The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
554 Reviews
2.2
554 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
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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 54 reviews)

  • Need to have more hours then they give for Back to School, Christmas, and floor sets (in 31 reviews)

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  1.  

    Manager was horrible. But the staff it self was great.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Montgomery, AL

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

    Pros

    Got to work with wonderful people. The customer were nice. The staff itself was great. They helped e learn really fast.

    Cons

    Store manager was VERY lazy and rude. She was never there an made poor decisions that hurt her whole staff. She talked really bad about her staff and got mad when everybody quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have your store manager do more work and stop relying on other people to do YOUR work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Wouldn't ever go back.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbridge, VA

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

    Pros

    Nothing, they Didn't value employess much. Very rude management

    Cons

    Everything. Literally. It was horrible working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop doing favorites

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't do it

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

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

    Pros

    - Competitive salary if you are anything more than a sales associate

    Cons

    - Everything. Too many floor sets
    - Management doesn't care about you
    - They brainwash you and try to make you think that the "company" is the only thing on the planet
    - Sneaky, dishonest, backstabbers
    - Company doesn't care about you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that nobody really wants to do this forever, lighten up, realize you aren't the center of the universe. Become a real person. Managers, these aren't "your" stores. You do all of the work for someone else. You don't own the store, the company, anything. You are not in charge of anything and never will be. Find a job that matters and changes lives. Children's clothing isn't important, it doesn't change lives, you leave no impact with this job so stop acting like you will be remembered for running a clothing store.

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

    Bad upper management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    good team, lots of things to learn

    Cons

    hours, bad upper management. overworked and underpaid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst place I've ever worked!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Schedule is flexible
    Good hours
    Discount benefits

    Cons

    Extreme workload for low pay. Its seriously not worth working for a company who doesn't care about their employes. I worked there for a long time and I never got a raise. They expect so much from you and they don't even take the time to train you properly. There are no opportunities to grow in the company. One of the worst jobs I've ever had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    over worked and understaffed with horrible management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Houma, LA
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Houma, LA

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

    Pros

    Pay was good, always busy, helping the customers choose items and seeing children was a blessing. doing promos, and price changes were frequent but not a problem.

    Cons

    the drive was terrible, manager was horrendous. Yelled at children, and kept pay from workers and wouldn't get paid for certain hours. felt like I was working by my self since co-workers were always on the phone. would talk down to employees. SHOULD NOT BE IN MANAGEMENT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find someone who actually cares about children and their staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Will Work You To Death

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    I cant think of one.

    Cons

    They will take advantage of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue all your price changes aren,t going to help you once you figure out that it is how you treat your employees that will help you, you might stand a chance. Save the money you spent on cookies and give more payroll.

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

    Not a good place to work-I wouldn't ever recommend this company

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

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

    Pros

    Great PTO policy 22 days
    Good discount
    Clothes are really cute

    Cons

    Unrealistic work load for the amount of hours given
    Low pay
    Internal promotes receive salary offers way below external candidates
    Store managers over worked. 60-80 hour work weeks
    Upper management leads by fear
    Inappropriate management practices get overlooked if upper management likes or favors manager
    Law suits run rampid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten workload
    Promote with fair salarys to internals
    Stop favoritism
    Regional managers should not be able to swear and get angry in front of store teams
    Address DM and RD poor behaviors
    The CEO is one of the worst CEO in the industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware of The Children's Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Douglasville, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Douglasville, GA

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

    Pros

    Good discount if you have kids but they hand out coupons to customers like candy so it's not really anything special.

    Cons

    You will want to cry after every shift. No matter what you do for this company, it is never enough. They are constantly changing everything you do and make you shove their credit card down the parents throat. Also, no hours or pay. You're supposed to get a break every four hours but nobody lets you take that break. Just stay away!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to realize that some of your employees have good ideas and you could benefit from actually listening to them and treating them better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Doesn't train management

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

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    There's the discount. You basically work on your own.

    Cons

    Company changes prices weekly sometimes more than that and they don't give you the hours to have more than one and one coverage and floorset is practically every week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your store managers they don't know how to do their job. The company culture is horrible. Give your stores hours to complete their tasks and stop complaining when we can't finish when we're overtasked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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