Gap - merchandise and administrative assistants - mind the compensation gap | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Gap
There are newer employer reviews for Gap

See Most Recent

Helpful (5)

"merchandise and administrative assistants - mind the compensation gap"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

surely th 50% clothing discount. for banana republic clothing at least, as that is the most quality of the three brands. and you can always stock up on business suits at that discount right before you plan to quit. Also, the cafe of course. fantastic healthy, but tasty food and truly genuine and nice people were staffed in the cafe. loved the tuna melt

Cons

i worked as an administrative assistant for 8 years. At first, I was hooked, I repeated the mantra 'you be you' every day, participated, smile on my face, thought that yes I too was contributing the best I could. And I taped the corporate mantra 'you be you' to my desk. Yes, you can be you, but if you are an admin assistant or merchandise assistant just beware that YOU will never be compensated in the same and fair fashion as your colleagues. You will never receive a bonus. Every single type of employee in that company, receives a year end bonus, that is unless, you are administrative support. why is that? for such an egalitarian environment to segregate a group of employees and compensate them down from ALL the others...well, when your bills add up and rent sky rockets again...it becomes a bummer. and then you the the bad 'tude.

Advice to Management

we realize lower tier employees, such as admins, will never truly contribute the big loaves of bread when it comes to bringing revenue into the business, but we sure work, kiss ass, deliver coffee/lunch, etc to the very people, who DO

Other Employee Reviews for Gap

  1. "Friendly management and great family atmosphere."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Able to obtain an incredible amount of experience within retail
    - Very open to training new employees and bringing everyone up to speed
    - Trust within the store was always obvious, management did a good job in making workers feel appreciated
    - The discount that was offered was incredible and very much appreciated when it came to purchasing things within the company

    Cons

    - Some of the technology for marking clearance items are a little out of date, this made it harder to do the work
    - Getting a raise was very difficult for me to do
    - The amount of work and cleaning that was required after each shift (closing) was way too much

    Advice to Management

    - Take your workers seriously and acknowledge when they feel they deserve a raise because it could help keep them within the company instead of finding another position somewhere else


  2. "It's "Alright""

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Livingston, NJ

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

    Pros

    You get to work with very nice people. Nice rewarding system too. It is a very nice environment to work if you know how to convince customer to open Gap Credit cards

    Cons

    Once the festive period is over(i.e Christmas etc) the hour sucks! too much emphasis placed on credit cards. Managers puts too much pressure on associates to get customers to open credit card. Trust me, It's frustrating at times.

There are newer employer reviews for Gap
There are newer employer reviews for Gap

See Most Recent

Work at Gap? Share Your Experiences

Gap
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or