Gymboree

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Awesome clothes and product. Clothes sell itself.

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

I worked at Gymboree as a contractor (more than 3 years)

Pros

40% discount on personal purchases
50% off discount several times a year
20-30% discount from Sister company Crazy 8 and Janie & Jack.
You can help other stores to make more hours if you are a good worker.

Cons

You do get snobby customers who think they are rich or wealthy because they can afford to purchase Gymboree.
Gymbucks redemption time gets crazy.
Smell of soiled diapers and kids running around the store.
Kids TV is on all day but you do learn to block if out.
Many shoplifters love this place, many shop lifters are moms stashing accessories under their strollers.
Don't be surprised to get 2 hours a week on slow months or be on call all week.
New store set ups monthly are terrible.
You will most likely get more hours on these days because the work load is so overwhelming but be prepared to clock past midnight.
Many management changes constantly.
Yearly reviews only help to give you a 12 cent raise.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They will rather promote from outside the company than see the true potential of their own staff.
Most of them do not lead by example and do leave you alone in the store when they are not supposed to.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Associate/LOD

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Gymboree

    Pros

    Good Clientele because the employees here are dedicated!

    Cons

    The new line hours are for slaves who are wishing to work for a greedy corporation. Mitt Romney is supposedly a family man who values family yet allows this company to make working mothers work on Labor Day and the night before school starts for so many...

    The pay is insulting for what is expected.

    Allow for regional differences. Value should be given to knowledge of what is sales effective in each store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The hours given for tasks to be done is ridiculously low. Allow more associates/LODs to be hired as needed in each store!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    not bad

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    great people. hard workers. friendly and great atmosphere.

    Cons

    management changes frequently. needs better direction and guidance. other than that, its a great place to work and gain experience from.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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