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great people to work for
Part-time sales associate (Former Employee), Newmarket, ONOctober 29, 2014
Pros: great team
Cons: not enough hours
I became like family with my manager and co-workers. my days were relatively short but I learned a lot from my co--workers
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Horrible Place to work
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Kelowna, B.C.October 19, 2014
Pros: decent wages, flexible schedule
Cons: no support, unrealistic sales goals.
The staff employed were wonderful, the management was horrible. Unrealistic expectations and no support. I learned nothing other than what environment I don't want to be employed under. For a company that prides itself on its ability to be fun and helpful the atmosphere was anything but.
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one of my favourite places I have worked at
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Vaughan, ONSeptember 17, 2014
Pros: working with children
- LOVE WORKING WITH KIDS
- customers and employees were nice
- management was very understanding
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not impressed with the way the company runs
Key Holder (Current Employee), Kelowna, BCAugust 15, 2014
Pros: decent wage, good staff
Cons: poor hours
I have never worked for a retail establishment that has been this poorly run and with a District Mgr that doesn't seem to care about the store. I like the people that I work with they brighten my day. The hardest part of job is the poor communication.
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Bad Workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABAugust 9, 2014
Cons: no hours
Very rude management team, bullied all of their staff to quit. Would not recommend this company at all !
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Fun and child friendly job
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Rideau CentreJune 9, 2014
Learned to work with children and mothers. Greeted customers and processed sales.
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Productive and friendly
Part-Time Sales Associate (Former Employee), Kitchener, ONApril 29, 2014
Pros: fun environment, easy going
When I joined the Gymboree team in Kitchener, the store had just opened. I helped get the store together prior to the opening day. A typical day at work would be talking to customers and fulfilling their needs. Somedays it could be slow but we remained productive by folding the clothing and making sure everything was neat. We greeted customers as soon – more... as they walked in the door and gave them time to walk around before approaching them.

The management was excellent. The manager really got a long with everyone and talked to you as a friend. The co-worker dynamic was awesome. We call talked and got along.

The hardest part about the job was that because it was a new store, not a whole lot of people knew we were there so for a while, the customer flow was little.

The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to interact with the little kids that came in with their parents. – less
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Enjoyable, productive environment working with the public in retail sales
SALES ASSOCIATE (Part-time) (Current Employee), Kitchener, OntarioApril 25, 2014
Pros: flexible hours, friendly co-workers
I have been employed at Gymboree Kitchener for just under two years. As a sales associate, working at Gymboree has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and skills working with the public and working as a team in a professional environment. My responsibilities include handling inventory, stocking shelves, pricing merchandise and processing – more... transactions in a time-efficient manner. Gymboree provides a very enjoyable, enthusiastic environment, where I have made many long-lasting personal relationships with customers and the members of my team. . – less
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Legal aid assistant
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONApril 15, 2014
Pros: great environment
Cons: no pay
-work on people soft database
-file papers
-send letters
-work in an office environment
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working there
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABAugust 13, 2013
i loved working there the most because everyone treats everyone like family and they were very understanding
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average job
Sales Associate/ Cashier (Former Employee), Calgary, ABJune 27, 2013
average retail job
at the time of working poor management / organization
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Colourful environment with upbeat co-workers and customers
Retail sales person and Cashier (Former Employee), Halifax, Nova ScotiaMarch 29, 2013
Everyday at Gymboree, one was greeted with a smile, and did so towards customers. I learned good time management skills, social skills, and overall good teamwork skills. Although my management was a bit negative at times, their dictation requests were fair. My co-workers were energetic and fun to be around. The hardest part of the job was keeping a – more... smile on your face, one of the companies requirements, during the most stressful of situations such as a customer yelling at you that their order hasn't arrived. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with the customers and children. For the most part, it was easy and nice helping someone find their hearts desire. – less
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A great place to work, but no proper training available
Acting Store Manager (Former Employee), Surrey, BCFebruary 19, 2013
Hardest part of the job was working alone for 5 hour stretches without access to a washroom and providing Customers with the kind of service that I pride myself on, when it was just me working the till, answering phones and serving 0-15 Customers at once.

