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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • If you have kids you get 30 % as employee discount (in 109 reviews)

  • Friendly atmosphere, room for advancement, flexible schedule (in 56 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 Lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Lead
    Former Employee - Store Lead
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good retail and entry level management experience.

    Good store-level atmosphere

    Cons

    Horrible corporate atmosphere (unreasonable mandates, lack of input, etc.)

    No consistent hours.


  2. "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

  3. "Fun place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stay At Home Mom in Strongsville, OH
    Current Employee - Stay At Home Mom in Strongsville, OH

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work, hours were easy, very flexible

    Cons

    Pay wasn't so good

    Advice to Management

    Pay a little more.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The manager was always willing to help out. There was always something to do so the job was never boring.

    Cons

    Sometimes the store smelled strange and people would try to steal things often. Some parents would let their children destroy the store.


  5. "Store Lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, enjoyable atmosphere, relatively set schedule

    Cons

    I was hired on as part time and somehow was scheduled to work almost 40 hours each and every week, which did not work for my schedule. After talking to my boss, she minimized my days working but kept my hours the same. I loved working there, but I was unable to keep my job due to the lack of employees at our store causing the need for my hours to be so high.


  6. "The children place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    If you have kids you get 30 % as employee discount

    Cons

    No long hour shifts 6 hours shifts or less

    Advice to Management

    Put more hours


  7. "Best retail job I've had"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Ocean City, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Ocean City, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good training
    Chance for advancement
    Hours (at least for me are pretty good and I'm a sales associate)
    No call in shifts
    Can get 40 hour week during tax free week

    Cons

    Underpaid
    Dress code is stupid
    Raises are based on the stores performance and aren't really raises
    Have to hear complaints about why we don't compare to online.. (here's why because of people who shoplift and therefore prices go up)

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the CEO because lets be honest.. she's clueless of how to run a company and about getting people to sign up for credit cards! The reason why I say this is because you're pressured to get apps in but if they don't get approved the customer gets po'd because they don't get anything for take the time to apply! Corporate is out of touch with stores needs and employees needs for raises! And that's why employees leave for money and benefits! As for someone who's been there for over 2 years I've seen a lot of people come and go because of the money and the fact being only full time gets insurance and vacation time not part time( like myself) GIVE PART TIME EMPLOYEES WHO BEEN THERE A YEAR OR MORE VACATION TIME!!!!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Awful"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in

    Cons

    Customers are always angry and the company works you into the ground. The floor sets are always changing for reasons no one knows and they push credit cards so much it makes everyone so stressed out.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Basic Retail Job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    I loved the people I was working with! It wasn't a hard job, but it was a basic mall job that was crazy on the weekends. Overall, pretty easy work that wasn't really fun at all.

    Cons

    It is miserable cleaning up the store after a weekend day. People do not watch their kids when they enter the store, and there are clothes and shoes EVERYWHERE! Lots of people stole from the store I was working at, too.


  10. "Sales associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very easy /calm job to have and the 30% off discount is amazing. Most holidays are eligible for time 1/2

    Cons

    Worked at the children's place for almost 2 years! My raise was 15 CENTS ! At my location we had 8 employees and only 5 employees were eligible to get a raise. Another employee (store leader) got 13cents. Don't expect a raise here even if you are promoted this company throws spare change at their employees. Hours are non existent 1 schedule everyone had less than 10hrs except store manager and assistant manager. Your hours will be cut at any time and if you want more you will have to pick up shifts at other stores.(if they will give it to you) Also for two store locations assistant managers walked in one day to find out they no longer held their title because their store didn't make 1 million. (Even though that wasn't their goal but they did surpass the goal they were given)

    Advice to Management

    Better raises 25 cents is better than 15
    Make signs and cc application in Spanish
    Full time jobs
    Better cheaper benefits


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