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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great place to work

Senior J2EE Professional (Former Employee)
Secaucus, NJ (US)

I worked at The Children's Place as a contractor for more than 5 years

Prosnice atmosphere in the workplace. balanced work life.good coupons if you have kids.

Consnot challenging,very routine at times.

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

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Great place to work

Associate (Current Employee)

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

ProsFun place to work. I like the fact that there are enough leave to enjoy. Good work life balance.

ConsThey should have better growth path for employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the voice of customer.

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Good Environment

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Wichita Falls, TX (US)

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

ProsShort shifts. Co workers were easy to get along with. Management wasn't bad.

ConsThe store is so crowded because they try and fit no much clothes in there. Of course the little kids run around and knock everything down. If you are on the floor your job is to basically re-fold all day. Other then that, not too many cons.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

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No Structure for Store Sales Success

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

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

ProsThe Children's Places offers the most popular trends and the lastes in kids (baby-teenage) fashions to date. Their pricing and discounts are amazing and it really attracts the attention of the bargain shoppers.

ConsMy challenges were the pay and the lack of organization in the scheduling. The store was always short staffed and you were lucky if you worked with a great manager or sales lead; especially in closing the store. There was no accountability; someone was always blamed for something and there were never any verbal employee appreciation. AND the employee discount was NOT great. I would spend less using my coupons and my PlaceRewards.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to manager would be to practice organization of your team members and be mindful of the lives of others when it comes to creating the schedule.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Neutral

Sales Lead (Current Employee)

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

ProsIf you're looking for a place to feel comfortable this is good place. The atmosphere is nice if you get along with your co-workers.

ConsThere isn't a lot of opportunity for growth. This company likes to hire "outside" of the company rather than promote from within. In addition to this, the work load for a sales lead is identical to that of an assistant manager, the only difference is you're over worked with no increase in pay and no benefits.

Advice to Senior ManagementIdentify that there is opportunity to promote from within. Get to know more of the people in lower level management positions, they might impress you. You would be amazed how much knowledge someone possesses even after a short amount of time within a stagnant position.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at The Children's Place

ProsAlot of work but great company

Consthere are really
no
 cons

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

Prosopportunities to grow within the company, mgmt ensures that all associates have a quality of life.

Conslong hours, salary associates are not entitled to overtime pay.

Advice to Senior Managementremember once you were an associate.

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

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Nice place to grow

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Youngstown, OH (US)

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

ProsGreat discounts for employees on everything

Consnot a regular schedule each week

Advice to Senior Managementcontinue to customer service each customer

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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There is room to grow

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
Destin, FL (US)

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

ProsI had pleasure working with a very great leadership team, my supervisor mentored me and allowed me to grow within the company

Consjust like any retail job not having nights and weekends off with your family, never a set schedule

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great product!!!

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Tupelo, MS (US)

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

ProsGreat discounts for associates, flexible hours.

ConsTo many associates so therefore no hours!!!!!!

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your good employees!!! Let go of so many associates so others could get more hours!!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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