The Gap Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Managerial Position At Corporate Office Interview

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

    I recently considered making application for a position at the San Francisco Corporate Office of the Gap.

    Considering the international scope of the position and related issues concerning this position (I was aware of being a San Franciscan who held an identical position at another San Francisco Corporation) I needed more information prior to making a full application...

    I'm not being too detailed about the position as it might comprimise my current position.

    I found the recruiter's contact information and emailed him asking for additional details concerning the position including amount of international travel as an example. I could find no number to contact him, but after getting snubbed twice I did not think it was worth the effort.

    I've never had this experience before but I got no reply nor answers to my questions, I contacted the recruiter again and still no reply so I decided not to bother making a formal application.

    I recently had a similar experience with another San Francisco corporation for essentially the same position with them. In that instance I got an immediate reply with the information I needed even on a Saturday as the recruiter's at the other company are far more professional than at the Gap. This only soured me more on the Gap as a potential employer.

    I think part of the problem is the Gap has always been youth oriented, some of their corporate jobs require a lot of experience which I have, yet they seem so concerned with their youthful image I think one reason was I'm a very experienced older manager and did not fit their youthful ajenda. If you are ever in the corporate office you will have seen what I'm discussing here.

    My take on gthe Gap is they are unprofessional in their recruiting efforts and unrealistic in their ajenda for screening of applicants.

    Should you be young and pretty you probably can get a job there, if you are older and experienced you might get the run around in making application which is why I'm writing this to warn you...

    Interview Questions
    • Not Applicable as i did not proceed after the insult...   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sample Coordinator Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at The Gap in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview with an HR recruiter which was pretty basic and casual. I was just asked about my current position and background. I was then asked to send my availability over so that they could schedule an in-person interview at the photo studio. I met with the account manager and assistant account manager and was asked basic interview questions. The interview lasted 30-45 minutes and I was told that HR would contact me the following week.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you dislike most about your current position?   Answer Question
    • What was the most difficult situation you have been faced with at work and how did you solve it?   Answer Question
    • What would you do if you were faced with a deadline that you knew you could not meet?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Inventory Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    phone interview then in-person panel interview. phone interview was very straightforward. the person asked for my background and what an inventory analyst would do. the panel interview consisted of analytical questions like "what would you do if you were to allocate x amount of clothing in an area?" they just want to see your thought process and analytical ability.

    Interview Questions
    • analytical question was a bummer. they give you a situation and the past sales performance data and want to see your approach the problem. i'd say really know retail math concepts.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Merchandiser 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 2+ weeks - interviewed at The Gap in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I completed Gap Inc's Retail Merchandise Program ("RMP"), which I highly recommend, I had a very positive experience with the program. Upon completing RMP, they set up a few interviews for different positions available. There were one or two interviews for each, usually a 2 on 1 and sometimes also a 1 on 1 with a VP. Some were really relaxed, others had a few tough questions. I think the most important thing is to show your interest in the position/team/product, and to come prepared with thoughts on the business (strengths, competitors, market opportunities)

    Interview Questions
    • What's something we could be doing better? Who do you think is our biggest competitor?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    I applied as soon as the job appeared on the jobs career site, and 3 days after applying I got called into an interview, and 3 days after the interview I got the job.
    Very simple really. Complete an application, do an interview, and wait for the background check.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Change Management Consultant 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 2 days - interviewed at The Gap in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter contacted me via phone and followed up with an email. The email included the job description

    Interview Questions
    • How do you initiate a change management program when there is no any senior management support   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at The Gap in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    One on one interview. The lady was really intimidating, and it threw me off. I did horribly on the interview, and she only asked basic questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inventory Planner 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 weeks - interviewed at The Gap in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed over the phone and in person with several different people. They really take the time to get to know who they're hiring to make sure personalities and work styles mesh, but also to make sure they're hiring competent employees.

    Interview Questions
    • What transferable skills can you bring to the table?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They offered me less than I wanted, but I asked for more and they got back to me a few days later with a more acceptable package.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at The Gap in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received a call within a couple weeks. I started with a phone screen. The phone screen went well and I was scheduled for an in person interview. I came in once and interviewed with five different people. They were all wonderful. I heard back within two weeks. The hiring manager called to ask additional questions and said she would get back to me within a week. From start to finish it was about a five week process.

    Interview Questions
    • What is something a previous employer would say is negative about you?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you had a deadline you couldn't meet, what did you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I unfortunately didn't negotiate. I realize now that I've worked for the company I should have. They definitely low ball their offers for people under Sr. Director level. Sr. Director and above they offer the highest they can with their budget for the most part.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Analyst 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 day - interviewed at The Gap in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed twice. I was brought in by someone that I had known in a previous company.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Yes, on hiring bonus, but not so much on salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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