The Gap

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Wonderful co-workers, questionable leadership

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

I have been working at The Gap

Pros

Great place to learn about the retail environment.

Cons

Questionable upper management possesses limited potential to execute & drive business in the right direction.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Analysis paralysis leads to an absence of execution.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fast and dynamic environment. Politics can be cutthroat.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at The Gap

    Pros

    Brand recognition. Ability to make a career in the retail arena, if you have the ambition. Gap has a pretty good social responsibility attitude and wants, within reason, to be a progressive environmental company.

    Cons

    Unless you work in the business you are considered less important. For example, Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology all play an essential role in the successful operation of the company. These corporate areas are not given the same amount of attention as the business and members of those teams are often thought of as second tier, versus true partners to the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gap senior leadership has been saying for a number of years that they need to get the product "right." They have gone through numerous designers and brand leaders. Each person comes in with an 18-month window to achieve their goals. Somehow the company has missed the goals over and over. The product is still considered booring by the demographic groups that have been designated by the company as their main customers. I suggest spending more and thoughful time on bringing in the right leadership. The new CEO seems to be moving in the right direction. However, the jury is still out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to have an easy life but lacks challenge

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at The Gap

    Pros

    Working in dynamic environment with cross functional partnerships. Gap Inc is a very supportive culture, teaches "soft skills" and collaboration. Never a dull moment. Fast paced and fun environment.

    Cons

    Complacent culture. The talent people is diluted. People get away with stuff at Gap that other companies would not tolerate. Almost too "soft" a culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Mgmt needs to have a bigger vision and adhere to that strategic roadmap.

    No opinion of CEO
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