The Gap

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The Gap Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
1,759 Reviews
3.5
1,759 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gap Direct

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

    I have been working at The Gap as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Management is generally competent and energetic. Infrastructure and projects managed relatively well with little politics or finger-pointing. Workload is smooth with little need to work nights and weekends.

    Cons

    Full-time jobs are hard to come by, and most "employees" are contractors with no perks or benefits. Given the tech boom in the bay area over the last few years, I'm not sure how they expect to keep top performers.

  2.  

    Cool company

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

    I have been working at The Gap

    Pros

    Every thing,work life balance, perks

    Cons

    None as that I know of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None,keep going as you are

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great organization with lots of potential to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Gap

    Pros

    Autonomy, respect, rewarding, strengths based

    Cons

    Retail sector continues to minimize sales force

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very Fun Place To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Paramus, NJ

    I have been working at The Gap

    Pros

    Everyone was always so upbeat and helpful. This made coming to work everyday ver fun. Hours were great. Store was open from 10 a.m. til 8:30 p.m (9 on holidays)

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

  6.  

    Ever changing, fast paced environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandising Supervisor
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandising Supervisor

    I have been working at The Gap full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Discount
    Interacting with customers
    It's retail...
    That's all.
    Blah blah blah blah blah blah

    Cons

    If you have a manager that doesn't train, it's total mayhem in the store.
    Although we are going in a new direction, in an attempt to stay relevant...we need to remember to not isolate the core customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training is integral to this company's success.
    Don't get so caught up in being "cool" that you forget the original customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    HR Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at The Gap full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pro employee company. Wants to do the right thing always

    Cons

    Frenetic pace to get things done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Awesome company to work for

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

    I have been working at The Gap

    Pros

    Fast-paced, quality-centered company with clear direction

    Cons

    Sometimes workload is spread to thin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loss Prevention policies need to change

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    perfect starter job, clear structure, supportive guidelines

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Gap

    Pros

    This is a great starter job, and will teach you about team work and structure. As a middle management job it will provide you security, regularity, and clear expectations. As an executive job... I can't say ^_^

    Cons

    not much cultural variety or world experiences will be learned at work, you might get too much regularity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    set high development goals, even if they are risky. you can afford to try and create outstanding employees; use the HR materials as a guide, but rely heavily on your personal judgement.

  10.  

    Senior Graphic Designer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Gap

    Pros

    Compensation is on par or better than most other companies in the industry. Work hours are reasonable and the atmosphere is generally pretty consistent.

    Cons

    The atmosphere is very corporate for a creative environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at The Gap

    Pros

    Fun
    Pays well
    I was only hired as seasonal, but I am hoping to continue after the holidays are ovdr

    Cons

    It is very fast paced. The management is pushy but nice. One thing, gap cards they are the bane of my existence

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