The Children's Place

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for because of the family/work balance. Good discount (30% off)

    Cons

    Other than wanting to work more hours to get benefits, it's a great company to work for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Great communication, ability to have work life balance

    Cons

    Not enough hours for tasks at hand. Hard to hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of assessment for associates!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Unprofessional company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Lead
    Former Employee - Sales Lead

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

    Pros

    The 30% off discount is awesome.

    Cons

    From DM's to Store Managers very unprofessional. No room for growth only if you worked their for 6+ years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to have a "company standard" follow it store wide and don't make internal promotions about favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Awful

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    great discount, fun atmosphere to work in, customer base is great

    Cons

    horribly run, too much marketing, not enough hours, treat people like crap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get your head outta your butts!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Awful

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New Hyde Park, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New Hyde Park, NY

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

    Pros

    -Discount on clothing.
    -Cute clothes for kids.

    Cons

    -Rude co-workers and managers
    -Poor hours
    -Nasty parents and children (as t be expected)
    -Training wasn't very good.
    -Pay isn't very good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Company is filled with heavy work load and no house to support the workload.

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    • 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

    Pros

    The staff is friendly and dedicated. The customers for the most part are very nice. We have loyal customers that you get to know and become friendly with.

    Cons

    Hours are very minimum and workload is really high. This makes your day very frustrating when you have so much workload and customers in the store. The focus of the company is supposed to be the customers but the workload expectations most of the time are unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be prepared to go all day with out stopping.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent hours, family like co-workers

    Cons

    Hours vary too much (one week 5 hours, the next week 30), push you as close to full time as possible if the store can, too much work, not enough hours for the store, they hire anyone and everyone, unprofessional, company is a joke, they dont care about the associates, no place for advancement, poor raises, raises depend on store not individuals performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Needs lots of improvements

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Concord, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Concord, NC

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Great employee discount - 30%

    Cons

    Lack of management direction
    No training
    Stores are understaffed and that creates extra work
    Poor organization/communication
    The on-call system is very inconvenient. The days you're supposed to be off, they put you on call and because of the lack of staff, they end up calling you in or ask you to come in earlier or stay late. So, the work-life balance is out the window. The company pretty much owns you 7 days a week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    No benefits for being an employee, constant floor set changes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    You get access to shipment as it comes in, therefore the sizes you need are usually available. And who wouldn't like to look at baby clothes all day?!

    Cons

    The employee discount is often as good as coupons that come out. If we have a PLACE card, employees do not receive the additional 5% for using it (WHY!?!). Employees are also flagged for using gift cards even though I ask for them for Christmas/birthdays for my own kids since it's primarily where I shop; that seems unfair. Higher ups are unaware of the time it takes a store to suddenly redo/"update" a floor set within the same week it is set. Silly things from changing walls to taking everything you just folded on a table and hanging it back on hangers, or vice versa. Stores aren't allotted enough hours to compensate for shipment and floor upkeep as well as solid customer service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want your stores to meet their daily goals, why don't you STOP HAVING BETTER ONLINE SALES?! How/why do you expect customers to come in with their little 30% coupon when you do 50% off the website with free shipping? Where is the perk there when it's more convenient to shop from home with little kids anyway?

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Store Manager

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    • 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

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