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
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    Satisfactory

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Well, it's retail..

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    • 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 a 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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  5.  

    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 a 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
  6.  

    Okay for a first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    I was hired without any experience.

    Cons

    They don't want to take the time to train you. They expect store associates to do everything while the assistant manager does nothing.
    They have these shifts where you have to plan to be available for them, but you have call in to make sure they need you. So basically you may not really be working that shift but you have to rearrange your time and life as if you were.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Lead

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Sales Lead

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

    Pros

    Management experience, Flexible hours, fun co-workers.

    Cons

    They do not try to develop employees or promote within, Hours are up and down for sales lead, rarely receive extra payroll hours for floor-set and processing freight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be successful you must be a self learner because of lack of training hours... also this is not an office job you must be willing to multitask and get thing done during down times.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very fast paced environment

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Jackson, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Jackson, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for sales associates, room for advancement,. Enjoyed being with other moms and their children. Co-workers were friendly and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Selling credit card with high interest rate. It's not what you know sometimes, it who you know, Constant changes to floorsets & marketing. Upper management always got the best schedules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaders should be approachable and considerate of others life/work balance. Don't show favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    - great benefits: paid time off, 401K, summer Fridays.

    Cons

    - it is a place that I'll recommend to a friend

    Recommends
  10.  

    Love the staff. Children and adults are awful.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Discount. Co-workers make you feel like family.

    Cons

    Store is a mess constantly. Adult guests are very rude and can't control their own children.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    ......

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    After 8 years finally got paid 12.

    Cons

    Do manager jobs and even train managers who are in hire positions. Hire people outside of company who have no clue and expect lower on the ladder associates to train them instead of moving the current employee up the ladder. On-call shifts waste your day. Hours are skid dish an vary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your workers, especially ones with family and on calls are stupid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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