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Gymboree Reviews in Burlingame, CA

351 Reviews
2.5
351 Reviews
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Mark Breitbard
66 Ratings

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Pros
  • You meet lots of great customers to help and serve (in 18 reviews)

  • Enjoyed the Employee discount for purchasing for my own little girl at the time (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • New line is such a mess, not enough hours given to complete properly (in 41 reviews)

  • Upper management does not respond in a timely manner when corrective actions needs to be given (in 29 reviews)

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    Working at Gymboree

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlingame, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlingame, CA

    I worked at Gymboree

    Pros

    As an employee, you get 40% off regular priced items plus you are the first to select items when they go on sale.

    Cons

    The Burlingame store was never given many selling hours, therefore to save hours the employees had to work by themselves for a period of time. Employees are expected to finish all tasks in a timely matter while giving excellent customer service, it was non realistic. Employees are given too much work, not enough hours, and not enough help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down on the sales and promotions. Customers will stop buying regular priced items because they know it will either go on sale/ promotion soon. Also for the amount of work given to the employees, especially the store mangaers and Assistant managers, they should getting paid more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very distinctive culture: could be a REALLY good fit or a REALLY bad one

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Burlingame, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Burlingame, CA

    I have been working at Gymboree

    Pros

    Family friendly environment. Generally very friendly and upbeat employees. While there are not large budgets to put on lavish parties, there is a genuine concern for the employees. The benefits are good and, since it caters to Moms with its products, it similarly caters to a family-focused employees. It's products are very good and, notwithstanding its ill-conceived foray into women's clothing, it tends to focus on what it does well.

    Cons

    Pursuit of niche markets means that there is limited potential to move up. Very social, chatty, organic, intuitive, consensus-driven culture: great for some, terrible for others. Imagine the military.... this is absolutely the exact opposite. As is the case with many retail apparel retailers, if you're not a Merchant or Planner, you're not driving the business and, consequently, you're afforded less organizational focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to children's clothing. Consider making appropriate strategic acquisitions, particulary in this down market when target companies are relatively cheap.

    Approves of CEO

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