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The Children's Place Columbus Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
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Pros
  • If you have kids you get 30 % as employee discount (in 109 reviews)

  • Friendly atmosphere, room for advancement, flexible schedule (in 56 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management can be a little difficult to deal with they expect a lot with little time (in 115 reviews)

  • Work/Life Balance is hard when you have a family (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Store manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great upper management, regional and above.

    Cons

    Required to do multiple tasks on minimum payroll.


  2. "Not so bad, but training isn't that great."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, time off requests are easy to be made, company values are strong, they seem to want to check on you often; which is good if you feel overwhelmed. They also seem to move up the ladder fairly quick, which is also nice.

    Cons

    Not too much of a discount, they want to keep their managers late but don't want to pay them overtime, they try to train you for harder jobs; but only want to train you for around 3 days, they're very disorganized in their back room (which is where the product is) and they constantly are over-staffed or under-staffed, which screws people out of hours.

    Advice to Management

    DISCUSS THINGS WITH YOUR EMPLOYEES! We aren't mind readers, and we don't know what's going on unless management tells us. Don't short the training hours, I can't train someone if you don't give me the hours to do so.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Worst job ever"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great interactions with most parents and kids, but you defiantly encounter the rude parents and terrible kids.

    Cons

    The managers have clear favorites. If you're not a favorite, you will be when upper management stops in for a visit. The hours are not good, the store is too small, and orders are always bark out to you like a dog. Sales Associates come and go so quick because of their unhappiness, it's a revolving door of associates.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all your workers as you would want to be treated. Not because your bosses are in for an inspection.


  4. "Lots to do with little resources."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you have kids, you get a great discount.

    Cons

    Very little training was offerred

    Advice to Management

    Update your systems.


  5. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exceptional pay and vacation plus sick time, considering the overall volume the store does each year.
    Flexible Schedule
    Learn a lot by rotating Divisions of Responsibility, you get experience managing sales, talent and visuals.
    Annual pay raises if you do your job correctly.

    Cons

    Payroll management is difficult. They tell you to hire a lot of people seasonally but current staff does not get any hours.
    Need more payroll for the amount of work that is asked of you... i.e. floor sets and weekends.
    Typically work with only 2 people in the store at a time.
    Sales associate left on the floor alone for majority of their shift.
    No designated shipment team makes it difficult to check in and process over 50 boxes of shipment everyday (M-F) since you also have to maintain visuals, assist customers on the floor, sign up credit cards, run the cash registers, run the fitting rooms and do all the housekeeping.
    Most of the time there is more stock in the back room than on the sales floor because there isn't enough time to get all the product out with minimal coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pay store managers, assistant managers and co-managers so much and sales associates so little. You would be able to schedule more people which would increase productivity and positivity.


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