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"Exceptional company"

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Former Employee - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Human Resources in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Gap full-time

Pros

Top notch perks & benefits
Work/life balance programs that make a huge difference
Volunteer opportunities and great global consciousness
Pleasant offices
Very fashionable, young employee base

Cons

Director level and above are difficult to connect with and have huge egos
With many management changes, it's tough to make progress (rules keep changing)
People have their fiefdoms and defend those instead of working together
Although they only had a few people reporting to them, my manager/s rarely had time to meet with me and cancelled many of our meetings (in favor of far more important people...gee, make me feel special, why don't you?)

Advice to Management

Follow basic managerial etiquette. Pay attention to your direct reports. Care about them. If two months has gone by and you haven't spoken with one of your direct reports, MAKE TIME (and these were HR managers. Unacceptable.)
Reorganizations and shuffling of managers may seem exciting to the Director & above level, but to the rest of us, they are distracting time wasters and unnecessary.

Other Employee Reviews for Gap

  1. "Co workers wonderful Management horrible!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    discount 50 percent off banana republic and gap 30 percent off gap outlet and 25 percent off old navy, most of the time pleasant customers and friendly team like co workers who make your day better every time you show up to work.

    Cons

    Management omg! Completely horrible no organization at all they go behind each other backs. Do not relay information to each other which leaves associates confused as to what their task is. They also have a horrible way of giving criticism it comes off as just being rude and nasty instead of corrective. If there was one thing i could change it would be firing the whole leadership team because they do not lead in anything at all.


  2. "Great Company to Work For"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Planning Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Planning Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gap full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -strong brand recognition makes it easy to get passionate about the company
    -a pinnacle in the retail industry
    -a great place to learn about multiple aspects of specialty retail

    Cons

    -a lot really young people makes it a unique culture
    -flexibility in work schedule (some parts of the company have adopted a new program that allows telecommuniting, more flexibility etc.., but it's only as good as the support each divisions' management gives it).
    -salaries

    Advice to Management

    demand more professionalism in a very young culture; pay better

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