The Children's Place

  www.childrensplace.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

The Children's Place Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.4 464 reviews

26% Approve of the CEO

The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers

Jane Elfers

(222 ratings)

27% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is good especially since it can be used on all sale and clearance(in 32 reviews)

  • Good money, good quality clothing, great discount on the clothes(in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Associates are expected to train upper management when unqualified management is hired(in 46 reviews)

  • Floor set was a week long project with a window change that usually took three people to complete(in 27 reviews)

464 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Started out fun, but got worse over time. The company doesn't get it.

    Sales Lead (Current Employee) Fargo, ND (US)

    Pros-Fun environment, friendly people
    -Have some freedom in some visual displays
    -Opportunities to grow within the store

    Cons-The company does not compensate employees for the workload they put on you.
    -Expectations from the company and district managers are completely unrealistic. They cut your hours but increase workload.
    -Was only part time but worked full time hours
    -Did the same work as the assistant managers but was paid much less
    -Constant sale sets, price changes, window changes, visual changes each week...sometimes multiple times per week

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you invest the money into your employees, you will reap the benefits. Employees will be happy, will work harder and your customers will be more satisfied with a fun environment.

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Neutral

    Sales Lead (Current Employee) Niles, OH (US)

    ProsStore discount was great .

    ConsMake sure you can handle a lot stress

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Nice place to work

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee) Huntington Beach, CA (US)

    ProsOpportunity for advancement and good employee discount. Flexible schedule, great for mothers and college students. Management cared for employees and were always listening to concerns.

    ConsDemanding and constant changing of marketing, displays, and floorset with tough deadline expectations. Daily sales goals and somewhat pushy on customers having to apply for store credit card.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Corporate America

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people are friendly. The location being in NJ nice to be away from the busy city. Good benefits. Started the star awards to recognize people who deserves it.

    ConsCommuting to NJ, in rush hour is not easy. Health benefits has decreased over the years. Difficult to move up within the company ladder so not much room for growth.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    my review

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat people, great benefits and great opportunity

    Consthere are none to speak of

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsReally good company to work for specially if you are a student. The hours are great and it is a fairly easy job.

    ConsBecause it's a kids store be prepared to be cleaning every 5 minutes and stuffing credit cards down the parents throat.

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    There some Pros and Cons

    Product Designer (Current Employee) Secaucus, NJ (US)

    Pros- great benefits, including 30% employee's discount, free fruits, limo service, 401(K), medical, vision, and dental, overseas traveling expenses' reimbursement, etc.
    - great opportunity for recent college grads to gain necessary industry experience, including overseas work and travel

    Cons- long hours
    - unpaid overtime and weekends
    - favoritism
    - poor evaluation system

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to improve evaluation system
    manage better work-life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Overall good - Just ridiculously high expectations.

    Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) Orlando, FL (US)

    Pros-Encouragement to move up
    -Ability to speak to your upper management (DM, RD, LPM) whenever needed; Open Door Policy even though they are not in the office

    Cons-Recent budget cuts decrease the benefits for holiday pay
    -Overly high expectations with extremely limited hours. There is not enough time/payroll to help the customers and complete the floorsets, etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    I did not like working here

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Scarborough, ON (Canada)

    Prosfun environment, alot of kids, busy, and interactive

    Consvery low working hours at least at the scaborough town centre location (Toronto, Canada), I worked there for two days until I found a better job and they never paid me. I contacted my manager, HR, and payroll and they said they will fix it "as soon as possible" which is ridiculous if you ask me. Also its long hours on your feet and large work load. They hired alot of employees and only gav each sale associate 3 hour shifts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpdate payroll and make it more organized, give employees more working hours and relieve the workload

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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    blah

    Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) Brooklyn, NY (US)

    ProsBenefits for part time employees
    Typical retail job

    ConsManagement under a lot of pressure and in turn associates are put under a lot of stress for very little pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement and Royalty are two different words.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Worked for The Children's Place? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.