The Gap Sales Associate/Cashier Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
Updated Jul 31, 2014
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Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Leesburg, VA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Leesburg, VA
Application Details

I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at The Gap in April 2013.

Interview Details

They ask a bunch of simple questions, and do not care about your answer. It is just a part of the hiring process. They're very desperate and ALWAYS hiring, no matter what. It's an easy job to get.

Interview Questions
  • They all start out as "Name a time when..." Very simple questions   View Answer
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  2.  

    Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I went thru a hiring agency , Interviewed with a manager then i got a second interview with the general manager and got hired on the spot. they ask you to pick out an outfit just because they want to see your style. they also ask why you want to be apart of the brand.

    Interview Questions
    • My general manager thru me a curveball and made me pick out an outfit under $150 . A whole outfit   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lee, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lee, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 6 days - interviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    Very easy, went into the store, asked for an application, filled one out and brought back. They called the next day (summer overload) and I was hired. The whole process took a few days, managers were very friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • You need to appear to an interview in Gap or Gap-like attire. I did not and they asked me if I was planning "to wear that to work?" which I thought was a bit rude.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Another store wanted to have me work for them as well so I basically just had them bidding against each other and ended up with a nice pay for a college kid. Definitely negotiate at least a dollar up from what is being offered because you will not likely to get a raise in this position any time soon.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at The Gap in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    applied online and got called in for an interview the same week. the interview itself took no more than 20 minutes and that included the manager offering me the job. i had to ask the rate they were going to pay me because she forgot to mention it but i felt i sounded so forwarding and up front but it didn't hurt because i found out she matched my rate from my previous employer although i later found out that the starting rate was supposed to be much lower. the interview questions included what i knew about the gap as a brand and why i chose to apply there. i got told to come back the next day i believe but right when i was at the parking lot, i got a call from the same manager apologizing and that she needed to postpone doing the paper works because she got confused with her own schedule. hiring process was quick and was finished within a matter of days.

    Interview Questions
    • i don't remember a difficult or unexpected question, just the usual retail job interview, one asking about customers and maybe one other question with a situation given to me and what i would do or what i've done if that's happened to me before.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    i was hired after the interview and after the manager talked about the gap company and their vision, it was during the decline of gap a couple of years ago and they were going through a revising of where they're trying to go with the gap brand. they matched my rate from my previous employer and i accepted after having to ask what my rate was after being offered the job since the manager forgot to mention it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Southaven, MS
    Anonymous Employee in Southaven, MS
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    There were the typical interview questions, they asked about availbiltiy and the usual retail questions

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    I was called in after my application two days later and asked to interview that day. I had worked for the company before so I agreed. It was a very easy and informal interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Eau Claire, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eau Claire, WI
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online, then called, and eventually went into the store to confirm that they had received my application. A couple days later they called me for an interview. It was held in their back room and there was one other former Gap employee there from another store also applying for the position. We were asked really straight forward questions about customer service, how you handle stressful situations at work, etc. We then watched a handful of videos on the company and its product. It was pretty obvious that we both got the job before the interview was even half over.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle difficult customers? Give an example of a time when this happened to you.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They simply told me my starting pay, $.25 above minimum which was kind of frustrating. After three months you start being eligible for raises though so it could've been worse.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Miami Beach, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami Beach, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at The Gap in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I received a call for my first interview and the manager that called me was super nice which made me not nervous. Then My 1st interview was a group interview. I got a call that night for a 2nd interview was with the GM and He was just as nice. I got a call a week later for the position due to a storm.

    Interview Questions
    • Since I am a veteran I got asked about why I wanted to work in retail and why I attend school for fashion but I felt like I tied the 2 together just fine for both interviews. I did feel nervous in the 1st interview when I was asked about speaking another language but after the manager said he didn't either I felt better.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They call and offer you a position for a certain hourly rate and you have the choice to take it or not.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Called to interview after a few weeks. Really nice manager who asked basic questions but stated that I did not have enough experience and instead recommended me to the Old Navy manager.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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