The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
534 Reviews
2.2
534 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
Jane Elfers
249 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is good especially since it can be used on all sale and clearance (in 38 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 53 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. 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
  2.  

    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
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    If you value your family...run, now!

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, PTO (though you won't be able to use it all), made great friendships

    Cons

    The work-load is ridiculous. The mandatory holidays and weekends kill any hope for family time. The company is very re-active to business trends and that means last minute notice on events, sales, promotions, ect.- this equates to long nights and unforeseen times that a store manager is required to work. My family suffered silently for years, until the damage was done and I was left with no social life and no husband.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    In between good and bad

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

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

    Pros

    30 to 40 percent off for the employees. Works with your schedule. Meet some nice customers and learn to work as a team.

    Cons

    Way too much gossip coming from the managers and they are rude and like to bully the workers. They are also rude to the customers. Usually the assistant managers. Unrealistic company goals. The Place card is also another horror. They force us associates to practically beg to have a customer apply for the credit card. There could be no more than 10 people who came through the door and they want at least 8 of them to apply fit the card. Also long work hours sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start hiring managers who are friendly and aren't immature and talk crap about there employees to other employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Opportunity for Advancement

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules
    Great Discount (30%)
    Can move up fast from associate to a lead

    Cons

    No benefits except for assistant managers ad store managers
    low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so cheap, you cannot literally expect 2 employees on every shift to sort through shipment, sale and meet daily goals, and clean and replenish stock every night

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Associate

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

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Not very demanding. Good discount.

    Cons

    There were no growth opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Growing experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work...good life balance.

    Cons

    Politics and instability. No reinforcement from management on strategic initiatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Sales Lead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Kildeer, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Kildeer, IL

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, supporting management, no uniform

    Cons

    unrealistic floor set expectations, retail hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schedule hours fairly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fast Paced Results Oriented

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bronx, NY

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

    Pros

    Company responds to customer trends and demand on the drop of a dime.

    Cons

    Last minute changes can impact managers personal lives cause changes may require you to stay longer to execute them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good focus on customers, try to focus on employees also.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    benefits working at the Children's Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Visual Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Visual Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, good work hours, flexible

    Cons

    depending on the department, growth can be limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more open minded and less micromanage the entire department. An employee that is treated badly will not give good results back. An employee that is treated fairly and with respect will give good results and the same back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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