Product is fun. Moms, children and families (customers) very enjoyable.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Leesburg, VA – August 4, 2012
The most enjoyable part of the job are the cute clothes and helping the customers. You very rarely had a difficult customer. I enjoyed the whole ambiance of the store everyday. I enjoyed working with my co-workers. We had the young college and high school students. The young mothers who enjoyed the product. Also, my favorite, the grandmothers. The most challenging part of the job was accomplishing the tasks that needed to be done with minimal payroll/hours. I can honestly say, I was never bored.
Manager (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – August 28, 2017
The company is not organized. As store manager it was hard to keep a staff with no payroll hours with extreme tasking and shipment It was hard for me to do my job in a busy mall with no extra payroll hours. Hours should've been based on last years sale
Overall, the environment was positive and relaxed while still consistently achieving daily goals. Management was great at all levels; everybody worked as a team from within the store to between other locations across the region. The company is sales and progress-driven, however provides decent incentives and maintains a happy and motivating environment. From my personal observations, it does seem like Gymboree maintains an effort to protect and reward its employees. I was happy to go into work most days.
Honestly, my only issue with the company was the fact that I listened to Yo Gabba Gabba in the background so many times that I started to dream about it. Other than that, general stresses of retail work come with the territory but did not overshadow the work environment.
Team Lead (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – August 22, 2017
Gymboree's product is immaculate and the best fashionable clothes for kids. However, there is little to none corporate support when it comes to pay, pay raises, or overtime. The employees are almost force to work over the time for free to make the store appear up to company standard and they are penalized if caught doing so or not being able to do so...catch 22. This company is ran by prejudice red necks that want to horde all the money that truthfully belongs to the employees that always make them look good as a company. They have no camera security or store security which is why they are constantly shoplifted and they have the nerve to try push you to patrol the place when it's almost impossible on busy work days. Basically, they all of their success to the people at the bottom.
Lead Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Greensboro, NC – August 15, 2017
Advancement opportunities are few and far between because the people that get promoted are the ones the store manager favors. The company would rather seek outside promotions rather than promoting from within, job security is nothing. The store manager was crazy. It's no wonder this company is failing.
Sales Associate, Cashier (Former Employee) – El Paso, TX – August 14, 2017
The most hours I worked when I was there was about 6 hours. I was there for years and they never wanted to move me up after I worked very hard for this company. There were always problems between managers and coworkers; such as talking about each other behind their back. It was a very uncomfortable, unprofessional work environment.
Sales Lead (Current Employee) – Lexington, KY – August 13, 2017
Gymboree is a really fantastic place to work. With the right team members with great attitudes you can fall in love with working for this company. It is really great for people in the retail business who want to go from an associate to an introductory management role as a sales lead. It is a nice evenly paced work environment with slow down time and busy times.
Working at Gymboree was fun, relaxed place to work. All of the fellow staff members were friendly and helpful and it was fun to see all the little cute ones come into the store. Unfortunately not enough hours or money.