The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
576 Reviews
2.2
576 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is good especially since it can be used on all sale and clearance (in 40 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 58 reviews)

  • Top managment would make last minute decisions and we would have to stay late to redo floor sets (in 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very fast paced environment

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Jackson, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Jackson, NJ (US)

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for sales associates, room for advancement,. Enjoyed being with other moms and their children. Co-workers were friendly and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Selling credit card with high interest rate. It's not what you know sometimes, it who you know, Constant changes to floorsets & marketing. Upper management always got the best schedules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaders should be approachable and considerate of others life/work balance. Don't show favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Heavy workload non existent payroll

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Lots of paid time off each year but it doesnt roll over to the next year. Employee discount is 30% off but most coupons will get any guest same amount.

    Cons

    No payroll allocated for stock, pricing, and our visual moves. DM micro manages each store daily. Deadlines for visual unobtainable due to constant updates and late items and documents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of cutting payroll and supply budget try not fattening your own pockets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Does not care about it's people, will overwork you to the point of exhaustion.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    The pay, and that's it.

    Cons

    Salaried managers are expected to put in 60+ hours a week. They do not care about customer experience, only that the store looks good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a heart, and care about your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    it was okay to work there

    Cons

    it was always busy to work there

  6.  

    Asst Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Kingwood, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Kingwood, TX (US)

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The managers are treated pretty well, all depending if course on the district manager. Pay is good for retail management. Hourly associate pay greatly varies.

    Cons

    Not a lot of support from upper management. They think you can work miracles on a floorset with very few hours alloted to do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It's Retail

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Exton, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Exton, PA (US)

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    For part time employees the scheduling was pretty flexible! There was always something to do so you wouldn't get bored to often while working. The employee discount was the bestiary!

    Cons

    Obviously the holiday season is rough. Longer hours and you could get screwed over if another employee called out. My store really pushed the credit card enrollment which was stressful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    For a mom wanting some pin money. This is the place for you. Show's you been in the job market when being a mom.

    Cons

    Not enough money in it, not enough hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    WORST JOB EVER!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    employee discount was 30% so I practically got things for nothing

    Cons

    No hours, terrible management, can't moe up in company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't work here. You don't need the stress.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Fellow Associates are nice to work with. Though of course that depends on the store. Are sometimes flexalbe with your availability times. If you have kids the discount is decent. That is unless they're giving customers a better coupon. Might as well use that instead.

    Cons

    - Are constantly being told to change floor set week after week. Constant mark downs and changes in prices. To add to that you are hardly given hours to get things done on top of helping customers.
    - no additional pay for unpacking shipment, being a garbage man etc,
    - You'd be lucky if you get more than 10 to 12 hours a week. They try their best to give you as little hours as they can and force you to do an insane amount of work in that small amount of time
    - district manager is a joke.
    - There is no room for advancement.
    - They'd rather hire clueless new people from outside the business than move up a current employee.
    - There also isn't even a chance to get a raise. Working there for well over a year and still getting paid minimum wage.
    - The managers only look out for themselves when making the schedule. Giving each other every other weekend off and penciling in week long vacations. Meanwhile if you'd want to request a day off even for something important let alone vacation it's an issue.
    - As an employee here your personal life is not taken in to consideration. All managers care about is you showing up for your shift.
    - Call in shifts are a joke and you have to circle your life around the job, call them to ask if they need you to work and if they don't your entire day is wasted.
    - you're hardly even training. You're hired told to go fold shirts and maybe when a fellow associate has time they'll show you how to use the register. But getting actual proper training from management doesn't happen.
    - Managers are rude and give employee's attitudes for no reason.
    - constant nagging to get place credit cards. Always being pestered to meet goals and even if you do it's still not enough. the horrid cards are what seem to care about the most
    - the sales floor looks like an over stocked mess with all the merchandise packed on the floor, isn't even shoppable
    - Customers are rude, cheap, and have no idea how to control their children.

    Don't work here point blank. You will leave here miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to care about your employees. Maybe more would stick around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Unorganized

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at The Children's Place part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Sometimes we have potlucks ran/organized by sale associates for the half hour break.
    Friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Aggressive tactics you must ALWAYS get the costumers email and phone # . To make sure this happening they give you email capture sheet where you fill out the transaction # and whether or not you got the email. If you are below 80% you are blamed for it by your manager,because your manager was most likely blamed for it by DM.

    Its terrible when you ask for all this personal info and you get angry costumers

    The clothing itself is not good quality, even with the email discounts.

    Upper Management , not making a allowance for more people to work when need it.

    Rude customers

    Too many expectations from managers.

    Being on cash all day messes with your head.

    Noisy kids who ( If you can handle it)

    Not know where everything is, because set changes/signage change regularly.

    You don't get commission, and your paid very little.

    My SM isn't really qualified, is not good at organizing people or people in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring a proper training program for new hires, be a little flexible. Do not play the blame game on your store managers, or sale associates. Keep track on those you hire in managers positions, and encourage/nurture them so they can be more productive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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