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
Jane Elfers
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.  

    CSR

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier-Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier-Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Large amount of workers staffed at my location
    Worked as a family
    Had fun working with both CSRs and ASMs/SM
    Room for growth in company

    Cons

    Min. Wage for per diem workers (which is expected)
    Push credit cards

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very unprofessional environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Houma, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Houma, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very fun environment-great music to work to.
    The clothing was very well made and we always had great sales, promos and coupons.
    The benefit package and pay were inline with other retailers,

    Cons

    The store I worked at had some rude and very unprofessional employees.
    The workload was always heavy and we never had enough hours to keep up with it etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a closer eye on store personnel and atmosphere.
    Allow for more hours during heavy workloads.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Unrealistic

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits as far as holiday pay and pto.

    Cons

    Payroll is ridiculous. Not enough time to do everything. Updates on top of updates make it difficult to set store. Poor training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Hustle and Bustle

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Good pay, nice PTO time and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Always changing plans last minute, cut in payroll hours, but still have to do same amount of work. Very difficult at times to manage all work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give hours to the stores that actually need them, so we can maintain excellant brand experience for our customer. Help with shrink at target stores and TRAINING

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing People in a great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    I feel very valued in my job! The work is challenging but extremely rewarding. I would recommend this company to anyone who really wants to make a difference as a leader in specialty retail. Great benefits!!

    Cons

    You will not be bored! This job keeps you moving and is always looking for a new competitive edge. You must be adaptable to change and willing to embrace each day as it comes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! We see your improvements each day. I am proud to work for The Children's Place!

  7.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier-Sales Associate in Anderson, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier-Sales Associate in Anderson, SC (US)

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Flexible
    Room for advancement
    Fun and friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours.
    Some confusing policies between outlets and stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what they are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It's great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    The people the work atmosphere is easy going

    Cons

    We do everything from shipment to merchandising

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

  9.  

    childcare

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Childcare in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Childcare in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    it is a good job is you want to continuo in the childcare career or work in a montesory, creche or in a school and good for learning the language and the culture

    Cons

    You do not have workmates if you work for a private family and after some time you get tired if you are social person.

  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for because of the family/work balance. Good discount (30% off)

    Cons

    Other than wanting to work more hours to get benefits, it's a great company to work for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Assistant manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lansing, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lansing, MI (US)

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Laid back, hardworking management, great customers

    Cons

    Lots of shopifting, not enough hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the hard work, and do what ever you can to minimize shoplifting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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