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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated June 27, 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 107 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 115 reviews)

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

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  1. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers and excellent merchandise.

    Cons

    The shifts and hours could improve.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "New"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice employee discount

    Cons

    unorganized, too many managers input, no structure

  3. "Amazing home office, horible instore management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice discount
    Busy retail environment... You will not be bored
    Home office is amazing
    Support for employees is fantastic from upper management dm and above

    Cons

    In store Manager lies constantly
    High turnover rate
    Frustration at store level from employees, and nothing was fone for the sake of extra profit

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. When your turnover is super high... Its usually the in store manager.


  4. "horrible"

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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

    Pros

    employee discount, nice lead associates

    Cons

    lack of hours
     no break
    forced to sell credit cards


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "Worked 10 hour shifts with no breaks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I have always worked with great people in the stores that I have been in, even though the turnover rate is high. Most people just end up not being able to handle all of the immense pressure.

    Cons

    Never given enough hours to schedule breaks for those who worked over 6 hours, which is TN state law. Only double coverage, which does not allow for enough time to give great customer service and get the pricing/marketing/visual updates done every week. Entirely unreasonable and unrealistic demands from district and regional managers. I would never encourage anyone to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Please give stores an appropriate amount of hours to schedule breaks, that should be the absolute bare minimum even though it is not. Extra hours on top of the bare minimum would be helpful too so that managers could actually finish task while associates run the registers and help customers. It is impossible for one manager to complete all the tasks while one associate run the registers and greet and assists shoppers.


  9. "Great part time job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very manageable workload. Helpful managers.

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours.


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

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    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


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