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No Offer – Reviewed May 1, 2013
Interview Details –
Get the interview opportunity from the HR,
do a simple background check phone screen interview with HR,
and a more technical interview with the manager,
have not gone to on-site yet,
but still in process.
Interview Question – do you use any version control system before? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Concord, CA Jan 2009 – Reviewed Apr 25, 2013
Interview Details – I was promoted from within, so the interview process was relatively easy. A review of my experience with the company, expectations of the role, and pay information were discussed in a sit-down interview with my head manager.
Interview Question – How would you address an upset employee? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Jul 2009 – Reviewed Apr 23, 2013
Interview Details – I stopped into a local store and asked for an application. When I turned it back in, I asked if there was a manager I could speak to. We chatted a bit about what I was looking for and eventually set up an interview. It was one-on-one and very relaxed. He asked typical questions like why GAP, what do I know about the brand, etc.
Interview Question – Sell me what you're wearing. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA Sep 2009 – Reviewed Apr 23, 2013
Interview Details – I interviewed twice. I was brought in by someone that I had known in a previous company.
Interview Question – There was no difficult question. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Yes, on hiring bonus, but not so much on salary.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 14, 2013
Interview Details – one interview with an assistant manager the a 2nd with the store manager. Both were really easy and both managers did not seem prepared for the interview. Really Basic stuff
Interview Question – What is the essence of you style? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate but my friend did and got an extra 75 cents an hour
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Mar 2013 – Reviewed Apr 7, 2013
Interview Details – The interview was a group interview. The HR rep explained the pay rate and the job responsibilities. Then a tour of the warehouse was provided. After the tour each applicant was asked to answer seven questions. and then a card was handed out to each applicant. The HR rep then asked each applicant to read and answer each question, including the card that also had a question. The answer to each question did not matter. The HR rep just wanted to ensure that the applicant could follow directions.
Interview Question – Question were not difficult. But the most difficult question was describe a good supervisor. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 6, 2013
Interview Details – Recruited in store, but then the manager forgot to call me, 3 weeks later I call to check up, and she said she forgot, but she wants to do an interview but I was basically guaranteed the job.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work at Gap? Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Crystal Cove, CA – Reviewed Apr 1, 2013
Interview Details – After applying online, I was called back within two days to schedule an interview. The person I spoke with was nice and just asked about availability, salary expectations, etc. At the end of the call, I was asked to come in for an interview. I went in to the store two days later for the interview. Turns out that it was a group interview so there was another person who was also applying for the same position and we would be interviewing together. We had to wait around for about 10 minutes past our interview time. Our interviewer (the girl who had called me) didn't seem very friendly in person and made it seem like a hassle to have to stop what she was doing and interview us. We were finally taken to the back room to interview with her and another assistant manager. Honestly, I've been in a lot of interviews and conducted a lot of interviews, so I can say with certainty that they both weren't very professional (gossiping together, not friendly, horrible at phrasing simple questions), which was a surprise. At the end of the interview, we were told that we would hear back in a few days about their decision. I didn't hear back for three weeks, when they finally called and asked me to come in for a second interview. The first interview had turned me off working for the store though and I had already accepted a job somewhere else that had a much more efficient and positive interview process.
Interview Question –
There were the usual interview questions (Why Gap? What experience managing others do you have? Name a time where you had to call out a coworker for not doing their job?...)
The hardest question was: Pretend what you're wearing is from Gap. Sell us on what you are currently wearing. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I didn't like the interview process and the managers weren't as professional or friendly as I would have liked.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Oct 2012 – Reviewed Mar 26, 2013
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.
Pros: Employee recognition programs / rewards. Competitive pay and bonuses. Quality products with loyal customers you can get to know. Gap inc is very socially responsible, celebrates the LGBT community passionately, and does fun and quirky things for the… – Full Review `
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