The Gap Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Gap

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good people around good environmentt

    Cons

    none everything was really fine

    Advice to Management

    none

  2. High energy sales floor, lot's of recognition for achievements in sales operations.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Gap Sales Associate in Milford, CT
    Former Employee - Gap Sales Associate in Milford, CT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have great employee discounts in the company and with partner companies. The leadership of the store truly cares about the work environment and encourages all employees to have a stake in the success of the store.

    Cons

    Professional growth can be hard and many times you may have to move to another store which may not offer the same atmosphere or be convenient.

    Advice to Management

    Take notice of the employees beyond rewards. If an employee wants to grow in the company, help them do so.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great work experience, the management team understand the employees an are very helpful.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Gap Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Gap Sales Associate

    I have been working at The Gap

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a hard worker you can easily move up in the company.

    Cons

    store managers are usually moved around to other stores making it hard to create a bond between the employees and supervisors

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  5. Overall positive but had some opportunities with staffing and work life balance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Fishkill, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Fishkill, NY

    I worked at The Gap

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is growing again, great employees, potential for growth. The salary for the position I held is at or above average for the role at other companies. I always felt my work was valued by my director and manager. Higher management is very engaged with the field for example the VP of distribution knew all of the names of the supervisors in each of the buildings throughout the network.

    Cons

    Tenured peers and managers are difficult to work with and resistant to change. Work life balance is a challenge due to potential OT and sixth day that you are required to work when it is busy. Path to upward mobility is unclear. The company is attempting to expand but is not adding the support needed to do so in the areas of supervisor, maintenance or HR staffing. This is not the fault of the company but the location of the facility is not great. Fishkill is located in between Poughkeepsie and Newburg which are urban wastelands infested with drugs and crime. Rent in the area is outrageous and homes in the decent areas near the building are priced highly and have oppressive property taxes.

    Advice to Management

    Give new supervisors clear feedback on how to get to their next desired role. Have a better plan for staffing to avoid heavy ot as this causes supervisor and associate burnout. Add proper support to HR and maintenance as well as a plan for supervisor staffing that supports the expansion into online.

  6. Gaps cool

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Gap

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Co workers are dope to work with c

    Cons

    Management doesn't care too much

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the employees

  7. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Gap Sales Associate in Dallas, MO
    Current Employee - Gap Sales Associate in Dallas, MO

    I have been working at The Gap

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment, fun, relaxed, energetic

    Cons

    Weird hours, work life balance,

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Treat your employees as human beings

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Gap Sales Associate in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Gap Sales Associate in Oak Brook, IL

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

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

    Pros

    the discount at gap, banana, old navy,

    Cons

    you basically were cut hours if you couldn't sell enough gap cards, and then when you finally showed up for your first shift in a week that is only 4.5 hours long, they'd expect you to sell all 12 gap cards that is required of employees in a week. The management did not care about how tidy an associate could keep the store, or how personable they could be with the customers and their kids, it was only about gap cards.

    Advice to Management

    don't base your employees worth and their hours based on how many company credit cards they can sell. the economy sucks as it is, a lot of people aren't going to open them, or a lot of people are regulars who already have one. Praise your employees when they still do a good job in other areas.

  9. The best brand to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Freelancer - Assistant Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Former Freelancer - Assistant Merchandiser in New York, NY

    I worked at The Gap (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The friendliest work environment possible. Great leadership, perfect work-life balance, and lots of growth opportunities.

    Cons

    I truthfully cannot find any cons about working for this company.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice, because my experience with this company was phenomenal.

  10. Greatest retail clothing store to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Lone Tree, CO
    Current Employee - Associate in Lone Tree, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Above average pay, competent management, generous hours

    Cons

    Short shifts (5 or 6 to 9:30 for example)

  11. Great company. Was going through structure changes, so future was uncertain.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Gap

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast-paced, ever changing environment

    Cons

    Long hours, but it's retail!

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