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"A good, if sometimes frustrating place to work. You could do a lot worse."

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Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Dynamic workplace with lots of energetic, talented people. High ethical standards. Gap is about as good a corporate citizen as there is out there. Talented individuals who are willing to conform to the company's culture have good possibility for advancement. Good benefits with an awesome vacation policy. The clothing discounts are nice--your closet will be overflowing within a couple of years. Obviously, attire is very casual. Seems like everyone here is in their 20s and 30s.

Cons

A little "too" PC, annual bonuses are a roll of the dice. Long hours and tons of meetings. The company hasn't been doing well, and retail is highly volatile so there are layoffs. Seems like everyone here is in their 20s and 30s.

Advice to Management

We work so hard to squeeze the last bit of margin out of mediocre product. Get some better product and everything else will come naturally.

Other Employee Reviews for Gap

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I would like to like the Gap"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gap is a very strong brand with a great deal of customer loyalty. The people who work their are passionate, bright, and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Because the pace of work is so fast, there is very little reflection on each project; it's just on to the next task. This makes it difficult to know where to improve. Sr. Management is detached from the average employee and so decisions can sometimes be made in a vacuum.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, especially those who iteract regularly with the customer. Let your middle managers have input into the work and how things are getting done.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good company, kind of a "scene", work long hours. But the pay is good."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool people, and it's the GAP! Pays well too. I think the company is well organized with efficient processes in place. The cafe is amazing, check out the view on a nice summer day, pretty unbeatable. The location is great, very convenient commute for anybody in the east bay, peninsula, or SF.

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't always great. Kind of a scene. They try to reinvent the wheel on a fairly regular basis. I think that the GAP could be very successful if they focused more money on talent and less money on a new system for this or that every year.

    Advice to Management

    Get somebody with business savvy to run the company. The new CEO looks to be a good choice.

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