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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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Pros
  • "30% off employee discount on top of the sales" (in 124 reviews)

  • "Great discount on clothes for my son" (in 63 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work life balance- all decisions are knee jerk reactions" (in 52 reviews)

  • "Long hours little pay, bad upper management" (in 128 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for!"

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, benefits, and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Improved work and home balanced desired.

    Advice to Management

    Bring more flexibility when it comes to home/work balance.


  2. "Excellent work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary, hours, nice managers and fun customers

    Cons

    No paid maternity leave
    Can’t use place cash

  3. "Pretty good part time job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Statesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have good managers and it is a good team to be apart of

    Cons

    They don't do enough to encourage personal sales


  4. "Its a start"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place if you love kids and clothes

    Cons

    Pay not that great had to get second job


  5. "Retail"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time

    Pros

    The people were great to work with and management worked around my schedule.

    Cons

    There were so many clothes to fold.


  6. "Hectic & Disorganized"

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Lynwood, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Lynwood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Colleagues, Flexibility, Pay, Discount, Dress Code

    Cons

    Instability, Flexibility, Lack of hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep store clean and organized and be more fair to seasonal employees


  7. "General Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ

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

    Pros

    Brand Loyalty and overall recognition.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance and industry.

  8. "Great Company with Great Leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Lead in Manhattan, KS
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Lead in Manhattan, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible hours and days
    - Upper management knows who you are
    - Clothes are not difficult to sell
    - Definite chance to move up in the company (I went from a sales associate to getting the full-time sales lead offer in 6 months)
    - Depending on location, opportunity to travel and help out other stores

    Cons

    - Depending on location, a high chance of a rotating door

    Advice to Management

    Put good people in store manager roles. If they are not doing their job, get rid of them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "3rd Key"

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

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time

    Pros

    Great Discount on children items

    Cons

    Bad corporate environment and lack of support

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on Team building


  10. "The pay for work is terrible"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Montgomery, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -environment
    -employee discount
    -That is it

    Cons

    -terrible hours
    -terrible management
    -no raises
    You get raises depending on how many credit cards you sell

    Advice to Management

    Do better