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"Mean Girls Go To Work"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Gap full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Competitive salary
Good health insurance coverage w low premiums
Great downtown location that is super convenient
Employee discount if you like their clothes
Nice cafeteria
Results Only Work Environment - you only have to come in as necessary

Cons

Extremely cliquish
Afraid of change and new ideas
You can't trust your coworkers - they will stab you in the back the second they think it will help their career or if they feel threatened, very immature/unprofessional working culture
Horrible senior management stuck in micromanaging rather than actually leading the brands and improving the business
Horrible middle management who have no idea what a good manager looks like, only manage up, never have your back
Management values kiss ups, people who look pretty, people who don't rock the boat and never have any big ideas
Some of the least talented--aka not smart--people I've ever worked with (I've worked at several large companies)

Serious lack of office space and conference room space in 2 Folsom/HQ - constantly "densifying" areas because they are too cheap to get more office space
Trashy office - while the building itself is nice, between the product and the lack of process to keep the area organized, the offices/cubes feel like a delinquent teenager's room with broken computers, files, papers, product/clothes everywhere

Company doesn't build brands - only focused on purchase conversion

Advice to Management

Make people management a core and significant part of people manager's yearly goals so they actually have an incentive to be good managers both down and up
Get some office space!
Stop hiring people because they "look" brand right and start looking for maturity, experience and talent
Focus on brand building--focusing on purchase conversion has run its course for the company; you need to develop an emotional connection between your customers and your brands because the market is too competitive, and you've hit maximum saturation for store expansion in the US (your biggest customer base).

Other Employee Reviews for Gap

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Behind the Times"

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

    I have been working at Gap full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Work/Life Balance
    Structure organized so that you can move around quite a bit
    Good employee discount

    Cons

    The systems are soooooo outdated. It makes it very difficult to be efficient.
    Leadership doesn't seem to care much about what lower tiers think.

    Advice to Management

    Consider investing in a system upgrade. Everyone insists it is too expensive but I've got news for you...you're gonna lose much much more than that investment in your people's time.


  2. "Loved The Gap"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Logistics Expert in Coral Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Brand Logistics Expert in Coral Springs, FL
    Recommends

    I worked at Gap part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great hours, work environment, and people. The company really cares about their employees.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

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