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A mixed feelings about this company....

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Former Employee - Logistics Manager in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Logistics Manager in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Gymboree full-time (more than a year)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Recommends
Negative Outlook

Pros

The people, the clothes and the warm family feelings.
I was in a very good team and the people around me are very kind and nice to each other.
Basically, it is a good company with a lot of nice and easy going people.

Cons

We have 4 C Level and numerous of VP level changes during 2013.

Sr. leadership are so focused on getting their numbers right and forget about how to run a company in a long run. No long term investments in people, system and infrastructures.

The processes in my department is somewhat ancient and the manager there is not willing to take the steps to improve without TOP DOWN pressure.

A lot of other middle managers are being with the company so long and not willing to adapt changes. However, the Sr. leadership are changing like crazy and it will take quite sometime to get the new elements in the Mid Level managers.

Advice to Management

Be more generous to your staffs who paid 50+ hours a week to keep the lights "ON" for the company. Almost all the people I know around me are underpaid in the SF market.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Overworked and mostly screwed over.

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead, Key Holder
    Current Employee - Sales Lead, Key Holder

    I have been working at Gymboree part-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Sometimes I get to leave early if we are over on hours.

    Cons

    No holiday pay for workers who sometimes work over 40 hrs a week but are considered "part-time". Unreliable management. Lots of gossip and politics between upper management leaving a horrible example for the rest of the employees. Most of the company and individual store goals are unreasonably 'high' for the kind of resources we are given. Company is definitely confused if they think legendary service is bugging customers every 5 minutes if they want to buy something.

    Advice to Management

    Be up front and genuine with coworkers. Realize that some of the expectations are way too high for this company. Also, reevaluate your legendary customer service... because it's a joke.

  2. This job helped me with learning management experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Cedar Park, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Cedar Park, TX

    I worked at Gymboree full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Selling clothes and being around wonderful children all day

    Cons

    Minimum wage, and working in the mall

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