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Gap UK Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
16 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gap UK

    Pros

    Good discount
    Great experiences and opportunity

    Cons

    No training
    Had to think on your own feet a lot as there wasn't much communication or training
    Very fast passed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve training and communication

  2.  

    Just another clothing store.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Salinas, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Salinas, CA

    I worked at Gap UK

    Pros

    It is a job in this town, which is something to say the least. Working at this store is an entry level position in any field, whether it be management or customer service. The store is large, but it's very difficult to maintain any connections for future references since management is constantly being shifted between other locations. Often you'll leave the store one day to return the next with a new manager, ruining any sense of personal relationships. Annual reviews are intended to evaluate your standing in the company, but if you're not available for that time frame you're simply overlooked.

    Cons

    In-and-out management, mediocre employees, horrible customers, just to name a few. The stores are understaffed due to lack of profits, but there's a severe lack of profits due to the company's inability to branch out into modern sales models involving the internet. The management, when available, is always on the edge of their toes trying to maintain profit goals due to pressure from higher management, but there's absolutely no hope of reaching them. Proper due is rarely paid to the unionized workforce, with new employees often being paid more than those working for a year or more even when they have no experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on a business strategy that does something. Your tired old model of trying to outrun the internet market with advertisement simply won't work in this day and age.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    GAP

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Gap UK part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy to progress within company

    Cons

    none of this was real trouble

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  5.  

    It paid the bills

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Gap UK part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Young workforce, customer interaction, sales training

    Cons

    Power control between the management team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listening to your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great part time job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Gap UK part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good coworkers. Generous discount. Flexible hours

    Cons

    The McDonald's of fashion. Highly sales driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Money is not everything! Sometimes customers just don't want to buy the stuff!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company family and friendly experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Gap UK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits holidays and discounts

    Cons

    Non retail the same wherever you work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoyed the experience pity the store closed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Gap UK part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Good discounts
    -Flexible if given enough notice
    -Fun diverse group of colleagues which makes shifts go faster

    Cons

    -Not enough pay
    -Christmas blackout which makes some people quit because you can't take holidays from november to february

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bit less condescending

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate- Gap London

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Gap UK part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generous Staff Discount, friendly work mates

    Cons

    Lack of career progess, lack of recognition from managers, low wage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    One of the best jobs I have ever had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Gap UK part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They were very flexible with my time table as I was a student at the time. There was even a job waiting for me after I took a year out. I had really great bosses and work mates. It was a fun job where we received good training. The company ethos is very much geared towards "the customer is always right" and I always felt as though I was helping customers rather then cheating them out of their money like I have done in other places. 50% discount on work clothes.

    Cons

    Part of what you are expected to do as a sales associate is to approach every customer and ask if they would like any help. Sometimes I felt as though I was chasing customers around the shop. Although this might work in other parts of the world, I can definitely say that Brits in general do not like this!

    As a sale associate you always have to wear "this seasons" clothing. Although you get 50% discount for work clothes, it is a bit of a pain in the ass that you have to constantly spend your wages to update your work clothes as you cant be wearing items that aren't available in-store to the customers. Advice to all GAP UK employees: Buy some basic black/ white long/short sleeve tees and a pair of dark jeans. These usually are in-store every season.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Poor management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Gap UK part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good discount and vibrant shop. Nice mix of customers which made the job a little more entertaining! Nice shift pattern too.

    Cons

    The managers are too big for their boots and have ego problems. The didnt realise the hard work the staff were putting in. Also very rude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved on the ground level. Start treating the staff with respect and you will get better results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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