The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
611 Reviews
2.3
611 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
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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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier-Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier-Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX

    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.  

    Easy and Fun

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

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    To start off MY managers are great. They're very helpful and care about other employees concerns. They really want you to do well so they take their time to train you. The associate discount is always a plus.

    Cons

    Definitely the customers, they're a challenge. Some are rude, some are nice, some just think they're superior than you. I'm nice and friendly to everyone who walks in our store, but there's no pleasing everyone. But what can you do then? Not much but continue to be nice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    very well

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

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    very clean store, informative of new product

    Cons

    management, fairness, lack of understanding

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very fast paced environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Jackson, NJ
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Jackson, NJ

    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
  6.  

    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
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time (more than a 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
  7.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
  8.  

    A really great place to be empowered and grow.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Very flexible, many opportunities grow, great management ( or maybe I've just been lucky)

    Cons

    Not many hours for a sales associate and the pay is not the best. Strive to move up and this will change. Corporate tends demand too much and it doesn't take much consideration in other factors a store faces when they set tight deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For management store level keep doing what you are doing. For management at the corporate level, take into inconsideration what a store will face daily when setting high expectations to meet at specific deadlines and understand you have very passionate people so harness that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Pretty Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great sales on clothing
    Promotes from within
    Lots of contests between stores to win cool prizes

    Cons

    Not enough money spent on payroll, so the store isn't always as covered as it should be.
    Too many visits from Regional managers - some stores get tons of visits while others never get one.
    District managers are not trained properly and some don't make an attempt to learn.
    Furious customers becuase of changes in return policies, coupons, etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evening out regional manager visits - so each store gets visited an equal amount of time.
    Too many changes within the company such as policies, coupons, etc.. confuses customers and they don't like it.
    More money should be spent on payroll so that its not on 2/2 coverage even during peak times.
    Benefits to part-time employees, might make them stay longer.
    Having more full time employees, not just SM and ASM. All mangers should be full time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Assistant manager

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

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Good staff, friendly customers, good discount if you have children, it comes in handy!

    Cons

    Not enough coverage, low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more dollars in payroll, if you want a floor set, markdowns, window change and customer service to be completed , then realize that 2 on 2 coverage will not cut it! Also pay your managers more, they work their tails off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Cashier in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Lead Cashier in Athens, GA

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

    Pros

    Good hours, great people, good district manager, ability to move up if you bump elbows with the right people

    Cons

    Hours are good except the fact shifts are scheduled so your whole day revolves around work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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