Gap Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is better than most retail companies (in 90 reviews)

  • The employee discount is pretty good too (in 179 reviews)

Cons
  • The HQ employees can maintain a strong work life balance whereas store/field employees struggle more with (in 45 reviews)

  • Constant need to badger about credit cards (in 102 reviews)

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  1. Good. Great benefits and even better people...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist/Merchandise Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist/Merchandise Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and wonderful culture, benefits are good too.

    Cons

    Low end in terms of compensation, turning into more of a cut and dry corporate entity.


  2. Great place to start a career!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Planner in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Planner in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gap full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ROWE (Results Only Work Environment) People Opportunity Solid Training Programs Nice cafeteria

    Cons

    Expensive cost of living (San Francisco) with wages at National Average, instead of adjusted for high COL (according to HR conversation). Expect to spend 40-50% of salary on housing.


  3. Fantastic

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gap full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exceptional company that values their people and does more then just sell clothes

    Cons

    None. The job has constant deadlines that must be met, but that is the nature of the job

    Advice to Management

    None.


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  5. Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great everything Culture leadership outlook

    Cons

    Politics management regimented tedious work life balance


  6. Gap Inc

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people that work at Gap Inc are fabulous. Gap Inc does a good job of trying to make the world a better place from volunteering, to the environment, to equality around the world.

    Cons

    Gap Inc needs to work on building/hiring better leaders at all levels of the organization. The also need to work on providing equal opportunity for woman in the IT Organization.


  7. Business is tough and morale is low

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Management Planner in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory Management Planner in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the employees are fun, hip and playful.

    Cons

    they don't pay well and are not open to exploring business ideas outside of the box. most employees are lifers and have not worked for other retailers outside of gap, so there isn't a fresh perspective. The pay is below average and employees are worked very hard

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees, compensate higher and promote work life balance.


  8. Don't fall into the Gap

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gap full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly (many faux-friendly) People; Flexible Work Schedule, Great Cafe, Great Health and Wellness Benefits

    Cons

    HR Leaders behaviors are massively incongruent with organizations stated values. Ego and hubris run rampant with a sickening passive aggressive CYA mindset. Don't fall for the hype that joining this company is like joining 5 companies in one and career mobility is endless - it simply is not true. only the selected org favorites see moment, for the rest it's like climbing Everest as there is no internal mobility process and extreme silos keep Leaders from looking at Talent from other parts of the org. Bottom line - the people platform is all hype, just words on pages - no real commitment or leadership follow-through exists.

    Advice to Management

    People first, not your ego and not wall-street.


  9. Work Culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Technical Manager in Fremont, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Technical Manager in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gap as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility of working hours and place of work

    Cons

    Rigid Management, Single point of decision making, Difficult to reach out to Management

    Advice to Management

    Should open for changes and improvements


  10. A Structural Corporation

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Planning Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Planning Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gap full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, work from home option, great discounts and benefits

    Cons

    Fast-pace environment, people change in and out so often and so it trickle down to your job duties. Leadership does not have clear direction, a lot of back and forth on job duties.

    Advice to Management

    Open communication lines between all levels, listen to your employees and exchange new ideas. Learn from a startup company. Trust your employees are the experts and give them tools to create the future.


  11. Planning Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, IM in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, IM in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gap full-time

    Pros

    A very casual and liberal culture. Excellent work/life balance. The ability to work remotely allows flexibility. People are very smart and friendly.

    Cons

    Company is undergoing tremendous change and sometimes executes this change poorly. Compensation is not the best compared to competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Execute change as if you were the one being affected. Lead by example and keep the promises that you make to your people.



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