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Gap San Francisco Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  • Work/Life Balance is a struggle (in 98 reviews)

  • Having to push Gap credit cards (in 199 reviews)

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  1. "Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good culture, Opportunity to try new jobs

    Cons

    Employees not always held accountable, easy to just skate by


  2. "Gap - Brief Review of Workplace"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    people are great
    decent work life balance
    flexible work schedule

    Cons

    not a very direct workplace

  3. "GAP Inc, Project Management Analyst"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Management Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Project Management Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Truly diverse, goal oriented, good culture, great location, good people.
    Despite the cons listed below I think it's a great company to work at.

    Cons

    Although there are a lot of intelligent people with great goals and achievable agendas there isn't always seamless interaction between departments. Not to say that there is infighting just assumptions that make add little speed bumps in getting projects done. With that said, I don't think this is any different in any company. It isn't that bad but occasionally frustrating.
    In addition, as a contractor I was needed to work but with all the projects I was put on, managerial staff didn't have the time to train me.

    Advice to Management

    Take some time to train and on-board employees. It will save a lot of frustration and


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    "Sr merchandiser"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Merchandiser in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Merchandiser in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Best place to work ever

    Cons

    Very fast paced work environment

    Advice to Management

    Less meetings, more white space


  5. "Typical Retail Work for a Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Acting Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Acting Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gap (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great community of people to work with; a company that has great values and a FANTASTIC discount for them and their sister brands!

    Cons

    Typical retail woes: overworked, underpaid. Depending on your store, there may not be room to grow.

    Advice to Management

    More employee incentives...my store had monthly challenges; it would be great to have something corporate wide.


  6. "sale associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    employee discount and nice co-workers.

    Cons

    no hours / poor management


  7. "Too little too late"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandising Team Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandising Team Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn various roles and tools to provide exceptional customer service.

    Cons

    Poor boundries around scheduling, lack of creativity, unrealistic expectations and timeframes for large projects. Too much focus on store brand card. Poor marketing direction and support.

  8. ""But We've Always Done it That Way""

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    Current Contractor - Business Operations Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Business Operations Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gap as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice location, cafeteria, views, reasonable working hours.

    Cons

    I am in an extremely stagnant and dysfunctional group, all in the same jobs with no new team members for about 10 years. Their mantra is "but we've always done it that way", and they kill new ideas faster than any place I have ever seen. The group culture is so rigidly resistant to all forms of change that I think they must be destined to go the way of the dinosaurs.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to be lean, innovative, and competitive to survive in a tough industry, nobody should ever be allowed to fester in the same job for ten years (or even five years). No teams should be allowed to stay together without fresh blood for that long either, they become an obstruction that blocks any kind of necessary change. You need to shake things up, reallocate staffing to break up stagnant groups, and do a lot of training and cultural improvement to re-awaken the dead wood, or get rid of it.


  9. "Company with great growth potentila"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Respectful Culture to be at.
    Great place to explore opportunities

    Cons

    Salary packages are not kept at market competition

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people same as in technology at the end people make/break technology and that turns into company success.


  10. "Sales Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Managers were great and understanding.
    Hours were good.
    Great if you like working with customers, made me appreciate customer service.

    Cons

    They really really pushed opening Gap cards.


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