Gymboree

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Gymboree Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
351 Reviews
2.5
351 Reviews
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Mark Breitbard
66 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I really love working for this company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gymboree part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get to interact with all the customer.

    Cons

    You have a new line to set every other week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Retail sucks

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Gymboree part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was pretty chill for the most part. I had a nice manager who understood that school was a priority for me.

    Cons

    I didn't get many hours when my availability increased, but started getting a bunch towards the end when I couldn't afford to work as much. I didn't like their "on call" thing - I had two jobs and school and couldn't afford to be at the store whenever they needed me. I also felt like the company didn't care about customers - just their wallets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so corporate. Why can't we have a set schedule every week?

  3.  

    Poor company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gymboree full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not sure if there any pros anymore...there was at one point, but those days are long gone

    Cons

    new line every other week. poor communication from corporate. sometimes required to work 6 days without compensation. sometimes needed to attend meetings on our day off. lack of hours to complete new line and markdowns. product level is out of control. vacations are not approved during any sale or event...which is all the time, so basically you can't take vacation, ever!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Assistant manager (full time)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Gymboree full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Co workers, benefits, nice regular customers

    Cons

    No payroll to get stuff done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More payroll would make things go a lot smoother

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun job if you're an associate, too much if you're in management and trying to go to school.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Beaumont, TX

    I worked at Gymboree part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    40% regular price & 20% off markdowns for the employee discount.
    Working with kids was great

    Cons

    Pay isn't that great.
    Management is over worked at times (especially part time)
    Payroll is terrible
    The company is all about being a "Gymboree family," but the company doesn't exactly cater to its employees. The turn over rate in this company, from what I've experienced, is a little outrageous (store managers & district managers)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will not get paid for what you work. They do not give many hours for tasking, or for floor sets. Depending on your store size, you'll get 30-60 boxes three days before you do floor set, (receive floor set on thurs. Floor set on sun/mon.) and none of it comes sensored or organized so you have to sort through the boxes and seperate them into five departments (six if you have 'brand new baby' to set)
    District managers will visit for maybe 30 minutes, and leave without giving much direction. (Just in my experience)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Gymboree full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great discounts, love the customers, and my team

    Cons

    Newline, shipment/unnecessary replen after doing a new line,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    .It is good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Gymboree full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    .awesome Love being around kids

    Cons

    .long hrs no time for family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .very low pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great environment to be in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gymboree full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great discount, great customers, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Shipment, and New Line sets

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Easy to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Fairview Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Fairview Heights, IL

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

    Pros

    The company is great, upper management seems to have been promoted from entry level positions. Uniform is nice, just jeans or chinos and a non t-shirt. The kids are fun!

    Cons

    Tedious retail job. Typically over 40 pages of markdowns are required by employees and employees are only given one night to do them. Sometimes the parents are busy talking or looking around and the kids mess up the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update technology in stores. Sitting in front of the computer for 4 minutes to clock in and out because we are using computers from 20 years ago isn't acceptable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It was "okay"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Gymboree part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good discount, cute and reliable children's clothing, great employees

    Cons

    Short hours (usually only 2 hours a shift which is a waste of gas), New Line was horrible, Rude customers, no benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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