Claire's Stores Reviews

Updated 15 April 2015
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Pros
  • Awesome employee discount- although it made spending money within the store easy (in 46 reviews)

  • Some people might like it here because of the 50% discount for employees in claires and in icing stores (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • district manager doesn't care about individuals, just how we make her look (in 36 reviews)

  • Too much tasking without the help of a staff because you are usually working alone (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Great staff not such a great company .

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Claire's Stores full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staff is awesome . All the stores in the area know eachother . You become ear piercing certified

    Cons

    No one is payed correctly . I only make $12 and I had to fight for that that . The other asm makes $10

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff better

  2. assistant store manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Claire's Stores full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pace was easy as far as retail is concerned.

    Cons

    Not enough of a budget to give employees hours worth working so high turn over. Mirrors removed so theft is harder to catch.

    Advice to Management

    Don't waist money with new Plano graphs every 2-3 months and remember to give a raise to hard workers

  3. Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Bristol, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Bristol, VA (US)

    I have been working at Claire's Stores full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom in staffing and store operations. Mall hours in most locations.

    Cons

    To much tasking with little to no payroll. High expectations and no tools to meet them.

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  5. Good if you're in management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Claire's Stores full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I loved being a store manager, my staff and the adorable little girls we had that shopped there!

    Cons

    Didn't give the stores a lot of hours, even though MY particular store made A LOT more money. Wanted us to work on minimal hours, expecting way too much work.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO should stop putting money into failing stores, and put money into stores that are profitable.

  6. So rewarding and so much fun!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Claire's Stores

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun and upbeat environment, fast pace, cute customers!

    Cons

    The hours aren't great, but they work with your schedule really well!

  7. Fun environment as far as product you are working with, your in store team and customers, but can be extremely stressful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Claire's Stores full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Learning different aspects of the business is encouraged :) and the customers are fun to work with.Working in management you become close with other managers in the company and can feed off of eachother for support and ideas.

    Cons

    Extremely stressful at times due to lack of

    Advice to Management

    Great Regional support in the area of my experience. District Manager support however, was lacking quite a bit unfortunately.

  8. Store Managers

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Birmingham, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Birmingham, AL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great discounts. Training was good.

    Cons

    Work alone for long periods of time.

  9. Roller coaster ride

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    Current Employee - Third Key Holder
    Current Employee - Third Key Holder

    I have been working at Claire's Stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone from store manager to associate get paid vacation time, which is nice. The pay is decent and you get a 10 cent raise every 6 months with the company, if you're hired within guidelines.

    Cons

    The guidelines for third key are $7.50-$8.25 per hour. Well, I wasn't hired within guidelines. I got $8.60 an hour and my raise depended on my yearly review. Both of my reviews have been excellent, and my raise? 14 cents per hour. The environment seems awesome- and most people there love their job. But it's the caddiest company I've ever seen. There's so much drama, even if you're like me and keep your mouth shut and your head down. Each store is really small, too. So you're constantly working with. The same people with the same gossip and the same problems. Plus, since the store is so small, it's near impossible to move up. Especially if you're good at your job. The menager won't allow you to transfer to another store for a higher position because they don't want to lose an employee that does their job well.... Even if they're ready to move up!!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop being caddy. It's not highschool, so grow up.

  10. I'm not a fan!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Glendale, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Glendale, WI (US)

    I have been working at Claire's Stores full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good employee discount for the employees.

    Cons

    Horrible pay and uper management is extremely unorganized!

    Advice to Management

    Look elsewhere for work. I wouldn't recommend this company to anyone except students.

  11. Not too bad for a first part-time job

    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Claire's Stores

    Pros

    There's roughly 8-10 members total so you get to know them pretty well. Unless it's holiday season (November - beginning January), you can get days off easily. Always something to do to keep you occupied.

    Cons

    It's easy to dislike a member. It's annoying to say the same ear piercing speech constantly (even if the next person already heard the speech, it's policy to repeat it to each customer). Recovering is terrible because everything's small. If you have a closing shift on a busy day, expect to be done about 1-2 hours after the mall closes. Be aware of secret shoppers.

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