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merchandise and administrative assistants - mind the compensation gap

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Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

surely th 50% clothing discount. for banana republic clothing at least, as that is the most quality of the three brands. and you can always stock up on business suits at that discount right before you plan to quit. Also, the cafe of course. fantastic healthy, but tasty food and truly genuine and nice people were staffed in the cafe. loved the tuna melt

Cons

i worked as an administrative assistant for 8 years. At first, I was hooked, I repeated the mantra 'you be you' every day, participated, smile on my face, thought that yes I too was contributing the best I could. And I taped the corporate mantra 'you be you' to my desk. Yes, you can be you, but if you are an admin assistant or merchandise assistant just beware that YOU will never be compensated in the same and fair fashion as your colleagues. You will never receive a bonus. Every single type of employee in that company, receives a year end bonus, that is unless, you are administrative support. why is that? for such an egalitarian environment to segregate a group of employees and compensate them down from ALL the others...well, when your bills add up and rent sky rockets again...it becomes a bummer. and then you the the bad 'tude.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

we realize lower tier employees, such as admins, will never truly contribute the big loaves of bread when it comes to bringing revenue into the business, but we sure work, kiss ass, deliver coffee/lunch, etc to the very people, who DO

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  1.  

    It was good at first, but not a place you wanna stay more than a seasonal employment.

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    Current Employee - Lead Cashier in Commerce, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Cashier in Commerce, CA

    I have been working at The Gap part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Coworkers, that make work a better place.

    Cons

    Horrible pay and hours, for the way they treat you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should appreciate the employees more, and not prioritize their favorite associates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Gossip

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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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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