The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
352 Reviews
2.5
352 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
Jane Elfers
352 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.  

    Not a bad college gig

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Boss was friendly and always reasonable about my class schedule

    Cons

    Understaffed always nothing gets done and you always stay late

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people so work can actually get done

  2.  

    I loved my job !! The interview was easy it was just my young boss !!

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

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    The pay wasn't bad
    Discount on my son clothes

    Cons

    No hours
    Boss's was young and unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new ones

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just don't do it!

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

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

    Pros

    I love the people that i work with

    Cons

    Low pay, non realistic expectations, No feeling of accomplishment ever. Nothing is ever complete because they change everything so often. Insurance is over priced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give hours. If you want things done correctly, make sure you give us the resources to complete the task.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good for a college kid.

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

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Great with my school schedule!

    Cons

    No regularity. Wish I had more benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I got really luck with my management team. They are really great!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience

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

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    The great discount. Working with great people.

    Cons

    The rules change on a daily basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come work in the store more and you will see how to do a floor set.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not the greatest place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL

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

    Pros

    Generous pto time. Although you never have an opportunity to use it.

    Cons

    Stores operate on minimal payroll almost all year. Occasionally extra payroll is given for things like clean sweep or writing reviews but nothing is allocated for setting a floorset or processing high amounts of freight. This seems very backwards to me. I've been in retail management along time and most companies want to make sure what the customers see and experience is #1 priority when it comes to payroll. Usually we are expected to set a new floorset, change the window, set all new marketing, change every mannequin, and process the freight for the floorset with only 2 people working and all while the store is open for business. Us tearing apart a wall is not what our customers want to experience! And God help us if a customer complains because we didn't give them enough attention while we were "multitasking" our butt off! And THERE IS NEVER PAYROLL TO TRAIN NEW PEOPLE! And photo reviews are a freakin joke. Floorset is done? Nope reset all the walls because those mannequins need to be an inch higher. Be prepared to bring your own toilet paper at least a couple of times a year because supply order freezes include not ordering tp!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STOP CHASING YOUR TAILS! Get a clue about the reality of running a store that is open 72 hours a week on 165 hours of payroll. We showed you we could do it because most of us a scared of losing our job if we don't hit your ridiculous deadlines. Oh and if your going to trust managers with over a $1 million a year in sales and a set of keys to your store maybe you should trust us to set a floorset without sending a ton of photos to prove we know how to set a perfect floorset when every store is a different size and shape. The customers don't give a damn if the mannequin is 38 inches high or 39 inches. These kinds of details are a waste of our limited payroll. Jane, go spend 1 week in an average volume store during floorset and you don't get to pull the ceo card. Wear comfy shoes and get your hands dirty! Bet you allocate more payroll after 1 week of floorset hell!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bar set low...

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

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

    Pros

    Free parking, company events to try and build moral/spirit, nice coworkers, benefits are good, good discount on kids clothes. This company doesn't pinch pennies the way that some other companies do.

    Cons

    In general you are not working with the best of the best. There are exceptions, but mostly not. Management does not know how to delegate and develop people, so very hard to get more responsibility because they have been let down before by mediocre employees and because no one has taught them how to lead. A manager at The Childrens Place is like a mediocre analyst at another retailer. Lots of up-titling.

    A lot of consultants running around sucking the place dry (sucking money and opportunity for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop blaming your location on your inability to recruit good people. Take a look at your reviews by corporate employees here and take accountability for your actions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New Hyde Park, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New Hyde Park, NY

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

    Pros

    -Discount on clothing.
    -Cute clothes for kids.

    Cons

    -Rude co-workers and managers
    -Poor hours
    -Nasty parents and children (as t be expected)
    -Training wasn't very good.
    -Pay isn't very good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Excellent pay, benefits, and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Improved work and home balanced desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring more flexibility when it comes to home/work balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good pay but unrealistic expectations

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

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Great products, great sales, always new product.

    Cons

    Over worked, under appreciated. Not a smooth working machine. All the issues are with corporate. No traing and no time for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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