The Children's Place
2.4 of 5 390 reviews
www.childrensplace.com Secaucus, NJ 5000+ Employees

The Children's Place Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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2.4 391 reviews

                             

28% Approve of the CEO

The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers

Jane Elfers

(190 ratings)

28% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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great place to work

Senior J2EE Professional (Former Employee)
Secaucus, NJ (US)

I worked at The Children's Place as a contractor for more than 5 years

Prosnice atmosphere in the workplace. balanced work life.good coupons if you have kids.

Consnot challenging,very routine at times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at The Children's Place

ProsAlot of work but great company

Consthere are really
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Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The Children's Place is a great place to work.

Cashier-Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Birmingham, AL (US)

I worked at The Children's Place part-time for less than a year

ProsThe are a friendly,family oriented company.

Consthere are no challenges working here

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA (US)

I worked at The Children's Place part-time for less than a year

ProsI like the fast past environment. I liked the product line the company has,the clothes are bright and of good quality. The clothes and accessories are fun to match up for the customers.

ConsNot enough hours to fulfill my needs as a single parent. I spoke to management about increasing hours but was never able too.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to be more honest and open about information.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Loved my managers as well as the quality people they hired.

Cashier-Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL (US)

I worked at The Children's Place part-time for less than a year

ProsEffective system in place as well as an amazing cohesive atmosphere.

ConsMandatory working on holidays. No different than all retail, but it was a huge downfall for me.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Wonderful place of Employment

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Pearland, TX (US)

I have been working at The Children's Place part-time for more than a year

ProsYou get a great discount and management is awesome.

ConsThe only Cons is starting at Minimum wage $7.25

Advice to Senior ManagementMagnagement is great at what they do.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place with many opportunities

District Manager (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

I have been working at The Children's Place full-time for more than a year

ProsManagement, Company Vision, Best Kids' Clothes

ConsVacation Time, Constant change, Excessive Shipment

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to listen to the field

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Growing company with great benefits and growth opportunities to get promoted!

Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Children's Place full-time for more than 3 years

ProsDecent employee discount. Great benefits. Great amount of PTO/Sick days plus Comp days. Lots of growth and opportunities at this company. Very flexible with scheduling as well as great management. A fast-paced working environment...we do it all: floorsets, selling, shipment, cleaning, windows etc. Smaller team of associates which helps with open communication. Lots of company incentive programs to win money for your store.

ConsPAYROLL: Yes, everyone gripes about it because there just isn't ever enough given. To those of you who are retail associates, you will get maybe 15 hours a week MAX (If you are lucky). Management normally gets most the hours because they are required to have a minimum set hours weekly. There is not much training for the new recruits only because again payroll doesn't permit. With upper management changing, contradicting views set in and make it difficult to make heads or tails of things. Patience is definitely needed during the heavy times with no payroll as well as with the extreme demands for tasks to be completed ASAP.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo the upper management (DM's and RD's): pay attention to the needs of your higher volume stores that reach out for your help. To whoever distributes payroll: rethink the scale. If payroll was based off of sales plan, then make sure you compensate those who are getting ripped off. For instance: there were two store's who's sales plan was $45,000: one store was given 178 (Base) hours to run the store with and the other was given 370 hours. If hours are distributed unevenly, reach out to your DM's/RD's and have them shift hours from store to store.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I love working with customers, we have such great priced awesome clothes and I work with a wonderful staff!!!

Sales-Asspciate (Current Employee)
Hazelwood, MO (US)

I have been working at The Children's Place part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat clothes, great variety, wonderful prices and a great crew to work with that gets a long very well.

ConsCall in shifts. If your on the schudule as a call in and you plan your day around it. You call 2 hours before the shift woyld begin. I have been told they didnt need me everytime i had a call in shift and missed out on a lot of family events because if it.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave less employess so we can get more that 5-10 hours mazimum weekly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very exciting place to work!

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Selinsgrove, PA (US)

I have been working at The Children's Place part-time for less than a year

ProsEmployee discount, friendly co-workers and atmosphere

ConsNot a lot of hours, fast pace

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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