The Gap Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated Oct 14, 2014
Updated Oct 14, 2014
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    Associate Sourcing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at The Gap in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter contacted me through Linkedin and the process took a little over a month. I had 2 phone interviews and 3 onsite interviews, although I believe I came in more than usual. The recruiting coordinator said most people come in 1 or 2 times and apologized that there were scheduling conflicts. Met with a total of 6 people for onsite interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any unexpected questions. Just be able to explain your experience and walk through your resume really well. They asked the usual behavioral questions as well as specific questions about your experience for the position. The job description was pretty indicative of the position-related questions they asked.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The offer was much lower than I expected. I negotiated and got a minimal amount above the original offer. I should have waited a few days and asked them to go back to their compensation analysts.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at The Gap in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone screening interview followed by an interview in the office. Primarily behavioral and "fit" questions along with a few definitional questions regarding online marketing such as CPC and CPA meanings and how they fit with an overall strategy. Everything as expected and the interviewer was pleasant. Follow-ups between interviews did take some time, but there were likely many candidates for the position. About a 1.5 months-long process overall.

    Interview Questions
    • What process do you take to solve a problem with incomplete data?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Accepted offer elsewhere

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at The Gap in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had a one-hour phone screen with a high-level exec of their talent acquisition team, then met with 4 others onsite; it was supposed to be 5 people but one was called into another mtg. Took about 3-hrs long. No one ever got back to me afterwards. Unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    • Exec. person kept asking the same questions several times hoping to hear a different answer; I reiterated my answers. I understand the need for in-depth interviews but this almost felt a bit like harassing in the way this person repeatedly asked the q's.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Information Technology Leadership Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview with the hiring manager who was new in his role. He briefly explained the role and the skill set they were looking for. He asked a few technical questions and apparently did not like my answer so he decided to be short and curt. I asked him what his top priorities are, he responded with "I don't care to share that with you", and then rambled off some random stuff. Okaaaay.

    One of the most pompous and arrogant interviewers I've experienced. There's nothing worse than working for a cocky, self-loathing manager, regardless of your paycheck. No thanks and good luck finding someone to work for you.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you describe the different technology layers to protect a network?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Inventory Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at The Gap in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview is a QA format. The questions are standard; what is your biggest strength and weakness, describe a strategy that you implemented that was successful and what metrics do you use to forecast and manage OTB. The format is a cold and doesn't lend itself to understanding the future team you will be working with. Suggestion is to ask an open-ended question that fosters a conversation in order to get to know your future team.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a financial strategy you presented that was not successful?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Iteration Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at The Gap in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    This interview seemed unorganized. I spoke to someone and didn't know a time schedule for my day because no one ever shared it with me. Well she lost track of time and got me into my first interview with hiring manager :20 min late. So that was rushed, the hiring manager was sick coughing and sniffling the entire time. She mostly talked about how great they were at software development and Agile.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was difficult hiring manager mostly talked about how great they were at software development and Agile. To be honest I didn't see anything there that made me feel she was accurate.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I just didn't get the feeling they had a true grasp of Agile software development. I felt if they think this is the greatest dev shop doing Agile then how can I come in and contribute or try to bring changes I can clearly see they needed.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    Strong panel and great general questions such as how did i contribute and impact my previous role

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at The Gap in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Communication was clear, interviewer was an hour late. No reason given. No apology, when she finally arrived. Very frustrating process. Went downhill from there. Interviewer seemed confused about who TheGap is as a company.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    They seemed confused about who they are as a company

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Inventory Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at The Gap in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Started with a 30 minute screener call with the recruiter, and was invited to come back for an interview/assessment day (as part of the IM Ready program at Old Navy). We were given a set of general interview questions/topics to cover and closer to the date, we were given some pre-work.

    In-person assessment day included 1:1 interviews, solos assessments, and a group project/assessment.

    The next day was invited back for later in the week for 3 in-person interviews with Senior Manager and Director level folks. Received and accepted an offer the following week.

    Be ready to answer questions with concrete examples of when you've used data/analysis in your work. Be as confident and warm as possible. Express your genuine interest in retail, the role, and the company in your own terms.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you disagreed with your manager/management and used data to support your claim?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Copywriter II, Gap North America Online Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Gap in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Overall, I felt my entire interview process for the Copywriter II, Gap North America Online position was unprofessional. After submitting my resume and cover letter to the company, I received an email from an internal company recruiter three days later. The recruiter scheduled the phone interview for the week after next. I sent an email to the recruiter confirming the upcoming interview and receiving a phone call.

    On the phone interview day, the recruiter failed to contact me. I waited for thirty minutes to receive a call. During this time, I did not receive an email from the recruiter notifying me of any delays or a request to reschedule the interview. Since I did not receive any communications from the recruiter, I decided to call. The recruiter did not have time to interview. As a result, the phone interview was rescheduled to occur two days later.

    The second phone interview attempt was not good. After waiting for approximately fifteen minutes, I received an email from the recruiter notifying me of a delay; the recruiter promised to call me once their phone call was completed. The recruiter did fulfill this promise and called me for a phone interview.

    When the recruiter called me for the phone interview, I was quickly notified they did not have time to speak with me and only had twenty-five minutes for the interview. I was asked "to read through my resume and provide my knowledge on the Gap brand." At first, I was confused with the request due to the abrupt manner in which it was asked. While wrapping up a summarized overview of my resume, I was abruptly stopped by the recruiter before providing my knowledge on the Gap brand. The recruiter emphasized that my background contained no exact retail industry experience. I tried providing a few counter examples regarding my writing and e-commerce experiences, and their correlation to the position, but this did not help. The recruiter offered to keep my resume and ended the interview.

    Through this interview, I learned that one will have a difficult time being offered a corporate position if they do not have exact retail industry skills on their resume. I do not feel that candidates with excellent transferable skills, related to open positions, are given an opportunity to provide a valuable perspective to the company. However, I would encourage anyone to give their application process a try because it could change with time.

    Interview Questions
    • I only have twenty-five minutes to interview. Read me your resume. Tell me what you know about the Gap brand?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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