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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • 30% off employee discount on top of the sales (in 113 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 115 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Children's Place"

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in Secaucus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Nice people and nice work environment

    Cons

    Did layoffs only after I was there only four months!

    Advice to Management

    Don't understand how they could eliminate my position, when I was a new hire.


  2. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount flexible hours environment

    Cons

    Little hours and every low pay for all the work you have to do

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lead Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Lead Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Lead Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience for someone who has never had a job
    Will work around your schedule

    Cons

    They cut hours for all leads to 20 a week so a lot of full time people had to quit and find other jobs
    Bad Pay


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with opportunities to improve."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Florence, AL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Florence, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Store manager compensation is not bad for lower volume retail. Merchandise is relevant to consumers, which makes selling easier and sales goals more attainable.

    Cons

    Minimal payroll hours. Staff needs better compensation. Reduce 'busy work' like multiple charts, weekly business review (monthly would suffice). Additional advertising would help drive traffic into stores.


  5. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time

    Pros

    I had for the most part very good coworkers.

    Cons

    Management was always changing which became frustrating. Changing work hours and ways of doing things . Very high turn over rate.


  6. "Key Holder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time

    Pros

    Was promoted quickly. Learned a lot about management

    Cons

    Upper Management. Not a lot of teaching. You have to figure things out on your own.


  7. "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

  8. "it was ok"

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    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


  9. "Mangement is flexible but low pay"

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    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


  10. "good job, until you're stuck with bad management"

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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 start and learn

    Cons

    when stuck with bad management, the store goes downhill


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