The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
556 Reviews
2.2
556 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
Jane Elfers
257 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is good especially since it can be used on all sale and clearance (in 40 reviews)

  • Good money, good quality clothing, great discount on the clothes (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Associates are expected to train upper management when unqualified management is hired (in 54 reviews)

  • Need to have more hours then they give for Back to School, Christmas, and floor sets (in 31 reviews)

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  1.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Secaucus, NJ

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - great benefits: paid time off, 401K, summer Fridays.

    Cons

    - it is a place that I'll recommend to a friend

    Recommends
  2.  

    Very fast paced environment

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Jackson, NJ
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Jackson, NJ

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for sales associates, room for advancement,. Enjoyed being with other moms and their children. Co-workers were friendly and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Selling credit card with high interest rate. It's not what you know sometimes, it who you know, Constant changes to floorsets & marketing. Upper management always got the best schedules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaders should be approachable and considerate of others life/work balance. Don't show favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Horrible!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Cute Clothing for kids!

    Cons

    Hired me but never gave me more then 10hrs a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop going to the Hamptons and be a manager!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome internship!

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

    I worked at The Children's Place as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great internship program, very organized, good exposure to all departments. Interns get to participate in summer Fridays and have the opportunity to work together on a project that is presented to the CEO and Senior Leadership Team

    Cons

    No cons in the internship program!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire interns for the fall and spring as well!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    HORRIBLE

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    Former Employee - Production Manager in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Secaucus, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and lots of holidays

    Cons

    Terrible work/life balance. The company sucks the life out its employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Toxic work environement at all levels

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    Former Employee - Middle Management At the Home Office In Secaucus, N J in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Middle Management At the Home Office In Secaucus, N J in Secaucus, NJ

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

    Pros

    It pays the bills until you find better employement

    Cons

    Negative envioronment at all levels with constant pressure from senior mangement at all levels to keep staff scared of losing their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This would be a waste as Jane Ehlfers the CEO sets the tone for the entire company. It's not bussiness challenges or hard work that causes the constant turnover in every department and field, it's the hatefulness of the upper management in every task, challenge or initiative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Demoralizing!!!

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

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

    Pros

    Employee discount and paid time off

    Cons

    This place is corrupt and at the end of the day you will go home feeling down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder on what matters, listen more and less meetings so you can actually know and learn what actually needs attention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Positive working environment and culture. Truely wants the best for Children and the people that work in the stores.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Secaucus, NJ

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

    Pros

    Strong culture, autonomous working environment in my department. Good salary and benefits. Had the opportunity to do want I loved to do with people that I liked every day.

    Cons

    Very poltical home office environment. Became all about the dollar. Feel that CEO was very disconnected from the field. Making decisions without transparency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very important to be honest with your teams.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    I researched and read negative reveiws. It was all true. I noticed first in the interview when their honesty mimicked exactly what I read.

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    Current Employee - Lead Manager in Levittown, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Manager in Levittown, NY

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

    Pros

    In the store I worked in, the schedule was extremely flexible.

    Cons

    Although there was flexibility as far as the schedule, there was no hours to switch of call out for an emergency. How does that happen, you ask? Well my location would function on 169.00 hours. There was no time to do the work that needed to be done. As a manager you literally do it all. Paper work, shipment, clean, watch the floor, ring transactions, help customers, and babysit employees instead of mamage them. Most of this fine when there are more than one on one coverage. That's tight there's only two people in the store most of the time. And leaving the store to eat or do garbage are not possible without three people in the store.(unless done before hand). There are no benefits and the pay is ridiculously low. There are no hours for training and bad communication throughout shifts. No development to move in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stores outside of the malls need hours too. Training should be implemented to actually develop employees to grow. Management should manage not babysit employees. Pay should be raised.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to get some work experience

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    Current Employee - Store Lead in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Store Lead in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The team that surrounds you instantly becomes like a family. Depending on your store they usually work around your school schedule

    Cons

    Too much work for the pay that is offered. The company policies often lead to confrontations with the customers. Inconsistent hours, horrible pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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