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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated July 5, 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 116 reviews)

  • Work/Life Balance is hard when you have a family (in 40 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Empty promises, false future"

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    Former Employee - Full Time Lead in Rochester, MN
    Former Employee - Full Time Lead in Rochester, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Children's Place full-time

    Pros

    The discount was very generous. And the merchandise is adorable. It's a very affordable cutell store

    Cons

    Upper management makes false promies to get you to do a better job. They do not respect you as a person

    Advice to Management

    We are not just workers. We deserve to be respected and not lied to constantly. Our futures are insecure there.


  2. "hatred it"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Monaca, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Monaca, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good chances to move up

    Cons

    Never saw the manager, really high ladder climb in the backroom just to restock, spent most pig the time refolding shirts

    Advice to Management

    This company likes the racks so full that they are hard to shop which less to more mess

  3. Helpful (14)

    "Even working in HR is a nightmare!"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Secaucus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid benefits- health, PTO and unlimited sick time. Nice office building with decent food options nearby (for those of us that don't pack our lunch).

    Cons

    Really challenging work environment that seemed to be very heavily effected by senior leadership that were doing the bidding of a crazy CEO. SVPs and VPs doing Manager level work based on direct orders from the CEO. Which meant that managers were doing the work of individual contributors and so on down the ladder.
    I was recruited to do this amazing job that never actually come true. It felt like a total bait and switch. The commute to the Secaucus offices from NYC was really challenging. Nothing was ever on time, coming or going so I was late for meetings and couldn't get back into the city to make firm plans (dinner or workout class) as nothing about the commute timing was guaranteed.
    While I was there, a number of small departmental only or larger company wide layoffs happened, and since I have left, I have heard about wave after wave of layoffs, letting go good employees.

    Advice to Management

    While I was at a company-wide meeting the CEO crowed her pleasure about turning over 80% of the staff during her first 4 years there- it was disgusting- literally turned my stomach.
    I say oust the CEO and start fresh. No doubt there are still pockets of passionate TCP Employees that would be thrilled at the chance to work toward rebuilding the company after the CEO's reign of terror is over.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Associate Sourcing Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Sourcing Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good benefits and PTO
    -Nice people to work with
    -Company is doing really well for retail
    -Great commute if you live in NJ

    Cons

    -Horrible work environment
    -no updated systems
    -Zero work life balance. If you work in souring you will work very late hours.
    -leadership is all over the place

    Advice to Management

    Train and support your associates.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Way too many updates"

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    Former Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only thing is the employee ...there's nothing else really good about this place...hours are not so good full time is 39....

    Cons

    Too many updayes, by the time you finish the one that comes over on Monday they throw another one on Thursday and then sunday.

    Advice to Management

    Share the bonus, you're not the only one that works


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Caution!!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great children's clothes, good prices.

    Cons

    Understaffed, unnecessary procedures and paperwork, high job expectation for salary level, constant staff turnover, and outrageous shoplifting!

    Advice to Management

    Better staffing builds higher sales and less shrinkage due to shoplifting.


  7. "Sales Lead"

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    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Bossier City, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Bossier City, LA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Time goes by quickly, Floor sets, time goes by quickly, shipment!

    Cons

    Where do I start.....Store. 1815 on louisiana boardwalk is terrible....... Poor management , poor hours, call outs, a lot of responsibility but with low pay...... Very high turn over in that store.....

    Advice to Management

    Do better!!!!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Seasonal associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place part-time

    Pros

    Good hours for seasonal work. Able to work part time if flexible. Great for a college student.

    Cons

    Rude employees. Not much of any training or directions. Management not great.


  9. "Lakewood, CA location"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lakewood, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lakewood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There were no pros of working here.

    Cons

    Manager's were unhappy with their position and it showed which was very unmotivating working there.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "STAY AWAY!!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the only pro is if you have children. Employees get a 30% discount.

    Cons

    This list is never ending :
    1. not allowed to prosecute shoplifters, they come in every week and there's nothing you can do
    2. District Managers are completely two faced! They'll tell you and anyone below you one thing, then go behind your back and talk smack.
    3. You will ALWAYS be short staffed; pay is too low for anyone to want to work. If you're the ASM, good luck having a life.
    4. No work/life balance. management's lack of responsibility to make sure there is a Plan B results you to have your schedule changes while you are there or constantly being called or texted on your day off
    5. Constant threats that if you are not perfect, you will be replaced.
    6. UNREAL work expectations!
    7. I was not given a chance to use my 70 hours of EARNED paid time off
    8. 12 hour days with only one 30 minute break.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with everyone, stop giving empty promises


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