The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
606 Reviews
2.3
606 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
Jane Elfers
278 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.  

    Realistic

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    The store manager reviews on glass door are embarrassing. You can get what you want from this company... You just have to be driven and ambitious. The reviews of people,that can critic a successful business in a bad economy, are delusional.
    Wake up people. Reviews are for the skeptics. If you go through life being skeptical you're going to remain lost in the wall paper.

    Cons

    The company is too safe. They keep producing the same thing year after year. There is nothing groundbreaking about this company. When I tell people where I work...they're clueless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take risk. Offer better incentive. Create a concrete succession plan. Listen. Validate. Recognize. Prevent me from humoring myself with glass door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Spare yourself the torture

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Union City, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Union City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any. Horrible place to work

    Cons

    Poor leadership,lack of respect and honor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and smell the roses

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Store Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Lead in Mishawaka, IN
    Current Employee - Store Lead in Mishawaka, IN

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

    Pros

    There's always room to grow with this company. I was hired in for holiday help and I was promoted to Store Lead a couple months later.

    Cons

    It's retail so the pay isn't as good as I would like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun career, never a dull moment.

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

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

    Pros

    Management is open and honest

    Cons

    so little time to complete all tasks needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more hours needed to train the right people for their jobs, we stress the right person for the right place at the right time but if they don't walk into the store as that person....we can't invest in them right away without sacrificing time away from our customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior J2EE Professional in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior J2EE Professional in Secaucus, NJ

    I worked at The Children's Place as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    nice atmosphere in the workplace. balanced work life.good coupons if you have kids.

    Cons

    not challenging,very routine at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Alot of work but great company

    Cons

    there are really
    no
     cons

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The Children's Place is a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier-Sales Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Cashier-Sales Associate in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    The are a friendly,family oriented company.

    Cons

    there are no challenges working here

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Customer Service Rep.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    I like the fast past environment. I liked the product line the company has,the clothes are bright and of good quality. The clothes and accessories are fun to match up for the customers.

    Cons

    Not enough hours to fulfill my needs as a single parent. I spoke to management about increasing hours but was never able too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be more honest and open about information.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Loved my managers as well as the quality people they hired.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier-Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier-Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Effective system in place as well as an amazing cohesive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Mandatory working on holidays. No different than all retail, but it was a huge downfall for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful place of Employment

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

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

    Pros

    You get a great discount and management is awesome.

    Cons

    The only Cons is starting at Minimum wage $7.25

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Magnagement is great at what they do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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