The Children's Place Reviews

Updated 26 April, 2015
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  1. Upper management has no idea what it's like to work in a store

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

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Staff at store level
    excellent benefits available for full time employees
    cute product
    IF your store is fully staffed management schedule can be relaxed

    Cons

    Constantly changing promos and sales are confusing to customers and employees who might only work one or two days a week.
    Home office seems oblivious to concerns of the store.
    District manager completely out of touch.

  2. sales associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I have been working at The Children's Place (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun working environment, employee discount, flexible schedule, friendly store level managers , loyal customer base

    Cons

    Need to better appreciate staff and give employees stable hours instead of 4 one week and 40 the next! Upper level managment ( district and regional mangers) doesnt have realistic on how store should be ran or understand what the customers want.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to better appreciate sales associates, give stable work hours and be more selective during hiring process and stop hiring a bunch of people with having enough payroll hours to go around.

  3. Not bad, management needs to stop hiring inexperienced supervisors

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Poughkeepsie, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Poughkeepsie, NY (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the customers are super nice
    Co-workers are awesome to work with
    Management is very structured and holds you to high standards

    Cons

    Not enough hours to go around, management keeps hiring people and cutting everyone's hours, open availability means nothing to management.

    Advice to Management

    Really think about who you're hiring BEFORE you hire them, instead of figuring it out after all your employees have lodged complaints.

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  5. Good and Bad, differs with location.

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

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Understanding managers, good working environment,

    Cons

    Barely trained ANYONE (even new managers), Low pay, many rude customers

    Advice to Management

    Put higher value in your employees, set up a training program,

  6. Sales Associate, Sales Lead, and Assistant Store Manager.

    • 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 part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In the store I work in, you are put into multiple roles (in my opinion) so after working there for a year or so, you know what needs to be done in most aspects of the store. That in itself was great experience for me since I am a Retail Major. My store also has a lot of workers who have been there for a year or more. That makes it a lot easier to connect with people because you've known them for "X" amount of time and makes work fun! Management is also very flexible with my college schedule, which is great and MUCH appreciated. Good discount and also bonuses for amount of credit card applications you receive. Management is also very open to new ideas and suggestions anyone has.

    Cons

    Not as much associate appreciation as other companies. The discount is great, but when you're a college student like me and you don't have any children to spoil, it's often pointless. Lots of visual/promotional updates that can sometimes overlap each other...if you're in management and you're there often, this can be frustrating because you end up doing "double work" sometimes. Not always opportunities for advancement. You may have to seek them out yourself rather than being "promoted".

    Advice to Management

    Nothing as of right now!

  7. Store manager

    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits! Lots of PTO. Good pay.

    Cons

    Workload is just insane and usually requires the store manager to work well over 40 hours. 20-30 boxes of freight everyday. Only 2 people working in the store at most times because of lack of payroll give.

    Advice to Management

    Be ready to have no life outside of work. If your a go-getter, this is the place for you.

  8. Amazing, always something to do

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The store is very easy to learn about and see where clothes go. You don't have to deal with customers unless they ask for a size or at the register. Your main focus is te store and management is amazing and friendly

    Cons

    Some rude customers and I wish we could wear tennis shoes

    Advice to Management

    None so far they are amazing at training and have great patience

  9. Don't even waste your time to work here.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No good reasons to work for this company at all to be honest.

    Cons

    Very little pay, not enough hours, they expect the managers to do everything, upper management focuses way too much on what you don't do rather than balancing out what's good and what's not working, store managers are involved with the gossip way too much and have favoritism. Floor set is always changing, price points drop basically a penny less and they expect you to hard-mark, merchandise and sign the entire store with the limited amount of hours they provide you with. Definitely no growth opportunities with this company.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some decent managers and then you will see a successful store

  10. I worked at TCP for about six months. It was technically my first job and the experience was just okay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rockwall, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rockwall, TX (US)

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was decent, there's bonuses that may be awarded by the number of credit card applications you are able to get during the month, and you also have a pretty good 30% discount as well as associate appreciation week that increases that which is nice. Accommodating and understanding when it came to school schedules, great managers!

    Cons

    Aside from the bonuses every once in a while due to credit cards, there's not great benefits. The employee appreciation is very low compared to other companies. There seems to not be very much room for advancement in the same company. The store that I worked for was also a bit disorganized and we had some misunderstandings, although management was pretty accommodating and understanding. You have full call-in shifts that you are responsible for and are an extreme hassle.

    Advice to Management

    Full call-in shifts should not be a thing, more people should be scheduled on planned busy days specially when stocking is necessary, and there should be a formal platform to turn in request off days so that those and their approval/denial can be tracked by everyone.

  11. Unattainable results on a daily basis. Heavy workload. Stressed to the max.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Sales Manager in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Store Sales Manager in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice PTO benefits for Store managers. Had stability in the position.

    Cons

    Heavy workload that seemed unattainable in between customers. Deadlines for floorsets couldn't be reached due to product never arriving on time. Payroll always a struggle- Expected to complete tasks but no payroll properly allotted. Poor pay for associates, only allowed to hire as minimum wage. The corporate atmosphere overtook in the last couple years from the family based atmosphere originally hired into.

    SSM expected to work strenuous hours on a regular with no home balance. Stressful and tiring.

    Advice to Management

    Take advice from field associates on a regular basis opposed to the home office executives. Field associates take on the work load and seem over looked by headquarters.

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