The Gap Sales Associate/Cashier Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
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Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied 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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    Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied 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
  2.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

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

    I applied 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
  3.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Southaven, MS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southaven, MS
    Application Details

    I applied 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
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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at The Gap in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, Got a call to come into store for an interview a few days later, Group interview with 7 other candidates, Got a call about 4 days later with a job offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied 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
  7.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

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

    I applied 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
  8.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at The Gap in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    i applied online to gap kids, and was called the next evening. i was asked to come in 2 days later for an interview. i went in (on a Sunday), and it was packed. the manager asked that i just kind of follow her around and she may have to go help her employees. she asked for another copy of my resume, looked it over. she inquired if i had children, my availability, etc. at one point, she stated that she had to go help out at cash, and suggested i pick some pieces out and make an outfit. when she came back, she looked it over and asked me to sell her the shirt i chose. she looked at the price and stated it was too expensive, and asked what i would do. she then asked how i would sell more pieces with it. then she asked what i would do if i had too many customers and was alone, or if i had no customers at all.
    the interview was maybe 10 minutes, and it was quick. she thanked me and stated that call backs would be the following day.

    Interview Questions
    • having never worked retail, i felt put on the spot when she asked me to sell her the shirt, and then said it was too expensive.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    the hours; my availability was limited, however, they worked with me and it was great.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

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

    I applied 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
  10.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was called about a month later to see if I was still interested, and an interview was scheduled for the following week. I was told to bring in my resume, references and availability. I looked online here to get an idea of the interview process so when I had my interview I wasn't surprised to see that it would be in a group setting. It was pretty easy going, a couple of people didn't show up so the group was smaller and less intimidating. We had two people interviewing us, and we were asked four questions and told how many people they planned on hiring (12) and how many people applied (over 300). We were told we would all be called in the following week if we got the job, and I'm really hoping they call!

    Interview Questions
    • When was a time you made a mistake at work or school, and how did you handle the situation and what was the outcome.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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