The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
559 Reviews
2.2
559 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 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.  

    Unrealistic workload

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    If you have kids the discount is wonderful and the clothes are a good quality.

    Cons

    Low wages, unrealistic workload to staffing ratio, not very good about promoting from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at work load to staffing management. It is understandable that you can't pay people if you aren't reaching sales goals. But at the same time, if you were proactive with adding more staff/hours at heavy shipment times it would increase sales because product would get to the floor faster increasing sales. It is near impossible to service customers at company standards and get other responsibilities accomplished without enough staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I really won't recommend the job to anyone it actually is too much and stresses me out .

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    The discount is the best thing.

    Cons

    No one can ever cover for I'm the only one reliable at the job. DONT really get hours I have an Open availablity and don't get no hour I can do Floor set, register, stock, great recovery , great customer service and is always willing to work .but when the company don't give hours nothing can really be done & they claim they want to make money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push Sales Associates way to much. Which Creates stress and upset & If associates are upset they will take it out on customers which creates customers complain. Job is too much to deal with and such little pay. Associates deal with Rude customer, Push them for place card , push to get customers to spend more money pushing reward program cleaning and recovering floor set being done trying to keep store neat.tooo much to handle .

  3.  

    High expectation job

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

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Great people, and fun job

    Cons

    Customers are rude, pay is low, and the have unrealistic expectations for you job.

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

    Nice staff, sucky hours

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Co workers and managers were relatively nice.

    Cons

    Hours sucked. Only about 4-8 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire less people.

  6.  

    Columbia, MO mall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    Great recognition for successes in the work place. Family-friendly environment. Good location. Fairly good prices.

    Cons

    Push way too hard to sell credit cards. Not very friendly boss. Too many expectations from managers. Don't recommend students working there because too much will be expected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a better way to offer credit cards. Don't expect too much out of students who are employed and are focusing on school. Don't talk down to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst job ever

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Great interactions with most parents and kids, but you defiantly encounter the rude parents and terrible kids.

    Cons

    The managers have clear favorites. If you're not a favorite, you will be when upper management stops in for a visit. The hours are not good, the store is too small, and orders are always bark out to you like a dog. Sales Associates come and go so quick because of their unhappiness, it's a revolving door of associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all your workers as you would want to be treated. Not because your bosses are in for an inspection.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of payroll to effectively do your job,

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time

    Pros

    Discount, clothes are nice foe their price

    Cons

    No payroll, no training, upper mngmnt expects a picture perfect store with clients that throw merchandise in the floor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Save money with less marketing, less expensive incentives so you can train and support your store staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a great place to work if you value your work LIFE balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

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

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, the people in the field

    Cons

    ALOT of politics. Although you feel like your job is to serve your teams and the customer that is not it.. YOU SERVE YOUR LEADER! Upper management has no ethics, never work for the retail store side of this organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please put management training into upper management leaders RD's,ZVP's, HR) as they manage by talking about themselves (and their previous success) and talk down to teams and subordienents. It is not about a leader it is about the teams that represent them. The management came out with a message "the Company will never love you back". But as individuals that represent this company you have the power to change that!

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

    Room is advancement is there due to high turnover at all levels.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    We have good quality clothing at a very fair price.Great job for a parttimer who only wants to get out of the house, usually only 10-12 hours a week.

    Cons

    Payroll is a challenge. Coverage is basically 2/2/2. Difficult to manage since updates come out whenever. Great utilization of the internet which causing opportunities to planning and training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turnover is very high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Review

    • 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 part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers, good atmosphere, okay discounts

    Cons

    Payroll is always tight, do not have hours to dedicate to part-time employees so there is high turnover. Low pay does not attract the best workers either.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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