-never bored, very flexible with hours, coworkers are friendly and fun, a lot of things to do, great store discount

    Cons

    Not very well paid but you do get raises the longer you're there (without asking!), customers are annoying sometimes, stupid/annoying dress code, district manager shows up randomly for hours at a time and works employees' jobs, called in frequently to cover someone else's shift or additional hours that weren't scheduled for, consistently worried about being fired for small things (miss one on call and you're fired)

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