The Gap

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The Gap Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
1,756 Reviews
3.5
1,756 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    great people

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    people, benefits, discount, community, time off policy

    Cons

    work/life balance, connection between corporate and store, payroll limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hours provide better service to the customer with better standards and less stress to provide a great customer experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great college job

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

    I worked at The Gap

    Pros

    Works with your school schedule, flexible, good environment

    Cons

    Low pay and occasionally long nights folding clothes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

    • 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

    Great benefits, compensation is fair

    Cons

    Large corporate company and culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Sr.Financial Analyst

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

    I have been working at The Gap

    Pros

    retail discounts, holiday company shutdown

    Cons

    depends on the group and your manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire professional management with qualified educational and professional background

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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