The Children's Place

www.childrensplace.com
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New Company- New direction -

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA

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

Pros

-Easy to Learn
-Fond of Promotions for hard, dedicated workers
-Flexible Scheduling
-Holiday pay (+Overtime for non-exempt ASM of lower management if available)
-Changing Company to stay competitive
-Loyal Customers

Cons

-Heavy Workload with minimum Payroll
-Physically enduring
-Lack of connections between HQ and store level
-40+ hour weeks
-Lack of Corrective Action for poor performing managers (could be seen a pro)
-Delayed communication between HQ and stores
-Outdated technology used in store

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Never judge a book by its cover. Truly take time to determine who are hard workers, smart workers, result drivers and those with no passion. I understand business and understand reducing payroll- but doing so must come with the understand that workload must be cut accordingly. Those that do meet high expectations make high sacrifices (10-12 hr shifts to catch up since Store Managers are the ONLY free labor) that shouldn't be expected to be made EVERYDAY. Reward them with time to do their job - MANAGE not task. Too many times MANAGERS turn into glorified sales associates. Consider making ASMs non-exempt or putting in more Co-managers.

Positive Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    company is still trying to find its footing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ

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

    Pros

    summer hours, lots of PTO and vacation days

    Cons

    lots of overtime, they need more people but they keep cutting budgets so you are just expected to get all the work done no matter how much overtime it requires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you need to have monthly meetings with EVERY member of your team, not just your direct reports. One bad supervisor can ruin an entire department and managers are clueless to what goes on behind the scenes when the supervisor just blows smoke up their as**es.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for with great benefits

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

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

    Pros

    They are a very organized business and you received 17 days of paid vacation and 7 days of paid sick leave

    Cons

    They rearranged the store quite often and they set sales even more often and had short deadlines that we were expected to meet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if the people that made the decisions on how the store needed to be set up for sales had actually set them themselves because they were really hard to set and a lot of unneccessary changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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