The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
611 Reviews
2.3
611 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
Jane Elfers
281 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 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.  

    Unrealistic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Great benefits as far as holiday pay and pto.

    Cons

    Payroll is ridiculous. Not enough time to do everything. Updates on top of updates make it difficult to set store. Poor training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Sales associate is the title

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Dartmouth, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Dartmouth, MA

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    grade place ro woke love the team

    Cons

    No comments on cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Good PTO , ok pay

    Cons

    Lack of training, not enough hours given for work load, company micro manage big time, not paid for time work.. Store manager would adjust time punches to make payroll.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Extremely Chaotic Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent pay; PTO is good, if you are actually able to use it.

    Cons

    The list would be long...see the other reviews. They are pretty spot on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand that the company is units-driven, but they should consider scaling back the number of collections they offer. There is a point where the consumer gets overwhelmed with choices and decides to not shop anything. Furthermore, the collections need updated looks. I've had customers complain that their child has had the same shirt for the past three years because there is no variety from year-to-year and stores continue to receive the same product. Also, can we talk about gross margin? How can I control it if we are not allowed access to the reports? On the reverse, how much can we control if corporate is sending out 30% off coupons when we are having a $2.99 sale? There needs to be more of a thoughtful, beneficial approach to being a company who offers affordable children's clothing while not having to almost give away collections once the season is over. I am on the same page as most of these other reviews, that this company is extremely disorganized, uncaring towards employees, and expects a staggering amount of work to get accomplished with little to no resources. Recently, our district had a conference call talking about coming up with ideas and incentives for store teams to help push through our last fiscal month and end the year strong. Almost every leader said they were doing a pizza party, bowling, going out to dinner, and other activities to boost morale and let their teams know they are appreciated. However, when the DM asked how they would be funding this, every leader said it would be coming out of their own pocket. I hope that puts in perspective the type of company this is. They want results. They want talent. They want high work load. They want commitment. But, they are not willing to give anything. Payroll, hiring wages, training, and so on... A company's culture starts from the top and the culture at TCP is one of overbearing stress due to the disorganization within the company structure. No matter what you and your team does or the amount of hours you spend past your normal 40, you just won't win here. It will never be good enough. Overall, I just think there is not enough of a clear direction for the company. If they reassessed their mission statement, found a buying and pricing strategy that could correlate, and implemented that, then I don't think corporate would be running around like chickens with their heads cut off, so to speak, constantly revising their sales or sending out new directives.(which in turn trickles down and causes these dissatisfied employees) TCP might actually be able to address their poor company morale and lower their turnover rate, if they first fix the issues in what direction the company is headed and what their future looks like.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Hustle and Bustle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Good pay, nice PTO time and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Always changing plans last minute, cut in payroll hours, but still have to do same amount of work. Very difficult at times to manage all work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give hours to the stores that actually need them, so we can maintain excellant brand experience for our customer. Help with shrink at target stores and TRAINING

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Store Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and the product is priced great

    Cons

    Under staffed no payroll to many changes that are expected to be done in an unreasonable time frame. Upper management doesnt care about in store employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time and listen to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Previous Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    great people, fun work environment

    Cons

    don't promote within, poor upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    childcare

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Childcare in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Childcare in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    it is a good job is you want to continuo in the childcare career or work in a montesory, creche or in a school and good for learning the language and the culture

    Cons

    You do not have workmates if you work for a private family and after some time you get tired if you are social person.

  10.  

    It's great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    The people the work atmosphere is easy going

    Cons

    We do everything from shipment to merchandising

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

  11.  

    Amazing People in a great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    I feel very valued in my job! The work is challenging but extremely rewarding. I would recommend this company to anyone who really wants to make a difference as a leader in specialty retail. Great benefits!!

    Cons

    You will not be bored! This job keeps you moving and is always looking for a new competitive edge. You must be adaptable to change and willing to embrace each day as it comes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! We see your improvements each day. I am proud to work for The Children's Place!

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