Gymboree

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Gymboree Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
349 Reviews
2.5
349 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is child's play!

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    culture, people, ease of accessibility to public transport, great discounts, health benefits, bi-annual sample sale, 401K, phenomenal CEO and the cafe.

    Cons

    sometimes working lean and mean allows one to grow in their skills-sets, expanded roles & responsibilities, but if we are lean and mean then pay is as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more mid management roles. more pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience friendly coworkers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Clerk in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Cashier Clerk in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Great products that you get first dibs on lots of customer intetaction

    Cons

    Retail... Sometimes nasty customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay well staffed at Christmas time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    fine

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

    I worked at Gymboree part-time

    Pros

    Very pleasant atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    I do not have any complaints

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Great upper management

    Cons

    Very little turnover, so it takes time to be promoted. Have to wait for the position to open up. Assistant Managers are Part Time unless the store makes over $1 million yearly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fast-paced, but relaxed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Jackson, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Jackson, TN

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

    Pros

    Flexibility is a definite pro for this company - at least with my boss, he worked around whatever schedule I had going on. I've worked for both Gymboree and Crazy 8, both times I had great experiences. Pay is above minimum wage, not by much but it's definitely motivating.

    Cons

    If you are a sales associate, the hours aren't stupendous. Typically, there will only be 2 employees maximum on the floor, which is fine when they aren't at their busiest, but when product is expected to go out within less than 24 hours and there are only 3 people working...it causes some stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you keep responsible flexibility when employees are placed with the task of getting product out, while also dealing with customers and having maybe two employees working at once.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Gymboree was a wonderful work experience for me. I did have a lot of experience going into the position so I knew what to expect from the job. I was going back to college for a second time and they were flexible with my schedule. I had a great store manager that worked with her employees, communicated well and wanted what was best for the store. The district manager was also very hard working and friendly. If you are an intelligent, hard worker yourself they are willing to promote but you may have to move. Also it was great that even though I was technically part time I got full time hours and they offer benefits to part time workers. Gymboree also supports St. Judes in fundraising and I find it very important for a company to give back.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
  8.  

    love the company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at Gymboree full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    they care about the people. its fun and you learn alot.

    Cons

    small staff and not much room to grow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work with amazing opportunities!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Franklin, TN

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

    Pros

    I have the 2 best DM's, they are extremely helpful and productive. They give great feedback. This company has so many opportunities if your a hard and dedicated worker! The District management is amazing, they do a great job and also give you constructive feedback to help you grow. I have never been happier at any other company! Would recommend it to anyone who strives for great customer service and a happy work environment!

    Cons

    Nothing that I can complain about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love the constant communication between all areas of management.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Gymboree is a company filled with opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    In my experience, Gymboree has a very open and accepting atmosphere. The managers strive to ensure that the sales staff is fully trained and able to interact with customers effectively. There are many opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    The stores rely heavily on customer surveys, so if you do not work often, it could affect your performance. Many customers are focused on sales and promotions, so there are some downtimes when very few customers shop because of a lack of promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if store associates could give feedback on how various items in the store are selling. At times, our store would receive an excess amount of one particular style that was not selling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun and hard work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    The job is a lot of fun. There is always something new coming out so there is always something to do. You can have a lot of fun with the customers too. It's a great part time job.

    Cons

    The worst part is the hours. Managers are alone in the store for up to five hours at a time. You rarely have double coverage which makes it hard to get all the tasks done. Upper management expects you to do a lot of tasking while providing personalized customer service and being alone in the store. New lines of clothing come out frequently and you do feel like you're playing catch up a lot. The backrooms are often small and you have to be super organized or they become a mess very quickly. The associates don't get a lot of hours, so there's quite a bit of turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us more hours. Spend the payroll needed to get done all the tasks that have to get done and provide the level of service expected. With more payroll the customers will get better service and there would be less product loss due to external theft.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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