Gymboree Store Manager Interview Questions

Updated Aug 17, 2015
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Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lakewood, CO
Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Gymboree (Lakewood, CO).

Interview

One interview with district manager face to face after communicating via email. Initially applied for part time but a store manager was needed in addition to the part time management position. Took place in mall food court.

Interview Questions

  • What was the best team you were a part of?   Answer Question
  • Can you think of a time when you had to operate on very little or no direction?   Answer Question

Reasons for Declining

Company is run very poorly. This location was a high theft location, and run on one person staff at most times. Store manager is the only full time person on staff so they are asked to carry a lot of the store themselves. Did not sound like legal breaks are allowed being run on one person at most of the time, and I am a breastfeeding mother so I wouldn't have been able to pump to supply my child with food.

Other Interview Reviews for Gymboree

  1. Helpful (1)  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Gymboree in July 2014.

    Interview

    When I was being interviewed I got a lot of really sweet questions like "what is a memory of a favorite piece of clothing you had as a child?" Very happy questions that brought back happy memories

    Interview Questions

    • They didn't really ask any unexpected questions. They had a question about a time where you worked closely with loss prevention which I thought was weird   Answer Question
  2.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Gymboree.

    Interview

    Hiring process is much too long and drawn out for position being offered, length of time between interviews unprofessional. I felt as though I was forgotten about. This should have been a red flag at the time.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions pertained to how satiations or scenarios were handled.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Take it or leave it

  3.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockford, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Gymboree (Rockford, IL) in May 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process for this job took a month. I had to interview with 4 different people. The regional manager was rude and was not even listening to my answers to her questions.

    Interview Questions

    • She asked if I had visited the store that was hiring and what I thought of the customer service.   1 Answer
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Gymboree.

    Interview

    Spoke with both the District Manager and Market Manager on the phone which seemed to be more of a "welcome" call and then first initial interview with the Market Manager was set up for the following week. From there, it was decided to have me move on with the process and interview with the Regional Manager which is tough to say the least. I had an offer of employment by that evening!

    Interview Questions

    • None too overly difficult as long as you have real life examples to back it up. Not looking for a "what would you do" answer but "what DID you do" in a particular circumstance.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Didn't have to negotiate. I got what I requested plus a little more

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Gymboree.

    Interview

    three step interview dm, regional and recruiter

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    no neg

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Gymboree (Nashville, TN).

    Interview

    Interview with District Manager, Second Interview with Regional, Background Check

    Interview Questions

    • No questions are difficult. The main thing to focus on in this interview is how you will deliver the best customer service or as they call it, "legendary customer service." This interview is very basic if you have been in retail for an extended amount of time, so there will obviously be questions about how you will diffuse problems between employees, handle loss prevention, how you will assist in onboarding, and how effective you are with visual merchandizing.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Gymboree.

    Interview

    Interviewed with DM then The Regional Manager

    Interview Questions

  9.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Gymboree.

    Interview

    The interview process isn't too bad. The first interview is with the DM, and sometimes they will ask that you do a second interview with a different DM. After that, you have a phone interview with the regional director, and that only lasts 20-30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to talk about the most challenging experience I've had as a manager in the past, it wasn't particularly unexpected but it's difficult on the spot.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation! I got the offer and it was what I asked the for during the interview process.

  10.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Gymboree.

    Interview

    Interview with a Store Manager of another location or location hiring. Follow up interview with a District Manger or Regional Manager.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    na

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