The Gap Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at The Gap in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got a call the next day to set up an interview. The call was confusing because she asked me about my availability and even though I told her she was still confused on the hours that I could work. When it was time for the interview, she asked a lot of the basic questions. This was my 1st ever interview and I was kind of surprised when she made me go out on the floor and pretend to help people out. After the interview was done, she said that she would call the next day, but never did.

    Interview Questions
    • Either having to go out on the floor or what was the worst type of customer service you've had?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted about a week later to schedule an interview. I went there for the interview and we interviewed in the back break room. The questions were questions that I have not been previously asked ever before, so I was thrown off and even more nervous than before. The employer did not seem happy to be in the interview, and seemed like she had someplace else to be, but still asked a ton of questions due to policy, I'm guessing.

    Interview Questions
    • Think of a mistake that you've made, tell what it was, and explain how you handled it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Gap Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Gap in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online in late July and about a week later received a call to schedule an Interview. I missed the initial call, but called back about 45 minutes later to speak to the hiring manager. The hiring manager picked up but then told me she was very busy and asked if she could call back in half an hour. I ended up waiting three hours for her to call me back before calling again only to find the store was now closed. I called the next morning and scheduled and interview for Friday of that week. I came in for a one on one interview with the hiring manager and we sat on a bench outside the store. She seemed enthusiastic to talk about herself, her position and the store but when it came time to asking me questions, seemed entirely disinterested, showed no emotion, and actually spent a lot of time glancing into the store. The questions were not too difficult, but I the manager's demeanor to be a bit discouraging. The last step of the interview was picking out an outfit and describing an occasion for which it could be worn, but by that point it was pretty clear the manager was not at all interested.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do in the store if no customers came in all day?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Seasonal Employment Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Fishkill, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Fishkill, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    1st interview over the phone. 2nd interview in person. Interview questions typical. Interviewers very nice, casual atmosphere. Seems like a great company to work with good people.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us how you delivered some type of bad news you delivered and how you did it   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    The initial interview was a 30 minute phone screen. The questions were fairly easy - why do you want to work at Gap, tell me about your experience, etc. The recruiter was very nice and knew enough about the position to get me excited about it. I was asked to come in for a face-to-face interview the following week.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at The Gap in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was pretty fast. Got an email two days after application, and each round only took them a few days to proceed. Although all and all it took four rounds of interview and well over a month to get to the final decision.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really out of the ordinary. Everyone I interviewed with ask why the Company.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at The Gap in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had a one-hour phone screen with a high-level exec of their talent acquisition team, then met with 4 others onsite; it was supposed to be 5 people but one was called into another mtg. Took about 3-hrs long. No one ever got back to me afterwards. Unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    • Exec. person kept asking the same questions several times hoping to hear a different answer; I reiterated my answers. I understand the need for in-depth interviews but this almost felt a bit like harassing in the way this person repeatedly asked the q's.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Network Engineer - Tier III Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    For contract to hire position, if they asked for 5+ years experience or equivalent, mostly 5 different people will take interview on same day, in person. Mostly from same team, they look for basic knowledge plus what you have done in past. Some scenario based tricky questions expected. First report to receptionist, someone will take you inside around scheduled time. At once there was confusion in one interviewer's time, as some other person schedules interviews

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Florence, AL
    Anonymous Employee in Florence, AL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at The Gap in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    It took them about a month to get back to me. I applied online. The interview process was with the manager and one other worker. I interviewed with another person. The questions were pretty much easy common questions. I made sure I knew knowledge of a gap and how i would describe myself.

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected question was: How would you describe your style?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Information Technology Leadership Position Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview with the hiring manager who was new in his role. He briefly explained the role and the skill set they were looking for. He asked a few technical questions and apparently did not like my answer so he decided to be short and curt. I asked him what his top priorities are, he responded with "I don't care to share that with you", and then rambled off some random stuff. Okaaaay.

    One of the most pompous and arrogant interviewers I've experienced. There's nothing worse than working for a cocky, self-loathing manager, regardless of your paycheck. No thanks and good luck finding someone to work for you.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you describe the different technology layers to protect a network?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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