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"Typical Retail Store Management Experience"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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. "Best Retail Job Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wauwatosa, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wauwatosa, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is plenty of room to move up in the company, Always being encouraged to be a great employee, Given ways to better your self as an employee, always are able to have fun and take the job seriously to ensure that each customer has the best experience ever

    Cons

    Constant need to badger about credit cards.

    Advice to Management

    The managers at my store are amazing. I don't really have anything bad to say or any advice to give


  2. "Great to learn, but watch your back!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Riverhead, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Riverhead, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Gap full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning experience, a lot of materials available to expand your own knowledge (although you need to learn most on your own time), good pay and benefits

    Cons

    The most political job I have ever encountered. Anyone not a friend or relative of an employee starts out in trouble, and the SM will do anything to make them miserable enough to leave.
    After speaking to a few people who have also left, that is the standard there - sadly, the DM/RM can't hear all that goes on.

    Advice to Management

    Expand the store's, & your own horizons - look at new and different applicants, use their talents and actually help them overcome deficits...cut out the politics and sneakiness already - this isn't high school.


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