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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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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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Fun workplace!
Sales Lead Manager (Former Employee), Eatontown, NJApril 18, 2014
Overall, working for Gymboree was a good learning experience. I was promoted to be apart of the management team after six months with the company. With this position, it allowed to me open up and experience another side of retail. I was able to do scheduling, handle all the required paperwork as well as train "new hires". I would answer phones, assist – more... customers on the sales floor, sort through and put out new shippment. I learned to have more patience especailly when it comes to training. I really enjoyed my time at Gymboree. – less
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It is a fun place to work depending on who you are working with
RETAIL SALES CLERK (Former Employee), Virginia Beach, VAApril 18, 2014
Pros: flexible and good environment
Cons: no benefits and pay was low
I enjoyed working with the people on my team at this job. I did inventory, stocking and customer service. The store sells children's clothing so it is ideal for anyone who had children. The management when I first started was good, but she left for another job and when management was replaced it was not pleasant at all. There is nothing hard about this – more... job, but if you have children or go to school this job would be ideal for you because employees do get a discount. – less
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Worked with toddlers and parents teaching songs and skills for development
Instructor (Former Employee), Washington Twp., NJApril 12, 2014
Pros: it was fun and exciting to see the children develop new skills and was hands-on, which i like.
Cons: some parents had their own ideas and questioned mine, no such thing as a break.
I liked working there a lot. I had fun singing songs, playing games and interacting with the kids and their parents. Was good exercise to boot!
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Fun Workplace with Excellent Management
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Hazelwood, MOApril 11, 2014
Pros: fun and productive work envirnoment, flexible hours, and reasonable pay for the work provided.
Cons: i did not recieve enough hours.
A typical day at Gymboree Outlet consisted of: clocking in, socializing with managers, co-workers, and customers. I learned POS, how to count a cash register for closing times, how to distribute new-line and re-plan merchandise on the sales floor, how to conduct and style new line. I also learned the ins and outs of retail, and how to converse and communicate – more... with customers in various situations on a daily basis. My co-workers were awesome, I enjoyed and looked forward to working with them, whenever I was scheduled to work. The job was not hard at all. The most enjoyable part of the job was fulfilling customer satisfaction, working with my co-workers/managers, organizing face-outs, and socializing with the children. – less
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So much work, so little reward
Store Manager (Former Employee), VirginiaApril 9, 2014
Upper-level managers are often unavailable and usually unhelpful. Skeleton payroll means store managers work in excess of 55 hours per week. Company is in a chaotic transition mode that makes even more work for store employees but doesn't account for employee feedback.
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Fun place to play and learn with kids
Play and Learn Instructor (Current Employee), Chicago, ILApril 8, 2014
Study and learn lesson plans for age specific classes ranging from 0-5yrs.
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Busy and Fast pace work place
Sales Lead (Current Employee), Rogers, ARApril 7, 2014
I have enjoyed working with Gymboree. But of course like any job there are downsides.
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Nights at Gymboree
Part Time Stock Associate (Current Employee), Las Vegas, NVApril 5, 2014
Pros: you can wok with your choice of music, no distactions of customers
Cons: no real break (just for water and restroom), you dont leave until early morning
I joined Gmyboree as a sales associate, a few short months later I was promoted to a key holder. Later on I was offered a higher paying job. I was going to put in my two weeks, but my manager asked if I would like to help out a couple days a month to put out new line. My new title is stock associate. My job consists of (in order); taking out the product – more... from boxes, separate departments, find out if its hung or folded, hang the product, take out paper or plastic from folded. Once we are closed an can start the new line, our team divides up into departments. When I start my department I first consolidate and or back stock older product, shift and reconfigure the previous two lines, then I put out the new product according to the maps layout, look over to make sure it looks neat and orderly, and finally before I am finished I check to make sure I put out several displays to create an outfits. After I am finish I help my team finish their departments, put out marketing, dress up manikins, and make sure all fixtures an things around the store are put away. – less
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Greta work environment
Store Manager (Former Employee), Friendswood, TXMarch 31, 2014
Pros: great work environment
Cons: work overload
The stores are not fully staffed, making the job impossible to complete
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A surprising experience
Management (Former Employee), Ocean City, MDMarch 21, 2014
Pros: meeting wonderful customers and their families
Cons: immature, uncaring atmospere that lacked open communication.
Being a company that seems all about children and family I was very surprised that once employed the atmosphere in the store was more of an immature high school. Also, the training was very little and it seemed as though the only thing that mattered was being able to cover shifts. Communication between members of management was little to non existent. – more... When personal/family issues were to arise one was expected to "figure it out" but not effect the schedules of other co workers. At the end of the day I feel like more management training and supervision could benefit this company. – less
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fun work place
Sales associate (Former Employee), Tigard, ORMarch 12, 2014
Pros: friendly, discounts
Cons: not enough hours
greeted customers and promoted any sales
really laid back environment
friendly co-workers and customers
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A fun and productive work place with very friendly people.
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Tulsa, OKMarch 4, 2014
In a typical work day we will greet customers as they come in and help them find what they are looking for and provide different options to chose from. We would keep the store clean and organized and ring up customers while maintaining a friendly and helpful aditude. Everyone here is very fun to work with.

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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