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"Gap Inc -- Very Competitive & Driven Professionals Succeed Here -- Not for the Weak"

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

Pros

The Gap has very committed employees -- especially at senior levels -- who can run a highly complex business. The business skills that I develop and use here are are far & way the most challenging and fulfilling in my career -- I feel set up for any business challenge from any organization because of the competencies I have gained from Gap Inc

Cons

There is a lot of turnover, especially at the entry level positions. This is a very hierarchical company in many business functions & many leaders who built their careers with the company(especially from the merchant function) don't have business skills that would work outside of the Gap -- this is a very internal focused company.

Advice to Management

Focus on benchmarking with other business trends to remain relevant in corporate policies

Other Employee Reviews for Gap

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful co-workers, questionable leadership"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn about the retail environment.

    Cons

    Questionable upper management possesses limited potential to execute & drive business in the right direction.

    Advice to Management

    Analysis paralysis leads to an absence of execution.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Fast and dynamic environment. Politics can be cutthroat."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brand recognition. Ability to make a career in the retail arena, if you have the ambition. Gap has a pretty good social responsibility attitude and wants, within reason, to be a progressive environmental company.

    Cons

    Unless you work in the business you are considered less important. For example, Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology all play an essential role in the successful operation of the company. These corporate areas are not given the same amount of attention as the business and members of those teams are often thought of as second tier, versus true partners to the business.

    Advice to Management

    Gap senior leadership has been saying for a number of years that they need to get the product "right." They have gone through numerous designers and brand leaders. Each person comes in with an 18-month window to achieve their goals. Somehow the company has missed the goals over and over. The product is still considered booring by the demographic groups that have been designated by the company as their main customers. I suggest spending more and thoughful time on bringing in the right leadership. The new CEO seems to be moving in the right direction. However, the jury is still out.

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