The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated 23 January 2015
Updated 23 January 2015
606 Reviews
2.3
606 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
Jane Elfers
278 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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  1.  

    very well

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    very clean store, informative of new product

    Cons

    management, fairness, lack of understanding

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Crazy parents but a very fun job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier-Sales Associate in Taylor, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier-Sales Associate in Taylor, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Work with kids
    Great discount
    Good co-workers
    Great parties
    Good benefits
    Messy store keeps you super busy
    Easy register work

    Cons

    Only gives hours to those that been there the longest
    Low pay, lower than minimum wage
    Crazy moms and kids

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage equal hours to all employees not just the ones that been there the longest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very little training, upbeat atmosphere.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Midwest City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Midwest City, OK (US)

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

    Pros

    -My managers and coworkers are all cheerful and pleasant; good attitudes are abundant! Coming from food service it is refreshing to encounter customer service professionals who leave their baggage at the door and do not get wrapped up in drama!

    -Awesome employee discounts!

    Cons

    -There was basically no training (I have not struggled to catch on- but I could certainly see some people having a difficult time with so little direction).

    -If you're looking for anything close to full time, keep looking, you won't find it at The Children's Place unless you're management.

    -I have years of customer service experience and I'm getting the same pay as a girl who has never had a job before.

    -No commission or profit sharing of any kind for sales associates although sales associates are encouraged to upsell (why bother?)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Maybe try doing shadowing for the first week instead of just throwing new employees on the floor.

    -Give some sort of incentive for your outstanding sales associates, they are putting money in your pocket by doing an excellent job, they deserve something in return.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Store Sales Manager for 10yrs

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I honestly can think of only one Pro.... Great associate discount!

    Cons

    Very bad company planning. No clear direction given. A lot of indecisiveness. No payroll. Starting pay is minimum wage. High turnover rate. Ignorant/ rude DM. Horrible store spending budgets. Over load of shipments. No way possible to complete the weekly workload on a 45hr schedule. Constantly playing "catch up," and working at least 60hrs a week on salary pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out while you can. Company is going down hill!

  6.  

    Buyer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great employee discount

    Cons

    Not much,room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create opportunities for more input from employees

  7.  

    Could have been better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    They offer good clothing at a lower price than competitors.

    Cons

    Company has a very high turn over rate
    High worker expectations
    Company does not put any emphasis on work home life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    ASM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    pay is ok for management

    Cons

    always working Holidays, Associates get few hours and no benefits. Management doesn't care about employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Too much change

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Easy to sell clothing, great pay for management.

    Cons

    Too much pressure on management team. There are always last minute changes on changes already made last minute. There aren't any hours for proper training. Employees are solely promoted based on favoritism not work ethic. The company needs to maintain a steady SOP system that isn't so frequently changed .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dm's should do anonymous surveys quarterly to get a better understanding of each stores struggles and frustration. Employees need to be fully trained especially before taking on leadership roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Satisfactory

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    They were able to work with my schedule whenever it changed.

    Cons

    Management was horrible. Worked there 2 years and changed manager 4 times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training and recruitment from within for manager positions would be better than hiring managers from other places.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Well, it's retail..

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to be promoted, if you really want to.

    Cons

    There can be petty drama within and between staff and drama. Inconsistent with policies and regulations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tighten up on policies. Leave the drama separate from work.

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