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"Awesome clothes and product. Clothes sell itself."

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Former Contractor - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
Former Contractor - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Gymboree as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

40% discount on personal purchases
50% off discount several times a year
20-30% discount from Sister company Crazy 8 and Janie & Jack.
You can help other stores to make more hours if you are a good worker.

Cons

You do get snobby customers who think they are rich or wealthy because they can afford to purchase Gymboree.
Gymbucks redemption time gets crazy.
Smell of soiled diapers and kids running around the store.
Kids TV is on all day but you do learn to block if out.
Many shoplifters love this place, many shop lifters are moms stashing accessories under their strollers.
Don't be surprised to get 2 hours a week on slow months or be on call all week.
New store set ups monthly are terrible.
You will most likely get more hours on these days because the work load is so overwhelming but be prepared to clock past midnight.
Many management changes constantly.
Yearly reviews only help to give you a 12 cent raise.

Advice to Management

They will rather promote from outside the company than see the true potential of their own staff.
Most of them do not lead by example and do leave you alone in the store when they are not supposed to.

Other Employee Reviews for Gymboree

  1. "Copany expects alot for a little"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gymboree full-time

    Pros

    The company sells high quality childrens clothing. Gymboree pieces are durable and the designs are childlike; not too mature.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive. Benefits are average. Career advancement is not optimal. Training and development are supposedly offered but no additional payroll hours are provided. Not enough hours or time given for new lines, and there is a new line at least twice a month ( more during holiday). Company does not have proper POS systems and customer servcie and store operations are usualy difficult to reach quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Store managers be prepared to work more than 45 hours weekly


  2. "not bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people. hard workers. friendly and great atmosphere.

    Cons

    management changes frequently. needs better direction and guidance. other than that, its a great place to work and gain experience from.


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