The Children's Place Reviews

Updated 27 August, 2014
Updated 27 August, 2014
492 Reviews

2.3
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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  1.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Huntington Beach, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Huntington Beach, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement and good employee discount. Flexible schedule, great for mothers and college students. Management cared for employees and were always listening to concerns.

    Cons

    Demanding and constant changing of marketing, displays, and floorset with tough deadline expectations. Daily sales goals and somewhat pushy on customers having to apply for store credit card.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Corporate America

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    The people are friendly. The location being in NJ nice to be away from the busy city. Good benefits. Started the star awards to recognize people who deserves it.

    Cons

    Commuting to NJ, in rush hour is not easy. Health benefits has decreased over the years. Difficult to move up within the company ladder so not much room for growth.

    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time

    Pros

    Really good company to work for specially if you are a student. The hours are great and it is a fairly easy job.

    Cons

    Because it's a kids store be prepared to be cleaning every 5 minutes and stuffing credit cards down the parents throat.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Will Work You To Death

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    I cant think of one.

    Cons

    They will take advantage of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue all your price changes aren,t going to help you once you figure out that it is how you treat your employees that will help you, you might stand a chance. Save the money you spent on cookies and give more payroll.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    my review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great people, great benefits and great opportunity

    Cons

    there are none to speak of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a good place to work-I wouldn't ever recommend this company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Great PTO policy 22 days
    Good discount
    Clothes are really cute

    Cons

    Unrealistic work load for the amount of hours given
    Low pay
    Internal promotes receive salary offers way below external candidates
    Store managers over worked. 60-80 hour work weeks
    Upper management leads by fear
    Inappropriate management practices get overlooked if upper management likes or favors manager
    Law suits run rampid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten workload
    Promote with fair salarys to internals
    Stop favoritism
    Regional managers should not be able to swear and get angry in front of store teams
    Address DM and RD poor behaviors
    The CEO is one of the worst CEO in the industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Beware of The Children's Place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Lead  in  Douglasville, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Douglasville, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good discount if you have kids but they hand out coupons to customers like candy so it's not really anything special.

    Cons

    You will want to cry after every shift. No matter what you do for this company, it is never enough. They are constantly changing everything you do and make you shove their credit card down the parents throat. Also, no hours or pay. You're supposed to get a break every four hours but nobody lets you take that break. Just stay away!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to realize that some of your employees have good ideas and you could benefit from actually listening to them and treating them better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Doesn't train management

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

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    There's the discount. You basically work on your own.

    Cons

    Company changes prices weekly sometimes more than that and they don't give you the hours to have more than one and one coverage and floorset is practically every week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your store managers they don't know how to do their job. The company culture is horrible. Give your stores hours to complete their tasks and stop complaining when we can't finish when we're overtasked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Over worked, un-realistic expectations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

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

    Pros

    Great pay, solid benefits, good product.

    Cons

    Overly operationally heave, reports to help you read other reports. Unrealistic expectations of store visuals with hours and merch flow given. Rude and condescending upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    There some Pros and Cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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