The Children's Place

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One of the hardest companys to work for.

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Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Roseville, CA
Current Employee - Store Manager in Roseville, CA

Pros

30% discount on cute kids clothes.

Cons

You get no support from the company. You are not given tools to help you succeed. The work load is very unrealistic. There is so much pressure to get so much done that you have nothing but stress. There is never any appreciation for anything achieved. There is never any payroll hours to get hugefloorsets done. Every week you have tons of shipment, price changes, and you get in trouble when it does not get done but you don't have the hours to do it. Customers are awful and corporate is not much better.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for The Children's Place

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    Nice Co-workers and managers but ridiculous work and expectance

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY

    Pros

    The managers were really nice and they were understanding about most things. Polite and respectful customers can really make your day,

    Cons

    Closing in this store is dreadful. During the day, kids would be running around the place like it is a day care center with no adults. By the end of the day, the place would look like a tornado hit it. Sometimes, closing associates would have to stay till 1 or 2 am to close the store. I never understood why they couldn't call more people to come in so everyone can leave earlier..Oh and, customers can be very very rude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more respectful of your associate's schedules. We are working minimum wage for too much!

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

    Too many politics, too much turnover, too much micromanagement...

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    Former Employee - Employee  in  Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Employee in Secaucus, NJ

    Pros

    The majority of the people who work for the company are smart, talented people. Benefits are fantastic compared to other retailers at the corporate level. Workload is fair and manageable most of the time.

    Cons

    The politics here are terrible. Upper management is similar to a high school clique...seems as if many talented executives have been hired and quickly fired, to the point where sometimes they aren't there long enough to even attempt to make a difference. The amount of micromanagement is un-believeable. Being at a mid-senior level at the company is almost impossible...your boss is 'scared' to make any decisions, which makes you unable to properly give direction to your staff, which is incredibly frustrating. There is way too much time wasted waiting for approvals, feedback, cross-functional agreement, etc. due to the politics. Depends on the 'mood' of the decision maker that day. The turnover here is higher than I have seen at any other company, which is very unfortunate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start utilizing your teams, and stop micromanaging all aspects of the business. Stop playing favorites, it is incredibly unprofessional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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