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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated July 14, 2018
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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 120 reviews)

  • "Great people, great discount, perfect job for a mother or father looking for a part time job that will benefit the family" (in 61 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work life balance- all decisions are knee jerk reactions" (in 50 reviews)

  • "Upper management was clueless to employee satisfaction" (in 125 reviews)

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  1. "Retail"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast advancement, many tools, positive environment

    Cons

    No work life balance, too much product sent all at once


  2. "Great working environment"

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    Former Employee - Registrar and Floor in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Registrar and Floor in Pasadena, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive working environment and good management

    Cons

    Only Part time unless you are management

  3. "upper management is terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    co-workers were nice and easy to get along with, benefits for FT & PT employees

    Cons

    horrible upper management, low pay, rude customers, not secure

    Advice to Management

    get some common sense


  4. "Challenging but rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Director, Digital Marketing in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Director, Digital Marketing in Secaucus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big focus on transforming the business to digital. Great inter-department communication and collaboration. People take their jobs seriously but not seriously and there is a friendly culture

    Cons

    Some antiquated systems which is to be expected with a retail focused company looking to move to digital.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on new talent and looking outwards beyond traditional brick and mortar companies to recruit to bring TCP into the new age of digital.


  5. "Part time retail"

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

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

    Pros

    30% discount, flexible schedule for busy people.

    Cons

    No 15 minute break given when working over 4 hrs. Managers were consistently late. Rules were not enforced. No repercussions for employees who constantly called off or were not in dress code. Not enough staff for the work load. Hourly pay rate is not competitive. No raises given in 2017 because the store wasn’t doing well.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to be more involved. Talk to associates and listen to their concerns.


  6. "Chaotic"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PTO, Evolving retailer, Technology, Quality, Clothing, omnichannel

    Cons

    Lack of communication , Work life balance, Workload expectations vs reality, Rate of hire, Lack of payroll hours


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Co-workers, though it depends

    Cons

    Management, at least at the Kings Plaza location

  8. "Aeo"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good salary summer Fridays Good bonus

    Cons

    Too much favoring leadership is condescending

    Advice to Management

    Give each level ownership


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time

    Pros

    Great discounts! Good company to get some retail experience.

    Cons

    Big overturn in management. Work/life balance is terrible.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "no"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to start working

    Cons

    very little managing and overworking


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