Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Leesburg, VA – December 2, 2015
Near the end there was a lot of pressure about selling cards and capturing emails. A lot of other people didn't like the managers because of this pressure and didn't like the job because of the pressures as well. I was good at selling cards and therefore none of this mattered to me
Sales associate (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – February 10, 2016
A typical work day for me was just going to work walking in and walking around the store after I have clocked in to make sure that everything was picked up off the floor to make sure that there were no hangs or merchandise that was knocked down. I learned how to multi-tasks because, this work environment consisted of my doing my job and making sure the store was clean but along with that i would help any customer that was need of help. I was there for a short period of time and i was to close to many of my co-workers. I wouldn't say that there was a hard part of my job. Every part was very doable i stayed on top pf my work load. The most enjoyable part of my job getting to go to work everyday and help people.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Methuen, MA – February 9, 2016
Typically on the days I work I clean the store before we open. I check if we have any orders to ship and store reserves. If we have new promotions I adjust the marketing throughout the store. When the store opens I assist the customers in any way that I can, and I ring up their purchases. I replenish the merchandise on the sales floor, and I make sure the store stays neat. I really enjoy my co-workers because they make it fun to go to work. My managers are very friendly, and I feel like I can approach them with any problem I need assistance with. The hardest part of the job is not having a dependable work schedule. If the business is slow, there is not many hours that can be given to employees. The most enjoyable part of the job is learning about the different styles of clothes and getting to try on the new merchandise. Trying on the the merchandise helps me with assisting our customers with suggestions or giving accurate advice and answers to their questions.
Working for the Gap is quite enjoyable. The atmosphere is never dull and the customers always seem to feel some sort of satisfaction from the time they enter the store, and by the end of their shopping experience. We've always kept a competitive and fun work place. Our mangers would reward us whenever we've achieved any of our goals. My time with The Gap has taught me a lot when it comes to the retail sales environment. Understanding products, the type of customers that associate themselves with the Gap brand, product placement, reaching daily sales, loss prevention, and executing merchandising and marketing initiatives has really opened my mind. Our management team wasn't always persistent, but they definitely knew how to make sure each shift was full of exuberance. There weren't really any difficult tasks I couldn't handle, the job was fairly easy and quick to catch on to. Allowing customers to feel a sense of comfort and understanding was the best part of the job, in my opinion. Call me selfish, but making sure a customer left the store with a great experience always made me feel accomplished.
Stock associate (Current Employee) – Queens, NY – February 7, 2016
The location while rather far to travel to is for the most part excellent. The various staff including myself are all hard working though the only gripe is with corporate not properly going over their required checks on equipment. On an average day myself, my manager and potentially another associate will assess any damage or mishandling with products before securing them for purchase on the sales floor. The only truly frustrating issue with job has mostly to once again deal with corporate and how they handle the product before we're able to actually get in into our location.
Department Manager (Former Employee) – Nassau County, NY – February 6, 2016
Was a Department Manager at a high volume location. This job was portrayed much differently then what it was. First off I was hired within a week so I should have known something was up. No help from anyone was told that I would be working with a team of ppl in my department not true. This position is more of manual labor. Associate are entitled and lazy and all have a nasty attitude.
Everything... Management always changed, hours, never felt appreciated, and high GM and ASM turnover.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Watertown, NY – February 3, 2016
You have to learn to roll with the punches, work with your employee, respect, and enjoy what you do, Management needs to understand some situations especially when they come from a different store. Or out of the military life.
Loss Prevention Agent (Current Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – February 1, 2016
I have been working at gap inc for the past five years. i started as a sales associate and worked my way up to be a loss prevention agent. i have learned and grown with the company. This company has helped me improve on my customer service skills.
Overall a great place to work, you get to hire train and develop associates. Forecast weekly goals prep store every morning merchandise different departments. I learned the different between a Boss and a Leader. My Manager was the definition of a Boss.... He set unreal expectations for the staff without clearly leading his team in completing them, then would throw fits if things weren't exactly his way. My Co-workers were pretty good besides the lack of communication at times. The Hardest part of my job is working with team members that don't work with the same passion as you at times. The most enjoyable part of my job is getting to work with people and hire great people and develop young talent.
Great medical benefits, 4 weeks PTO
Training flaws, management, workload is sometime overwhelming.