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"Large, complex technology shop"

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Current Employee - Solutions Architect in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Solutions Architect in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Gap full-time

Pros

Ability to work with lots of cool technology on some huge scale, international projects.

Cons

Too many consultants in every part of the tech organization.
Too many manager roles involved in agile projects; they're not agile projects anymore!
Some parts of the organization are resistant to change.

Advice to Management

Improve the employee to consultant mix by rewarding employees through more competitive salaries and perks; you've fallen way behind the Bay Area tech companies.

Other Employee Reviews for Gap

  1. "Fun, family friendly place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gap full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Fun work environment. Family friendly. If you need to work from home on occasion, no problem. Old Navy is the most playful and Banana Republic is the most serious, with Gap somewhere in between.

    Cons

    IT systems are antiquated. Much of the company is run using Excel. Retail is cyclical. Every quarter there are cycles of high stress. Design and innovation still seems to be lacking - people just don't go to Gap, BR, or Old Navy as they use to.

    Advice to Management

    Move IT into 21st century. Give people the tools they need to succeed.


  2. "Was fun while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Gap part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    the company seems to be rising again and coming back to start regaining its former glory.

    Cons

    The company changed. They attempted a new business model and didn't set it up for success. When it wasn't working they abandoned it. If something is designed to work one way yet implemented in a way contrary to the design of the system its going to fail....

    Advice to Management

    You should look at a line targeted at Teens. You your target audience bridges about 20 years and you expect them to come back? If you attempt to keep them all the way through you can try to lose the stigma that the company has in the middle years.

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