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Helpful (1)

A company I would never recommend

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at The Children's Place full-time (More than a year)

Pros

I enjoyed working with my Co-workers/Direct Team Members.

Cons

Too many to name. Here are a few examples - Lack of systems, unrealistic workload, 60-70 hour work weeks expected, no direction or strategy, a growth strategy based on cost only, lack of culture - honestly no culture at all, a horrific CEO & leadership (I have trouble even referring or calling them a leadership) team, management by fear and on and on it goes... I have never worked at a company where I have seen so much turnover at all levels - Upper Management - Executive, VP, Director and Worker Bee levels.

Advice to Management

My advice is to the Board - reevaluate your CEO and leadership (lack there of) team. There is a ton of potential at TCP, but it will never be realized with the current team in place.

Other Employee Reviews for The Children's Place

  1. Helpful (1)

    One of the hardest companys to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Roseville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  2. Helpful (3)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time (More than a year)

    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 Management

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


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