I learned alot of back-end management tasks there, which has added to my overall knowledge base.
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Friendly, Fast-paced environment
Part-time sales associate (Current Employee), Toronto, ONFebruary 16, 2013
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: fast-paced environment can be hard to deal with if you're not used to it
Working at Gymboree was definitely a very beneficial experience. I learned many things about working in retail. Firstly, I learned that patience is definitely a very valuable virtue as well as communication skills.

Management and my co-workers are very friendly and helpful, they definitely helped make my transition into the retail world a lot smoother – more... by being patient and providing me with detailed explanations. The biggest difficulty for me was probably keeping up with store layout changes and figuring out where everything goes.

Being a sales associate at Gymboree is quite enjoyable. Although fast-paced at times, the atmosphere can be very laid-back and fun. All in all, Gymboree is a great place to work. – less
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A better place to work
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Toronto, ONAugust 27, 2012
Small store so not many employees can be left along for longer periods of time, unrealistic goals most of the time, good pay and benefits package
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love kids
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Emeryville, CAAugust 26, 2012
this store is very fun to work with. friendly staff members.
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great work place
Cashier\sales (Former Employee), Newmarket, ONJuly 8, 2012
Pros: very flexible
Cons: working till 1am
working at gymboree was a great experience. On a normal day i worked 5 hours . my co-workers were wonderful and amazing people to work with . Gymboree was very flexible with the hours and very understanding. The best part about working at Gymoree was getting to interact with the customer and helping them out and making a bond with them. All in all working – more... there was very rewarding. – less
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Pretty productive and cool co-wokers.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), San Diego, CADecember 17, 2014
Pros: have small hot pots for certain occasions.
Cons: slow at times.
Just like any other retail business its all about presenting and greeting guests. What I learned was how retail business works this was my first retail job, and it was a pleasant experience. Management was okay, it wasn't the best. Co-workers were lovely. There was no hardship in this job, I did enjoy some moments I had with my co-workers though.
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Fun cultured place to work where customers are number one priority but has lost sight of the value of hardworking dedicated employees
Store Manager (Current Employee), Lebanon, TNDecember 15, 2014
Pros: i love to be able to assist customers and make them happy, my pay is good and hours have been good until recently.
Cons: hard to find staff to work so little hours given, new district and regional management changes that have negatively affected the entire district.
I started with Gymboree in 2008 as a sales associate and learned what makes Gymboree so special. At Gymboree we create a culture of family with fellow employees as well as our customers. Day to day is about creating a fun atmosphere to drive sales and create customers for life. I was quickly promoted to assistant manager and then shortly after Store – more... Manager. I have been managing the store for 4 years and with the company 6. Day to day consists of replenishing the sales floor, understanding sales plans and comps then communicating those numbers to my employees and setting goals in order to achieve those numbers. Coaching is key to successful sales days. At Gymboree we strive to be "legendary" in our service. We do this by dropping all tasks and assisting our customers. In order to make sales and have customers completely satisfied listening and asking open-ended questions. We then pull and suggest many options until we have met all needs of the customer. I have learned exceptional customer service from Gymboree that will help to make me successful in any customer service position. I have also learned to adapt to the pace of the business and be ready to change my plans for the day. I can multi task and still be extremelly detailed and organized. Organization and customers service relations are two things I pride myself on. The hardest part of the job is the extreme late nights when we are setting complete new floor sets. The most enjoyable part of my job is making my customers happy and seeing the employees I hire grow through training. I have truly enjoyed working for Gymboree and that is why I have been with them for 6 years but at this time I feel it is time for me to broaden my experience and take the skills I have learned somewhere else and create a career. – less
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Fast paced work place
Receiver (Former Employee), Dixon, CADecember 12, 2014
Really enjoyed working here it was safe place to work in a team setting among well trained supervisors. The whole environment was team oriented and everyone got along well. Supervisors where excellent and lead by example.

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About Gymboree Corporation

Despite being over 30 years old, The Gymboree Corp. is still a retail toddler, stumbling periodically, learning quickly, and growing – Read more