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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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  1. Good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wilkes-Barre, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wilkes-Barre, PA (US)

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The great discount. Working with great people.

    Cons

    The rules change on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Come work in the store more and you will see how to do a floor set.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Just don't do it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

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

    Pros

    I love the people that i work with

    Cons

    Low pay, non realistic expectations, No feeling of accomplishment ever. Nothing is ever complete because they change everything so often. Insurance is over priced.

    Advice to Management

    Give hours. If you want things done correctly, make sure you give us the resources to complete the task.

  3. Would not recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The PTO time for a store manager was very competitive.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? The workload is ridiculous. The stores that are getting it done have store managers who were willing to work 60+ hours per week. The associates were all hired in at minimum wage. I constantly felt my associates were dissatisfied and there was little I could do to get them engaged. The company has lots of "ideas" or "initiatives" but gives little to support them. Additionally the new return policy led to many angry customers who we in the field had to deal with. Additionally I felt there were no opportunities for me to advance beyond store manager.

    Advice to Management

    Your company is ranked worst places to work for a reason! Spend some time asking for honest feedback even if that feedback is around payroll or money in the stores. You would see a tremendous lift in your business just by allowing 3 person coverage or allowing payroll for some of the tasks to be completed outside of business hours. I also think you would see a decrease in your shrink result. You would also have more engaged and satisfied employees.

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  5. Horrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pto and discounts is the only plus and the employees are nice

    Cons

    Over worked no payroll to may price changes threw the wk. We run in 200 hrs. We do lrice changes tue and thu sometimes sat. Shipment of 50-75 boxes a day and floorsets due. If management gets pretty much 120 hrs off the back associates get 80 thats 2days a wk people have lives bills and families to support on minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    Come back to reality ur customers wont be taken care of if ur employees are not

  6. Worst work experience .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Woodbridge, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Woodbridge, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Hours work well if you have school or little availability since they give you so little hours .

    Cons

    Store management really sucks . ASM's do not know that they are doing they don't know how to count registers or they go to the store manager about everything that can be handled by themselves . So much work and cleaning that us associates have to do with so little pay its ridiculous. Managers show favoritism within the store . Management is basically a joke and the only people that is keeping the store going is the associates which most are only getting 7.25. Corporate wants so much out of the company and makes so much money to where they can't even treat employees right . Associates basically slave .

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to your associates. Thank your associates once in awhile . Hire better managers that can actually count registers and do simple stuff like maintain the store .

  7. High expectations, no hours to meet those expectations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place

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

    Pros

    Great discounts and good district managers

    Cons

    No hours to meet the expectations in the store

  8. "Run for the hills"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and pto
    Amazing clients enjoyed watching families grow

    Cons

    Where to start! This company used to have integrity and wanted their people to thrive succeed and develop amazing careers. Now they hire incompetent Dm's who do nothing more than gossip and make up fraudulent lies about previous employees. The staff that is left and newly hired staff have absolutely no respect this dm. I am SHOCKED that hr did not get involved. When you see multiple tenured management leaving for part associate jobs due to a lack competency in management there is a HUGE problem. Truly disappointed in the regional and hr manager for not getting involved. I was so disappointed in leaving this company and did not want to. But poor judgment in hiring and the only people who are promoted or rehired are ones who talk poorly about others.

    Advice to Management

    Regional and HR I would strongly suggest to dig in and find out why there really was such a huge turnover rate in a district. Everyone stayed even after the previous DM left for months until you hired some one with a lack of maturity!

  9. Helpful (1)

    I did not like this job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    there are none at all

    Cons

    managers were terrible and rude

    Advice to Management

    Have the skills for the job

  10. Kins Plaza Children"s Place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Managers are very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Not many hours after holidays, somewhat of favoritism when it comes to employees, rude customers, stealing

    Advice to Management

    Randomly review the stores without them knowing so you can get a better look on what goes on daily.

  11. Sales Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Lead
    Former Employee - Sales Lead

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

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

    Pros

    Great Employee discount. Great Teams. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    No payroll for work load expected. No support from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your associates feedback especially when you ask for it. Do not lump everything together all at once example Floorset, hardmarks and PPP all in the same weekend. then change it all again the next week especially during a holiday.

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