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Worked with different kinds of customers, coworkers were friendly

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, CA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, CA

I worked at Gymboree

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

friendly staff get to meet and serve different types of people

Cons

not much career advancement more rewards for accomplishments

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  1. Company expects unrealistic goals to be met with horrible horrible pay!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Sales Lead

    I have been working at Gymboree

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -The "good" little shoppers -Alot of sales and connection experience -ok room to grow - cute clothes and I get along with my co-workers

    Cons

    -poor pay -long hours of one person coverage in a busy store -high unrealistic contradicting expectations -slap in the face 10% raises for promotions if you get them which on avg is 45cents -slap in the face very cheap pay raises .. avg is about 9cents a yr. -LIttle or no employee discounts with all brands (J&J, Crazy8 and Gymbo)

    Advice to Management

    To the corporate office...go undercover boss and see how bad you value your workers. The goals you set are rubbish. Some are realistic but not when you add them all together and they contridict one another. Its hard to get anything done exp to your standards. Pay a little bit more to your workers like a 25% pay increase for promos and even a 25cent raise would be more tolerable. Stop dusting off our problems and our concerns that we bring to your attention like to much product overload. Change some of your rules.


  2. Helpful (2)

    The worst 6 years I could have spent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Pleasant Prairie, WI

    I worked at Gymboree

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Only one thing comes to mind, and that is the time I spent getting to know my customers

    Cons

    oh where to begin. The hours, the pay, the upper management who thinks they have all the answers, and the time I spent alone needing to use the bathroom!

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue, you all need to work one full month in your stores, new line, markdowns, conference calls, and the best, using your FTO so you don't go over in payroll


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