The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated 6 February 2015
Updated 6 February 2015
37 Reviews
5.0
37 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
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37 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.  

    Great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Excellent pay, benefits, and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Improved work and home balanced desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring more flexibility when it comes to home/work balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.

  3.  

    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
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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.  

    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!

  7.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Flexible
    Room for advancement
    Fun and friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours.
    Some confusing policies between outlets and stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what they are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for because of the family/work balance. Good discount (30% off)

    Cons

    Other than wanting to work more hours to get benefits, it's a great company to work for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Store Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Great communication, ability to have work life balance

    Cons

    Not enough hours for tasks at hand. Hard to hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of assessment for associates!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Store Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Working at The Children's Place has been a great experience. Over the last 4 years that I've worked here, I have learned so much about running a business and developing great leaders.

    I have had many personal growth opportunities as well. Most recently I have been working at HQ, covering a role while someone was on an LOA. This opportunity allowed me to learn a totally new and different side to our business. Having worked in the field for over 15 years, what I've learned at HQ will help me do my job better.

    District and regional managers are very open to new ideas. They also realize and respect that just because something works in one store, it doesn't work in them all.

    Cons

    There are many changing priorities, most of which come down with very little notice. Leaders that are not flexible and willing to change plans to meet the new priorities will not do well here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of the changes that are made are due to a reaction to the business. If field leaders had a better understanding of the why behind the change, then it would be easier to get buy in from more people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very good experience

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

    I worked at The Children's Place

    Pros

    Very family friendly enviroment. I was hired as management. I loved the job, my coworkers and clientele.

    Cons

    The only con is having to work retail hours which can't be avoided. Also the holiday season will run you ragged but that is to be expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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