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.
Even though i worked part time i really enjoyed the atmosphere and the people that i worked with. they were very flexible with scheduling and time. Manages were willing to work and teach the associates.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Sioux Falls, SD – September 7, 2018
Fun and easy environment. Biweekly floor-sets, customer transactions. Lots of room for advancement. Management was great. Mission was very valued. Hardest part of the job was reaching sales goals on slow days. Most enjoyable part was getting to interact with customers and co-workers
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Lawrenceville, GA – September 3, 2018
Perhaps retail just isn’t for me. The location I was in tended to get the worst customers on the planet. But other than that all the store managers accept one were horrible. They liked to play with peoples’ lively hoods just because they could. There’s a special place for people like that. O IWouldn’t recommend working here but if you do you should only do it because you have nothing better to do.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Pleasant Prairie, WI – August 29, 2018
Working at Gymboree was very nice. My manager and the assistant manager, were both very kind, helpful, and not only wanted you to succeed in the work area, but also cared about you and your well-being too. I learned a lot about sales and writing reports to clothing and such, but I enjoyed being able to feel that I was helping the customers not only with finding what they needed, but also being able to make them feel welcomed and cared for while in the store.
Sales (Current Employee) – Winchester, VA – August 27, 2018
Working doesn’t feel like work when you have such an amazing management. The manager alone is upbeat and driven. You can’t help but to strive to be your best self when your at work. The astomphere when you step into the store shows, you can’t help but to be happy and ready to sell. The staff feels more like family which is important to be able to communicate well and put forward you best ability to work hard. I would highly recommend working for this company. Selling comes easy with the support of the staff overall to continue to push each employee to their absolute best.
So if your looking for a partime job where there is the ability to promote within the company give Gymboree your all.
Discount, work doesn’t feel like work when you have an amazing management and upper management
Sales Lead/Key Holder (Current Employee) – Winchester, VA – August 22, 2018
No one has any respect for hard work and dedication. I did everything that i could for the company and was still slapped in the face in the end when the promotion was given to an outside person instead of an internal applicant.
Sales Lead (Former Employee) – Gettysburg, PA – August 15, 2018
I recently left this company, it was like everyday was the same thing. We had people that would call out and you would have to stay and close. I’ve done this many of times. I worked 12 hour shifts with no one to come relieve me. Even thought I enjoyed seeing kids and working with my co-workers, I would never work here again!
Sales Lead (Former Employee) – Waikele, HI – August 12, 2018
Gymboree has a terrible turnover rate. They expect everyone to do the same tasks even though the pay scales differ. Gymboree wants to drive credit cards, but doesn’t teach employees how to sell them. Stores have goals that the employees don’t care about. Gymboree outlet has a new line every 2 or 3 weeks and employees have to stay until 12 or 1am to finish the job. Overall, I didn’t have a great experience working at Gymboree.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Billings, MT – August 11, 2018
To have success as a store manager with this company, hire wisely! The company offers no training hours at all for sales associates, and very few hours for key holder positions, and at times none at all. Hiring employees with previous sales and management experience is wise.
Innovating, Upbeat, Health Benefits
Low wages for entry level associate positions, Always in a time crunch between lots of tasks to be completed and customer service/sales to be made.
I just recently left the Gymboree store I was working at because management was unprofessional and unpleasant to work with. My manager would work with you with the schedule but they never had any hours to give. I was working two hour shifts once a week. when I did get hours it was never more than 4 at a time they would rather hire more people so that a sales associate didn't get benefits. my management was bad with communicating she would write rude notes all over the place instead of having a one on one conversation or a team meeting. management played favorites and talk behind the sales associates back all the time. they wouldn't hire within , not sure why. They would racially profile customers and I thought maybe that's why I couldn't move up in the company. The most enjoyable part of the job was that I worked with a sales lead that I liked and I loved helping the customers. I came to work did my part and beyond for the customers because I enjoyed working in retail. I just wished I was able to manage my own store because we would be a team not divided.
Working for Gymboree was a bit tough because the store I worked for only had 4 employees and 2 were students so having to do everything was challenging. On the good side, there were more hours and it showed up on the checks!