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Responsibilities were supporting Store Manager with the achievement of store retail targets, agreeing daily priorities and overseeing day to day activity, leading by example inspiring the store team to drive sales and deliver the very best levels of customer service on the high street, In the absence of the Store Manager taking accountability for the overall operation of the store ensuring high levels of team performance and business results.

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Benefits, Advancement for growth

Cons

Pay
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Don't care about their people.

Very high school environment, very toxic, drama the store manager constantly talks about how bad you're doing with everyone except you. they say they can accommodate work and home but they don't. they want to hire people over 18, but don't give benefits or hours unless you're an assistant or store manager

Pros

discount

Cons

toxic, unprofessional, doing work of 3 people and get no credit.
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Managers don't appreciate the hard work they is put in. The pay does not equal out to work load. Employees don't show up to work managers are expected to do multiple doubles. Labor is so low can only have one person working at a time very unsafe
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Pay is low

Merchandise is very cheap. Low pay for to much work. Not a enough payroll hours. Ear piercing goals are ridiculously high. No life or work balance. Have to sale ear piercing solution that don’t heal ear properly.
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Fun place to work

Fun place to work. Long hours but pay was good. I would recommend this job to people who can have flexible schedules. Some days you may be stuck from open to close.
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Loved it!!!

Good and it really grows on you. Probably the best and most confidante and comfortable job I've ever had and I will take that to the grave. I honestly did love what I was doing

Pros

Great customers, fun environment, benefits
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Great part time job!

The best part time job you can ask for. I get to work alone when I want and I am paid hourly plus mileage and quarterly bonuses! You can make your own schedule as long as all of your work gets completed for the week

Pros

Work when you want

Cons

Could be a lot of driving
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Competion is Key

If your store is not above and beyond sales you will not receive praise and will be called out in meetings. Was told this is a friendly community where communication was key. However, it's all about competition and the little guys get no help.
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none

short staffed. have to learn how to pierce ears. relatively easy job just hours sucked sometimes because of being short staffed at the time i worked there
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Fun at times

I was an assistant manager, the job was great at times but very stressful. You're pretty much there all day ALONE which is great until you need to eat or got to the bathroom. I worked in the mall so you'd have to run to the back do your business and run back out. Really only worth it if you're a manager. Piercing ears is cool but again stressful, especially doing the infants. Overall it was cool until the new DM came and she came with a chip on her shoulder as well as a bad attitude. Long time employees left not soon after her arrival. Pretty good discount as well. They completely dropped the ball when it came to Covid tho.

Pros

Good discount and pay ( for management)

Cons

Long hours ALONE, can barely take a break.
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Productive, fun place to work. Engaging with customers and piercing ears was the highlight of the job

Great entry level job for high schoolers and summer job for college students. Management was poor due to significant repetitive loss of management on every level. You will enjoy helping the little shoppers, who are the real customers at this job. Great atmosphere, freely able to have small talk while doing your job. Interview is a piece of cake, not hard to get the job on any level. Bound to make great lasting friendships business and personal. Good benefits. HSA, DENTAL, HEALTH, VISUAL, SUPPLEMENTAL. 15 min rest period 5hr or less shift; 30 minute

Pros

Friendly environment, Great starter job, Will acquire ear piercing skills, Work directly with your DSM(district manager), photo in Claire's company newsletter

Cons

short breaks, long periods of standing, no designated eating area during lunch, cramped and small supply/backrooms, major security LP issues, last store to close during emergency closings (ex: snowy weather, tornado/hurricane, mall allowing stores to choose to close early, you'll still be open for sure.)
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Stressful

They’re usually a pretty flexible place to work but holy moly is it stressful. Kids are screaming and running through the store. A lot of the time piercing is a nightmare and you get kicked or punched, and you have to hold down the kid. The customers are horrible to the workers, and you don’t get paid much to be there. I would be very cautious about what you’re getting yourself into…

Pros

Good discount 50%

Cons

No benefits, bad company management
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Not good !

Claires does not pay there workers enough for the work you have to do . I was told I would be getting paid a certain amount but was paid less. High turnover rates. Rude customers.

Pros

None

Cons

Pay
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It’s good for teenagers

It’s a decent job for teenagers but only if they want to work all weans right after school🤷🏽‍♀️ It is a tiny staff so getting time off isn’t easy. I feel like it’s a job for people in the summer more than the fall or spring because of the school season

Cons

Long hours, tiny staff, and requires weekends
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Claires HQ does not care

I currently am assistant manager at a claires and we’ve been severely understaffed since i was hired 6 months ago. The starting pay rate is extremely low (barely over minimum wage) and you are expected to upsell extremely overpriced diamond earrings with no incentive. Claires has made it very clear they don’t care about their retail employees based on the ridiculously low wages and increased work demand. I’m expected to pierce 3 month old babies ears for less than $15 an hour and we’re told we cant accept tips either.

Cons

Low pay, mediocre benefits
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fun coworkers and easy job

Overall the job was super easy and it was only ever busy on weekends but there is no advancement, the pay is horrible, and management was not the best. The schedule was incredibly inconsistent sometimes I would go a whole 2 weeks without being put on the schedule. Overall I think there are better options out there unless you’re a young teen just looking for a fun easy job to make some extra change. The coworkers were great.

Pros

discount, coworkers, environment

Cons

Low pay, no benefits, inconsistent schedule
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It wasn’t all that

It just wasn’t all that pay was not good in my opinion managers were kind of selfish this is more of a high school job or like a second job type job.
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It’s a really enjoyable atmosphere

It’s a very enjoyable place to work at. While the pay isn’t great, it’s a safe place where it almost feels like home which makes it worth while. With a good manager working at claires is a very fun and challenging environment. They always want you to be the best you can be and grow from that.

Pros

Flexible hours, Good Atmosphere

Cons

Pay Isn’t Great
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Bad place to work

They are not a good company at all they don’t pay you enough for the amount of work that is required for your job description and they erased my time off my time card
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Great if youre a teen or just starting out in the work force

For a young adult or for someone who needs a first job, this is perfect. Especially if you don't have many bills to pay. If you're an adult however the pay is garbage and there are little to no benefits. My store manager was fabulous but it wasn't enough to keep me there
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Run you into the ground!

It’s great if you have a full crew, if not you are expected to work open to close get denied your vacation time with no help from other stores while your District Manager takes a vacation seems every week/weekend! While you keep your store running so she can bonus off you! Must be nice!
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