Gymboree - I think that it is a very good company, the stores are consistent and the customer is king | Glassdoor
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"I think that it is a very good company, the stores are consistent and the customer is king"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Store Manager
Current Employee - Store Manager
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Gymboree full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Loyal employees, well managed merchandise

Cons

young staff at retail level - high rate of turn over.

Other Employee Reviews for Gymboree

  1. "great place to build experience but just ok."

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

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

    Pros

    - great people
    - snack time
    - great location

    Cons

    - too many levels of communication
    - approval takes too long in a fast paced environment

    Advice to Management

    Recognize when you are spreading workers too thin


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Stick Around In Hopes of Moving To Corporate!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gymboree full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Fun employees
    - Interacting with customers (If they're nice, of course!)
    - Great support system (Depending on your staff)

    Cons

    - No interest in moving up store managers to corporate positions
    - Bad hours
    - Poor management
    - It's retail!
    - Working alone in stores for long periods based on minimal hour allocation

    Advice to Management

    I was with the company for 5 years and can honestly say they do not hire iternally for corporate positions. Within my years at Gymboree, they consistently "milked" employees just so they can stick around, making them feel that they have "strong potential" to move up into corporate. It's really sad to see managers that I looked up to work so hard yet consistently get persuaded into staying in the stores in hopes of a corporate career. I know so many managers, including myself, that have stuck around and never managed to make corporate based on poor follow-ups and primarily lack of initiative to promote employees working their stores. It's much easier to apply to a corporate position if you are not already an employee. The employee turnover rate is very high, district managers need to work one on one with ensuring managers, as well as sales associates, are properly trained. The company should really focus on promoting managers that have worked hard in the stores, not take them for granted.

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