Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Fairfax, VA – January 1, 2015
Everyday work at Charming Charlie is full of new events, new promotions, and lots of Jewelry. Very flexible with schedule, specially for students. I enjoy working at charming charlie, Employees and managers are very friendly.
Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Emeryville, CA – January 11, 2018
I absoulty love working here , the employees as well as the customers were very friendly , it was just a nice and warm place to be , i enjoyed coming to work , it became like coming to work to work with my family , i would still be there if they didint close the store down
At the time the management was decent, but the head manager wasn't up to par. They would always be in the back "working on emails" or some other excuse and the Charmers would be left in the store to work ;on tasks which is fine I could handle it but it got old after awhile of not having help. I shouldn't have to radio for back up in my opinion they should finish their backroom tasks then come back out and help organize the rest of the store along with us. It would take an employee working alone about 2 hours to fix a table but if there was actually help then maybe 30mins. It was a really "I'm not doing it because she didn't do either" kind of place. Also, the pay was only $8 and they couldn't give you raises even if you were working your butt off, making and exceeding sales, and constantly with came into work with a positive attitude even though you hated going into work because you knew you were gonna have to do everything they wouldn't.
Management was horrible. I had to quit because I felt like if I couldn't advance within the store. Management was not able to put personal feelings aside. One of the assistant managers did not like me for no reason and since she was good friends with the manager they cut my hours more. I would never go back to work in that store.
Operations Associate (Former Employee) – Bristow, VA – January 9, 2018
I would not recommend working with Charming Charlie. I had the experience of working there for about 4 years, and I can not sit here and tell someone there. I was paid unfairly, and given more responsibility but paid unfairly to those who did much less work. Also, management is horrific.
CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Antelope Valley, CA – January 8, 2018
Days at work were varying depending on the number of customers that came in. You were expected to help your shifted co-workers reach hourly goals set by the higher-ups of the company. Minimum wage job, minimum wage hours, no overtime, no paid leave, sick days, benefits. I basically learned how to sell water to a fish here. Management was amazing until management changed and then the company went broke and we all got fired. I truly enjoyed working with my co-workers and miss the environment we had working together. The hardest part was making sales goals, basically nearly impossible unless there was a sale. Enjoyed time with co-workers the most.
Good Co-Workers, hours were decent, management was great at beginning.
Even over the holidays this place was so boring! Management did NOT care about anything but profit, and no breaks are given and even though it is a typical RETAIL job, you have to clean the bathrooms!! A typical shift is 6 to 8 hours, which is fine, but it seemed like years because no one would come in the store! It was a ghost town! And management would always blame us for not reaching our goals! For the entry level job, you're supposed to sell, sell, sell! And I love selling, but there's no one to sell to! This job gave me too much stress for being paid only 8 dollars an hour! And the culture is horrible! Most of my coworkers were very cliquey and did not like new people. Like if you have an interview here, do it, but please, please, PLEASE make this place your last resort!
easy job to obtain
Management, low pay, no breaks for 8 or 10 hour shifts, boring
Associate (Current Employee) – Novato, CA – January 4, 2018
A typical day at work was simple and almost the same everyday. I come to work, put on a headset, and walk around and keep the store clean. I learned to make myself presentable. Management was unprofessional and hired her friends and practically didn't do much. Workplace was okay, people talked about other coworkers behind their backs. The hardest part of the job was not having enough employees at the store and the people who got the most hours are the ones the manager was friends with.