Old Navy

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Old Navy Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
1,568 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You also receive generous discounts from Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic (in 103 reviews)

  • The staff is fun to work with and there is an incredible employee discount (in 138 reviews)


Cons
  • Performance is based mostly of off how many Old Navy credit cards you sell (in 137 reviews)

  • Must know how to prioritize your time to achieve work-life balance along with respective DOR (in 34 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Old Navy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The environment is fun and fast paced. Since its a large company, benefits are great and career patching is great.

    Cons

    There are frequent reorgs, which can be frustrating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Planner in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Planner in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Old Navy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You work with a very smart group of people with a shared vision and focus on cross collaboration.

    Cons

    Systems are not up to snuff compared to competitors I have worked for. Work load could be distributed better by adding head count

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus should be put on providing constant constructive feedback and focusing on development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    good experience for new person in work field

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Bruno, CA

    I worked at Old Navy part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    flexible, minimum hours, busy during holidays

    Cons

    lots of folding, customers complain,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    HORRIBLE

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Logistics Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Old Navy part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    No pros you start off part time stay that way until you become a manager

    Cons

    All cons n benefits at all. You start part-time and v stay that way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    /:

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cash Handler in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cash Handler in Alameda, CA

    I worked at Old Navy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    My coworkers were probably the best part of the job! Management sucks. Schedules also suck. I mean it is retail.. compensation sucked A LOT.

    Cons

    Pay was terrible. Work environment was pretty lame. Yearly evaluations were a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favoritism..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    More opportunities than other retailers to move up but beware of the bureaucracy.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Old Navy Sales Associate in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Old Navy Sales Associate in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Old Navy part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you have a great Service and Training Manager they will do their very best to make work fun. You can plan team parties on Saturdays so that there is team bonding. You really feel like your coworkers are your family. If you shmooze enough you may be able to climb the manager ladder but you have to really look OLD NAVY.

    Cons

    Low pay.
    High stress for clothes.
    Customers could care less about you.
    Stuffy upper management unless you look the part.
    Will lead you on about promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please respect your hard workers who are out there on the field really trying. We are the ones who increase sales and work really hard when we feel like there is a real reason to work hard. Don't promise things you can't follow-through with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Typical retail job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vacaville, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vacaville, CA

    I have been working at Old Navy part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with schedule, lots of hours to give. Easy to switch shifts with other associates

    Cons

    Low pay, cheap company. If you're down for 10-15 cent raises once a year, this is your company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on Old Navy 5704. HR needs to come in. Old Navy is a store, not a church.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a Great place to work, BUT that's slowly changing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Production Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Old Navy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big company with great support. The people are awesome and want to do a great job. Everyone is smart and driven and it pushed you to do your best work and learn tons!!!! World class sourcing team and you learn a lot of strategy and higher level things even as you work your way up the organization.

    Cons

    Leadership within Old Navy is very focuses on being #1 and people development is being put aside. You are seeing less and less leaders that really care about their teams and that work to nurture them to greatness. Process at times comes before common business sense and as you are working to drive your depts it can easily get in the way. WAY TOO POLITICAL!!!!! there should be a balance in managing up and doing your job but at Old Navy you spend more than 50% of your time managing up which distracts you from your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are important and make a company. this should be the #1 focus. then and only then will Old Navy be #1 again. because without the people, leaders will not be able to take the company to great heights. 2nd bit of advise. Leaders should be people developers and decisions should be made based on multiple sources not just the manager. that is only one persons opinion and it takes a team to assess performance not just one person (no matter title)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Long term experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Old Navy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to move into my different functional areas and gain broad experience in a fast pace environment. Culture encourages and mentors on critical thinking.

    Cons

    Politics can be very consuming. When business is tough there is a lot of dog-eat-dog behavior which does not set a good leadership example.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you spend as much time reviewing upper management leadership and how they lead their team as you do with middle and lower management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Learn the essential building blocks of retail management here.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandising Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandising Manager in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Old Navy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to collaborate and meet leaders from diverse retail backgrounds. Environment will challenge an individual to "think outside of the box". The associates are treated with incentives at the store level, and managers are rewarded with development and growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment- especially during holidays, special events, and weekends. Must know how to prioritize your time to achieve work-life balance along with respective DOR.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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