The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
559 Reviews
2.2
559 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
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258 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unfair company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The employee discount is good.There are some decent co workers. Most of the customers are decent. Floorsets are fairly easy to complete.

    Cons

    Associates are NEVER allowed to take breaks whether it be 15 minutes or 30 minutes. Associates are expected to train upper management when unqualified management is hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Associates are entitled to a 15 minute break. PLEASE hire qualified management.

  2.  

    Needs a consistent structure and updated processes

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits such as pay, reimbursements, vacation days etc.

    Cons

    The location is inconvenient for a lot of people, especially for commuters using mass transit. You'll be tired of the commute very quickly. As for the work, you need to go through multiple channels to get anything approved and systems are outdated as well. Structure is constantly changing and organization/motivation often takes a back seat to the amount of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your employees. They put in a lot of hard work and long hours but when they're getting no recognition it's hard to care about the work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very good job for college student, flexible hours, easy job if you're good in costumer service.

    • 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

    Pros

    Comfortable work place, no uniform

    Cons

    hours vary between months, low pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very fast paced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay and always had something to do.

    Cons

    Expect a lot from employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs to allocate more hours to stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not my ideal job.

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and never very busy.

    Cons

    Very few hours are given each week. Shifts are often cut with short notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time making the customer happy rather than focusing on pointless floor moves and spending too much money on things that do not matter to the customer experience.

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

    I was heavily recruited to manage a profitable store ~ Then laid off along with several other profitable stores???

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Concord, CA

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great discount if you have kids

    Cons

    no training hours are given when you hire new associates or management. Your just expected to catch on quick, and be held accountable. I have a hard time with this as people are my passion. I want to see other succeed and know I as their leader have given them all the tools necessary!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more money upfront on training and developing and you will become RICH with fantastic people that are committed to you and your company ~ in the long run it saves the company more $$!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to gain experience, but over worked and under paid.

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

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Learning Opportunities
    Great Staff
    Nice discount/ deals
    Great product
    Room to grow/ promotional opportunities available
    Company is continuing to expand/ job security

    Cons

    High Turnover
    Unrealistic Time Expectations
    Near constant pricing updates/ floorsets/ etc.
    Poor work/ life balance
    Lower than average compensation
    Upper management disconnect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, streamline processes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    ok job but not for me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    liked the job and coworkers

    Cons

    to much shipment not enough hours

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mixed reviews

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Ontario, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Great vacation and sick time for FT. Decent benefits. Some great leaders.

    Cons

    It is very challenging. I had the best DM and Regional I've ever worked. I also had a new inexperienced DM who did not help and support and really didn't know what they were doing. Payroll is non-existent. Workload is insanely high. No training even at management level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    OK place to work

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

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

    Pros

    meet new people nice co workers friendly place

    Cons

    no hours, short pay , hard to move up in the company, based of work actions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop hiring new people when there are not enough hours as is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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