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"Unorganized but fun"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Gymboree part-time (More than a year)

Pros

The people are all nice, Its fun if you like working with children, My manager was very flexible with hours and days you needed off

Cons

Schedules are put out late and can change a lot, sometimes you only work like 5 hours a week because of too many employees, the shipments are large and hard to keep organized in the tiny back room and you are sometimes expected to put out 40 boxes of clothes in one day, the lp manager and regional manager don't seem to trust their staff, a lot of shoplifters come in

Advice to Management

Hire sales leads from people that work in the store instead of hiring someone that has less experience and does not know what they are doing.

Other Employee Reviews for Gymboree

  1. "fun work enviorment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Flint, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gymboree part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    like family with the staff and customers

    Cons

    lack of hours and tiny store

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Career Suicide"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned how not to run a company. Upper Management demonstrates poor people skills. Too much favoritism. Better to not tell how you really feel. Better to tell upper management what they want to hear. Those who brown nose and manage up do well because the senior executives fail to know what is really going on. There is a great deal of hypocracy in this organization.

    Cons

    Store Managers are basically glamorized sales people. Making a career move to another company is difficult because SM's role is not typical in the industry. You will get stuck here - so stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Change is needed. New management is needed. Existing senior executives are not in touch with reality.

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