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Mean Girls Go To Work

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Gap full-time (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Competitive salary Good health insurance coverage w low premiums Great downtown location that is super convenient Employee discount if you like their clothes Nice cafeteria Results Only Work Environment - you only have to come in as necessary

Cons

Extremely cliquish Afraid of change and new ideas You can't trust your coworkers - they will stab you in the back the second they think it will help their career or if they feel threatened, very immature/unprofessional working culture Horrible senior management stuck in micromanaging rather than actually leading the brands and improving the business Horrible middle management who have no idea what a good manager looks like, only manage up, never have your back Management values kiss ups, people who look pretty, people who don't rock the boat and never have any big ideas Some of the least talented--aka not smart--people I've ever worked with (I've worked at several large companies) Serious lack of office space and conference room space in 2 Folsom/HQ - constantly "densifying" areas because they are too cheap to get more office space Trashy office - while the building itself is nice, between the product and the lack of process to keep the area organized, the offices/cubes feel like a delinquent teenager's room with broken computers, files, papers, product/clothes everywhere Company doesn't build brands - only focused on purchase conversion

Advice to Management

Make people management a core and significant part of people manager's yearly goals so they actually have an incentive to be good managers both down and up Get some office space! Stop hiring people because they "look" brand right and start looking for maturity, experience and talent Focus on brand building--focusing on purchase conversion has run its course for the company; you need to develop an emotional connection between your customers and your brands because the market is too competitive, and you've hit maximum saturation for store expansion in the US (your biggest customer base).

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Behind the Times

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Gap full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Work/Life Balance Structure organized so that you can move around quite a bit Good employee discount

    Cons

    The systems are soooooo outdated. It makes it very difficult to be efficient. Leadership doesn't seem to care much about what lower tiers think.

    Advice to Management

    Consider investing in a system upgrade. Everyone insists it is too expensive but I've got news for you...you're gonna lose much much more than that investment in your people's time.


  2. Could have worked there long term!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

    I worked at Gap full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked with a great group of people, a great Team! Great Benefits, Store Discounts!

    Cons

    Views on "remote" work and micro-managing

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone doesn't sit outside of your office, doesn't mean they are not a valuable asset to your team and productively working.


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