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Large, complex technology shop

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Current Employee - Solutions Architect in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Solutions Architect in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at The Gap full-time

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Ability to work with lots of cool technology on some huge scale, international projects.

Cons

Too many consultants in every part of the tech organization.
Too many manager roles involved in agile projects; they're not agile projects anymore!
Some parts of the organization are resistant to change.

Advice to Management

Improve the employee to consultant mix by rewarding employees through more competitive salaries and perks; you've fallen way behind the Bay Area tech companies.

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  1. Great place to learn how to run a store.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Honolulu, HI

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

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

    Pros

    Operationally got their systems down.

    Cons

    Prepackaged sizing hurt geographical demographic in fashion styles.

    Advice to Management

    Please Continue management training programs.

  2. Fun, family friendly place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Fun work environment. Family friendly. If you need to work from home on occasion, no problem. Old Navy is the most playful and Banana Republic is the most serious, with Gap somewhere in between.

    Cons

    IT systems are antiquated. Much of the company is run using Excel. Retail is cyclical. Every quarter there are cycles of high stress. Design and innovation still seems to be lacking - people just don't go to Gap, BR, or Old Navy as they use to.

    Advice to Management

    Move IT into 21st century. Give people the tools they need to succeed.

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