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.
Part-Time Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – York, PA – March 14, 2018
All of my complaints against the company has to do with the failure of corporate understanding and listening to those who run their organization. Where I worked was fun, friendly, and had a positive experience but the company as a whole is in shambles, isn't organized and should be restructured more so than they're doing now. I would have never received a raise if I wasn't promoted and they don't pay their employees for what they're worth.
Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – March 9, 2018
This is a great starter job, there are so many opportunities for advancement if you work hard. The pay seems a bit low compared to other places however, so if you're looking for high pay, this may not be the way. The discounts were nice, everything is always super cute and a laid back environment.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Coconut Creek, FL – March 8, 2018
A typical day there's many tasks to complete throughout the store, dealing with the merchandise and setting up the different marketing things in the store, You help customers every shift no matter what, weekends are always busy. My manager specifically was wonderful and I always felt I could go to her about anything. Hardest part of the job for me would be standing on my feet constantly but the best part would be helping the customers with their choices.
Stylist (Former Employee) – Plainfield, IL – March 8, 2018
When customers would come into the store it was always important to help them as much as we could and really learn there sense of style so we can pick out items that we think would best suite them. You also got to ingage with a lot of different people and make a connection with some customers.
Stylist specialist (Former Employee) – Ohio – March 5, 2018
I wouldn't recommend working here if you don't mind getting used & like being paid poorly. They hire people into positions that aren't qualified. They rip off the hard workers. The girls were extremely immature. Always talking about other associates behind each others back but yet all nice to their face. On top of they give people paid vacation while working their other business which a huge no. It's poorly managed. Manager lied numerous of times towards me and other associates about hours and whose getting promoted. If the managers didn't like you, you won't move up in the company. They play favorites.
General Store Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 4, 2018
Company decided to close 100 stores. Company gave no notice to employees and the liquidation company was horrible to work for. Complete loss of company dna when the store was closing. Management could care less about the way they treated us. It was impossible to get answers to questions that we needed to know.
Part Time Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Hingham, MA – February 26, 2018
The company lost sight of their target audience and original concept which ultimately forced them to file for bankruptcy. Only two stores were kept open in the state of MA. They don’t pay well at all. I make $2 more as a sales associate at another company than I made as a manager at Charming Charlie.
Over all Charming Charlies was not a bad place to work. the only downfalls being: there is no guarantee of a future job there, they do not have much care for the employees well being, you will only receive about 8- 12 hours a week. keep in mind it is mostly young women working there. Despite those things it is a work environment and an easy one to learn. Definitely a job for someone starting out, not long term.
no healthcare, 15 min break (not given but you can ask for)
The work environment at the store was very warm and welcoming. The team became family, and created a very positive environment at the store. I learned basic skills such as leading a team, and aiming for workplace goals.
Associate (Current Employee) – Covington, LA – February 15, 2018
To be honest, it is a part time job till I can find something better. What I feel makes this job hard for me to leave is the people I work with. The manager is amazing and takes a real interest in her associates. The Assistant Managers are all equally amazing. We are a family there, there is little to no drama (which is a first for me in retail). They are the reason that I stay.
Your only get like 5 or 4 hours a day and work 3 days a week maybe If you’re lucky. The manager only scheduled people who are good at email captures as she told other associates that. You get there for your shift and only 2 or 5 people max come in to shop.
Free water fountain
Short breaks, Hardley any discount, poor management, you do more work than you applied for that’s not your position
Ring up customers, add them into our charm club with their email. Assist customers in whatever they needed. Organized the store, restocked merchandise, and managing the advertisement and sale signs. Managed time in order to get multiple tasks done during a single work shift. I learned how to time manage as well as work under pressure to assist customers to the best of my ability. I also learned how to persuade someone into becoming a charm club member by describing in detail what the benefits might be. The work culture was fun and exciting, we had an amazing staff that got along which made work more fun but we always got the job done. The hardest part of the job was making sure that you managed your time well enough to get everything you needed to get done during a shift. Lastly the most enjoyable part of the job was the staff I worked with and my amazing managers.