The Children's Place Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    was not a very difficult comute

    Cons

    the organizational environment and culture does now allow for growth and developement

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. Unprofessional company

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    Former Employee - Sales Lead
    Former Employee - Sales Lead

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The 30% off discount is awesome.

    Cons

    From DM's to Store Managers very unprofessional. No room for growth only if you worked their for 6+ years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to have a "company standard" follow it store wide and don't make internal promotions about favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Awful

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    great discount, fun atmosphere to work in, customer base is great

    Cons

    horribly run, too much marketing, not enough hours, treat people like crap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get your head outta your butts!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Awful

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Exhausting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASM
    Current Employee - ASM

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Employee discount, pto, sick time.

    Cons

    Where to begin....payroll is ridiculous. There is no way to complete all the tasks in the given time frame. Working 2 on 2 there is no time for a break (against the law) hope you have a strong bladder because getting 2 minutes to run to the ladies room is near impossible. Constant floor set changes and price changes... No extra hours. Hang, de hang then hang again....all in a 2 day span!!! Make up your mind and stick to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember who is running the stores so you can have your nice big fat pay checks. Without us lower level employees you would be out of a job!! A box of cookies at Christmas time ( we didn't even get that this year) and a generic note telling us you appreciate us just doesn't cut it! Show us you care....read these comments and take them to heart. If I were in your shoes I would be terribly embarrassed by what is being said and do something to rectify the situation. Remember without us...you are out of a job!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    This is the worst company I have ever worked for.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Aurora, IL

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

    Pros

    There are no pros to this company. If you're lucky you'll at leas have an amazing team to work with at a location.

    Cons

    I have been with the company for four years. It is the worst company I have ever worked for. I have been in three positions in this company as a sales associate, a sales lead, and then the assistant store manager. There is absolutely no training that is done with associates. They are expected to know things without being told and if things are done incorrectly they are reprimanded for them. Corporate does not support it's store or associates by telling them one thing and then acting in a different manner. I have worked for two stores within the company and they are both like this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to train associates. As soon as that happens the quality of work will improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful

    Extremely Chaotic Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent pay; PTO is good, if you are actually able to use it.

    Cons

    The list would be long...see the other reviews. They are pretty spot on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand that the company is units-driven, but they should consider scaling back the number of collections they offer. There is a point where the consumer gets overwhelmed with choices and decides to not shop anything. Furthermore, the collections need updated looks. I've had customers complain that their child has had the same shirt for the past three years because there is no variety from year-to-year and stores continue to receive the same product. Also, can we talk about gross margin? How can I control it if we are not allowed access to the reports? On the reverse, how much can we control if corporate is sending out 30% off coupons when we are having a $2.99 sale? There needs to be more of a thoughtful, beneficial approach to being a company who offers affordable children's clothing while not having to almost give away collections once the season is over. I am on the same page as most of these other reviews, that this company is extremely disorganized, uncaring towards employees, and expects a staggering amount of work to get accomplished with little to no resources. Recently, our district had a conference call talking about coming up with ideas and incentives for store teams to help push through our last fiscal month and end the year strong. Almost every leader said they were doing a pizza party, bowling, going out to dinner, and other activities to boost morale and let their teams know they are appreciated. However, when the DM asked how they would be funding this, every leader said it would be coming out of their own pocket. I hope that puts in perspective the type of company this is. They want results. They want talent. They want high work load. They want commitment. But, they are not willing to give anything. Payroll, hiring wages, training, and so on... A company's culture starts from the top and the culture at TCP is one of overbearing stress due to the disorganization within the company structure. No matter what you and your team does or the amount of hours you spend past your normal 40, you just won't win here. It will never be good enough. Overall, I just think there is not enough of a clear direction for the company. If they reassessed their mission statement, found a buying and pricing strategy that could correlate, and implemented that, then I don't think corporate would be running around like chickens with their heads cut off, so to speak, constantly revising their sales or sending out new directives.(which in turn trickles down and causes these dissatisfied employees) TCP might actually be able to address their poor company morale and lower their turnover rate, if they first fix the issues in what direction the company is headed and what their future looks like.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Not good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Good PTO , ok pay

    Cons

    Lack of training, not enough hours given for work load, company micro manage big time, not paid for time work.. Store manager would adjust time punches to make payroll.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Store Sales Manager for 10yrs

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I honestly can think of only one Pro.... Great associate discount!

    Cons

    Very bad company planning. No clear direction given. A lot of indecisiveness. No payroll. Starting pay is minimum wage. High turnover rate. Ignorant/ rude DM. Horrible store spending budgets. Over load of shipments. No way possible to complete the weekly workload on a 45hr schedule. Constantly playing "catch up," and working at least 60hrs a week on salary pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out while you can. Company is going down hill!

  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Heavy workload non existent payroll

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Lots of paid time off each year but it doesnt roll over to the next year. Employee discount is 30% off but most coupons will get any guest same amount.

    Cons

    No payroll allocated for stock, pricing, and our visual moves. DM micro manages each store daily. Deadlines for visual unobtainable due to constant updates and late items and documents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of cutting payroll and supply budget try not fattening your own pockets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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