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The Gap Seasonal Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 29, 2014
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Seasonal Sales Associate
Miami, FL

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at The Gap in November 2013.

Interview Details – Great environment. They try to make it as friendly as possible. Confidence is the key. Just questions about why did you choose the company and basic questions about who you are.

Interview Question – What is your ideal outfit.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Didn't need to negotiate. Pay wasn't that bad for a sales associate job.


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Seasonal Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at The Gap.

Interview Details – Submitted application about two days later I received a call for the interview. Questions were not hard just seemed like a conversation.

Interview Question – What does The Gap meant you?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

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Seasonal Sales Associate
Carlsbad, CA

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

Interview Details – I got a call shortly after applying asking if I was interested in an interview at the location. The interview turned out to be a small group interview, and the mood was very relaxed. The hiring manager was young and could easily relate to the applicants (all less than 25 y/o). The questions were pretty straightforward...generally what I expected. Emphasized my proven ability to be a team player based on participation in sports. Was also careful to smile for the majority of the interview - I think that really helped based on the orientation videos that repeatedly tell you to smile! Overall it was an easy interview - everyone there was hired.

Interview Question – Nothing too surprising:
Give me an example of a recent occasion where you received great customer service (name the store, what happened, did you report it?).
Give me an example of a recent occasion where you received poor customer service (name the store, what happened, did you report it?).
What do you do if you have a problem with another team member?
What do you do if you realize you made a mistake?
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Accepted Offer

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Very Easy Interview

Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Seasonal Sales Associate
Santa Barbara, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at The Gap in October 2013.

Interview Details – It was a group interview.

Interview Question – Trying to sell a item of clothing that you were wearing.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Seasonal Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at The Gap.

Interview Details – I applied online then received a phone call from a hiring manager the next day. I was then asked to come in for a group interview later that week.

The interview process was slightly different from reviews I have previously read. On the day of my group interview, only a handful of prospective employees were present, which made for a more intimate and personable group interview process. Our hiring manager informed us that the group interview process may be a little rough, as corporate was instituting changes to the interview process (I believe it was new questions, and additional background information on the company, its culture, and community work).

At the conclusion of our group interview, our hiring manager informed us that they were satisfied with our group interview to the extent that we may forgo the follow-up interview pending a background check. I received an offer for employment the next day.

Interview Question – Why Gap?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Seasonal Sales Associate

Interviewed at The Gap

Interview Details – Great summer sales job. Interview with store manager was very laid back, standard questions for the type of position. Interview took approximately 15 minutes and I received the offer immediately afterward. I came back to work a few subsequent summers, and the hiring process was even more abbreviated (just an online application).

Interview Question – None were too difficult.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Seasonal Sales Associate

I interviewed at The Gap in October 2012.

Interview Details – Submitted application online then received a phone call for an interview a week later. Interview was at the store. Very easy and informal interview.

Interview Question – They had us go pick out and sell an outfit to the manager based on a given scenario. Super easy if you have any sense on how to match colors then you have no problem. Do not stress this interview.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – none they just determine a wage based on your experience.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Seasonal Sales Associate
Minnetonka, MN

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at The Gap in November 2011.

Interview Details – Met with a store manager at a local shopping mall. Asked why I was interested in working with gap, describe my personal style, what my experience was working in a retail/customer service environment. Finally asked to go into the store and choose three outfits in 15 minutes and then explain why I chose each one.

Interview Question – Being asked to make 3 outfits in 15 minutes, unexpectedly was a bit of a surprise, but then again, you need to be offering this type of service to customers.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Seasonal Sales Associate

I applied online - interviewed at The Gap in October 2012.

Interview Details – Interview process was comfortable, friendly and informative. The position was explained well as well as the expectations and responsibilities. Hiring took place immediately with consistant hours and days per week initially. Because of seasonal nature, the hours and days decreased until emploment was terminated by employer.

Interview Question – How would you handle a customer suspected of shoplifting?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Asking wage was accepted.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Seasonal Sales Associate
Las Vegas, NV

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at The Gap in November 2012.

Interview Details – I filled out the application online and was called for an interview the next day.The interview consisted of me and 3 other people, and we filled out papers about our availability, work experience, and general information. Then we went to the sales floor and had to pick out an outfit for different scenarios. Afterwards we had two-minute one on one interviews and then we were free to leave. Only one person interviewed us and my whole group got hired.

Negotiation Details – 8.50/hr - didn't negotiate, I just accepted the offer.

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