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Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Seattle, WA

I have been working at The Gap full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Great work experience, great potential for growth

Cons

Like High school, clicks and gossip.

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    Chill

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    -great job for someone who's in school (very flexible scheduling)
    -coworkers are usually great
    -no uniform
    -overall? very chill

    Cons

    -it is a retail job, so you get retail employee treatment (not the best pay, customers can get on your nerves somtimes)
    -they put a lot of emphasis on getting credit cards to the point that it seems like cashiers are more valued than other employees, especially those who get customers to sign up for cards
    -absolutely no challenges (if you don't give up school or personal time to work more hours and possibly become an assistant manager, then you'll remain a lowly associate)
    -overall, and eventually, the CONs will outweigh the PROs if you don't wish to make a career there

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    Typical Retail Store Management Experience

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    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager

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

    Pros

    Great Gap, Inc Brands discount. Wonderful community involvement and giving back through Gap Foundatin and Be What's Possible. Every store is different, tone set by general manager and team.

    Cons

    A good amount of favoritism inside a district. Moving up was who you knew and who liked you, not your work experience or results. The bigger the store the more unusual the hours. The bigger boxes pull overnights frequently. Being a brand manager is definitely more demanding than the customer manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat store manager with the same respect you demand they treat associate. As a manager you are told youre replaceable where as an associate is invaluable. Constant threat of job loss is never an effective approaching for getting results.

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