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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated May 11, 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 102 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 111 reviews)

  • Work/Life Balance is hard when you have a family (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Short Review"

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and easy job.

    Cons

    If you're a part-time, your hours can vary for 4 hours a week to a few days. They normally give more hours to full-timers.


  2. "Assistant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ASM in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - ASM in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discount is nice. Moving up in the company can be quick depending on work ethic.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is impossible.
    There's an impossible amount of work to complete and absolutely no payroll to complete it.
    Pay rate is skewed for the amount of work asked of individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should really start to speak with their staff. Gain a collective perspective on everyone's workloads. It'll go a long way.


  3. "Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Roseville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot. Great first job to start out in retail. The management team and employees are usually very friendly.

    Cons

    Customers usually complain about the prices all the time. Always asking for a coupon or if this item is on sale. Need to let the manager know numerous times what days you need off. You only know your schedule a week in advance. Very messy customers. be ready to fold clothes and do everything FAST! Management team loves it when you get credit cards but you get no commission for opening new accounts.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more organized and grant employees the time they need off.


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  5. "Department store work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Sales Manager in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Store Sales Manager in Midland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, customers, associates, discounts,
    Other than that this companys culture is difficult if you like your life not job for you. Will spend 50-70 hours a week in store.

    Cons

    Shipment,Stock,paperwork,payroll, no life balance, little to no training, unnessary floorsets and updates.

    Advice to Management

    Transfer old clothes out to make room for new clothes. Stores would be so much easier to maintain and sale thru. Might actually get done with some of the shipment and paper work if 10 bundles of the same shirt wasnt sent out in 4 diffrent boxes.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ehh-"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work with availability... most of the time.

    Cons

    Terrible management up to district levels. District doesn't even follow company policies.
    Company can't compensate their employees i.e, a lead will make the same as as associate. Leads carry higher responsibility for the same pay as as associate

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are people too. You're not more important than them, show some respect.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time

    Pros

    I would say the only great thing about working here was the start off salary.

    Cons

    During my experience working at TCP I had my ups and downs. Employees could get away with anything. I tried numerous times to Fill out corrective action forms for calling out, leaving on breaks, being late, dress code and managers being rude to associates. Nothing ever happened when I would send things to DM. The management team now has a tcp selfie page on Facebook.... how is this acceptable and how are they are still working there when they are posting pictures of themselves while working on social media. I was and am still very disappointed with how this company takes action when store policy is being broken.

    Advice to Management

    I truly hope you start off with a great team in place, because if not you will have an extremely hard time not being able to start fresh with a reliable and respectful team.


  8. "Sales associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers!!!!
    Good deals
    Fun environment

    Cons

    Conversion rate taken too seriously
    Customer can get really rude


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    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

    Flexible hours, easy advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Low pay, high stress, low hours

    Advice to Management

    The management needs to pay their employees more. Employees are constantly multitasking and pushing themselves to do what they can with the limited amount of hours they are given only to be paid a little more than minimum wage.


  10. "Worst paid job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job is easy and had advancement opportunities. Lots of paid time off time offered and health and dental benefits are available.

    Cons

    Lots of restructuring. Product turnover is too quick. Pay is terrible and company shows no compassion for the little guy.

    Advice to Management

    People stay when they're paid well and appreciated. Show them that respect and your turnover will decrease and you will see the profitability you hope for. Actions speak louder of words; walk the walk if you talk the talk.


  11. "Starter Mgmt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good merchandise quality and quantity

    Cons

    Great for young and wanting to get into leadership, if you have store management experience stay away. No payroll and you will spend most of your day working freight or running a register


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