The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
506 Reviews
2.2
506 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
Jane Elfers
240 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is good especially since it can be used on all sale and clearance (in 32 reviews)

  • Good money, good quality clothing, great discount on the clothes (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Associates are expected to train upper management when unqualified management is hired (in 46 reviews)

  • Floor set was a week long project with a window change that usually took three people to complete (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    Sales Lead

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    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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    Fast Paced Results Oriented

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bronx, NY

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time for more than a 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
  3.  

    benefits working at the Children's Place

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    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 for 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much work, not enough pay.

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    Former Employee - ASM
    Former Employee - ASM

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

    Pros

    Merchandise all day every day to get product onto the floor.

    Cons

    Little hours, little pay, LOTS of theft, LOTS of changes in company procedures; company going downhill. The last few months I was there, they had us saving money by turning off the breakers as soon as we closed, leaving us in complete darkness to recover the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing every ten seconds. Come up with something that works and stick to it. Every store is different, so you have to find a happy medium.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent company, has better things to come i hope!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Always something changing or going on, company has good intentions

    Cons

    assitant managers do not get many benefits even though they work as much as store managers. They dont get bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont forget the little people!! we keep the business going too, not just the SSM who already makes bank!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Ok job enviornment

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Woodbridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbridge, NJ

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Good staff
    Store discount

    Cons

    Long hours after closing time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    standard

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Palmdale, CA

    I have been working at The Children's Place part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very friendly and great work environment

    Cons

    you are doing more work than the pay you receive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that since it is majority of a children's and family environment that we should try to work more as a team but it seems everyone is kind of on their own assignments which is fine but I think more work would be able to get done with more of a team effort.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stressful

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits. Competitive pay. Fun clothing for kids.

    Cons

    Workload expectations are outrageous. Company is slowly taking hours away, which results in store manager working overtime on a salary pay. Corporate is trying to change so many things that its creating chaos. No work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have realistic expectations for your stores. Support your stores with payroll!

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

    Company not in a good place

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    Current Employee - Store Operations
    Current Employee - Store Operations

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growing company and is still opening stores. Trying to change culture in company. Offers great value at a great price.

    Cons

    Replaced majority of staff with old Gap execs. HQ does not know what is happening at store level. Replaced many females with males in upper management positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a new HQ team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    The company needs help

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The customers and discount are great

    Cons

    The district managers are in turn over every 2years .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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