The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated 28 January, 2015
Updated 28 January, 2015
611 Reviews
2.3
611 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
Jane Elfers
281 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.  

    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

  2.  

    childcare

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    • 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.

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Assistant manager

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    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
  6.  

    Store Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Great communication, ability to have work life balance

    Cons

    Not enough hours for tasks at hand. Hard to hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of assessment for associates!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not too bad for a first job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    My coworkers are great and I've learned a lot from them all.

    Cons

    The store is large so there's always a mess. Some of the customers are a bit rude as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Working for The Children's Place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place (more than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing store manager and management team.

    Cons

    Corporate Offices are very unfair in wages of employees and management. No raises in a year and a half, and when it came time to "annual review", employees were laid-off. Bad business practices from corporate headquarters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great customer service.

  9.  

    Company is filled with heavy work load and no house to support the workload.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    The staff is friendly and dedicated. The customers for the most part are very nice. We have loyal customers that you get to know and become friendly with.

    Cons

    Hours are very minimum and workload is really high. This makes your day very frustrating when you have so much workload and customers in the store. The focus of the company is supposed to be the customers but the workload expectations most of the time are unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be prepared to go all day with out stopping.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Sales Associate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Detroit, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent hours, family like co-workers

    Cons

    Hours vary too much (one week 5 hours, the next week 30), push you as close to full time as possible if the store can, too much work, not enough hours for the store, they hire anyone and everyone, unprofessional, company is a joke, they dont care about the associates, no place for advancement, poor raises, raises depend on store not individuals performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    No benefits for being an employee, constant floor set changes

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Colorado Springs, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Colorado Springs, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    You get access to shipment as it comes in, therefore the sizes you need are usually available. And who wouldn't like to look at baby clothes all day?!

    Cons

    The employee discount is often as good as coupons that come out. If we have a PLACE card, employees do not receive the additional 5% for using it (WHY!?!). Employees are also flagged for using gift cards even though I ask for them for Christmas/birthdays for my own kids since it's primarily where I shop; that seems unfair. Higher ups are unaware of the time it takes a store to suddenly redo/"update" a floor set within the same week it is set. Silly things from changing walls to taking everything you just folded on a table and hanging it back on hangers, or vice versa. Stores aren't allotted enough hours to compensate for shipment and floor upkeep as well as solid customer service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want your stores to meet their daily goals, why don't you STOP HAVING BETTER ONLINE SALES?! How/why do you expect customers to come in with their little 30% coupon when you do 50% off the website with free shipping? Where is the perk there when it's more convenient to shop from home with little kids anyway?

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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