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Gymboree Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "Employee Discount and visa offered" (in 38 reviews)

  • "Wonderful company, fair pay and benefits, good work/life balance in the retail world" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "markdowns, replen shipments and occasionally new line sets, were not enough to complete the tasks in the required time frames" (in 79 reviews)

  • "Upper management didn't appear to appreciate employees loyalty" (in 61 reviews)

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  1. "General Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gymboree full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful, fun place to work with great customers and terrific team!

    Cons

    Extremely fast paced environment with very little payroll with mission impossible goals.

    Advice to Management

    To Corporate, always listen more to your top performers and do more recognition this is key for continued growth.


  2. "Good environment and people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gymboree full-time

    Pros

    Great people and company culture. Feels like family. Management has good transparency with team.

    Cons

    Lack of bonus program and infrequent pay raises.

  3. "Assistant Production Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gymboree full-time

    Pros

    -corporate transparency
    -thorough training
    -laid back work vibe/flexibility with WFH one day a week

    Cons

    -not very competitive pay
    -benefits out of pocket are on the higher side


  4. "Friendly culture, poor communication from management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Overall good workplace culture and environment. Everyone is friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Below average pay, poor communication from leadership.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Graphic Designer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits. In house yoga, health services, etc. Friendly enviroment

    Cons

    Lack of communication and failure of executive leadership.


  6. "Great People, awful tools"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandise Planner
    Current Employee - Merchandise Planner

    I have been working at Gymboree full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, good people, work from home flexibility

    Cons

    tools are very manual and inefficient, lots of touch points, need new processes


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gymboree full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, potential promotions, and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Poor communication, unrealistic expectations, bankruptcies.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganization"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dm leaves you alone most of the time, product line is decent

    Cons

    No straight answers from the top, mass closing of stores


  9. Helpful (1)

    "great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company wants work to feel like home

    Cons

    Retail is way too boring

    Advice to Management

    yes


  10. "It's a retail job- you know what you're in for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount on clothing, fun coworkers if you get the right team.

    Cons

    Old school corporate attitudes, layers upon layers of middle management