The Children's Place
2.4 of 5 391 reviews
www.childrensplace.com Secaucus, NJ 5000+ Employees

The Children's Place Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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2.4 391 reviews

                             

28% Approve of the CEO

The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers

Jane Elfers

(190 ratings)

28% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "A higher than most employee discount, 30% off even on clearance items"
    in 27 reviews
  • "Great discount off anything on-top of sales going on"
    in 22 reviews
Cons:
  • "Associates are expected to train upper management when unqualified management is hired"
    in 39 reviews
  • "They should have a better system so you don't have to get a last minute babysitter"
    in 19 reviews
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Good Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at The Children's Place

ProsAlot of work but great company

Consthere are really
no
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Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

Prosopportunities to grow within the company, mgmt ensures that all associates have a quality of life.

Conslong hours, salary associates are not entitled to overtime pay.

Advice to Senior Managementremember once you were an associate.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice place to grow

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Youngstown, OH (US)

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

ProsGreat discounts for employees on everything

Consnot a regular schedule each week

Advice to Senior Managementcontinue to customer service each customer

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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There is room to grow

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
Destin, FL (US)

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

ProsI had pleasure working with a very great leadership team, my supervisor mentored me and allowed me to grow within the company

Consjust like any retail job not having nights and weekends off with your family, never a set schedule

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great product!!!

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Tupelo, MS (US)

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

ProsGreat discounts for associates, flexible hours.

ConsTo many associates so therefore no hours!!!!!!

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your good employees!!! Let go of so many associates so others could get more hours!!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not bad not good

Anonymous (Former Employee)

I worked at The Children's Place

ProsVery open schedule, easy work

ConsUnorganized , don't train you at all, favor ism was actually fired even though I had not ever gotten written up and took on extra shifts

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees and be fair

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat benefits and salary. Fun working environment. Great peers. It's a good part time job for stay at home mom or college student.

ConsNot enough payroll and upper management have refuse to listen to store management about obstacles in the store. There is no work-life balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more involved with the day-to-day operation and recognize the stores are suffering. Stop having corporate visit that requires overspending payroll by give corporate false vision on stores. Upper management telling store management about getting nannies or placing kids in facilities so that store manager can work 60-70 hours work weeks. Not professional at all.

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Good company to work for,

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Secaucus, NJ (US)

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

ProsCompany is changing, so perfect time to gain experience.

ConsWorking with managers who have been with the company for years. They are scared to think outside of the box and ruffle any feathers.

Advice to Senior ManagementLots of managers who have never managed teams before. Spend sometime getting to know your associates, know what they want out of their careers, and allow them to be innovative and make decisions on their own. This prevents me from recommending the company as a place to work. I fear others may come and find themselves extremely frustrated by the old systems and managers who are anxious.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The Children's Place is a great place to work.

Cashier-Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Birmingham, AL (US)

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

ProsThe are a friendly,family oriented company.

Consthere are no challenges working here

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good experience, but too much.

Stock Supervisor (Current Employee)
Elizabeth, NJ (US)

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

ProsVery easy job and very lenient company.

ConsAsk too much of you, especially for the low pay.
Very cheap company that doesn't appreciate their employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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