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"Fun place to work"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Store Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
Former Employee - Store Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Great opportunities for advancement. Very good at training and development of managers and associates. Was going through an exciting growth period.

Cons

The hours were awful as a Store Manager.

Advice to Management

Stop trying to cut hours in order to make a payroll goal...you need hours to make money. YOu can't offer good customer service if you have no people on your sales floor. Also you can't run a 2 box store on 3 managers.

Other Employee Reviews for Gap

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freelance Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Freelance Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a freelancer, you have the benefit of observing how a corporation works without being too involved in the politics. Gap has a great sense of work-life balance and most people go home by 6pm on the dot. The calendar seems to work well with the production process and stress levels are comparatively low.

    Cons

    Management are always in some political feud. There doesn't seem to be much loyalty or trust in this place. Many people are dissatisfied with the work that they have to do, and there doesn't seem to be a strong reason behind this attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on brand loyalty. Work on building pride among employees and make this place a fun, young working environment it could be and should be.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Merchandise Planner--easy position but boring."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing work-life balance in-line with the San Francisco lifestyle. Leaving at 4pm on a Friday was accepted, as was an hour-long lunch outside. Gap offers great benefits and its corporate headquarters have an amazing location. Excelling training programs.

    Cons

    Felt very stagnant and bureaucratic. While there was definitely room for growth, it was very formulaic, i.e. 1 years here, then moving to a division with more volume, 2 years, 3% raise, then consideration for a promotion, etc. The work was also very formulaic and after about 6 months I could plan my categories in minutes.

    Advice to Management

    Make the positions more interesting! Everything was so siloed that I felt like a tiny cog in a giant wheel--I had minimal impact on business.

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