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Too many politics, too much turnover, too much micromanagement...

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Former Employee - Employee in Secaucus, NJ (US)
Former Employee - Employee in Secaucus, NJ (US)

I worked at The Children's Place full-time (more than an year)

Pros

The majority of the people who work for the company are smart, talented people. Benefits are fantastic compared to other retailers at the corporate level. Workload is fair and manageable most of the time.

Cons

The politics here are terrible. Upper management is similar to a high school clique...seems as if many talented executives have been hired and quickly fired, to the point where sometimes they aren't there long enough to even attempt to make a difference. The amount of micromanagement is un-believeable. Being at a mid-senior level at the company is almost impossible...your boss is 'scared' to make any decisions, which makes you unable to properly give direction to your staff, which is incredibly frustrating. There is way too much time wasted waiting for approvals, feedback, cross-functional agreement, etc. due to the politics. Depends on the 'mood' of the decision maker that day. The turnover here is higher than I have seen at any other company, which is very unfortunate.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start utilizing your teams, and stop micromanaging all aspects of the business. Stop playing favorites, it is incredibly unprofessional.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Secaucus, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Secaucus, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    The job is pretty lay back, the co-workers are OK. The working hours are flexible. The company provide nice benefits.

    Cons

    The managements are weak technically. They won't help you to resolve the issues, but will get most credit from your hard work. This company is too much politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company can be much better by playing less politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Love my job, but not in love with the low pay!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Algonquin, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Algonquin, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    It's really a lot of fun. I love the small retail daily routine.

    Cons

    The pay is pathetic, especially for all the hours we end up putting in and the very heavy workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your staff more! This would solve a lot of the turnover and money/time wasted on constantly training new-hires!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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