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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated May 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 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. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours , flexible schedules, I worked at an outlet so it was just mostly everyday , fun to work at .

    Cons

    Paid biweekly, sell credit cards , competition
    , cards = hours , can get messy quick , might extend your shift last minute .

    Advice to Management

    Stop favoritism


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. "Company Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Management in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is always something to do. Your day goes by fast because of how fast paced it is. If you love to be around kids this is the company to work for. The clothes are super cute and it's always exciting to see the new designs for the the next season.

    Cons

    Because of the constant change with floor moves and promos you can feel overwhelmed. The time lines can feel impossible to meet. The company wants you to engage with the customer, but sometimes that can feel hard to do because of the work load.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to to create more reasonable time lines for work load. That way customers can have the attention they deserve.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Forestville, MD
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Forestville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Developing new talent, the hours, and travel time.

    Cons

    A lot of vacant stores, a lot of shoplifting, traffic is slow

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your team. Train your assistant for your job. Communication is so important.


  6. "Sales associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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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


  7. "great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunity to move up

    Cons

    not enough hours for stores


  8. Helpful (2)

    "They're their own competition.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing discount, flexible hours, great training if management is good, benefits and pto is the best I've had ever. DMs are very helpful.

    Cons

    Pay sucks for sales associates. Barely any raises. The store can't compete with childrensplace.com. people are coming into stores less and less because the sales online are so much better and with free shipping and easy returns to stores takes away traffic from the brick and mortars. In return lower sales and now dozens of stores had to eliminate asm jobs and only have full time leads.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to the CEO.. you need to decide what kind of retailer you want to be and look at other companies and how they're being successful online as well as being able to bring traffic into the stores, and news flash.. the answer isn't your new mpr system, they want their coupons back. To managers, please find time to trap. Your employees correctly, it'll be worth it in the end.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Store Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of vacation time

    Cons

    Oh me where do I start.
    Store managers aren't able to rate anything on the associate's appraisal that actually effects the overall appraisal rating. Ratings and raises are determined only by store results and not individual performance.
      - absurd amount of work to be done with quick turn arounds and no support in payroll allocation.
      - on all reports that are available to stores we had one rating but when it came to our appraisals those ratings were different than all of the reports. This saved the company money because they only had to give us a very small raise instead of the bigger one that we deserved and had documentation of.

    Advice to Management

    listen.... simply listen to your store managers. We are in the thick of everything. We know what is working and what is not. Support your stores, engage with your teams, listen to their needs, and create a game plan to make the company better.


  10. "It is a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time

    Pros

    Great people and great job

    Cons

    I do not have any at all


  11. "TCP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Columbus, MS
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Columbus, MS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always something to do and something is always on sale.

    Cons

    Too many tasks to do with too little time and never enough staff.


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