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"Typical Retail Store Management Experience"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Assistant General Manager
Former Employee - Assistant General Manager
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great Gap, Inc Brands discount. Wonderful community involvement and giving back through Gap Foundatin and Be What's Possible. Every store is different, tone set by general manager and team.

Cons

A good amount of favoritism inside a district. Moving up was who you knew and who liked you, not your work experience or results. The bigger the store the more unusual the hours. The bigger boxes pull overnights frequently. Being a brand manager is definitely more demanding than the customer manager.

Advice to Management

Treat store manager with the same respect you demand they treat associate. As a manager you are told youre replaceable where as an associate is invaluable. Constant threat of job loss is never an effective approaching for getting results.

Other Employee Reviews for Gap

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Needs help!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits like PTO and flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Why is it that with all the many mistakes that the company has made with hiring awful management and executives, that they still can't get it together? People at the top are so far in the clouds that they can't even understand what the actual worker bees do. There's also a very big class distinction used and referred to as "higher" level and "lower" level. Talk about making your hardworking employees feel small. They don't value their employees nor do they care about a work/life balance as advertised. With numerous changes, work loads and areas are crossing and rising dramatically. Also, talking to HR gets you no where but out the door.

    Advice to Management

    If you just tried to understand what the "low" level people do, then you can actually make better decisions on calendars, working tools, and building a stronger company in general.


  2. "Overwhelming"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers, Team atmosphere, attention to detail and. Willing to train any employee who displays an aptitude to learn and be an essential part of the team.

    Cons

    Poor execution of brand, Employees over tasked. Management can sometimes be over worked. Holidays are extremely stressful especially on the overnights and merchandising staffs. allocation of work hours can be discouraging.

    Advice to Management

    Be More in touch with your employees.

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