The Children's Place Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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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 58 reviews)

  • Top managment would make last minute decisions and we would have to stay late to redo floor sets (in 33 reviews)

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  1. depends on the kind of person you are...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Sales Lead

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you are a hard worker, you do get recognized by the higher ups. There is also a great chance of moving up pretty quick in the company.

    Cons

    It has been shown to me, that if you are a brown-noser you get away with murder in this company. Store managers feel like they aren't required to do actual work. There is non-stop drama. The turn-over rate is ridiculous; most associates don't stay longer than a few months. In the year and a half that i have been there we've had 2 different store managers, 3 assistant managers, and 5 store leads. you most likely wont be properly trained; if you are actually trained at all.

    Advice to Management

    Training needs to be done extensively, with all levels. (Just read my con list ^)

  2. Associate Sourcing Manager

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    Current Employee - New Jersey in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - New Jersey in Secaucus, NJ

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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can't beat the vacation time and summer fridays. 21-22 days Paid time off, Unlimited Sick Days, Summer Fridays. they are flexible if you need time to handle personal stuff. Associate level and above are eligible for bonus

    Cons

    None of the systems are efficient. Horrible work/life balance in sourcing area. High top management turnover leading to constant reorganization. Work is not evenly distributed among the headcount. If you're not built to work long hours all the time, then this place is not for you

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to get to know your team. Upper management should be more accessible.

  3. Helpful (1)

    On the right track but just not quite there

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    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to sell a high quality product at a great value, empowerment to run your store like it's your business

    Cons

    Insufficient processes in place for employee concerns to be addressed, less than ideal application process resulting in quality applicants being disqualified, training program lacks structure and developmental positions that would prepare for internal promotions do not exist

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the field-the people who are in the trenches, behind the registers, typing in the coupons, and listening to customer feedback daily

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  5. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Management was great and it was easy to switch a scheduled work day if something came up. Great part time job for those who are just looking to make some side money. Busy work environment for those who like it

    Cons

    A lot of work for the nearly minimum wage pay. Corporate management really uses you up to do anything and everything.

  6. sourcing assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time

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

    Pros

    The benefits and time off is good

    Cons

    Too much restructuring going on. There are always changes in the departments and it's never stable. They don't have a sense of appreciation for the hard work we put in. They praise those that do less but are great at playing teachers pet.

    Advice to Management

    Need to learn how to appreciate the people. The process of training and promoting is not thought out thoroughly.

  7. asm

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun people to work with

    Cons

    Physical labor, too much inventory

  8. good for just part time income

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time

    Pros

    it's kids clothes so you work in a cute environment

    Cons

    because it's kids clothing, it's dealing with a lot of angry/rude parents when you don't have what they want

  9. Great environment, not so great company.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Tulsa, OK

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

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

    Pros

    This company sells quality products at an affordable price. Flexible hours. Chance for advancement within the company. Friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Company is too customer based. Employee discount not much better than customer discounts. Large workload for minimal pay. Not enough appreciation for the hard work of the employees. Minimal incentives.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on keeping employees happy and providing them with more reasons to want to work with this company.

  10. Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Commerce, CA

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Very fun environment!:)

    Cons

    You have to convince a lot of customers to apply for credit

  11. Upper management has no idea what it's like to work in a store

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Staff at store level
    excellent benefits available for full time employees
    cute product
    IF your store is fully staffed management schedule can be relaxed

    Cons

    Constantly changing promos and sales are confusing to customers and employees who might only work one or two days a week.
    Home office seems oblivious to concerns of the store.
    District manager completely out of touch.

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