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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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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. "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Statesboro, GA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My team is amazing and I will be sad to leave them. Also I have a great DM!

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance is hard when you have a family. Stores are not given enough hours to complete all their task.

    Advice to Management

    Give more hours to stores, so they can get everything done.


  2. "sales lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Citrus Heights, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Citrus Heights, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work at

    Cons

    Under appreciated by company for all of our hard work


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Trash"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Miamisburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. Used to love this place until change in management. Only thing good to say is the 30% discount but the clothes/style has went downhill.. so it's purposeless when I rather shop at Old Navy for kids clothes :)

    Cons

    They work you to death without being realistic or decent pay for the amount of workload. Upper management doesn't believe in you. They only care about themselves, money and the company not the employees.

    Advice to Management

    You're not baby sitting the employees at your store. Get to know them. Help train them properly. Etc.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Very Poor Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Secaucus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Summer hours. No shortage of things to accomplish.

    Cons

    Management. A handful of executives in upper management hold all the cards, for better or for worse. They are more worried about themselves and their bonuses than the people. The cut jobs at the end of every year to clear room for bonuses. They've even cut associate benefits. They keep saying that they want to change but they aren't. They take your ideas after you are gone/after you have already done the work and they implement them, casting you aside....saving money in the process.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. Get rid of the "boys club". Stop firing everyone else.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Save yourself."

    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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time

    Pros

    The one pro I can come up with is they pay well. I will say that it's a good thing they do because you will likely need the money for emotional support therapy.

    Cons

    Bottom line, don't work here. Management will say they're changing and that the culture is improving, but it's really not. People talk behind your back, they lie right to your face, and it's just overall not a positive environment. If you want to learn, grow, and be a part of a supportive, engaging workplace, this is NOT the place to do it. Management really only cares about their own advancement. For anyone else, it's sink or swim, but try swimming and they'll throw a 50 pound weight on your back.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your people. Wake up and realize that this culture is toxic and it needs a lot of help.


  6. "Good company, great product."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Carterville, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Carterville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Children's Place part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best part about the job is the staff. It is a good product at a good price. Good employee discount. Great job for Moms.

    Cons

    They are cutting positions,pay and hours. Really have to push credit card. The different pricing between web site and store makes it hard to reach sales goals.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  8. "An absolute nightmare."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Aurora, CO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pro is the employee discount, but definitely not worth the misery of the job. Cannot think of any more pros.

    Cons

    Upper management definitely has a "look out for themselves" mentality. Will work you to death if it makes them look good. Picks they're "favorites " with associates and mgrs within their district and will do their best to push anyone out of the way to put the favorites in place. Zero life work balance.
    Would put 0 in stars but can't. So 1 it is.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. There's no help for this company.


  9. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  10. "Too Much for Too Little"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in San Antonio, 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

    Open enrollment health care/401K
    Great people
    Easy job

    Cons

    Company changes its mind on floorset too often
    As a sales lead I'm expected to do almost everything an Assistsnt Manager does for significantly less.
    No paid holidays
    They don't care if you're sick, work anyway

    Advice to Management

    Improve how you train employees


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