The Gap

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The Gap Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated July 8, 2014
Updated July 8, 2014
1,765 Reviews
3.5
1,765 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule provides a good work life balance, company is very involved with the community (in 90 reviews)

  • Good pay compared to other retail companies, along with good employee discount (in 179 reviews)


Cons
  • If you are looking for work/life balance then this could be the worst place to work (in 45 reviews)

  • Constant pressure to aggravate guests with credit cards (in 102 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company, high energy atmosphere, overall awesome place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Company values, amazing employee discount, community involvement, fun & high energy environment, works with school schedule, opportunities for growth (within the company), easy job transfers, flexibility, fast paced environment, allowed to voice concerns/opinions to make the company better, excellent company culture, excellent training on customer service, frequent loss prevention training

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours/pay, short shifts (may be made cut even more, if store sales are low), time off policies/approval, negative co-workers, lack of employee appreciation or support from store management, little opportunity to move up in the store you currently work in, overwhelming during the holidays, unrealistic Gap card expectations, overwhelming amount of tasks if enough people are not scheduled to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To store management: Take the time to get to know your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wanna branch into retail? Great place to start.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great discount
    Good work atmosphere, more or less, promoted personal growth
    Open door policy - I was allowed opportunities to speak with management about any concerns I may have had which were few.
    In my experience, you learn a number of essential SPOs (Standard Procedures of Operation) which reoccur in retail.

    Cons

    Hours were minimal and unacceptable. It appeared Management would rely on favoritism to assign hours versus performance.
    Micromanagement varied depending on management which always rotated in my store.
    Not much room for growth in the company based on my observations and discussions with other coworkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to share concerning management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great College gig and intern program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and okay pay for a college student

    Cons

    few weekends off, high pressure environment for store management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, I enjoy what I do at The Gap and also admire that The Gap is very involved in helping the community.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at The Gap part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Feels like a family environment, I have also worked with very knowledgeable people whom I have learned a lot from.

    Cons

    Not enough hours to get projects done properly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on recruiting talent who actually likes what they do and has career aspirations and does not just look at Gap as "just a job".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    BEST place to work ever.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    GREAT TEAM. love the company.

    Cons

    NEVER, so much to love about this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GREAT MANAGEMENT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Easy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Pay, Breaks, and ease of job

    Cons

    Gap Card decides your schedule, company pressure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    great discount, passion for doing the right things

    Cons

    Sometime get caught up in immediate future thinking rather than long term

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Gap Sales Associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at The Gap part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun working environment/culture, AMAZING discount (50% off), friendly co-workers, diversity, decent pay (it won't necessarily pay your bills but great for students!).

    Cons

    There's really not much training for new hires, there's "no pressure" to sale Gap cards but there kind of is, hours can be a little inconsistent at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gap is alright

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The Gap is a great place to work because for the most part they are very flexible with their hours. The discount is great. The managers, for the most part, are great to work with. It's a relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Gap is not a very great place to work because you are not compensated very well for the amount of commitment you give to the company. Raises are pitiful and I had to publicly call out my GM in order for them to raise my wage to at least the hiring wage. There is little room to move up within the company unless you are a part of their "inner circle" of managers (at least in the Atlanta East district). Too much stress on metrics that are somewhat out of your control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the "grunts"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    great company, same sex couple benefits, they really genuinely believe in workplace diversity, great pay for retail, good benefits (employee discount).

    Cons

    micro managing, it's retail so you spend hours dealing with mind numbingly stupid people, not much job growth opportunity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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