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Gymboree Atlanta Reviews

Updated April 7, 2017
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  • New line (floor set) every other Sunday (in 76 reviews)

  • had to do the work of upper management (in 52 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Lead"

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    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great clothing for kids. We have the first pick of sale items. The employee discount is good when you can use it on top of a sale price.

    Cons

    Not enough hours to make a living.
    New lines are terrible.
    They schedule new line even if it's a holiday sometimes. Or during the week after the store closes at 9pm

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Stop scheduling new lines the same day as the product comes in. Stop giving better deals online because the stores suffer.


  2. "Not a good first starting job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Snellville, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Snellville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gymboree part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    See the new clothes. The 25% employee discount. That's pretty much it. No really good pros for this company. CHILDERNS place and carter's is better.

    Cons

    Poor hours, poor pay, nothing to do but wait for customers. Poor employees and management. Company doesn't care about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Give more hours. Train better and give out name tags so the customers know who we are.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Crazy 8"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mableton, GA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mableton, GA

    I worked at Gymboree (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was able to work around going to school.

    Cons

    You had a little time to get things done when you have 30 boxes come in one day.


  4. "Store manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun customers, good staff, and discount

    Cons

    Over worked, under paid and unappreciated

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees more, bring the technology up to date


  5. "Could definitely be a better experience"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great as a second job
    Flexible hours
    Cooperative managers
    Friendly associates
    Discount of %25

    Cons

    Not enough hours (between 8-16 a week)
    When there is a new line & floor sets have to be done there isn't a lot of help so you're there all night
    The pay is terrible


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Little Pay for Little Work."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    You're in a store that sells baby clothes! The clothes are cute, you get a decent discount but only works if you have CHILDREN! Not much is asked of you which is good if youre a college student.

    Cons

    Your manager and leads take their power trips very seriously.lol Your pay will suck, you have to work at Xmas time and Thanksgiving all night long, which is a drag! When a new line comes out you have to change the whole store around and stay however long it takes you and your slow co-workers to complete.
    STAY IN SCHOOL, GO TO COLLEGE!


  7. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lithonia, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lithonia, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gymboree (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team enviornment, ok peers, ok pay

    Cons

    no payroll matrix, no flexiblity to make hiring decisions, lots of last minute changes after planning has been done.

    Advice to Management

    more communication, and organization, make sure managers are able to have healthy work life balance

  8. "Great customers, sucky manager!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's fun! The customers are pretty decent. I enjoyed working in an environment working where kids are involved. Everyone loves Gymboree so the store was pretty packed! If you can't work a fast paced environment it's not for you! Overall Gymboree was a pretty fun place to work! The discount sucked it was only %15 of for such a pricey store. Never got a chance to shop their much.

    Cons

    The managers were prunes. One wasn't employee appreciative while the other one lacked a care. They weren't the best, not sure while they were in that position. :-\
    The amount of pay you receive is way less for the work you do!

    Advice to Management

    The attitudes toward your employees should be much better!


  9. "Gymboree is not about the employees, they are all about the money, money, money"

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gymboree part-time

    Pros

    The only perks are that you are there in the store when things are really inexpensive, marked down or clearance. You have first pick of merchandise and know when a sale is coming up the day before.

    Cons

    Salary-terrible. Key holder making $8.50. Meet all of my goals and get an $ .08 raise after a year. They will have 40 boxes of new line come in on a friday which has to be processed, hung, folded, set on the sales floor after moving around the current clothing. Initially we would have a new line set for sunday, but they will call and change it to get it out that same day we received them! Like the employees don't have a life or kids and are just waiting for them to call.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and take better care of your employees. Happy employees are the key to great business.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Limited room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Happy atmosphere. Easy hiring recognition. Excellence acknowledgement for employees.

    Cons

    Low pay. Unstable schedules. Slow promotional opportunites.

    Advice to Management

    Hire suitable people for management positions.


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