The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated 26 January 2015
Updated 26 January 2015
610 Reviews
2.3
610 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
Jane Elfers
280 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is good especially since it can be used on all sale and clearance (in 40 reviews)

  • Good money, good quality clothing, great discount on the clothes (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Associates are expected to train upper management when unqualified management is hired (in 58 reviews)

  • Top managment would make last minute decisions and we would have to stay late to redo floor sets (in 33 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Waterford, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Waterford, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    The company prefers to promote from within. Flexible scheduling for part time associates to allow for other employment if desired.

    Cons

    Constant updates to floorset would be my only con. Payroll is not always generous however this is the case in retail in general.

  2.  

    Very friendly work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chico, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chico, CA (US)

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    I have a great staff to work with that can always help out if you ever need a shift covered and are very friendly. And I love seeing all the cute little kids and baby's that walk through the store I can say the majority of the time you never have a dull day working here.

    Cons

    I have nothing but good to say about the company and my staff :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're awesome keep up the great work :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Co-Sales Manager

    Former Employee - Co-Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Co-Sales Manager

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    The product was of great quality, it was easy to sell because it was something I believed in.

    Cons

    Constantly pressuring you to do more work with less and less hours to do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work in a store, see how life really is.

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  5.  

    Sales associate is the title

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Dartmouth, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Dartmouth, MA (US)

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    grade place ro woke love the team

    Cons

    No comments on cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very unprofessional environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Houma, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Houma, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very fun environment-great music to work to.
    The clothing was very well made and we always had great sales, promos and coupons.
    The benefit package and pay were inline with other retailers,

    Cons

    The store I worked at had some rude and very unprofessional employees.
    The workload was always heavy and we never had enough hours to keep up with it etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a closer eye on store personnel and atmosphere.
    Allow for more hours during heavy workloads.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    CSR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier-Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier-Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Large amount of workers staffed at my location
    Worked as a family
    Had fun working with both CSRs and ASMs/SM
    Room for growth in company

    Cons

    Min. Wage for per diem workers (which is expected)
    Push credit cards

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Unrealistic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Great benefits as far as holiday pay and pto.

    Cons

    Payroll is ridiculous. Not enough time to do everything. Updates on top of updates make it difficult to set store. Poor training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Hustle and Bustle

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

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Good pay, nice PTO time and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Always changing plans last minute, cut in payroll hours, but still have to do same amount of work. Very difficult at times to manage all work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give hours to the stores that actually need them, so we can maintain excellant brand experience for our customer. Help with shrink at target stores and TRAINING

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing People in a great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    I feel very valued in my job! The work is challenging but extremely rewarding. I would recommend this company to anyone who really wants to make a difference as a leader in specialty retail. Great benefits!!

    Cons

    You will not be bored! This job keeps you moving and is always looking for a new competitive edge. You must be adaptable to change and willing to embrace each day as it comes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! We see your improvements each day. I am proud to work for The Children's Place!

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