The Children's Place
2.4 of 5 393 reviews
www.childrensplace.com Secaucus, NJ 5000+ Employees

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Too many politics, too much turnover, too much micromanagement...

Employee (Former Employee)
Secaucus, NJ (US)

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

ProsThe majority of the people who work for the company are smart, talented people. Benefits are fantastic compared to other retailers at the corporate level. Workload is fair and manageable most of the time.

ConsThe politics here are terrible. Upper management is similar to a high school clique...seems as if many talented executives have been hired and quickly fired, to the point where sometimes they aren't there long enough to even attempt to make a difference. The amount of micromanagement is un-believeable. Being at a mid-senior level at the company is almost impossible...your boss is 'scared' to make any decisions, which makes you unable to properly give direction to your staff, which is incredibly frustrating. There is way too much time wasted waiting for approvals, feedback, cross-functional agreement, etc. due to the politics. Depends on the 'mood' of the decision maker that day. The turnover here is higher than I have seen at any other company, which is very unfortunate.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart utilizing your teams, and stop micromanaging all aspects of the business. Stop playing favorites, it is incredibly unprofessional.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Secaucus, NJ (US)

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


Pros: The job is pretty lay back, the co-workers are OK.… Cons: The managements are weak technically. They won't help you to resolve the issues, but… Advice to Senior Management: The company can be much better by playing less politics. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Love my job, but not in love with the low pay!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Algonquin, IL (US)

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


Pros: It's really a lot of fun. I love the… Cons: The pay is pathetic, especially for all the hours we… Advice to Senior Management: Pay your staff more! This would solve a lot… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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