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"New Company- New direction -"

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  • 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-Outdated technology used in store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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    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team environment on store level.
    Salary and bonus.

    Cons

    Payroll cut hugely in comparison to last year's budgets. An outlet store cannot run on 2 person coverage. Customers are leaving because they don't want to wait in the long line. Shoplifting is increasing because theives are discovering the lack of coverage. Impossible to do floorset, markdowns, process shipment, provide excellent service, LP awareness on 2 person coverage. Qaulity staff leaves due to lack of hours. Current DSM is unprofessional and rude. Direct quotes include "this store is disgusting", "that's the worst display I've ever seen ", "I hate it", "when you don't make sales plan, it is like taking food out of my child's mouth."

    Advice to Management

    Treat others how you want to be treated.

    Stop with the favoritism.

    Stop micro-managing.

    Stop cutting payroll budgets. You are actually losing money in doing so.

    Start acknowledging for a job well done.

    Don't allow professional bullying to take place.

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