The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
559 Reviews
2.2
559 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.  

    Good place to get experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    It made me hate retail.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier-Sales Associate in Thornhill, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier-Sales Associate in Thornhill, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    I worked with friends, so it was a fun time. Other than that... no pros.

    Cons

    Bad management, low wage, and no structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get organized and setup a structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Management in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pto, employee discount great!

    Cons

    heavy work load ,but company wants it done on slim to little or at no cost! floor set no hours. 2 part coverage 7 days a week including peak times. visual moves all month long, last minute window direction, no work life balance, poor allocation of hours for middle volume stores, some lower volume stores receive more hours then stores with more volume, high expectation around customer service, which is very hard to do when we're left to do all tasking during business hours because we simply don't get hours to tend to customers the way we're expected to do so.

    a lot of turn over comes from being overworked and management not getting the support that's needed to run these million plus dollar stores!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't do it if you've haven't had any experience in children's retail apparel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    ok environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    interaction with the customers, manager

    Cons

    Associates can act phony at times, no flexible, unable to accommodate without making you feel not apart of the team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Ordinary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Not much growth within the company. Only perks employee discount

    Cons

    Not a very welcoming place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage people in activities to motivate the sales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    No payroll and no time for a personal life.

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

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

    Pros

    Great district manager and great benefits. The customers are great for the most part. The quality of our product is really great considering how low the prices are. Really great trendy product for an exceptional price.

    Cons

    2/2 coverage almost all year. It's hard to squeeze in time for a bathroom break. The workload is ridiculous considering you have no payroll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your store manager's feedback. We are in our stores everyday. We are living and breathing everything that you guys set in motion. Listen to our feedback and value it.
      Some of the cut backs are absolutely unreasonable. We aren't allowed to hire any part time sales associate at a wage higher than minimum wage! How can we get quality employees at that wage? You get what you pay for in most cases. Usually only minors are interested in a job once they hear we only pay minimum wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not the worst place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Tuscaloosa, AL

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

    Pros

    Decent heath benefits and a Paid Time Off

    Cons

    The technology is outdated
    Product that is coming into stores is not seasonably appropriate (Example: 3-in-Jackets rolling into to Southern stores in early August)
    Visual communications from company are flawed at best
    Little payroll is going into the stores. Based on the ability of the corporate office to get things done for stores, I'm guess they are in the same boat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Right now it feels like the company is saving for something special, like maybe a pony. The problem I have is, I don't know what the company is saving for. All I know from working in the store is I'm not getting technology that is equivalent to our competitors, repairs to my store in a timely manner (I have some major repairs that need to done but no one seems to care or have the power to do anything), the ability to call in an extra person when we are having a fantastic sales day, or wear now product. The company needs to tell us in the stores what we are saving money for. After walking into one of our competitors store yesterday and selling their product and sales support I'm sorry to say that I don't think we stand a chance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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