The Children's Place

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The Children's Place Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
506 Reviews
2.2
506 Reviews
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The Children's Place President & CEO Jane Elfers
Jane Elfers
240 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is good especially since it can be used on all sale and clearance (in 32 reviews)

  • Good money, good quality clothing, great discount on the clothes (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Associates are expected to train upper management when unqualified management is hired (in 46 reviews)

  • Floor set was a week long project with a window change that usually took three people to complete (in 27 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Crazy Town

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    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Store Sales Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great discount!
    20 days PTO (personal time off) and 10 days sick pay.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Don't do it...RUN!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide your stores with adequate payroll. Stop with the updates, to the update, to the update...enough already!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Manager was horrible. But the staff it self was great.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Montgomery, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Montgomery, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    Got to work with wonderful people. The customer were nice. The staff itself was great. They helped e learn really fast.

    Cons

    Store manager was VERY lazy and rude. She was never there an made poor decisions that hurt her whole staff. She talked really bad about her staff and got mad when everybody quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have your store manager do more work and stop relying on other people to do YOUR work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great job, I enjoyed my experience there.

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Very good discount if you have children in your life; co-workers and management were friendly; great environment for retail.

    Cons

    There weren't a lot of hours to be given, some weeks I wouldn't get any hours; management seemed a little passive at times to any issues that might have arisen.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Bad upper management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good team, lots of things to learn

    Cons

    hours, bad upper management. overworked and underpaid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Wouldn't ever go back.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Woodbridge, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbridge, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Nothing, they Didn't value employess much. Very rude management

    Cons

    Everything. Literally. It was horrible working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop doing favorites

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Don't do it

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead  in  Tyler, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Tyler, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    - Competitive salary if you are anything more than a sales associate

    Cons

    - Everything. Too many floor sets
    - Management doesn't care about you
    - They brainwash you and try to make you think that the "company" is the only thing on the planet
    - Sneaky, dishonest, backstabbers
    - Company doesn't care about you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that nobody really wants to do this forever, lighten up, realize you aren't the center of the universe. Become a real person. Managers, these aren't "your" stores. You do all of the work for someone else. You don't own the store, the company, anything. You are not in charge of anything and never will be. Find a job that matters and changes lives. Children's clothing isn't important, it doesn't change lives, you leave no impact with this job so stop acting like you will be remembered for running a clothing store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    RUN, don't walk, away!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Secaucus, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Summer hours, Starbucks in walking distance.

    Cons

    Where to begin? Horrible management, constant turnover, everyone walking around waiting to be terminated, elitist, greedy CEO and upper management, little to no morale because raises are few and far between (thanks but no thanks for the "performance awards"... We're not in grade school and your dopey award won't pay my mortgage), corrupt HR department that makes hiring/firing decisions about other departments with absolutely no knowledge of those departments' needs or even functions, constant meetings to discuss other meetings and future meetings, upper management nickels and dimes employees to death on salary but goes to great lengths to insure their own astronomical salaries; nasty, catty CEO who thinks nothing of humiliating and demoralizing other executives in front of others...ugh, the list goes on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Terminate entire executive team starting with the CEO and start over!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Neutral

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead  in  Niles, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Niles, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Store discount was great .

    Cons

    Make sure you can handle a lot stress

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Huntington Beach, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Huntington Beach, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement and good employee discount. Flexible schedule, great for mothers and college students. Management cared for employees and were always listening to concerns.

    Cons

    Demanding and constant changing of marketing, displays, and floorset with tough deadline expectations. Daily sales goals and somewhat pushy on customers having to apply for store credit card.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    over worked and understaffed with horrible management.

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    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier  in  Houma, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Houma, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay was good, always busy, helping the customers choose items and seeing children was a blessing. doing promos, and price changes were frequent but not a problem.

    Cons

    the drive was terrible, manager was horrendous. Yelled at children, and kept pay from workers and wouldn't get paid for certain hours. felt like I was working by my self since co-workers were always on the phone. would talk down to employees. SHOULD NOT BE IN MANAGEMENT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find someone who actually cares about children and their staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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