Fun workplace with limited hours
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 26 October 2017
The Gap is a fun workplace with limited hours. Management is somewhat accommodating but will not exceed a certain amount of hours for their staff in retail stores, yet they continuously hire groups of new people to add to already over-staffed store. You will typically receive 3-5 hour shifts. You can expect to be scheduled for about 10 hours a week unless you ask for more or pick up shifts, in which case you'll find it difficult to exceed 15 hrs/week. Pay is standard minimum wage.
There is not much to do, however management will "create" tasks in order to keep you busy, but it does not exceed much more than folding, hanging, and telling customers about store offers. They will watch your cash performance. If you do not get a certain percentage of customer e-mails, it will reflect poor performance, which creates unnecessary stress.
The employee discount is fantastic at about 30% to 40% off on top of promo offers. This discount also extends to Banana Republic and Old Navy, although the percentage off decreases at ON. Staff can range in personality, but they are mostly friendly people.
Short hours, hard to get longer or more frequent hours, often mindless tasks, not much room for advancement