The Gap

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Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Director in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Director in San Francisco, CA

I worked at The Gap

Pros

Great people and excellent benefits!

Cons

Company is not growing domestically, closing more stores than opening. It is trying to cut expenses by eliminating upper level management positions and releveling them to Sr. Manager or Manager level positions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Any changes you are thinking of making, do them quickly, so as to not cause further disengagement of employees. Communicate and plan the changes more strategically.

Recommends
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    The Gap

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at The Gap

    Pros

    Managers are very helpful in building your retail experience whether on the cash wrap or interacting with costumers. Great way to learn to interact with all types of people and personalities because everyone buys clothes but not necessarily electronics or books and other retail items. Overall it is an excellent first job to build your foundation for retail.

    Cons

    It is hard to be passionate about what you sell unless you are a clothes fanatic. Other than interacting with customers you may feel bored or unenthusiastic about your job. Pressured to sell gap cards which are credit cards and are hard to get. You do get grilled about it if you are unable to get any.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    maybe break away from tradition and try something completely new in terms of store appearance.

    Recommends
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    Gap Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at The Gap

    Pros

    - The people. Coworkers become like friends and they're all very nice.
    - The discount. 50% off full price items is a pretty good deal.

    Cons

    - Gap cards. We are pushed to get people to open the gap card even if they don't want it.
    - Scheduling. Three hours shifts can be nice but sometimes it would be nice if we could get a six or seven hour shift as well. I don't want to have to work five days a week to get 15 hours when that could be done in two eight hour shifts.
    - Career advancement. Advancement is definitely about politics and not ability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to treat all your employees fairly and to look past the politics of the working environment. Get to know your employees on an individual basis so you can do things that can help each specific person.

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