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

The Children's Place Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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2.4 390 reviews

                             

28% Approve of the CEO

The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers

Jane Elfers

(189 ratings)

28% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "A higher than most employee discount, 30% off even on clearance items"
    in 27 reviews
  • "Great discount if you have kids, cute and affordable products, mostly friendly staff"
    in 19 reviews
Cons:
  • "Associates are expected to train upper management when unqualified management is hired"
    in 37 reviews
  • "They should have a better system so you don't have to get a last minute babysitter"
    in 19 reviews
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Lesson learned

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at The Children's Place full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat Co-workers, job was fun, busy, pay was decent

ConsWas brought on to become a store manager, hired my replacement and then since she had a degree they gave her the store manager position. DM's turn over faster than part time sales associates. No stability or consistency from one to the next.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't believe everything people tell you, unfortunately they lie to get what they want.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Expect a lot with no payroll

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Children's Place

ProsPay is fine and the people are great to work with like the district managers

ConsThe company consumes your life and not very appreciative of employees work

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more payroll to do task

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Store Manager

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Children's Place

ProsPTO benefits; 4 weeks PTO and 7 sick days for store manager. That's it.

ConsVery disjointed from top down. No payroll. High workload. Low pay. No training hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdd payroll. That's business 101.

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There's no balance to speak of with unrealistic expectations set on management.

Store Manager (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA (US)

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

ProsDecent salary and good benefits

ConsThe desire to cut costs as an organization has come to cutting hours and increasing workload at the store level. Corporate lacks cohesive communication between departments, resulting in continual reactive work and unreachable expectations.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet it right before sending it to stores. Stick with it and cut costs outside the stores, stop with the excessive time spent reworking documents and communications because they don't work.... Test your ideas in real markets with real teams that will give real feedback, not just yes ma'am their way through so they don't ruffle feathers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Unfair company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe employee discount is good.There are some decent co workers. Most of the customers are decent. Floorsets are fairly easy to complete.

ConsAssociates are NEVER allowed to take breaks whether it be 15 minutes or 30 minutes. Associates are expected to train upper management when unqualified management is hired.

Advice to Senior ManagementAssociates are entitled to a 15 minute break. PLEASE hire qualified management.

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Needs a consistent structure and updated processes

Sourcing (Current Employee)
Secaucus, NJ (US)

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

ProsAmazing benefits such as pay, reimbursements, vacation days etc.

ConsThe location is inconvenient for a lot of people, especially for commuters using mass transit. You'll be tired of the commute very quickly. As for the work, you need to go through multiple channels to get anything approved and systems are outdated as well. Structure is constantly changing and organization/motivation often takes a back seat to the amount of work

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to your employees. They put in a lot of hard work and long hours but when they're getting no recognition it's hard to care about the work

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

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Very good job for college student, flexible hours, easy job if you're good in costumer service.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Children's Place

ProsComfortable work place, no uniform

Conshours vary between months, low pay

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Retail experience provides skills in management, conceptualization of designs and marketing.

Visual Merchandising Manager (Former Employee)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

I worked at The Children's Place full-time for more than a year

ProsI like the culture and it fit my personality and values.

ConsThe brand is really good, the company as well, its just that you have to give up a lot of your time.

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

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Very fast paced

Team Lead (Former Employee)
Santa Ana, CA (US)

I worked at The Children's Place part-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood pay and always had something to do.

ConsExpect a lot from employees

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany needs to allocate more hours to stores

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Was an All right company

Sales Associate (Former Employee)

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

Prosco workers were very helpful including managers. The shifts went by very fast most of time, got a break. everyone was very understanding

Conspaid ever 2 weeks. Seasonal position only folded clothes was boring and frusterating, didn't get the opportunity to give it a try

Advice to Senior Managementgive notice for seasonal position ending, let seasonal people try register may prove they are really good at it when the people on register need help when the store gets extremely busy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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