The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated 23 January 2015
Updated 23 January 2015
606 Reviews
2.3
606 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
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278 Ratings

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.  

    Okay for a first job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    I was hired without any experience.

    Cons

    They don't want to take the time to train you. They expect store associates to do everything while the assistant manager does nothing.
    They have these shifts where you have to plan to be available for them, but you have call in to make sure they need you. So basically you may not really be working that shift but you have to rearrange your time and life as if you were.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Sales Lead

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Sales Lead

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

    Pros

    Management experience, Flexible hours, fun co-workers.

    Cons

    They do not try to develop employees or promote within, Hours are up and down for sales lead, rarely receive extra payroll hours for floor-set and processing freight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be successful you must be a self learner because of lack of training hours... also this is not an office job you must be willing to multitask and get thing done during down times.

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
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    ......

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    After 8 years finally got paid 12.

    Cons

    Do manager jobs and even train managers who are in hire positions. Hire people outside of company who have no clue and expect lower on the ladder associates to train them instead of moving the current employee up the ladder. On-call shifts waste your day. Hours are skid dish an vary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your workers, especially ones with family and on calls are stupid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of work, rewarding growth and learning

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    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Constant development and feedback from district manager level. Ability to grow within the company. Ability to make decisions in merchandising on your own, you truly run your 4 walls. Good PTO policy.

    Cons

    Heavy workload around back to school, difficulty hiring at a low rate for associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow us to hire a little higher, let us keep people longer. Need a training program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Secaucus, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Secaucus, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    - great benefits: paid time off, 401K, summer Fridays.

    Cons

    - it is a place that I'll recommend to a friend

    Recommends
  8.  

    Love the staff. Children and adults are awful.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Discount. Co-workers make you feel like family.

    Cons

    Store is a mess constantly. Adult guests are very rude and can't control their own children.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Loved my coworkers
    Great flexibility

    Cons

    Top managment would make last minute decisions and we would have to stay late to redo floor sets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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