Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Gap
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- Inventory Planner (4)
- Loss Prevention Agent (4)
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- Marketing Manager (3)
- Gap Outlet Sales Associate (3)
- RMP (3)
- Visual Brand Expert (2)
- Merchandise Handler (2)
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Gap (San Francisco, CA).
The interview process was pretty standard. Asked the typical questions, such as how long I'd been in retail and what my experience has been like working in that field. Also asked a lot of "what-if" questions, like how to deal with a difficult customer, what to do when short-handed in the store.
- How do you deal with a difficult customer? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Gap (San Francisco, CA) in September 2015.
Phone interview with recruiter, then with hiring manager, finally on site with 5 others. It took forever to schedule the interviews mostly because interviewers were on PTO and the recruiter was slow to respond.They were unclear about the level of experience they wanted, so I did not get an offer.
- Where do you see yourself in 3 to 5 years? Answer Question
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Gap (San Francisco, CA) in September 2015.
The interview started really late. Me and 2 other girls were waiting for about half an hour after the scheduled time. Then one of the sales associates came and told us to pick 2 outfits, one that would transition from summer to fall, and one that would represent ourselves. After that we took the clothes to the assistant manager, who asked us why we picked those and then asked basic interview questions. Even though I had applied for a part-time job, they told us that we had to stay 1,2 nights a week until 11:30 to close the store (which is difficult for me because I commute by public transportation), and also we had to come on weekends, it's not an option, and holiday working is non negotiable, we have to be there. I don't think one can call all these mandatory hours a flexible schedule. They emphasized a lot on selling GapCards; you have to sell a minimum amount of cards each week, it's like the only important thing there.
- Tell me about yourself. Why gap? A time when you came out of your comfort zone. How do you learn new things? ( visual, hands on, etc.) Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Gap (San Francisco, CA) in August 2015.
A recruiter contacted me about the role at corporate and set up the phone interview with the department manager. The interview was maybe 15 minutes long, with the interviewer reading quickly through a list of questions. I was a little flustered because they read everything off really fast as if they were reading a script. It was a little unnerving. They asked maybe three questions, then ended the interview abruptly.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Gap (San Francisco, CA) in August 2015.
I really enjoyed my experience interviewing at GAP. For the corporate jobs, they typically start you with phone screening for 20 minutes where they tell you about the job and ask about your experience. If you move on, you will go to an in house interview where you speak with 3-4 managers/directors in finance for 30 min each. Most of the questions are behavioral and they will ask about how your experience ties into the job. You might get a couple easy accounting questions but thats about all the technical questions you will get.
- Tell me about your experience Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Gap (San Francisco, CA) in August 2015.
Reached out by an internal recruiter and phone screened after expressing interest in the opportunity. Got a reply the next day to be interviewed after she presented me to their panel. The date was set up for a week later and I met with two people for the interview. Heard back 2.5 weeks later that they hired internally which I was somewhat ready for because many Gap interview reviews do mention they go internal frequently. Thought I did pretty well so not sure where the internal candidate came from being that it's an entry level position.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Gap (San Francisco, CA) in August 2015.
Got an email requesting phone interview, After 4 days of emailing finally got an appointment scheduled. The recruiter never called at the appointed time. His assistant deeply embarrassed tried to reschedule, however, they did not follow up. Disorganized unprofessional amateurs.
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Gap (San Francisco, CA) in July 2015.
3 phone interviews followed by an on site interview. there were to be 3 interviewers. ended up giving a really strange reason why they wouldn't be giving a job offer. they seem to not care about wasting people's time. overall, a negative experience and hopefully their sales continue to decline.
- why do you want to work at GAP? where do you see yourself in 5 years? Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Gap (San Francisco, CA) in June 2015.
Meet with recruiter, than do initial screening and formal interview. May require you to meet with multiple managers and then director. Overall the recruiters were very helpful and responded to questions quickly. Seem to be really eager to keep talent within the company.
- Tell us your leadership experience. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
Overall good experience. I applied through my school site, first interview was at campus career center. Very friendly asked mostly about my previous experience, how well I knew gap, and why I was a good fit. Next was a project, where I had to come up with a new brand to add to their portfolio. They recommend about a week to prepare, but I definitely did not spend as much time as I could. In hindsight, I should have made mine more polished. They really want to see that you are well rounded and understand the creative side equally as the financial/strategy. Not asked to continue beyond this, but they went out of their way to give me a phone call explaining the pros and cons of my presentation and what I should improve on if I chose to reapply.
- If I have 50,000 sweaters, how do I go about determining which stores to distribute them to, and how many to each? Answer Question
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