The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.4 461 reviews

26% Approve of the CEO

The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers

Jane Elfers

(221 ratings)

27% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is good especially since it can be used on all sale and clearance(in 31 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 45 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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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

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    Store Level Is a Great Place to Work

    Sales Lead (Current Employee)

    Prosgood employee discount, managers have ability to works several aspects of the business, relaxed attitude when it comes to scheduling, usually open to new ideas based on what is best for each store, great promotions for customers, decent raises once a year, nice culture with other stores in district

    Conspushy with credit cards, stingy with payroll which leads managers to spend a lot of customer service time dealing with visual merchandising, does not promote from within the company/lots of outside hiring

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great part time job.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDiscount on children's clothes and flexible schedule..

    ConsLow pay and set amount of hours that the store can use.

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    Store Sales Manager

    Store Manager (Current Employee) Richmond, VA

    ProsExcellent benefits and employee discount program. Flexible schedule and great team. Wonderful product with very little quality issues.

    ConsVery little room for advancement once you are a Store Manager. Being a salaried employee leads to working many long hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove communication and project timelines.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great job, great people!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe place I worked at the management was very encouraging, and commended you for your accomplishments. Everyone there was such great people! The pros definitely weigh out the cons!!!

    ConsCustomers lol. Some try to get you to give them a coupon even though it expired 5 months before. They give attitude but really in those situations you just have to laugh after the fact!

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone, keep up the hard work!

     

    Good Environment

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Wichita Falls, TX

    ProsShort shifts. Co workers were easy to get along with. Management wasn't bad.

    ConsThe store is so crowded because they try and fit no much clothes in there. Of course the little kids run around and knock everything down. If you are on the floor your job is to basically re-fold all day. Other then that, not too many cons.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

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    There is room to grow

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee) Destin, FL

    ProsI had pleasure working with a very great leadership team, my supervisor mentored me and allowed me to grow within the company

    Consjust like any retail job not having nights and weekends off with your family, never a set schedule

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for,

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Secaucus, NJ

    ProsCompany is changing, so perfect time to gain experience.

    ConsWorking with managers who have been with the company for years. They are scared to think outside of the box and ruffle any feathers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLots of managers who have never managed teams before. Spend sometime getting to know your associates, know what they want out of their careers, and allow them to be innovative and make decisions on their own. This prevents me from recommending the company as a place to work. I fear others may come and find themselves extremely frustrated by the old systems and managers who are anxious.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience, but too much.

    Stock Supervisor (Current Employee) Elizabeth, NJ

    ProsVery easy job and very lenient company.

    ConsAsk too much of you, especially for the low pay.
    Very cheap company that doesn't appreciate their employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Moreno Valley, CA

    Prosflexible hours, discount perks are good

    Conspersonal growth isn't very great, hours are iffy at times.

    Advice to Senior Managementshow more value to your employees, allow for more personal growth

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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