The Gap

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Mostly incredible, but it is full of politics, bureaucracy, and a fear of new big ideas.

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Former Employee - Legal Administrator in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Legal Administrator in San Francisco, CA

I worked at The Gap full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great people, strong ideas, great community investment, management likes to leveraging dynamic skills from employees, and there is a strong desire to promote from within.

Cons

Big, big, big egos, often a lack of team spirit, very hierarchical, often pay lip service to new ideas and creativity, but still feel that they know best, and do best despite a decade + of sales that say otherwise...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Level the business. Too much middle management creating bureaucracy, far too much hierarchy, and not enough honest transparency of failures, strategy, and request for creative input.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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    The Gap from a sales associate's eyes

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wichita, KS

    I worked at The Gap part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working at the Gap gives you an appreciation for the customer-centered atmosphere, and at the same time expressing a fondness for clothing and style. A positive and energetic company to start in or grow your appreciation in the clothing industry.

    Cons

    Working at the Gap can be repetitive due to the routine things that you are expected to complete. It has very little room for you to move up in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    10 Years in the same position w/ title changes only

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    Former Employee - Brand Visual Merchandising Logistics Expert in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Brand Visual Merchandising Logistics Expert in Tampa, FL

    I worked at The Gap full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Corporate Values are great, ideas are innovative, great line of product

    Cons

    Management at store level not "monitored" closely enough to promote corporate values/ consequently store values may differ / not enough focus on individual growth / difficult to move forward in career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have more involvement with employees at the store level from the regional , corporate, and district level to negate favoritism at store level and to develop individual talents with fair monetary reward for jobs well done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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