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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • If you have kids they will be geared up with the latest fashion thanks to your employee discount (in 98 reviews)

  • The Flexible schedule and 1 hour breaks (in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management can be a little difficult to deal with they expect a lot with little time (in 108 reviews)

  • staffing: not enough, small team makes it hard to plan vacations so your work life balance is def (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Boys Department"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time

    Pros

    Good Starting Out Experience.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Catty. Management is all about hiring friends. So expect a high turn over.

    Advice to Management

    Don't feed the drama.


  2. "Lead"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader
    Current Employee - Shift Leader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Discounts
    Really flexible with hrs.

    Cons

    PAY IS HORRIBLE!
    They expect u to clean the store do shipment floor sets and price changes all while having hardly any payroll ....while giving excellent customer service and SELLING CREDIT CARDS!! They are making budget cuts every where they can while Jane the CEO MAKES MILLIONS!! They turned most Asst. Store mangers in to full time leads to the could cut the pay but having u still do the same exact thing!! Awful company!!

    Advice to Management

    TAKE BETTER CARE OF THE PEOPLE AT THE STORE LEVEL! WITH OUT THEM U DON'T HAVE A COMPANY! You can't keep staff! You all so spend way to much on marketing!! All the opening paper work is just a wast of time and paper! No one does audits! WAST OF TIME!!You want to get credit card sales up offer more rewards! You offer crappie stuff!!


  3. "Painful experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There was no pros working over here except you enjoy time off (work till 12 PM) during summer Fridays.

    Cons

    This company is one of the worst company people I have ever worked on. It believes on nepotism and Hire and Fire policy. During joining, I didn't do enough research and none told me that people leaves TCP so frequently. After couple of weeks, I realized that every week you will meet new people and will not be able to current employees working.
    Employees gossip that if you stay for more than 1 year, that is quite an achievement.

    Advice to Management

    Did you ever a chance to look into your attrition rate? It should be around 75-80% per annum. There should be more employee friendly environment for people to perform.


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  5. "Not a good place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a very easy job

    Cons

    Management was very, very awful

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are older than 22 for managers


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Summer early Fridays.
    If you have kids, discounted clothing
    Location... if you are in NJ, easy drive and free parking

    Cons

    No vision in technology leadership.
    too bureaucratic... very hard to get anything done
    Too many management consultants. Employees have no decision making power.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "EUGHHHH"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only thing I can think of is the PTO.

    Cons

    Each year major lay offs are the only way the company stays afloat. If you have a soul, do NOT work here--you will NOT be successful. You will be constantly treated like garbage and blamed for literally anything that goes wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house of management--not the people actually doing the work.


  8. "Store Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 full-time

    Pros

    You get a 30% off discount on anything in store

    Cons

    Payroll is very tight which causes many gaps in meeting deadlines and company standards

    Advice to Management

    Negotiate payroll allotted to store prior to hire


  9. Helpful (1)

    "the pay is terrible"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    30% off discount but but customers can get that too so not that great
    Flexible schedule
    Cute clothes
    Time 1/2 on holidays

    Cons

    Pay
    Low hours
    Customers can be rude and destroy the store
    The pay is really bad
    Takes so long to get a raise
    Small raise
    Will pick you apart just to get a raise

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay and give us a full time job also you want us the dress like moms but how are mothers supposed to pay bills only getting paid 7.25 the pay is terrible! I had 4yrs in retail prior to working here and I still started at $7.25 I also will not be receiving a raise till 2yrs later also it's not a part time job you might get 8hrs for a whole week but nothing over 15hrs unless you are a lead


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Designer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Designer in Secaucus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There isn't one I can think of. It's the most horrible job and I couldn't say one positive thing about it.

    Cons

    Do not take a job here!!!! It is the most horrible place to work. In all my experience I've never experienced such a hostile work environment especially in the girls graphic department. I've never came on Glassdoor to write a complaint because I've been pretty happy in all my previous jobs and I've been in the industry for awhile but if I could help anyone trying to decide if they want to accept a job here I want to try. They will offer you a lot of money as their incentive to get you in and then will force you to sign a contract so you really can't leave. They know how miserable it is and how often people quit and they want to make sure they can force you to stay. All the money in the world isn't worth the way they make you feel. A normal week is 60+ hours and if you try to leave before 7pm the girls graphic manager will yell at you and tell you that you didn't ask her permission. She thinks she owns us and she can work you like in a sweat shop. Management is horrible. It
    Is such a hostile work environment and HR knows about it because of the numerous complaints and have not done a thing to change it in the past year and a half. do They only care about the money they are making and not the people that are killing themselves. There are no vacation days allowed. The manager will approve your days then when it's time for your vacation she will tell you that you have to come in. I've never in my life have been in a situation like this and today after they told me that the company making money is way more important then taking us out of the hostile working environment I decided to Take myself out of the situation. I hope I can help anyone that is trying to make a decision. Also they promise you can "work from home" and they let you for the first couple of weeks to get you in and then all of a sudden it's like she never agreed to it. And you end up coming in everyday.

    Advice to Management

    No advice could help them.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people. The talented ones, not the corporate puppeteers.

    Cons

    The no talent joke of an SVP who knows nothing about design and whose only talent is advising Gap rejects who are far worse.

    Advice to Management

    Be original, creative, and most importantly, authentic. This failing business while implode on itself.



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