The Children's Place Reviews

Updated April 3, 2015
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  1. Not bad, management needs to stop hiring inexperienced supervisors

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Poughkeepsie, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the customers are super nice
    Co-workers are awesome to work with
    Management is very structured and holds you to high standards

    Cons

    Not enough hours to go around, management keeps hiring people and cutting everyone's hours, open availability means nothing to management.

    Advice to Management

    Really think about who you're hiring BEFORE you hire them, instead of figuring it out after all your employees have lodged complaints.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Dead end place, horrible brand that needs to just get bought out already

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Creative in Secaucus, NJ

    I worked at The Children's Place

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues that should bail when they get the chance

    Cons

    Horrible management, no direction, absolutely horrible product terrible quality and design, awful corporate environment with dumb required activities. But I was paid very well, although I was hired years ago and insisted on a high salary, I am definitely not the norm. This brand should get bought out by GAP already. Walk into a store the product, look, everything is a 'miss.;

    Advice to Management

    Take a buy out offer

  3. A MESS!

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    • 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 (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly employees
    Management is helpful for the most pat

    Cons

    The Call-In schedule is THE worst unless you want to be overworked an insane amount of hours for a so-called part-time job. The managers like to give me a sob story to get me to come in for my on-call. If you want a part-time job with a set schedule and only want to work a few days a week for a few hours, this job is NOT for you.

    -No official training-- I had to make lots of mistakes to learn what I was doing since I was completely new to retail.
    -A lot of stuff to remember.
    -The dress code is dumb.
    -The pay is awful, there was no negotiation above minimum wage. They didn't even ask like most places ask even if they can't/won't comply.
    -Too much work for minimum wage.
    -Favoritism over who gets to work the cash register. At my store they always put the lazier people at the cash register (which is unfair because it's easier than cleaning the entire store.)
    -Place Cards--nobody wants them!!

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the Call-In schedule and give everyone set schedules every week and have only a few people as backups if anyone calls out last minute or if the store gets really busy.

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  5. Underwent Major Shift.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The atmosphere was very nice and casual. Casual dress was allowed. Each department head managed their own employees. Time off and the proposals of working from home were handled by department heads. Grievances seemed to handled quietly as I never heard about any issues.

    Cons

    The company has downsized considerably. If you're new to the fashion industry, this can be quite exciting, as you'll be wearing many hats. However, the hours ended up being very long and deadlines were short.

    Advice to Management

    The product could suffer with less staff. Each employee is great at what they do and cannot be be good at everything.

  6. Horrible

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pto and discounts is the only plus and the employees are nice

    Cons

    Over worked no payroll to may price changes threw the wk. We run in 200 hrs. We do lrice changes tue and thu sometimes sat. Shipment of 50-75 boxes a day and floorsets due. If management gets pretty much 120 hrs off the back associates get 80 thats 2days a wk people have lives bills and families to support on minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    Come back to reality ur customers wont be taken care of if ur employees are not

  7. Helpful (1)

    Graphic Designer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Secaucus, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge company wide activities, Unlimited sick days, lots of Snow days, movie tickets, gym discount (& etc retail discounts)

    Cons

    Super long hours, if the job doesn't get does it's YOUR OWN problem, if you stayed too late you might get in trouble however the building is open 24 hours

    Advice to Management

    Look after yourself because you will never know when Jane doens't like you and post your job openning on the internet while you're still at your role

  8. Helpful (2)

    Bar set low...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager in Secaucus, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free parking, company events to try and build moral/spirit, nice coworkers, benefits are good, good discount on kids clothes. This company doesn't pinch pennies the way that some other companies do.

    Cons

    In general you are not working with the best of the best. There are exceptions, but mostly not. Management does not know how to delegate and develop people, so very hard to get more responsibility because they have been let down before by mediocre employees and because no one has taught them how to lead. A manager at The Childrens Place is like a mediocre analyst at another retailer. Lots of up-titling.

    A lot of consultants running around sucking the place dry (sucking money and opportunity for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop blaming your location on your inability to recruit good people. Take a look at your reviews by corporate employees here and take accountability for your actions.

  9. Kins Plaza Children"s Place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Managers are very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Not many hours after holidays, somewhat of favoritism when it comes to employees, rude customers, stealing

    Advice to Management

    Randomly review the stores without them knowing so you can get a better look on what goes on daily.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Rightfully voted one of the worst to work for by glassdoor.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discounts and summer fridays.

    Cons

    Culture keeps you edgy, high attrition rate, career progress minimal and very hard to balance work life.

    Advice to Management

    Devise ways and policies to retain talent. Having a longer horizon vs short term thinking maybe a start.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Awful

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Discount on clothing.
    -Cute clothes for kids.

    Cons

    -Rude co-workers and managers
    -Poor hours
    -Nasty parents and children (as t be expected)
    -Training wasn't very good.
    -Pay isn't very good.

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