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"Absolute WORST job I have ever had."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Claire's Stores full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

- Get to pierce ears
- Nice discount on items
- Work alone a lot (good and bad?)

Cons

- Very LOW payroll
- Training system is a joke
- Constantly being told you're "watched" by the District Manager
- Stupid daily tasks that are unnecessary
- Working alone a lot, and when it gets busy you're supposed to deal with ear piercings, ringing out customers and explaining the "Ten for Ten" discount thirty times
- Terrible wages
- Very unflexible scheduling

Advice to Management

I was the assistant manager, and I would like to advise my manager and district manager to be more flexible with schedules. I wasn't allowed to take off my COMMENCEMENT day for graduation--seriously?

Other Employee Reviews for Claire's Stores

  1. "Where do I begin . . . ?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - tolerable if this is your 2nd job
    - not that stressful if you have an understanding and flexible manager
    - not that strict when you need bathroom breaks often or go get a drink or something . .

    Cons

    - unrealistic deadlines/goals (markdowns, planograms, CNN's, promo recaps, cw's, ads, upt)
    - you'll get in trouble and the possibility of getting a write up when you call-in-sick
    - very, very low pay - - and I mean almost minimum wage (management)
    - appraisal review is a JOKE! $.09 increase for a year! -- are you kidding me?!

    Advice to Management

    Please, please know how a store runs from the inside; I mean everyday situations like :
    - MD's for 4 days on top of superb Customer Service
    - Planograms - make an exact floorplan for each store!
    - DM visits - pls visit when there's no planogram changes!! omg! all the time they visit, it is always, always on plano season! is it just me or what?


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Third Key Holder in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Third Key Holder in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Claire's Stores part-time (More than a 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.

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