The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
578 Reviews
2.2
578 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
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264 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.  

    Buyer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great employee discount

    Cons

    Not much,room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create opportunities for more input from employees

  2.  

    Could have been better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    They offer good clothing at a lower price than competitors.

    Cons

    Company has a very high turn over rate
    High worker expectations
    Company does not put any emphasis on work home life balance.

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

    ASM

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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

    pay is ok for management

    Cons

    always working Holidays, Associates get few hours and no benefits. Management doesn't care about employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Too much change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  6.  

    Satisfactory

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

    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
  7.  

    Well, it's retail..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  8.  

    Good place to get experience

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

    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
  9.  

    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
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    Salve job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place part-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers grieta discount

    Cons

    No Hours bad Pay management aré rude

  11.  

    Work load unrealistic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Stoney Creek, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Stoney Creek, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - loved dealing with customers, especially return ones
    - loved my staff members
    - decent discount

    Cons

    - ridiculous workload with unrealistic timelines
    - no appreciation from upper management on going above and beyond on tasks
    - upper management is too easy to place blame on stores under their direction instead of helping them in order to cover their own butt
    - zero payroll allowance to accomplish what is needed or for floor coverage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    INVEST in your stores and employees so that you can have some longevity in your staff.
    APPRECIATE what your managers do
    LISTEN and ACT on the suggestion and concerns coming from your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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