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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated June 21, 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 106 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule and easy tasks (in 55 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management can be a little difficult to deal with they expect a lot with little time (in 114 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great job to start out"

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    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Company does a good job sending out necessary information and communicates well. Organized and efficent data protocol

    Cons

    Floor sets often, unable to use store credit card and employee discount in the same transaction


  2. "it was ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sourcing Assistant in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Sourcing Assistant in Secaucus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    they have a great group of people

    Cons

    too far if you live in NYC


  3. "Mangement is flexible but low pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a typical retail job, easy basics such as cash register, inventory, stock, and keeping the floor organized

    Cons

    Low pay, no commission. Hours are based on performance

    Advice to Management

    Stay flexible it makes work less of a hassle


  4. "Good job for mom's or students"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, good discount, good benefits for full time employees

    Cons

    Low pay raises, pushing credit cards is hard


  5. "Fun place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stay At Home Mom in Strongsville, OH
    Current Employee - Stay At Home Mom in Strongsville, OH

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work, hours were easy, very flexible

    Cons

    Pay wasn't so good

    Advice to Management

    Pay a little more.


  6. "Best retail job I've had"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Ocean City, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Ocean City, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good training
    Chance for advancement
    Hours (at least for me are pretty good and I'm a sales associate)
    No call in shifts
    Can get 40 hour week during tax free week

    Cons

    Underpaid
    Dress code is stupid
    Raises are based on the stores performance and aren't really raises
    Have to hear complaints about why we don't compare to online.. (here's why because of people who shoplift and therefore prices go up)

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the CEO because lets be honest.. she's clueless of how to run a company and about getting people to sign up for credit cards! The reason why I say this is because you're pressured to get apps in but if they don't get approved the customer gets po'd because they don't get anything for take the time to apply! Corporate is out of touch with stores needs and employees needs for raises! And that's why employees leave for money and benefits! As for someone who's been there for over 2 years I've seen a lot of people come and go because of the money and the fact being only full time gets insurance and vacation time not part time( like myself) GIVE PART TIME EMPLOYEES WHO BEEN THERE A YEAR OR MORE VACATION TIME!!!!


  7. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very easy /calm job to have and the 30% off discount is amazing. Most holidays are eligible for time 1/2

    Cons

    Worked at the children's place for almost 2 years! My raise was 15 CENTS ! At my location we had 8 employees and only 5 employees were eligible to get a raise. Another employee (store leader) got 13cents. Don't expect a raise here even if you are promoted this company throws spare change at their employees. Hours are non existent 1 schedule everyone had less than 10hrs except store manager and assistant manager. Your hours will be cut at any time and if you want more you will have to pick up shifts at other stores.(if they will give it to you) Also for two store locations assistant managers walked in one day to find out they no longer held their title because their store didn't make 1 million. (Even though that wasn't their goal but they did surpass the goal they were given)

    Advice to Management

    Better raises 25 cents is better than 15
    Make signs and cc application in Spanish
    Full time jobs
    Better cheaper benefits


  8. "Store Sales Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to run your store like your own business. Track your KPI's and develop your own business plan to succeed in sales. Generous PTO so you don't burn out. You are expected to work hard and lead by example.

    Cons

    Assistants can only work 35 hours a week, Leads (key holders) can only work 20 hours a week. The work load can be heavy with few hours to complete projects and floor moves. Develop your people or you will be covering the store hours of operation yourself, with little assistance from your associates. No payroll to complete floor moves after business hours.

    Advice to Management

    Managers are only as good as their people. Offer training hours to develop and on board new Managers. Set them up for success.


  9. "Average, opportunity to move up"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Freehold, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Freehold, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount was great combined with the sales, somewhat flexible hours when needed, great team to work with

    Cons

    Not enough hours to distribute to people so in ends up being 2 workers in the store at a time, too much workload expected to be done in an unrealistic time frame

    Advice to Management

    Please give stores more hours in order to get more of the work you expect done properly. stand by your employees, and reconsider your return policy which has led to the workers be in situations where customers are horrible towards them


  10. "TCP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Lead in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Store Lead in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you are looking for something to do consistently.
    If you have a great team and a great store manager, it will feel like a family environment, which is what I love.

    Cons

    The pay could be better you do a lot of work for a meh amount of pay.


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