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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.

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    Fun but disconnected

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at The Gap part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Discount, working with a team, fun environment, upbeat

    Cons

    New management, disconnect with employees and mgmt.,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When the new management came in it seemed like they had some great ideas but no way of expressing them: this led to the disconnect of sales associates and the rest of the team. The new manager that came in while I was there did not know how to communicate with their employees and, although I know they were only trying to help, communicated with us in a rude way that did not promote positive work in some people.

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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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 an 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.

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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