Cons: Not enough space in this bar for me to say
At first working here was something I was looking forward to. And I thought the holiday season was going to be the reason why I hated my job, but it wasn't. That was cake compared to dealing with management every day. I understand the purpose of management and their responsibilities on a daily basis. (drive sales, customer service, associates, scheduling, merchandising, etc.) That being said, I'm not writing this review as a bitter ignorant person. (okay, maybe a little bitter hehe).....
Let me just list some things about working here I particularly hated in no particular order...
1. There are on call shifts that appear on your schedule that aren't guaranteed hours, and you have to call the store 2 hrs before you're supposed to come in. I received schedules with only on call shifts for the week and did not get to come in for any of those shifts. Basically 0 hrs on the week - but it's the thought that counts right? NOT IF YOU HAVE BILLS.
2. If you requested days off through the computer system which is what you're required to do 2 weeks in advance to the date you're taking off - the next week's schedule after you have your day off, your hours will be cut significantly. I went from working 6 days one week, requested a day off, my new schedule had only 2 shifts and an on call.
3. The more gap cards you get - the more management will like you. You could genuinely be trying for one, asking every customer but if you don't get one a manager will talk to you about them. Which theoretically is fine... but... if you say you try and they see you try or that you almost got – more... one the response shouldn't be "well almost is not enough". That's discouraging - especially when you're already doing a million things for 9.00 an hr.
4. The managers don't communicate with each other. Even if you request a day and it gets approved there's a 80 percent chance you'll still be scheduled. And then you have to call and then they'll be like text someone to cover when really they should have known and scheduled the other people whom like you are getting 6-10 hours a week like you are after the holidays are over. If you do need someone to cover a shift in the week, they speak as if they're okay with it but when you call to tell them of the swap or cover they get annoyed with it which is pretty stupid. Where's the logic in that?
5. Co workers outside of management are alright. I have nothing bad to say about them.
I could go on forever...
haha I will say the discount is pretty nice. After you're done nickel and diming yourself to pay your bills or whatever from the little hours. Treat yourself (or wish very hard that the other job you're applying to you get before your discount expires haha) to 50% of regular price merchandise and 10% of sale items. You can also use their discount at the sister companies within Gap Inc. – less