The Children's Place

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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
Jane Elfers
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    Pretty Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at The Children's Place part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great sales on clothing
    Promotes from within
    Lots of contests between stores to win cool prizes

    Cons

    Not enough money spent on payroll, so the store isn't always as covered as it should be.
    Too many visits from Regional managers - some stores get tons of visits while others never get one.
    District managers are not trained properly and some don't make an attempt to learn.
    Furious customers becuase of changes in return policies, coupons, etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evening out regional manager visits - so each store gets visited an equal amount of time.
    Too many changes within the company such as policies, coupons, etc.. confuses customers and they don't like it.
    More money should be spent on payroll so that its not on 2/2 coverage even during peak times.
    Benefits to part-time employees, might make them stay longer.
    Having more full time employees, not just SM and ASM. All mangers should be full time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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The Children's Place Interviews

Updated 7 Oct 2014
Updated 7 Oct 2014

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at The Children's Place.

    Interview Details

    I applied in September and did not get an interview until October. It was a group interview with 6 people. Some questions we went in a circle to answer and there were some where it was a free for all, answer or don't if you don't want to. In all it was a good experience, the managers were nice as well.

    Interview Questions
    • Choose an item you are wearing and try to sell it to me.   Answer Question
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Website www.childrensplace.com
Headquarters Secaucus, NJ
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1989
Type Company - Public (PLCE)
Industry Retail
Revenue £1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors Target, The Gap, Gymboree

If The Children's Place Retail Stores had a grandma, she'd proclaim, "My, how fast you've grown!" The clothing retailer operates about 1,060 Children's Place stores, primarily in malls and outlet centers throughout the US and Canada. It also sells apparel online. The Children's Place outfits children from newborn to 12 years old in its own brand of value-priced apparel, shoes, and accessories, most of which is produced by manufacturers in China, Vietnam, and Africa. In 2008 the retailer exited its 200-plus-store Disney Stores retail business (30% of sales), which it... More

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