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"New Company- New direction -"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-Easy to Learn
-Fond of Promotions for hard, dedicated workers
-Flexible Scheduling
-Holiday pay (+Overtime for non-exempt ASM of lower management if available)
-Changing Company to stay competitive
-Loyal Customers

Cons

-Heavy Workload with minimum Payroll
-Physically enduring
-Lack of connections between HQ and store level
-40+ hour weeks
-Lack of Corrective Action for poor performing managers (could be seen a pro)
-Delayed communication between HQ and stores
-Outdated technology used in store

Advice to Management

Never judge a book by its cover. Truly take time to determine who are hard workers, smart workers, result drivers and those with no passion. I understand business and understand reducing payroll- but doing so must come with the understand that workload must be cut accordingly. Those that do meet high expectations make high sacrifices (10-12 hr shifts to catch up since Store Managers are the ONLY free labor) that shouldn't be expected to be made EVERYDAY. Reward them with time to do their job - MANAGE not task. Too many times MANAGERS turn into glorified sales associates. Consider making ASMs non-exempt or putting in more Co-managers.

Other Employee Reviews for The Children's Place

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for with great benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Riverdale, UT
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Riverdale, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are a very organized business and you received 17 days of paid vacation and 7 days of paid sick leave

    Cons

    They rearranged the store quite often and they set sales even more often and had short deadlines that we were expected to meet.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if the people that made the decisions on how the store needed to be set up for sales had actually set them themselves because they were really hard to set and a lot of unneccessary changes.


  2. "Task Driven Childrens Retail"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Management in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The brand representatives have close family-like relationship within each store. We are cross trained in every aspect of the retail business from direct customer sevice, cash handling, merchandising in addition to shipping and receiving. If retail is your career of choice the company works hard to develop you for upper management postions.

    Cons

    The environment is extremely task driven.As a result we tend to have a high tunrover rate. If you are not a multi-tasker this is not the ideal enviornment. Their seems to be a lack in communication between the workload our home office requires in a time frame and what we can actually product in the store in that designated time frame.

    Advice to Management

    I wish HQ would ask brand reps for suggestions on how to improve existing merchandsie or what things would encourage company retention.

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