The Children's Place
2.4 of 5 455 reviews
www.childrensplace.com Secaucus, NJ 5000+ Employees

The Children's Place Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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2.4 455 reviews

                             

26% Approve of the CEO

The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers

Jane Elfers

(220 ratings)

27% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "A higher than most employee discount, 30% off even on clearance items"
    in 27 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 42 reviews
  • "zero work life balance for a salaried manager"
    in 11 reviews
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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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    Great part time job.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDiscount on children's clothes and flexible schedule..

    ConsLow pay and set amount of hours that the store can use.

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    Great Product and promotions for customers.

    Store Sales Manager (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat pay . Great hours and great customers.

    ConsToo many prices changes and moves done daily,weekly as well as monthly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't work with the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience.

    Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsThis is a great job to have if you need a second job or even just something to get you out of the house. Honesty, it's a really easy job to have!

    ConsCompensation could definitely be better. They do offer health insurance and such but other than that on benefits, unless you're a Store Manager or higher, you don't get bonuses or much more.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your associates. They know and understand more than you think. Your associates should have more benefits or more incentives. It would help everyone with in the store.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Store Lead (Current Employee)
    Mishawaka, IN

    ProsThere's always room to grow with this company. I was hired in for holiday help and I was promoted to Store Lead a couple months later.

    ConsIt's retail so the pay isn't as good as I would like.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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