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Gymboree Los Angeles Reviews

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  • New line (floor set) every other Sunday (in 76 reviews)

  • Upper Management doesn't care about you (in 56 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Former SM"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and good benefits! I enjoyed the product as I believed in the quality and liked merchandising the new product lines.

    Cons

    Screaming kids all day! Upper management didn't appear to appreciate employees loyalty. High shrink stores due to ease of shoplifting high valued product because of being small high priced items.

    Advice to Management

    Retention is most important.


  2. "Just ok."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and great opportunities to move up in the field.

    Cons

    Not challenging or exciting enough for me.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Lowest paid sales associates and managers"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mission Viejo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gymboree part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Access to the clothing that the regular customers can't get.

    Cons

    The employee discount was always worse than the sales and coupons of the regular customers could use.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a normal retail salary. see what everyone else is paying and you'll get some better people to stay


  4. "Underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Lead Sales Service Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Sales Service Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gymboree (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cute clothes good discount can easily move up if you show consistency, flexible schedules

    Cons

    Under paid micromanagement too much work and expectation for
    So little pay

    Advice to Management

    Help and you'll be helped show your loyal workers that their worth it by helping them get a better pay .


  5. "sales lead"

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work with great people!
    able to neogiate your hourly pay
    always room for raises/promotions
    flexible with work schedule

    Cons

    never ending stress
    new line every two weeks
    we end up doing a task that is asked by corporate then the next day they change their mind about it.

    Advice to Management

    more organization


  6. "A lot of work"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Orange, CA

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

    Pros

    Convenient and relatively easy to do.

    Cons

    Too much multitasking is asked of employees; small store but high volumes of traffic.


  7. "Good starting position"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Brea, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and co workers. I never felt secluded or on my own.

    Cons

    Outdated payment system, only paper checks. I had a check "lost" for 8 months. Hours were very minimal and never consistent.

    Advice to Management

    Be more mindful of payment, I would have stayed on longer had I received my rightful payment, but I felt as though you no longer cared about me as an employee.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "A Stressful Experience, Enough for One Lifetime"

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    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.


  9. "EMPLOYED AS CO-MANAGER AT A RETAIL STORE IN A OUTLET MALL"

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast past environment. Adorable clothing.

    Cons

    Just about everything. Not enough staff. Not enough hours to get stock out or to handle customers effectively. Having to work on own time to get certain job aspects down. Having to skip lunches and breaks due to lack of coverage. Having to train new hires and new managers on the floor during highly busy times including training a new assistant manager on the register during Christmas rush and then showing that manager how to close which resulted in working overtime which I was not paid for because there was not enough hours.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes you have to give to get quality associates and managers or they will go other places.


  10. "Great people to work with. Good customer service. Quailty of fashion is great!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gymboree full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Customer relations clientaling is enjoyable. Generally good values. People are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Payroll is completley unrealistic all managers have said they feel pressure to work for free in all distrcts. Hiring practices need improvement. Meaning district managers some have had great experience. But some are hired that have gaps in employment for some time or promoted no experience, just as any management. With proper background checks would
    make for better company. If only Rplm would know that dm in los angeles San Fernanado
    is always in stores early not following bagchecks and hunting for printer carteridges has questionable character from his past. When hears hes at stores or he freaks out. Dm is nice but he does say things out of character for a professional work enviroment, and acts out of character. When corporate is in his presence he completly is acting in character. He is afraid any mention of H.r for good reasons. When asked all store managers say they would not trust this Dm to watch theyre children based on his comments behavor in workplace I am glad I dont work for this Dm anymore. .

    Advice to Management

    Do the background checks please. Make sure that when reviewing questionable behavoirs. Make sure to look for ethical characteristics. Hire someone that is a fit for childrens enviroment.


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