The Children's Place
2.4 of 5 391 reviews
www.childrensplace.com Secaucus, NJ 5000+ Employees

The Children's Place Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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2.4 391 reviews

                             

28% Approve of the CEO

The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers

Jane Elfers

(190 ratings)

28% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "A higher than most employee discount, 30% off even on clearance items"
    in 27 reviews
  • "Great discount off anything on-top of sales going on"
    in 22 reviews
Cons:
  • "Associates are expected to train upper management when unqualified management is hired"
    in 39 reviews
  • "They should have a better system so you don't have to get a last minute babysitter"
    in 19 reviews
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Store Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsFun environment, Nice Customers, Fashion based, Fast paced.

ConsPayroll was a downer, Upper Management was difficult at times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Unfair company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe employee discount is good.There are some decent co workers. Most of the customers are decent. Floorsets are fairly easy to complete.

ConsAssociates are NEVER allowed to take breaks whether it be 15 minutes or 30 minutes. Associates are expected to train upper management when unqualified management is hired.

Advice to Senior ManagementAssociates are entitled to a 15 minute break. PLEASE hire qualified management.

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Needs a consistent structure and updated processes

Sourcing (Current Employee)
Secaucus, NJ (US)

I have been working at The Children's Place full-time for more than a year

ProsAmazing benefits such as pay, reimbursements, vacation days etc.

ConsThe location is inconvenient for a lot of people, especially for commuters using mass transit. You'll be tired of the commute very quickly. As for the work, you need to go through multiple channels to get anything approved and systems are outdated as well. Structure is constantly changing and organization/motivation often takes a back seat to the amount of work

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to your employees. They put in a lot of hard work and long hours but when they're getting no recognition it's hard to care about the work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Horrible

Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsDM was great but pulled in to many directions, good discount

ConsComplete chaos, store was filthy and customer service took a back seat to product processing

Advice to Senior ManagementForget test, hire the best person for the job

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good job for college student, flexible hours, easy job if you're good in costumer service.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Children's Place

ProsComfortable work place, no uniform

Conshours vary between months, low pay

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Retail experience provides skills in management, conceptualization of designs and marketing.

Visual Merchandising Manager (Former Employee)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

ProsI like the culture and it fit my personality and values.

ConsThe brand is really good, the company as well, its just that you have to give up a lot of your time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very fast paced

Team Lead (Former Employee)
Santa Ana, CA (US)

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

ProsGood pay and always had something to do.

ConsExpect a lot from employees

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany needs to allocate more hours to stores

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Was an All right company

Sales Associate (Former Employee)

I worked at The Children's Place part-time for less than a year

Prosco workers were very helpful including managers. The shifts went by very fast most of time, got a break. everyone was very understanding

Conspaid ever 2 weeks. Seasonal position only folded clothes was boring and frusterating, didn't get the opportunity to give it a try

Advice to Senior Managementgive notice for seasonal position ending, let seasonal people try register may prove they are really good at it when the people on register need help when the store gets extremely busy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A children's store that doesn't really care about it's employees families

Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee)
Nanaimo, BC (Canada)

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

ProsDiscount on children's clothing. I can't think of too many more positives...I met some great people that worked for me.

ConsConstantly being expected to perform without compensation equivalent to experience or position. Expected to bend over backwards for a company that doesn't do the same for you. Should be give and take, but is just take, take, take. Smaller mall store mentality so little room for advancement as the store managers are generally not wanting to go anywhere....and will put you down if they feel you are doing your job too well.

Advice to Senior ManagementStrive to improve stores morale and increase sales. Sometimes a store that is striving to meet mediocrity needs a change. Care for your people...as they are people and have lives outside of work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Disloyal Company

In IT (Former Employee)
Secaucus, NJ (US)

I worked at The Children's Place full-time for more than 10 years

ProsIt is a Nice and clean facilities

ConsNo Loyalty to honest and hard working employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo be loyal to loyal and hard working employees. It is an unfair practice to give new upper management card blanche to restaff their department with their own people upon arrival without regards for the honest, hard working employees that have supported the company for many years before them. Then to fire them on the spot and escorting them out of the building like criminals.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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