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Gymboree Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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Daniel Griesemer
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Pros
  • Cute clothes for kids that comes with an employee discount even if you're part time (in 32 reviews)

  • Wonderful company, fair pay and benefits, good work/life balance in the retail world (in 15 reviews)

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

  • Upper Management doesn't care about you (in 55 reviews)

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  1. "Lack of hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gymboree full-time

    Pros

    Good incentives fun workplace

    Cons

    Lack of hours poor upper management


  2. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Gymboree part-time

    Pros

    pay was good. It was easy to follow

    Cons

    lack of hours. Hours shorten

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    they filed chapter 11 in june


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Production Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gymboree full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Had great Halloween parties and team members were creative and fun

    Cons

    Leadership changes often. End of the day poor designs and quality bc management constantly pushes to get costs lower rather than focus on good quality


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gymboree full-time

    Pros

    Discounts in Gymboree, Crazy 8

    Cons

    A lot for work for little pay


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Peters, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Peters, MO
    Recommends

    I worked at Gymboree (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, loved my team, laid back

    Cons

    low pay, uncertainty, little to no option to transfer locations

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay


  7. "senior manager/ supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager/Pt Supervisor in Hyannis, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager/Pt Supervisor in Hyannis, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gymboree part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    merchandise was well made and fashionable

    Cons

    company direction and inventory balance was not in line with profit

  8. Helpful (1)

    "It's all about your store manager."

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! As with any job, a good manager can be make or break. It's a pretty easy job and if you enjoy helping customers, it will be cake. Helps if you like kids and can include them and keep them happy mom stays and shops. I have an amazing manager who really values his employees, and I think that makes all the difference.

    Cons

    It's retail, so crabby customers who want us to give it all away. Customers who try and run elaborate schemes to get something for nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the huge clearance discounts! An extra 60% off doesn't make customerrd buy more, it draws in the tightwads. Keep better track of your inventory. Don't send 80 dresses that aren't selling here. Send winter coats before it gets cold for heaven's sakes! And update the computers. It's like 1999 in there


  9. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gymboree full-time

    Pros

    Discounts, great tools to improve sales

    Cons

    The pay for store manager isn’t compsatied for the amount of work

    Advice to Management

    Ask for more


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I think they should do better HR investigating when it comes to employee complaints."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gymboree full-time

    Pros

    Great perks as far as discounts and holidays off

    Cons

    Some store managers are extremely ignorant and prejudice...

    Advice to Management

    Don’t cut hours of current employees then proceed to hire more of your own race...


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