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It was enjoyable.

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Former Employee - Sales Representative in Salt Lake City, UT
Former Employee - Sales Representative in Salt Lake City, UT

I worked at Gymboree

Pros

Many opportunities to meet new people. Very diverse city and many opportunities to learn and experience new things. Many different things to do.

Cons

Not enough hours available. Too many people looking for jobs and the pay was not very competitive with other retailers and there wasn't enough opportunity to move up within the company and receive a pay raise.

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  1. Great Team Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Gymboree

    Pros

    Great management
    Caring environment with a lot of support
    Positive experience in training
    Clear objectives
    Fun place to work
    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    There are mainly only part time positions so there are no health benefits. More hours would be better if they were open more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. The centers should be open for business more so the customers can use it more and the employees can have more hours.

    Recommends
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    Turn Over Rates Are High For A Reason!

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Gymboree

    Pros

    Customers are great
    Clothing is cute
    Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision and Flex Time Off, Pet Insurance, and more) are wonderful!

    Cons

    No training hours for management or team per corporate
    Turn over rates are extremely high
    Pay is low for the amount of hours required for brand standard operations
    Communication from DM's and up is done through voicemail, company doesn't have e-mail system for communication
    All scheduling & payroll is not able to be done on a computer, everything is still done on paper
    Lots of single coverage time
    Rarely do you get breaks
    You can work a 40 hour work week there, however you will probably do so once every 3-4 months. Normal hours are about 50+ a week.
    New lines every 4-6 weeks
    Other stores will need to borrow your employees on a regular basis because of high turn over. Which means more hours for the store managers to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on developing a team. Stop taking seasoned employees out of their base store to fix situations. It burns them out because often it is for weeks at a time having to work at multiple locations and multiple branches within the Gymboree brand. Take the time to dedicate to one team during a visit, so that there is more time for coaching & training. Work on better ways to communicate expectations with store management, voicemails are truly out dated. Be more understanding of the work/life balance. Stop scheduling last minute meetings with 12 hours or less notice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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