Gymboree - A good environment to work in | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Gymboree
There are newer employer reviews for Gymboree

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

"A good environment to work in"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Designer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Designer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

family feel, great benefits and overall positive work place. Its pretty bear boned so you are able to get involved and take on new projects

Cons

People can get pigeon holed. Goals are not shared by different departments and there can often times be cross functional friction. There is not enough focus on training.

Other Employee Reviews for Gymboree

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Assistant Manager"

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

    I worked at Gymboree full-time

    Pros

    A good place to start getting retail work experience. If you can handle markdowns and newlines at Gymboree you can handle anything. You will definetley gain great customer service skills since Gymboree is all about legendary service.

    Cons

    If you're in management do not get stuck here for more than a couple years. Gain the experience and move on. Trust me anywhere else will pay you so much more. Gymboree is one of the lowest paying company which suprised me since they are a higher end clothing store.

    Gymboree use to be a really good company to work for however over the past few years the quality of both upper and store level management became poor. They stared getting rid of good management and replacing them with management that wasn't as qualified so they could pay them less. In the last few months I was at Gymboree I transferred to one of the highest volume stores where they had just hired a store manager with out retail experience! After just loosing one of the best DMS and then getting a manager that knew nothing I knew it was time to get out.

    They do not like to promote from within and if they do the most they will offer you is a 10% raise.

    Advice to Management

    You need to do more unannounced visits. Stores are blowing payroll to get ready for visits when they could be using those hours to actually push sales. Isn't the whole point of the visits to see stores how they really are everyday


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A Stressful Experience, Enough for One Lifetime"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts are ok, nice to have the ability to use discounts at all brands (Gymboree, Crazy 8, Janie and Jack, Shade)

    Cons

    Company doesn't give many hours to spend on team member, nor to actually get things done in the store. Most work that NEEDS to be done will be done off the clock, sadly. Part time employees (incl. all PT management) can no longer work 30+ hours because company doesn't want to provide Obamacare; would rather cut hours

    Advice to Management

    Giving stores more than 120 hours/week will ensure getting things done in a timely manner, where people will rightfully get paid.

There are newer employer reviews for Gymboree
There are newer employer reviews for Gymboree

See Most Recent

Work at Gymboree? Share Your Experiences

Gymboree
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or