The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated 15 December, 2014
Updated 15 December, 2014
575 Reviews
2.2
575 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
Jane Elfers
263 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.  

    Too much change

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Easy to sell clothing, great pay for management.

    Cons

    Too much pressure on management team. There are always last minute changes on changes already made last minute. There aren't any hours for proper training. Employees are solely promoted based on favoritism not work ethic. The company needs to maintain a steady SOP system that isn't so frequently changed .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dm's should do anonymous surveys quarterly to get a better understanding of each stores struggles and frustration. Employees need to be fully trained especially before taking on leadership roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Satisfactory

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    They were able to work with my schedule whenever it changed.

    Cons

    Management was horrible. Worked there 2 years and changed manager 4 times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training and recruitment from within for manager positions would be better than hiring managers from other places.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Well, it's retail..

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

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to be promoted, if you really want to.

    Cons

    There can be petty drama within and between staff and drama. Inconsistent with policies and regulations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tighten up on policies. Leave the drama separate from work.

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  5.  

    Good place to get experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Cranston, RI (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Cranston, RI (US)

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, full time benefits,

    Cons

    No room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Only the strong survive

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

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Generous PTO, love the discount

    Cons

    Unrealistic workload, hard to keep associates due to low pay, not enough payroll hours to manage the workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your brick and mortar

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Lots of work, rewarding growth and learning

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Constant development and feedback from district manager level. Ability to grow within the company. Ability to make decisions in merchandising on your own, you truly run your 4 walls. Good PTO policy.

    Cons

    Heavy workload around back to school, difficulty hiring at a low rate for associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow us to hire a little higher, let us keep people longer. Need a training program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Secaucus, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Secaucus, NJ (US)

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - great benefits: paid time off, 401K, summer Fridays.

    Cons

    - it is a place that I'll recommend to a friend

    Recommends
  9.  

    Love the staff. Children and adults are awful.

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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

    Discount. Co-workers make you feel like family.

    Cons

    Store is a mess constantly. Adult guests are very rude and can't control their own children.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH (US)

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Loved my coworkers
    Great flexibility

    Cons

    Top managment would make last minute decisions and we would have to stay late to redo floor sets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very fast paced environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Jackson, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Jackson, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for sales associates, room for advancement,. Enjoyed being with other moms and their children. Co-workers were friendly and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Selling credit card with high interest rate. It's not what you know sometimes, it who you know, Constant changes to floorsets & marketing. Upper management always got the best schedules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaders should be approachable and considerate of others life/work balance. Don't show favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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