Transforming Organizations Transforming the World
This is Gap International’s purpose and our only work. For more than 30 years we have built expertise and a track record of results in transforming the performance of executives and their organizations from the expected to the extraordinary.
Our breakthrough methodologies, tools, and programs are continuously at work inside many leading global organizations, government agencies, businesses and non-profits of all shapes and sizes across dozens of industries. We are earning a worldwide reputation for partnering with executives and their organizations to deliver breakthrough results, for developing executives and their teams into powerful, effective and dynamic leaders, and for engaging leaders and teams at all levels to deliver outstanding results for their organizations.
Gap International works with leaders in transforming organizations in a variety of ways, including enterprise-wide consulting initiatives, breakthrough diagnostics and measurement tools, as well as leadership and team growth and performance programs (both in person and online).
Regardless of the scope of work, our consulting services, tools and programs are for leaders who see changing the way people think as a necessary pathway for executing strategy and accomplishing their most ambitious objectives. The context of everything we do is breakthrough – breakthrough thinking, execution, leadership, strategy and performance – with an intense focus on outcomes.
BREAKTHROUGH ENTERPRISE CONSULTING: AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A CAREER
A consulting career at Gap International will provide you with constant growth opportunities and the ability to make a meaningful contribution to the global marketplace.
COMMITMENT TO BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE AND INNOVATION
The same intense focus we bring to our clients, we bring to Gap International to fulfill our results. We pride ourselves in the belief that there is no limit to your growth at Gap International. The environment is one of innovation - everyone is free to create and become innovators regardless of their function. We have moved away from the idea that only a few creative types possess the special capability to innovate. Rather, we believe that everyone can learn to be innovative in all aspects of the organization. At Gap International, you have the opportunity to create something new and embrace the best thinking of everyone around you.
When your orientation to your job is less about performing tasks, and more about making a difference, you become exponentially more effective in producing extraordinary results. Gap International's purpose is Transforming Organizations Transforming the World. We are a purpose-driven organization and our associates always find some aspect of themselves inside of our purpose.
Gap International was founded in 1978 by Ms. Pontish Yeramyan. The original mission of the company was to provide cross-cultural training for executives and their families relocating overseas to accelerate their cultural integration as well as impact their productivity.
In 1980, Ms. Yeramyan began a relationship with the Wharton School Applied Research Center, bringing her expertise in cultural integration to the management of family-held corporations, causing breakthroughs in alignment and effectiveness through communication between owners, family and non-family management.
By 1985, Gap's organizational consulting practice had expanded to include public corporations, partnering with executives and teams to produce breakthrough results – results that seemed unpredictable. The methodologies that were developed focused on breakthrough thinking, leadership, team and high performance improvement and made a lasting difference to the productivity of thousands of executives. During this period, Gap International won two Inc. 500 awards for being one of the fastest growing companies in America.
As Gap International continued to grow, the company actively invested in research and development to meet the emerging needs of its clients. Today, at the core of all partnerships is a relentless focus on the delivery of specific, measurable breakthrough outcomes, including building the kind of environment and leadership necessary to have these outcomes be realized. The company has invented a wide array of tools, diagnostics andprograms all focused on developing the capability to deliver dramatic improvements in performance, breakthrough outcomes and sustainable growth. It has also continued to expand its consultant base both domestically and internationally, working with leaders of corporations and government agencies in multiple capacities around the world.
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I worked at Gap International full-time (More than 5 years)
What you need to know: -this company cares about its people…hence why they want to get to know you as a person before hiring you, not just as a walking resume who can spit out rehearsed answers -people at this company work hard -you will grow 10-fold from being part of this company -training never ends, on purpose. You’ll be thankful for it when you’re in front of clients -if you want it, you can create a future here that is very, very bright...you have total freedom to chart your own path
Cons: -you're going to need to work hard -training never ends, on purpose -you have total freedom to chart your own path, which is a responsibility that a lot of people don't want or don't know how to deal with Don’t apply if: -you’d like your “work” and your “life” to be two completely separate entities -you’re looking for a standard 9-5 job or a job that pays like Wall Street -you’re more interested in number-crunching than interacting with real people -you have no interest in growing, coaching executives, traveling around the world, or becoming a leader As you can read below, this company isn’t for everybody. If you want to sit in a conference room and edit powerpoint slides all day, go to a Big 4. If you want to make a difference, work somewhere where people care about you as a person, and are willing to work hard…welcome home.
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I applied online. I interviewed at Gap International.
I found Gap International through LinkedIn. I knew I wanted to work in branding or management consulting in the Philadelphia area and Gap fit the bill. I did not know much more other than what I could find on their LinkedIn profile, website, and reviews here on Glassdoor. My resume was accepted and I entered the interview process. My first interview was over the phone with an associate at Gap; it certainly felt at first like I was interviewing them rather than the other way around. Part of this came from the almost total lack of information about the type of consulting Gap does readily available. I left the conversation satisfied, with a second face to face interview promised and the feeling that I had just had a great conversation, not an interview. My first face to face interview was at Gap International Headquarters in Springfield. They were professional, cordial and obviously knew how to handle the process. I was brought into a holding room early in the morning and told that over the course of half a day I would be meeting with 4 separate ‘director’ level consultants. I was anticipating the usual, rote interview process 4 times in a row and steeled myself for it; what I had instead were four incredibly in-depth conversations. I ended up learning much more about my interviewers than I did about the company. I wrote this off at the time as prep work for the next round of interviews, which I was offered. The next round of interviews was of similar structure and lasted the whole day, during which time I was more than adequately snacked and lunched. This time I was meeting with VP level executives. I prepared myself for the tough questions and statements of undying work ethic, only to find myself again engaged in deep conversations about how I felt in certain times of my life, and how they connect and relate to me in various ways. I felt suddenly like I was being wooed by the company rather than interviewing for the company. When I left, I found myself reflecting deeper and longer on the many people and conversations I had met and had than any interview I had had with other companies. It hit me that they were not telling me what sort of consulting they do… they were practicing it actively during the interviews themselves. This was why I was left with such strong impressions after and found myself thinking back on the conversations for weeks afterwards. I realized that a company that could make that sort of impression in 45 minute ‘interviews’ was the sort of company that I really wanted to be a part of. For the final interview, I was brought into a boardroom with the entire executive team present (22 VP and C-Level executives). They asked almost no questions and opened the floor for me to speak as I pleased. It was in fact the most intimidating form of interview I have ever engaged in, the weight of which I sensed at the time and sticks with me now. It was a rigorous, long, and mentally stimulating interview process that I’m glad to have been involved in. If I hadn’t been offered a position (I was and I took it) I still would have been better for it. Other interviews look simple in comparison, and never have had me reevaluate how I’ve presented myself to interviewers.
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