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Gap Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated Oct 17, 2017
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  1.  

    Rotational Management Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Gap (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    -Apply online and write a cover letter indicating interest in the position
    -Email with information about how to further format application and answer some basic questions
    -Test online with basic personality questions and an easy math test
    -Screening interview with 2 case questions (mine were about designing a tablet and marketing a jacket)

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work in retail
      Why xxx function in the Rotational Management Position   Answer Question

  2.  

    Rotational Management Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Gap (San Francisco, CA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Resume/application, online assessment, phone screen, a branding project (think about many scenarios and possibility and how to fix them), an in-person invitation to SF office, ( which is about 3 weeks after the branding project). They ask all the similar questions so make sure you prep as much as you could. Then the process is well-informed, easy and fun.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Describe one time you use data to prove a point or create a solution.   1 Answer
  3.  

    Principal Security Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Gap (San Francisco, CA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    It was an extremely negative experience. I was invited for a face to face interview, the interviewers were arrogant and disrespectful and lacked basic professional behavior. The problem started when they started interviewing me for a different job without bothering to check if I would be interested in the role. The manager did not have a JD available and could not articulate the responsibilities. They kept interrupting me and repeating that they did not have time. One manager even made insulting remarks about my background in consulting with Big4. They asked generic broad based questions as though looking for free consulting.

    Interview Questions

    • You have other interviews lined up, why are you leaving?   1 Answer

  4.  

    Online Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Gap (San Francisco, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    I interviewed for a role with GAP / Banana Republic online in May 2017.

    The preliminary interview was a phone call with one of the people on the marketing team. I assumed that because GAP is a high-profile brand, everyone would be professional and courteous. This was NOT the case.
    My call was scheduled at 11:00 a.m. and was expected to last about half an hour. I waited for a call from the associate I would be speaking with, but after 15 minutes, my hopes waned. I emailed the recruiter who had scheduled us, letting them know that the associate failed to call me.

    Around 11:20 a.m. (twenty minutes AFTER the scheduled time), the associate finally called me. The associate hastily dismissed that they were extremely late in calling me and was very abrupt, cutting me off as I was explaining my experience and resume. The associate also was clearly disinterested and was clearly trying to rush me out the door. There were no questions they had for me, aside from the typical recruiter ones, "when can you start?," etc.

    In addition to the poor timeliness of the associate, there were many technical difficulties. There was TONS of background noise so I assumed the person was out getting an early lunch, which was even more unprofessional than being late. The signal also kept cutting out, which I mentioned to the associate, but they also dismissed that until the call finally dropped and they moved somewhere with less interference.

    It was the worst interview/call I have been on, which only lasted a total of 8 minutes. The associate was late, rude, and completely disrespectful and unprofessional. If I am willing to give you my time, you should also be willing to give me yours in a courteous manner.

    I would never interview with GAP / Banana Republic again and strongly discourage others from doing so. If they treat their interviewees without courtesy, I can only imagine how they treat their fellow employees/coworkers later on.

    Interview Questions


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    Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Gap (San Francisco, CA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Very long and drawn out, then just hire from within. I have applied so many time I can't even count. It was alway my dream job, loved their product, what the company stands for. I had applied on my own, employee referral, and the last time they reached out to me. What a waste of time! Feels like a scam! Never again will I fall for their trap. Apparently they have lots of time on their hands that they enjoy wasting people time.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me where you find trends   1 Answer

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Gap (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    I applied online, where I took an assessment. It took about a month for someone to call to schedule an interview. Went in the store the next day for a group interview with 4 other applicants. She asked a few questions and then asked us to put together an outfit. Got a call the next day with a job offer!

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Gap (San Francisco, CA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Online application and phone interview. Applied first and then recieved a phone call a few days later to schedule an interview. Fairly straight forward, chill process. Just wants to get to know you better and whether you would be a good fit. Prior experience definitely a plus.

    Interview Questions

    • Name your favorite piece of clothing and why?   1 Answer
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    Rotational Management Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Gap (San Francisco, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Four part process if Gap, Inc. doesn't recruit on your campus:
    (first applying online)
    1. Math and behavior assessment
    2. Phone interview -- do your research on the company and it is easy
    3. New Brand Pitch Project -- requires 10-15 hours of work if you want to do it properly
    4. Invited for trip to SF for in person interviews and brand pitch in end of Oct. / beginning of Nov.

    Gap lets you know within three days of final interview whether you get the offer or not.

    The process is exhausting if you do it properly and thoroughly research the company, but well worth it. Standard behavior questions (time you failed, what did you do in previous internships that will prepare you, etc.) Reading and researching about the program online pays off because you sound like you know what you are talking about.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you choose to apply to XXX function of the program?
      Why Gap?
      If you had to create an new tablet, how would you go about it?
      How would you allocate XXX amount of puffer jackets to stores?   Answer Question

  9.  

    Rotational Management Program: Merchandising Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Gap (San Francisco, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    It was a 4 step process starting with submitting my application on their website then setting up a brief phone interview that lasted 30 minutes (typical behavior questions, interests, hobbies, why gap, etc), then I had to create a presentation/project for them and present it over Skype a week later, then I was flown out to San Francisco about two weeks later for two days of interviews/meet and greets/activities, then I was notified later that week once I got home.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Gap? Why this program? Hobbies? If you had 50,000 sweaters how would you distribute them? Tell me about a time when... you had a conflict with a group, you were a leader, you resolved a problem, etc.   Answer Question

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    Graduate Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Gap (San Francisco, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The interviewer seemed like they were on a tight schedule, but were so insincere and robotic. Rushed me through questions, and threw question after question at me before I could even catch a breath or properly finish answering. Didnt even feel like she wanted to get to know me, which set a really bad image for the company itself for me. And it seemed like she wanted to get through me as just one in many applicants. Worst interview experience ever, was pretty disappointed because I was excited for the program.

    Interview Questions


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