Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 January 2019
For the most part, the Children's Place was a good job for myself part-time, as I was also a student, and management was very accommodating to that. They understood that school came first and worked around my school schedule. Upper management was very good, the only issues were with assistant managers or key holder, but it was never a big enough issue where it prevented me or discouraged me from going to work. It was an organized environment, and I learned a lot from being in that space- how to talk to different types of customers, how to lead new employees, how to be responsible, and more. The hardest part of the job was maintaining the store while helping the customers with little staff on shift, but I was able to manage for the time being. The best part of the job was meeting and gaining so many new friends from all walks of life.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Newmarket, ON – 17 December 2018
I’ve worked in retail for nearly 25 years. To date The Children’s Place is hands down the worst environment I’ve ever worked in. Horrible management that couldn’t be bothered to train me properly, horrible atmosphere caused by nasty employees, and also during unpaid lunches you aren’t permitted to leave the store which is a ridiculous policy. There was also one occasion where a friend came in to buy a laundry list of items. Since she knew me she asked for my service specifically. After she picked out about 1/2 of what was on the list I was told my management I couldn’t assist her because I know her. The only words that come to my mind regarding my entire experience is “absolutely ridiculous”.
Part time Seasonal Sales Associate, Toronto (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 December 2018
It seemed fine at first but once you start to work there the manager is terrible to you. Had one day of work and they decided they didn't want to keep me. They didnt have the audacity to call me, I had to go in and check. When they did give me a phone call the manager was a fake person. Not the best place of work. However it was nice to work there with the customers. The work team was terrible. They ask too much when they did nothing but talk about their personal lives.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 26 October 2018
I would not recommend working at Children's place. I was always stressed and left with bad anxiety. The lack of proper managerial skills was ridiculous. The customers were often quite unfriendly, rude and should be ashamed of their behavior in public.
I would not even go there as as customer, let alone ever work there again.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Ontario – 26 October 2018
I worked at children’s place for about 6 months. Prior to this I was told that i wouldn’t like it and that I should look elsewhere. I am the type of person that I need to experience stuff on my own before following others advice: they start off by giving you a lot of hours, acting like they like you, but behind your back they would talk the most bs about you. I even caught them!! When new people come in, they take all the hours, when I thought it was based on seniority. Sometimes I went months without working because they “didn’t have enough hours” yet there was new people who got 40 hours every week!! EXCLUDING management. I truly believe there shouldn’t be favouritism in the workplace unless you actually own that company but if you’re working under someone who are you to have favorites?! Extremely annoying. Especially the management. I hope this place gets shut down for good.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 25 September 2018
its a very fast pace work environment with fun. Management is good and if your a hard worker you are a keeper. The hardest part is when expectations are more with the lesser payroll. Overall, its a fun working environment.
Sales associate (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 22 September 2018
typical day at work is with another manger sometimes two. usually cleaning the store and when its busy helping customers around the store. end of shift i make sure everything is clean and the way it should be placed.
I really enjoyed working at Children's Place. I got close to my co-workers and they made work even more enjoyable. It is a good work environment. Sometimes there are a lot of work to do and we were only two people to do.