The Children's Place Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
492 Reviews

2.2
492 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
Jane Elfers
233 Ratings

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)

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Employee Reviews

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits for part time employees
    Typical retail job

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management and Royalty are two different words.

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

    There some Pros and Cons

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Designer  in  Secaucus, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Product Designer in Secaucus, NJ (US)

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    need to improve evaluation system
    manage better work-life balance

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall good - Just ridiculously high expectations.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Store Level Is a Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Sales Lead

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

    Pros

    good employee discount, managers have ability to works several aspects of the business, relaxed attitude when it comes to scheduling, usually open to new ideas based on what is best for each store, great promotions for customers, decent raises once a year, nice culture with other stores in district

    Cons

    pushy with credit cards, stingy with payroll which leads managers to spend a lot of customer service time dealing with visual merchandising, does not promote from within the company/lots of outside hiring

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great part time job.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Discount on children's clothes and flexible schedule..

    Cons

    Low pay and set amount of hours that the store can use.

  7.  

    Great Product and promotions for customers.

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    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great pay . Great hours and great customers.

    Cons

    Too many prices changes and moves done daily,weekly as well as monthly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't work with the company.

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

    Great Experience.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    This is a great job to have if you need a second job or even just something to get you out of the house. Honesty, it's a really easy job to have!

    Cons

    Compensation could definitely be better. They do offer health insurance and such but other than that on benefits, unless you're a Store Manager or higher, you don't get bonuses or much more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your associates. They know and understand more than you think. Your associates should have more benefits or more incentives. It would help everyone with in the store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Open, friendly place for work

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

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

    Pros

    The management is friendly, engaging, and always thinking of ways to improve. They are helpful, easy to approach and talk to, and ready to help both the customer as well as their employees. Schedules are flexible, and managers are accommodating and very fair and understanding.

    Cons

    Hours are inconsistent. It is difficult to determine a stable or consistent paycheque, as you could work an abundance of hours during the holidays but then drop to only a few in a week immediately after.

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    Store Lead

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    Current Employee - Store Lead  in  Mishawaka, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Store Lead in Mishawaka, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    There's always room to grow with this company. I was hired in for holiday help and I was promoted to Store Lead a couple months later.

    Cons

    It's retail so the pay isn't as good as I would like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awful working experience.

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    Former Employee - Sales Lead  in  Sandy, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Sandy, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    A fast paced environment where there is always something going on so you are never really bored. The discount is pretty awesome.

    Cons

    Some of the biggest cons I found while working there: Low pay, no payroll, they hardly gave any training to their employees, sometimes the workload is ridiculous, horrible district manager, everything changes last minute, store managers and employees are overworked, and they are not flexible with schedules at all!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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