The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.4 462 reviews

26% Approve of the CEO

The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers

Jane Elfers

(222 ratings)

27% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is good especially since it can be used on all sale and clearance(in 31 reviews)

  • Good money, good quality clothing, great discount on the clothes(in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Associates are expected to train upper management when unqualified management is hired(in 45 reviews)

  • Floor set was a week long project with a window change that usually took three people to complete(in 27 reviews)

462 Employee Reviews
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    Nice place to work

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee) Huntington Beach, CA

    ProsOpportunity for advancement and good employee discount. Flexible schedule, great for mothers and college students. Management cared for employees and were always listening to concerns.

    ConsDemanding and constant changing of marketing, displays, and floorset with tough deadline expectations. Daily sales goals and somewhat pushy on customers having to apply for store credit card.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Neutral

    Sales Lead (Current Employee) Niles, OH

    ProsStore discount was great .

    ConsMake sure you can handle a lot stress

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Corporate America

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people are friendly. The location being in NJ nice to be away from the busy city. Good benefits. Started the star awards to recognize people who deserves it.

    ConsCommuting to NJ, in rush hour is not easy. Health benefits has decreased over the years. Difficult to move up within the company ladder so not much room for growth.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsReally good company to work for specially if you are a student. The hours are great and it is a fairly easy job.

    ConsBecause it's a kids store be prepared to be cleaning every 5 minutes and stuffing credit cards down the parents throat.

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    There some Pros and Cons

    Product Designer (Current Employee) Secaucus, NJ

    Pros- great benefits, including 30% employee's discount, free fruits, limo service, 401(K), medical, vision, and dental, overseas traveling expenses' reimbursement, etc.
    - great opportunity for recent college grads to gain necessary industry experience, including overseas work and travel

    Cons- long hours
    - unpaid overtime and weekends
    - favoritism
    - poor evaluation system

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to improve evaluation system
    manage better work-life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall good - Just ridiculously high expectations.

    Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) Orlando, FL

    Pros-Encouragement to move up
    -Ability to speak to your upper management (DM, RD, LPM) whenever needed; Open Door Policy even though they are not in the office

    Cons-Recent budget cuts decrease the benefits for holiday pay
    -Overly high expectations with extremely limited hours. There is not enough time/payroll to help the customers and complete the floorsets, etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Store Level Is a Great Place to Work

    Sales Lead (Current Employee)

    Prosgood employee discount, managers have ability to works several aspects of the business, relaxed attitude when it comes to scheduling, usually open to new ideas based on what is best for each store, great promotions for customers, decent raises once a year, nice culture with other stores in district

    Conspushy with credit cards, stingy with payroll which leads managers to spend a lot of customer service time dealing with visual merchandising, does not promote from within the company/lots of outside hiring

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) Brooklyn, NY

    ProsBenefits for part time employees
    Typical retail job

    ConsManagement under a lot of pressure and in turn associates are put under a lot of stress for very little pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement and Royalty are two different words.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Clueless upper management

    Store Sales Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsEmployee discount is good especially since it can be used on all sale and clearance.

    ConsSenior mgt (DM, RM, and up) does not have a clue as to what it really takes to run a store. Between floor sets, price changes, shipment, and training employees there will never be enough time given to any area of need. They took away all training hours but expect you to fully train all new associates, leads, ect. Any down time available is usually spent on shipment or trying to complete the visual updates that they give every week. You aren't able to keep good associates around because of lack of hours. The competition is there with more hours and better pay. During peak times associates are too busy with pos transactions at the service desk helping other customers check out while the merchandise is walking out the door. They always give the hope of extra hours for back to school or holiday times but never follow through. Therefore customers are not given the attention they are truly needed on the sales floor. They expect you to push too much on the customer at the time of check out. It looses the personal side of the interaction of the sale with the customer when you have 8 or more things you have to upsell to the customer before they leave.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your team and trust their decisions. Give back the training budget and hours for holiday. You'll gain it back with the merchandise that sells instead of it walking out the door unpaid.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Assistant manager

    Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) Bronx, NY

    ProsGreat enviorment
    Move Up.quickly
    Flexible Schedule
    Employees Great
    Fun And uo beat

    ConsUnder paid $12 assistant manager crappy
    Floor Set every wk or 2
    No Life always needed on days off n to stay late or work open to close
    Never Any pay roll
    Store Manager is hopeless
    Lack Of managment communication

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo what u can do on ur time

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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