The Gap
3.3 of 5 1,344 reviews
www.gap.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

The Gap Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.4 263 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

The Gap Chairman and CEO Glenn K. Murphy

Glenn K. Murphy

(117 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to enter the Retail Industry, fabulous training, development, and the cream of the crop people

Merchandiser (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ProsGap cares about their employees and keeping them happy.
Personal Growth and career development is huge-classes and workshops are always available and highly encouraged.
Paid time off and vacation is amazing!
Employee Discount: 50% off Gap and BR, 20% off at Old Navy and Outlet,
Health Benefits, 401k,
Wellness activities available on site: Thai Chi, Zumba, Bootcamp, Weight Watchers

ConsSpin, and going the right thing can be missed in politics.

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce spin make it easier to work. Be cautious about letting design control the business, your merchants understand the numbers, the market, and the aesthetic.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome place to work with the best of the best.

Operations Project Manager (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ProsWorking with top notch people in every area of the business, everyone is engaged in their job and the company and takes pride in their work, willing to pitch and help out for the success of the company.

ConsExpectations are high, expectations of work output it high and that level of back breaking work can become overwhelming.

Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand your employees and how much they are working on a regular basis. Working 12 hour days regularly does not equal work-life balance. Be willing to make changes to keep employees tired but energized at the end of the day, not tired and completely drained.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Growth Potential

Gap Sample Coordinator (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at The Gap full-time for less than a year

ProsI enjoy the management style, I never feel micromanaged and feedback is pretty immediate. You know when you are doing a good job and when you aren't. There is a lot of growth potential, it just takes time to move up.

ConsCompany is pretty political, you must maintain a positive reputation with everyone in order to grow. When applying for a new position, being an internal employee doesn't necessarily give you the upper hand.

Advice to Senior ManagementBonuses for everyone!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall Great Place to Work

Strategic Sourcing Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at The Gap full-time for more than a year

ProsLaid back culture, low stress work environment, decent (but not excellent) pay and benefits, really nice offices for the most part

ConsIt can be very political and touchy feely to a point of getting in the way of accomplishing things on time or as well as they could have been done

Advice to Senior ManagementFlatten the organization, leverage the talent you have more effectively

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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What's it like working here?

Visual Merchandiser (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ProsGreat work culture and trust to get your job done without hovering over your shoulder at all times. Open minded mentality to help you come up with new ideas and potentially drive the company to a better direction. They are one of the first companies to implement a results only work environment.

ConsLike most retail companies you can't necessarily rely on how well you perform to get promoted or hired, but more so about who you know and your connections. Most employee's stay in the same position being over looked while heads of divisional friends are brought up the ranks.

Advice to Senior ManagementI'd ask of Gap's management to help mold their employees for success and take care of their families within the company and not play favoritism.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to start your IT career.

Senior Manager IT (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at The Gap full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat place to start your IT career. Just don't stay too long.

ConsEndless rounds of layoffs in IT.

Advice to Senior ManagementLongevity should not be viewed as a liability.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good starting point

Inventory Planning Analyst (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at The Gap full-time for more than a year

ProsPeople are very smart and fun to work with. The overall company culture is amazing. Lots of face time with partners so you always feel like your team is connected.

ConsLike any office there are plenty of politics and "playing the game." Lots of favoritism being thrown around. Not always super clear about what the next step is for employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
San Mateo, CA

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

ProsGood company overall to work for, great discount on clothes.

ConsAnnoying 8am team meetings on your days off, some holidays and friends and family your shift is non-negotiable.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Analyst (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ProsGreat company, competitive salaries. Always working on challenging projects. Sr Analysts are allowed and expected to get involved in solving complex issues.

ConsUsed to have an excellent bonus program that seems to be getting scaled down.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within with competitive salary increases. Give the employee the raise they deserve so they stay in the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company

Finance Manager (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at The Gap full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLots of smart, talented people

ConsCan be bureaucratic at times

Advice to Senior Managementcontinue caring for your employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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