The Children's Place
2.4 of 5 393 reviews
www.childrensplace.com Secaucus, NJ 5000+ Employees

The Children's Place Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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2.4 393 reviews

                             

29% Approve of the CEO

The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers

Jane Elfers

(192 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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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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Expect a lot with no payroll

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Children's Place

ProsPay is fine and the people are great to work with like the district managers

ConsThe company consumes your life and not very appreciative of employees work

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more payroll to do task

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Children's Place

ProsPTO benefits; 4 weeks PTO and 7 sick days for store manager. That's it.

ConsVery disjointed from top down. No payroll. High workload. Low pay. No training hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdd payroll. That's business 101.

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There's no balance to speak of with unrealistic expectations set on management.

Store Manager (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA (US)

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

ProsDecent salary and good benefits

ConsThe desire to cut costs as an organization has come to cutting hours and increasing workload at the store level. Corporate lacks cohesive communication between departments, resulting in continual reactive work and unreachable expectations.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet it right before sending it to stores. Stick with it and cut costs outside the stores, stop with the excessive time spent reworking documents and communications because they don't work.... Test your ideas in real markets with real teams that will give real feedback, not just yes ma'am their way through so they don't ruffle feathers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not enough hours in a day or money in the week

Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsNew merchandise always coming through store. Lots of employee interaction.

ConsConstant (weekly) visual changes and markdowns and simply not enough hours to complete the work. No overtime allowed for hourly employees and with only1 salaried employee (general manager), hard to get necessary changes done in a timely manner.

Advice to Senior ManagementLess part-time employee hours. Less visual changes so employees can focus on driving sales.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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lots of work, very little reward

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

ProsCompany cares alot about their brand and trains their employees to have pride in the brand

ConsLots and Lots of work for very little pay and acknowledgement. Corporate constatly changing their minds visually and never consistent. Lack of appreciation from upper management and everyone is willing to step on their coworkers to get ahead.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet proper store managers that actually work and not sit in the back office for 7 of 8 hours.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Company does not care for its employees

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Children's Place part-time

ProsThe associates I worked with were amazing and discount was pretty good. Gained a lot of management experience.

ConsThey give store little to no payroll with a huge workload, leaving managers to do everything. Especially in a high volume store, there should not only be one manager and one associate on a Saturday. They give you so little, that the store is left a mess. When you ask for support, they tell you deal with it. Moving up with the company is also a joke unless your willing to wait 5-7 years.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive your employees the support they need.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great co-workers, horrible management

Executive (Current Employee)
Secaucus, NJ (US)

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

ProsDecent benefits, summer Fridays, nice offices

ConsElitist management, no bonuses, tiny raises, terrible morale.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop being greedy and share the wealth! Work on boosting morale or you will continue to lose really good people.

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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It was a great company that took care of you, if you wanted to move up the management ladder.

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
North Riverside, IL (US)

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

ProsManagement was always willing to listen to you.

ConsRetail hour, high theft problems

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

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