The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
513 Reviews
2.2
513 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
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242 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is good especially since it can be used on all sale and clearance (in 36 reviews)

  • Good money, good quality clothing, great discount on the clothes (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Associates are expected to train upper management when unqualified management is hired (in 53 reviews)

  • Need to have more hours then they give for Back to School, Christmas, and floor sets (in 30 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Pros

    The great team you work with.

    Cons

    Company culture, disorganized, no payroll, unrealistic expectations, terrible regional manager, horrible customers, ludacris return policy, 20% increase for ALL internal promotions. The list goes on. Only work if you desperately need the money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over, back to the drawing board!! Show your store teams some appreciation (not cookies) and corporate REALLY needs to help the high volume stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Nightmare

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    The only reason I stayed for so long was because my friends wrkd there

    Cons

    Management was awful, spent most of the time eating and talking in the back just watching us from the security cameras and that was when we finally DID have management since we went around without one for around 3 months. Salary was a joke, I was working full time hours as a part time worker and we never got raises. never got trained and just working there was depressing in general, being surrounded by screaming kids and angry parents all the time having things thrown at you. Rarely ever got to take breaks except for your lunch break and if you happened to miss your scheduled time then you have to fine someone to take your post others wise no lunch for you. Even just going to the bathroom you'd get radioed trying to find where you are and why your not on the floor selling

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    sales

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    customer services, busy, employee discount, flexible

    Cons

    poor management, poor pay scale, poor work hours available

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck with that

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Crazy Town

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great discount!
    20 days PTO (personal time off) and 10 days sick pay.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Don't do it...RUN!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide your stores with adequate payroll. Stop with the updates, to the update, to the update...enough already!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Manager was horrible. But the staff it self was great.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Montgomery, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Montgomery, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    Got to work with wonderful people. The customer were nice. The staff itself was great. They helped e learn really fast.

    Cons

    Store manager was VERY lazy and rude. She was never there an made poor decisions that hurt her whole staff. She talked really bad about her staff and got mad when everybody quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have your store manager do more work and stop relying on other people to do YOUR work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Wouldn't ever go back.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Woodbridge, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbridge, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Nothing, they Didn't value employess much. Very rude management

    Cons

    Everything. Literally. It was horrible working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop doing favorites

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't do it

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead  in  Tyler, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Tyler, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    - Competitive salary if you are anything more than a sales associate

    Cons

    - Everything. Too many floor sets
    - Management doesn't care about you
    - They brainwash you and try to make you think that the "company" is the only thing on the planet
    - Sneaky, dishonest, backstabbers
    - Company doesn't care about you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that nobody really wants to do this forever, lighten up, realize you aren't the center of the universe. Become a real person. Managers, these aren't "your" stores. You do all of the work for someone else. You don't own the store, the company, anything. You are not in charge of anything and never will be. Find a job that matters and changes lives. Children's clothing isn't important, it doesn't change lives, you leave no impact with this job so stop acting like you will be remembered for running a clothing store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    RUN, don't walk, away!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Secaucus, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ (US)

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Summer hours, Starbucks in walking distance.

    Cons

    Where to begin? Horrible management, constant turnover, everyone walking around waiting to be terminated, elitist, greedy CEO and upper management, little to no morale because raises are few and far between (thanks but no thanks for the "performance awards"... We're not in grade school and your dopey award won't pay my mortgage), corrupt HR department that makes hiring/firing decisions about other departments with absolutely no knowledge of those departments' needs or even functions, constant meetings to discuss other meetings and future meetings, upper management nickels and dimes employees to death on salary but goes to great lengths to insure their own astronomical salaries; nasty, catty CEO who thinks nothing of humiliating and demoralizing other executives in front of others...ugh, the list goes on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Terminate entire executive team starting with the CEO and start over!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Bad upper management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time

    Pros

    good team, lots of things to learn

    Cons

    hours, bad upper management. overworked and underpaid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst place I've ever worked!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Schedule is flexible
    Good hours
    Discount benefits

    Cons

    Extreme workload for low pay. Its seriously not worth working for a company who doesn't care about their employes. I worked there for a long time and I never got a raise. They expect so much from you and they don't even take the time to train you properly. There are no opportunities to grow in the company. One of the worst jobs I've ever had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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