Product is fun. Moms, children and families (customers) very enjoyable.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Leesburg, VA – August 4, 2012
Pros: fun environment
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 – more... 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. – less
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Salisbury, MD – December 18, 2013
Pros: great discounts, fun
Would enjoy coming into work because of wonderful co-workers and great atmosphere. Customers were usually regulars and wonderful, we were all able to create a fun shopping experience for them and their children. We were an excellent store and family.
Sales Lead/Management (Former Employee), Huntsville, AL – December 18, 2013
A typical day at work would include opening the store. I would check voicemails to know any changes that need to be made in the store as far as signage or promotions. My co-workers were awesome. I loved putting together outfits for the children. It was a great place to work.
You can really see the difference you make in children's lives
Instructor (Current Employee), Portsmouth, VA – December 9, 2013
Pros: easy work hours, staff that truly cares, upbeat and fun
You can truly see the impact you have on children and parents alike at this job. What we do at Gymboree Play & Music makes a difference to the children for the rest of their lives. I develop close relationships with all of my students. Whether I teach one class a day or five, there is always something to do at Gymboree. I am really able to take ownership – more... of my position at this job because of the freedom my boss and manager trust me to make the right choices and trust my instincts. Being that this job is part-time, I only work a few hours a day and still have plenty of time to do whatever else I may need with the rest of the day. Plus, we get most major holidays off! – less
Very fast paced with plenty of merchandising tasks to make a challenge
Sales Manager, North Tanger Outlets (Current Employee), Myrtle beach, SC – December 2, 2013
Pros: excellent management experience
One thing I'm very thankful from this job is that it has taught me time management, and how to problem solve on my feet to make something work and follow guidelines as well. My co-workers are some of the best I could ask to work with. We are fun and focus on customers, and we work together to complete KPIs/goals.
Receptionist/Front Desk/Birthday Party Staff (Current Employee), Washington, DC – November 20, 2013
Pros: working with kids
A typical day at work is greeting parents and children to gymboree classes. Working on the computer to handle daily reports and checklist. Working at gymboree has let me learn responsibility and office skills. Managing paper work and computer systems. I work with my co-workers and they are helpful. When one needs helps were there to help each other – more... and were a great team. The hardest part of the job would be making sure I don't over work myself. I love working at gymboree, the kids are not only amazing but I love the staff. It's great to be around be that support you and are there to help you. – less
Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee), Limerick, PA – November 20, 2013
Pros: hour lunches
Cons: short breaks
I enjoy working as a team, I believe that a work day should be fun most of the time. There are days were people will be stressed and you can help them out, or give the best advice and encourage them that they are dong a good job. I believe home life and work life should be separate. The most enjoyable part of a job is meeting new people and learning – more... new things. I like to take part with management to the best of my ability. The hardest part of the job would be adjusting to a new environment, but I'm very quick with learning and understanding new things. I enjoy having fun and outgoing co workers, although someone might not like you however there feeling matter but you should keep a smile on your face and not start any problems. – less
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Southlake, TX – November 19, 2013
Pros: no outstanding pros
Cons: tons of shipment, low hours, no holiday pay for part timers, bad communication, expectations set way to high
I've worked for the Gymboree for over two years and the first thing to say is communication between stores and upper level management is awful. Upper level management and the cooperate office set unrealistic goals for stores. Giving bare minimum hours for just one full time manager. Stores are expected to process up to 72 boxes of shipment with two – more... people, after close, in one night. No tasking is to be done while the store is open. Other problems store managers are promised all sorts of thing but you are a salary worker unable to go passed 40 hours a week. That would be fine however as the SM you will be asked to come in on your days off more often than you think as well as working and open to close shift.
Gymboree likes to pride it's self with having a family orientated policies however if you're in management you might as well say good bye to your family. – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Manhattan Beach, CA – November 18, 2013
Pros: holiday treats, freindly manager and co-workers
Cons: short breaks
My typical day at work was productive and I would be reorganizing sections in the store floor. Welcome any entering customers and offer my assistance. Clean and cashier. I learned to work the register, how to speak with customers, the essentials of retail work and they way new lines work every season. The manager was always figuring out ways to keep – more... our store organized. She always tried to make our store look fun and welcoming to grab attention and bring in customers. Some of my co-workers did not work as if theywanted to be there, but i did have hard working and happy co-workers that I felt good working with. At timmes I had to work with lazy people and had to work double for their lazyness, but enjoyed my job while i was there. My job was not hard at all and always looked foward in my next day of coming in to work. – less
Art Teacher/Receptionist (Current Employee), Oklahoma City, OK – November 18, 2013
Pros: kind co-workers, flexible hours, comfortable work environment
Cons: none...i honestly cannot think of one.
A typical day at work includes a 60 minute art class with my regular children, working on hands-on activities to help develop their fine motor skills and imagination. Afterwards, I would thoroughly clean the site and then tend to customers with any information regarding product transactions or their account.
Location is ran by Blythe Donovan whom is – more... a warm-hearted and kind woman who loves nothing more than to help you help the children. Other co-workers are genuine, kind and understanding; it is never difficult to try and find someone to cover a shift in case of an emergency.
The hardest part of the job would most likely be figuring out what activities and projects you would like to teach the kids the next day your at work. There are just so many fun activities I would love to do with the kids, but I won't be able to do them all.
The most enjoyable part of the job is watching the kids explore their imagination and learn. You see their facial expressions and their body language and you really are witnessing something truly priceless. – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Central Valley, NY – November 14, 2013
Pros: respecting your schedule and the employees
Cons: minimum pay and working black friday
I was trained to use the register and to process shipments. I would assist customers in their search for the product they were interested in purchasing. Id also process shipments and organize the back stock room for maximum efficiency.
loved the children and customer's but not what the company stood for: they didn't care for the employees
Store Manager (Former Employee), Sugar Land, TX – November 13, 2013
product quality was amazing company had a great idea but rant he stores on the smallest amount payroll i have ever witnessed customer service expectations were unrealistic when running on a one person staff which was often