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Curacao Overview

Los Angeles, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1978
Company - Private
Retail
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Curacao is the most exciting Department Store format, Consumer Electronics Retail business in the Southwestern United States! Our 100,000+ square foot retail stores offer a huge selection of the latest consumer electronic products. Curacao ranks among the top 50 Electronics ... Read more

Mission: To become the leader in our market and our customers’ first choice for the goods and services we offer.

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Curacao – Why Work For Us?


Curacao is a department chain store with locations in California, Nevada and Arizona. Our 100,000+ square foot retail stores offer a large selection of the latest electronics, fashion and home products. Curacao ranks among the top 100 Electronics and Appliance Retailers in the U.S. Through its proprietary financing models, Curacao has opened the door to the world of credit for millions of people. All of this has allowed Curacao to build a unique relationship with its customers and their communities.

Curacao, formally La Curacao, began as a small local retail store catering primarily to the Latino community by Ron and Jerry Azarkman in 1980. The cornerstone of the success of our company was our ability to finance the newly immigrated Hispanic consumer through our proprietary lending model. During the 1992 LA riots, our store was vandalized and we were forced to relocate nearby to 1605 W. Olympic Blvd. which remains our flagship store and headquarters. During the 90’s and early 2000’s we’ve experienced tremendous growth by expanding our retail footprint from one to 10 stores around southern California and Arizona. Contributing to the growth was our ability to partner with top brand name manufacturers to offer luxury products and the latest technology to our customers. The launch of our first home grown service, Export, provided our customers the ability to buy goods and have it delivered to their families abroad. Additionally, during this period we were able to expand our services to include a travel agency, internet service provider, local telephone and cellular network and high speed internet. More recently, we’ve added our financial services which offers, amongst other options, money transfer abroad. In 2012, we successfully underwent a branding transformation to cater to our up and coming second and third generation millennial Hispanic consumer who currently represents almost half of Curacao’s portfolio of consumers.

Curacao hosts an annual Children's Fair, a free community-outreach event held outside our Los Angeles location. A section of Union Street and James M. Wood Street gets blocked off for the event, which usually takes place in early June. Now in its 17th year, the focus of the fair is to showcase existing organizations, companies, and activities within the community that provide children with resources to learn and develop. Over 300 different organizations have participated in the past and the event continues to grow. By bringing together children, their parents and organizations that offer a wide variety of programs, we hope to provide the community with the resources they need most, and to make a positive impact on the youth.

Welcome to Curacao's Career Center

Curacao is always looking for bright individuals from all kinds of backgrounds to strengthen our teams. We welcome your unique capabilities, energy, and experiences. Find out how you can become part of the Curacao family!

What are our benefits?

Curacao encourages wellness and promotes preventive care by offering many benefits and resources to help our employees and their families have Happy and Healthy lives.

Medical

Curacao medical plan is intended to help our employees health situations. We want to give our associates the opportunity to put their health as a priority.

Life Insurance

Here in Curacao we understand that the security of your love ones is important. This is the reason why we offer a Life Insurance that will protect you and your love ones.

Wellness Program

Curacao realizes that good health begins with making smart choices and practicing preventive care. That is why we provide our associates with the services of the Happy and Healthy Center.

Dental

Taking care of your Teeth is important. That is why our associates can choose from a variety of health plans where you can select the coverage that’s right for you, your family and your budget.

Retirement Plan

Here at Curacao, we believe that when we hire you, we aren’t simply giving you a job. We are helping you build a secure financial future. One way to get there is by having a solid retirement plan.

Accident & Disability Plans

We understand that unexpected things can happen to any of our associates. That is why we provide Accident and Disability Plans with Aflac to protect yourself against any accidents in the world.

In an effort to help future professionals to extend their winds and learn what they will be doing in the future, Curacao is providing an opportunity for students to get a hands on experience in their career

Curacao will provide an opportunity to work in a hands on environment; commit to teaching the essentials elements of your chosen field, a flexible schedule and even access to Curacao's Healthy Center.

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    Pros

    Friendly staff and Team Leaders, Fast paced environment, Flexible hours.

    Cons

    During slow times of the year (Non-holiday times) hours can be cut. Short amount of time, especially during night shifts, to get everything done with an overwhelming amount to finish.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being on your phone all the time or in your office and get on the floor and help run the business

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Curacao Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Curacao (Los Angeles, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I saw the job posting on LinkedIn initially and I was redirected to apply on the company website. I applied with my resume and cover letter and I received an email that I had been chosen to move onto the next step in the process. This next step involved me conducting a video interview through my laptop which asked me 10 random questions and I had 1 retry to answer them. I thought I did horribly on this portion but oddly enough I was selected to move onto the next step in the process. The last and final step was me going into the corporate headquarters and interviewing with 2 high level executives in the company.

    Interview Questions

    • The first question off the bat, I was asked to tell the 2 executives a little bit about myself. I was then asked about my previous experience being an EA and what were some of my strengths. Finally, I was asked what I knew about the company and the role I was interviewing for.   Answer Question
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