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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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Pros
  • If you have kids you get 30 % as employee discount (in 115 reviews)

  • Friendly atmosphere, room for advancement, flexible schedule (in 57 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management can be a little difficult to deal with they expect a lot with little time (in 118 reviews)

  • Work/Life Balance is hard when you have a family (in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stock Room Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Stock Room Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, plenty of hours

    Cons

    Crappy hours, but it is retail


  2. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, good atmosphere, easy job

    Cons

    Part time work was frequent but below 40 still, customers hard to work with

  3. "Discount,& pay rate as of 2017 November"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    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

    Discount,& sale 30% off associate discount .Time runs fast when you’re actually working before you know it ,it’s time to colck out lol.Love helping customers and meeting the children so adorable and cute (;

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours until the holiday or if you work in a busy store all year round .part-time hours only 20 but sometimes a lot you get less than that! They pay no weekly

    Advice to Management

    Apply to a company that gives more hours duh


  4. "It wasn't that bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work at, people are awesome.

    Cons

    The way could have been better


  5. "Assistant Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great supervisor, good benefits, work environment was positive in the store

    Cons

    Pay isn't great, upper management wasn't helpful


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    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 part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The employees I work/worked with have been some of the nicest ones I've ever met. There is no drama between associates and the team really works as a family. The SM and ASM really care about our lives and work with school schedules. They work really hard and do their best.

    Cons

    The problem is the actual company. They don't allow for raises that the associates/managers deserve. My assistant manager and store manager get treated like they need to live and breathe the company but they don't get paid enough. The company makes so many changes in marketing that pressure for sales to compensate for their expenses is intense. The District and Regional managers expect our stores to be filled completely and spotless when we get minimal payroll.

    By far the worst upper managed company I've ever heard of/worked for.

    Advice to Management

    The district managers and regional managers need to work in the stores to understand that their expectations are impossible. Store managers are awesome.


  7. "Prepare for Fordham Rd Wrath"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great people and managers, very fun environment and great business

    Cons

    Too much work, little pay. It’s too small of a store that shopping there is a nightmare for customers which leads to nasty attitudes from uneducated human beings. It’s outdated, practically falling apart but makes thousands of dollars a day. It’s one of the top leading stores in NYC but yet it’s so neglected but the company. You would think they would invest a little more money in a store that is high volumed but nope. For the holidays it’s a zoo and in the summer it’s a sauna . The A/C is always breaking down and it’s just unpleasant working in the store but the team are all wonderful people especially the store manager. She is so amazing and feels for us since she started as a sales associate and worked her way up through hard work and perseverance. I wish corporate would pay more attention to this store for years to come and compensate the staff for all that’s is done to ensure the prosperity of the company

    Advice to Management

    Report that damn A\C to corporate !! Also tell current cashiers to keep their “personalities” outside and remain professional on the premesis. One to many times I’ve overheard employees talking in ways that even corporate wouldn’t tolerate. STAY PROFESSIONAL!

  8. "Sales Lead"

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great discount, great management team, good hours of operation

    Cons

    we have to shove credit cards at everyone who comes in


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Children's Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Friendswood, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Friendswood, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time

    Pros

    Great quality for items sold and wide variety.

    Cons

    Never received actual training and was left to figure it out on my own. Management team wasn't on the same page and lacked in overall communication with employees.


  10. "Tcp"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Discount if you have children could be useful

    Cons

    Minimum wage, hours fluctuate from week to week


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