Pros: young, vibrant, energetic, empowering, great cafeteria, office located on the embarcadero
Cons: frantic, crazy director level employees sometimes, young leaders without maturity but high on intelligence
even if you are not in a merchandising/inventory management or store ops position the reactive nature of the business permeates the entire business. This can be stressful and fun. The atmosphere is more young, dynamic and creative. People are smart and not serious. The pace is fast. Growth is a given.
Some people at Gap have been there 20+ years and have grown into heavy weights in areas they didn't start out in. with retail, web and multiple brands, there are quite a few career avenues and growth opportunities.