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Gymboree Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
395 Reviews
2.6
395 Reviews
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Mark Breitbard
77 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.  

    My time with Gymboree has challenged me and allowed me to grow professionally.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Even though I had to leave for an extended period of time for my family, I was welcomed back with open arms. I was able to start at the bottom and work my way up all the way to assistant manager.

    Cons

    There's such a limited amount of hours that can be given in my store. I also dislike that, as a family company, we were asked to work on thanksgiving this past year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest maybe spending more time in the actual stores. You should figure out a way to tell the difference between outlet merchandise and not. I also believe that there should be a "no receipt no return policy" to help lower shrink.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I began work as a sales associate and moved up to a key holder position.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gymboree

    Pros

    This was my first job as a junior in high school. I continue to return to work at Gymboree during breaks from my university because the store manager is great.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent but no real support

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gymboree

    Pros

    Discount, team environment, open lines of communication, hard to be fired , nice product, quality of goods excellent

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, no room for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Assistant store manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in North Attleboro, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in North Attleboro, MA

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

    Pros

    Meet and play with lots of children. Bonding with parents and family like structure.

    Cons

    Make only $12 dollars an hour for a lot of work. Few employees on shifts and alone most of the time to try and clean and service customers. Long hours. Close one day open the next never any district managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay, more hers for busy days such as processing shipment and new lines

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Florida, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Florida, FL

    I have been working at Gymboree full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers, its a place where you can gain experience. You will get to learn s littke bit of everything.

    Cons

    New lines late at night. Youre leaving the store around 4 am. Its also hard to have a work/life balance. Coverage in the store is awful as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more considerate with your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    decent for what it is

    • 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

    Pros

    Flexible with schedule, decent hourly

    Cons

    few hours
    ridiculous expectations from DM's and Corporate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make up your minds in what you want to see done, and listen to what your staff says.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Store Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Gymboree full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a great quality product to sell to your customers. seeing the kids grow up over the years is really neat.

    Cons

    Very micro managed. Low pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience for a short time, not a place to stay long term.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Gymboree full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love the product! I love getting to help new customers become Gymboree shoppers they really do have a great quality about them. Systems are easy to use, stores are easy to manage (willing you get the task hours needed.)

    Cons

    Pay is very low, makes is hard to keep good workers. Never enough hours to complete the tasks needed to run a successful store. Having to work in the store alone for about 4-5 hours a day, again makes it hard to get any of the businesses tasks completed because you are focused on the customers in the store. Crazy micro-managing!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The stores need double coverage from open to close. Your company's shrink would go down, you would have larger sales, and more consistent shoppers. Gymboree customers come for the one on one attention and we just can not give it when we are forced to work by our self for such long periods of time. As a company that claims to be all about family but constantly has their employees do large floor moves on family holidays like Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Halloween, and being open on Thanksgiving and rolling into Black Friday is absurd sales are never great and we go hours without even seeing a customer walk in the door. Such a waste of sales hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Children's clothing company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Gymboree

    Pros

    Great people and hours. Wonderful for a part time retail job. Customers are great

    Cons

    Short shifts for sales associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Assistant Manager

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

    I worked at Gymboree full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, competitive pay, great training tools and opportunities to move up in the company.

    Cons

    The hours allotted to take care of tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More hours needed to complete floor sets and replenishment shipments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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