The Children's Place Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
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Pros
  • Employee discount is pretty nice (in 40 reviews)

  • great discount if you have kids (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • My advice to anyone that was looking for a job would be to run very far away from TCP until all the upper management changes (in 58 reviews)

  • This company needs to get their act together, Floor sets are simple and well explained but the updates to the sets are overwhelming (in 33 reviews)

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  1. The childrens place has given me the opportunity and confidence to grow as a team member.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bel Air, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bel Air, MD

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Balancing family and work. Recognizing strengths and developing areas of weakness. Great customers and a great team to work for.

    Cons

    Salary should be higher for management team.

    Advice to Management

    Management salary is way to low.


  2. On the fence!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southaven, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southaven, MS

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The manager is a sweetie and she's willing to help in any way she can.

    Cons

    My first week of working I had other engagements and was placed on call. When I did call in to see if they needed me it felt like the other managers didn't want me to work unless the Store Manager was there.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be intimidated about new hires. Do your job correctly and you won't have to worry about someone taking your job. Take your noses out the air and take a hint from the new store manager.


  3. Great Job

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    love the people I work with

    Cons

    hardly any hours with too many employees

    Advice to Management

    hire less so you can pay the people you already have more and give them more hours!


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  5. Great Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing in Secaucus, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly environment, laid back, really nice people

    Cons

    hard to move up to a new title


  6. Absolutely wonderful to work for.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are many great benefits, as well as a pleasant group of co-workers and management. Modest store size makes for a cozy work environment.

    Cons

    Corporate doesn't pay close enough attention to the conditions of the store. Safety does not seem to be a major concern.

    Advice to Management

    Absolutely none. My management staff is amazing! They should be rewarded for their hard work and dedication to this company.


  7. Good Company To learn from

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to start out in, you learn to do it all with this company

    Cons

    Workload is heavy at times


  8. Love it!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You learn a lot on the job, get a great discount. I love my job!

    Cons

    I have none. I would just like to say that, I guess it all depends on the store you work for, because it seems a lot of people had different experiences. It could be because of their work ethic, or they were bad employees, or maybe you did have a bad management team. I love mine, we are like a little family. We all work well together, and to the person that said "i only say my store manager 3 times in 3 months"... Maybe you are in a bigger store than me, but my store manager is there 6 days a week. I work with her almost all the time. Sure you can work as little as 3 hours a week (and if you are looking for a full time job, retail is not for you). Some weeks you can work as many as 25 hours and some as little as 3, that's retail. Not just The Children's Place. My store manager made it clear in our group interview that it would be like that.

    Advice to Management

    None, I love them!


  9. Very exciting place to work!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discount, friendly co-workers and atmosphere

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours, fast pace


  10. I love working with customers, we have such great priced awesome clothes and I work with a wonderful staff!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales-Asspciate in Hazelwood, MO
    Current Employee - Sales-Asspciate in Hazelwood, MO

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great clothes, great variety, wonderful prices and a great crew to work with that gets a long very well.

    Cons

    Call in shifts. If your on the schudule as a call in and you plan your day around it. You call 2 hours before the shift woyld begin. I have been told they didnt need me everytime i had a call in shift and missed out on a lot of family events because if it.

    Advice to Management

    Have less employess so we can get more that 5-10 hours mazimum weekly.


  11. Growing company with great benefits and growth opportunities to get promoted!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent employee discount. Great benefits. Great amount of PTO/Sick days plus Comp days. Lots of growth and opportunities at this company. Very flexible with scheduling as well as great management. A fast-paced working environment...we do it all: floorsets, selling, shipment, cleaning, windows etc. Smaller team of associates which helps with open communication. Lots of company incentive programs to win money for your store.

    Cons

    PAYROLL: Yes, everyone gripes about it because there just isn't ever enough given. To those of you who are retail associates, you will get maybe 15 hours a week MAX (If you are lucky). Management normally gets most the hours because they are required to have a minimum set hours weekly. There is not much training for the new recruits only because again payroll doesn't permit. With upper management changing, contradicting views set in and make it difficult to make heads or tails of things. Patience is definitely needed during the heavy times with no payroll as well as with the extreme demands for tasks to be completed ASAP.

    Advice to Management

    To the upper management (DM's and RD's): pay attention to the needs of your higher volume stores that reach out for your help. To whoever distributes payroll: rethink the scale. If payroll was based off of sales plan, then make sure you compensate those who are getting ripped off. For instance: there were two store's who's sales plan was $45,000: one store was given 178 (Base) hours to run the store with and the other was given 370 hours. If hours are distributed unevenly, reach out to your DM's/RD's and have them shift hours from store to store.



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