The Children's Place Reviews

Updated July 25, 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. Terrible

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I liked the people i worked with but thats about it.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible they pay Minimum wage and that doesn't feed anyone, let alone college kids. Barely get ANY hours- I'm lucky if i get 6 hours. Usually I get 3 a week. Which is terrible. Honestly I had to leave this job because if you are looking for work a few times a week (unless you're a manager or a cashier lead) don't expect much out of this position. a waste of time and i wish i didn't take this position to begin with. now I'm back to where i started. out of a job.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire more employees if you don't have the hours to give them AND DONT tell them one thing in the interview that they are going to be getting hours then when they are scheduled in....they have nothing


  2. Ssm

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing everything was stressful and horrible. The only pro was early morning hours to get things done in peace

    Cons

    Everything upper management and corporate are totally clueless. Ridiculous payroll and expectations. Visual dept. Needs to go back to school for basic visual training


  3. Rather live off welfare

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

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    Expected to do all the work at as a store manager but you get the less pay and get chewed out if you are the leader on duty. Don't do it.

    Advice to Management

    Learn nobody thinks the same.


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  5. No payroll

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

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Associate discount is good if you have kids, flexible hours

    Cons

    No payroll at all, no hours


  6. Awful Company

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you're not into giving customer service but really enjoy tasking this is the company for you.

    Cons

    They hire the most unprofessional people ever!! They don't care about you, they just want ro profit.

    Advice to Management

    Get an education!!!!


  7. Definitely not the place to work

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

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are none................even the discount sucks compared to what the customer gets

    Cons

    Low pay, heavy work load with minimal coverage and hours, horrible upper management, very high shrink due to these factors, very cliquey.

    Advice to Management

    None. From the CEO down to the district managers are all jokes


  8. Only for the experience

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Hard work does get you promotions. You can become part of management without having a bachelors degree which is good for College Students.

    Cons

    The pay is HORRIBLE! While this is the perfect job for a college student looking for experience and some textbook money. It is NOT the perfect job for a college student with rent and bills to pay.


  9. assistant manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Hickory, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Hickory, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing good to say about this company except for my New Boss Rachel Mitchell she is great

    Cons

    By far the most horrible job I have ever had..if corporate wasn't so greedy and compensated their employees or even gave the payroll to get their demands completed they would most likely be a good company to work for however they do not pay or respect their employees ever and also take advantage of them I was an assistant manager for 3 years and 2 of the years I was expected to fill the shoes of a store manager with out any compensation I made 11.30 a hour and had to do everything... The only reason I stayed was on the behalf of my 2 children and I couldn't get another job. When I confronted my district manager she told me if I was so unhappy to find another job and she was a true worthless individual....thank god I got out of there

    Advice to Management

    Fire whoever is in charge of marketing they are who is wasting money


  10. store managers overworked

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Store Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Store Manager in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discounts The staff is great. They really try hard. The customers were friendly.

    Cons

    Impossible workload expectations Salary managers have to complete all extra assignments Indecisive Upper management do not communicate well with store managers

    Advice to Management

    Pay store managers more. Allow assistant managers overtime sometimes. Cut back on shipment. Get rid of the road map. It's too time consuming. Stop obsessing over pictures! Give adequate training. Consider the differences between high volume stores and low volume stores when distributing workloads!!!


  11. sales lead

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The company has good prices for customer's, associates get a 30% discount and that is probably the only pros there is for working here.

    Cons

    The way things are set is CRAZY ! corporate excpects you to do SOO MUCH in such little time because you know they give us bairly an hours ! We are constantly having to learn pointless numbers and same old things that LITERALLY have been repeated to us for 5 years. Pointless. We are constantly doing dumb floorsets that are VERY POINTLESS AND MAKE THINGS HARDER FOR BOTH WORKER AND SHOPPER.&on top of that we're supposed to give the best customer experience while doing soooo much and so little time and pay.i would say in my store alot of girls have gone crazy and have quit becuz the company is sooo bad to work for.i love shopping here but working here is anothee story. I WOULD NEVER recommended working here unless u just wanna work one day a week and just do it for the discount.



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