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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
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  • upper management can be a little difficult to deal with they expect a lot with little time (in 110 reviews)

  • staffing: not enough, small team makes it hard to plan vacations so your work life balance is def (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Too Much for Too Little"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open enrollment health care/401K
    Great people
    Easy job

    Cons

    Company changes its mind on floorset too often
    As a sales lead I'm expected to do almost everything an Assistsnt Manager does for significantly less.
    No paid holidays
    They don't care if you're sick, work anyway

    Advice to Management

    Improve how you train employees


  2. "Lovely and Stressful"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    30% percent discount on everything in the store.
    Flexible schedule.
    Good Quality Clothing.
    Understanding Management.

    Cons

    Poor Pay.
    No health insurance

    Advice to Management

    Bring up the pay at least to $9.00


  3. "Overall a nice place"

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    Current Employee - Replenishment Associate in Fort Payne, AL
    Current Employee - Replenishment Associate in Fort Payne, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good insurance, fair policies, and understanding management.

    Cons

    Hours are always fluctuating, and wish paychecks where weekly


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Great Benefits, Freedom to manage

    Cons

    Not enough payroll, high turnover, low associate pay. Large stores given same payroll as small, low volume, stores. Manager takes 40 hrs out of given floor coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Unreasonable expectations with no budget.


  6. "Department store work"

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    Former Employee - Store Sales Manager in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Store Sales Manager in Midland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, customers, associates, discounts,
    Other than that this companys culture is difficult if you like your life not job for you. Will spend 50-70 hours a week in store.

    Cons

    Shipment,Stock,paperwork,payroll, no life balance, little to no training, unnessary floorsets and updates.

    Advice to Management

    Transfer old clothes out to make room for new clothes. Stores would be so much easier to maintain and sale thru. Might actually get done with some of the shipment and paper work if 10 bundles of the same shirt wasnt sent out in 4 diffrent boxes.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours , flexible schedules, I worked at an outlet so it was just mostly everyday , fun to work at .

    Cons

    Paid biweekly, sell credit cards , competition
    , cards = hours , can get messy quick , might extend your shift last minute .

    Advice to Management

    Stop favoritism


  8. "Company Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Management in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is always something to do. Your day goes by fast because of how fast paced it is. If you love to be around kids this is the company to work for. The clothes are super cute and it's always exciting to see the new designs for the the next season.

    Cons

    Because of the constant change with floor moves and promos you can feel overwhelmed. The time lines can feel impossible to meet. The company wants you to engage with the customer, but sometimes that can feel hard to do because of the work load.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to to create more reasonable time lines for work load. That way customers can have the attention they deserve.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Forestville, MD
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Forestville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Developing new talent, the hours, and travel time.

    Cons

    A lot of vacant stores, a lot of shoplifting, traffic is slow

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your team. Train your assistant for your job. Communication is so important.


  10. "great"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunity to move up

    Cons

    not enough hours for stores


  11. Helpful (1)

    "You cannot be a Store Manager in this company and have the time to train and develop your people."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Customers love our product quality which ultimately makes it easy to convert mom to a forever shopper. Decent associate discount. Management staff immediately gets over 17 days Vacation time, plus extra sick days. AM gets comp days for certain holidays.

    Cons

    As Store Manager you do not get paid over time. The company is cutting back on Payroll all the time so you as a non exempt store manager are required to pick up the workload, causing you to be over worked and underappreciated. You do not get the time to train your staff in a non hostile environment. Everything has to be done on the sales floor because you are 2/2 coverage at all times. Usually even on weekends. You will become a manager with many hats and it's hard to juggle ALL of the tasking the comes with TCP and still focus on your customers.

    Advice to Management

    I would definitely not take this job if you have other options. But, if this is your only choice I would tell you to be prepared to work from off the clock alot if you want to really impress your superior. If you are someone whose opportunity is time management... DO NOT take this role. It is not a job where you van learn time management because you will NEVER catch up. You will constantly be chasing your own tail. Find staff members with integrity because it is easy to get away with stuff through this company. Make sure you focus on coaching in the moment because that's the only training you can do here. No such thing as a sit down meeting with this company and go over things. Its always a headache no matter what day of the week is.



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