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Don't get a Gap, Old Navy or Banana card!

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Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

I worked at The Gap part-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Associates are some of the best people I have worked with. Some of the best friends that i will remember work for this company. I will miss them greatly!

Cons

Gap, Old Navy and Banana cards have very high interest. The Interest is somewhere between 26% and ridiculous. They demand that their employees sell these cards as a reward for shopping at the stores. The quality of the clothing has also declined over the years. This is why the company is doing so poorly. Managers are not being trained properly. Neither are the new employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find a new CEO! Glenn Murphy entered the company without any fashion experience. I saw a report on the internet that criticized him extensively for his lack of knowledge regarding fashion. If you notice, Gap comes out with the same styles every year. The don't change up!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    One store, 50+ employees, only 10-15 hours a week, more often then not cut to ten hours!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Southaven, MS
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Southaven, MS

    I worked at The Gap part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great discount at the outlet store. That's about it for the pros for this particular store, I mean it nothing else worth noting.

    Cons

    Management talking to you any kind of way. Store was ran horribly, associates were told not to clean areas until end of day many times. Leaving the store in such a mess it couldn't be fully taken care of that night. !0 hours a week was the usual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to learn to communicate better, shouldn't hire 50+ employees for a store that can run with half of that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Compensation and sample sale!

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    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Rocklin, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Rocklin, CA

    I worked at The Gap full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As usual, it's the people that make a company and I really enjoyed my co-workers. The facilities in SF and San Mateo were fabulous. They invested in IT tools/applications.

    Cons

    Several hundred IT positions were outsourced and I was impacted, so this was a downside, but it seems so many companies do this. Also - because the organization is so large, it was difficult to be recognized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish you hadn't outsourced! But, business is business, I guess.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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