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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated March 23, 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 99 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule and easy tasks (in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management can be a little difficult to deal with they expect a lot with little time (in 110 reviews)

  • staffing: not enough, small team makes it hard to plan vacations so your work life balance is def (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Painful experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was no pros working over here except you enjoy time off (work till 12 PM) during summer Fridays.

    Cons

    This company is one of the worst company people I have ever worked on. It believes on nepotism and Hire and Fire policy. During joining, I didn't do enough research and none told me that people leaves TCP so frequently. After couple of weeks, I realized that every week you will meet new people and will not be able to current employees working.
    Employees gossip that if you stay for more than 1 year, that is quite an achievement.

    Advice to Management

    Did you ever a chance to look into your attrition rate? It should be around 75-80% per annum. There should be more employee friendly environment for people to perform.


  2. "General Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to grow both personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Overall structure and culture really creates a huge workload. Lack of tools to be successful in high caliber leadership roles.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people. Train, develop and most importantly care for the leadership teams.


  3. "My experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love my position and my team. There are great benefits and incentives. Personally my dm understands our "struggle" as store managers and recognizes or hard work.

    Cons

    PAYROLL is definitely an issue. Not enough with the workload with shipment, floor sets, visual update and so much more


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  5. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Deerfield Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, raises every year

    Cons

    Sometimes no hours, manager played favorites

    Advice to Management

    Change


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a very easy job

    Cons

    Management was very, very awful

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are older than 22 for managers


  7. "Waste of Time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made great friends, worked around my school schedule, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Horrible pay, Horrible raises, Store managers do nothing, no future in this company

    Advice to Management

    Store managers need to do more other then sit in the back room talking on there cell phones. When an associate comes to them with a problem or a situation it is not addressed at all. New coming employees have not been interviewed properly or barley interviewed at all they are not trained or told what to do by the manager. Corporate really needs to review there store managers and see if they really are qualified to be a manager at all. Other then that i love my associate friends and have accomplished a great deal on my own working with this company.


  8. "Decent job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was Easy, and good discount.

    Cons

    There is not many hours available.


  9. "Sales Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Buford, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Buford, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Key holder, opener & closer

    Cons

    Holiday hours & changing layout of store weekly


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away!!!"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Summer early Fridays.
    If you have kids, discounted clothing
    Location... if you are in NJ, easy drive and free parking

    Cons

    No vision in technology leadership.
    too bureaucratic... very hard to get anything done
    Too many management consultants. Employees have no decision making power.


  11. "Not enough shifts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible
    Able to request certain days of ahead of time
    Fun staff

    Cons

    HATE on call shifts
    Not enough hours
    They give more hrs to the managers favorite



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