Merchandiser/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 13 October 2017
working at the gap was a very fun experience. the whole team was in great moods. they made coming to work very fun. the environment was always happy and uplifting. they would always have potlucks every Friday. they would reward their employess with food and prizes. I never felt like an employe there I felt like family.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Saint John East, NB – 7 October 2017
The best part about this job, was helping customers find what they needed. The hardest part was, not having enough, staff on the sales floor. The store manager, was hardly ever on the sales floor. The assistant managers, were great except for one being negative most days. Overall my time at the Gap was good.
Senior Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 4 October 2017
Retail in general is a stressful environment. Without the support of your manager it's just no longer bearable, which was the case with me. The best years working at the Gap are when team support is unbreakable and you have coworkers to rely on.
Key Holder/ Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 29 September 2017
I didn't enjoy working here. It was very disorganized. One manager would say one thing about the schedule and then the other the complete opposite. Customers weren't the best either. The company apparently spies on the staff with tiny cameras in the cash registers....which is what I was told by them anyways.... No trust for their employees.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 September 2017
Gap was my first job as I entered university and it allowed me the opportunity to work for a company with a strong and recognizable brand image. This ubiquitous retailer employed a diverse group of people and the managers I worked with were very flexible with my class schedule. I enjoyed my time with the company as it gave me great exposure to the workings of a retailer.
Very strong and effective associate on-boarding program that was mirrored by other companies
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Balzac, AB – 11 September 2017
The work that you do at the gap is very routine, nothing really changes, you have busy and slow days but other then that it is very boring. I found that I never really became a part of the work team, they never signed me up for benefits or anything but they wouldn't listen to me when I tried to ask. Being young was definitely a disadvantage and I felt very looked down upon.
High energy, high productive, high drive to succeed
Manager (Current Employee) – Whistler, BC – 3 September 2017
I love that every day is different. There are new items in store weekly, new promotions, and new approaches. What I've learned most is how to adapt to change while still maintaining a positive attitude, and putting the customer first. There's never a dull moment, and there are opportunities to excel and find your best. What can be challenging is adjusting your personal priorities to match the business needs, but in the end you learn a valuable skill. The job is rewarding, and the team works well together. This particular location is an award-winning location, and they are competitive!
Lots of opportunity for work (6am to midnight - can fit around other jobs), Great people, Leadership team communicates well, Focused on winning
Changes in business needs require an open mind to adaptations
Inconsistent Work and Unfriendly/inconsistent Management
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 25 August 2017
Management is inconsistent. They keep hiring new people when they always send you home early or cancel your shifts a day in advance.
I don't know how they can keep hiring new employees when they can't even give hours to the employees they already have. They say full time hours but send you home because management has no idea how to budget. Expect only $90 per week or in 2 weeks (get paid biweekly) you get paid $190 at most... that's with you picking up extra shifts.
3/5 managers are very rude and made you feel scared to make any mistakes because of the attitude they give you. You are not treated with respect from management. One manager will tell you will thing and the other manager will get mad at you for doing that exact same thing that you were just told what to do. Hours inconsistent and not a good working environment. Only plus is the other employees are nice.. but almost all employees have a problem with management styles.
Hopefully other GAP locations are better.. hopefully it's just this location...
Other employees, employee discount
Rude and inconsistent management, no/inconsistent hours, always sent home early with frequent shifts cancelled.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Grande Prairie, AB – 16 August 2017
I enjoyed my time with Gap, they taught me everything I needed to know to survive in retail, while providing me with a great place to learn and excel. The managers were great and always super helpful. Made lots of friends there and we had a great time together. Just as any retail job it got quite repetitive at the end, but overall it is a great beginner job and it's very possible to keep rising up within the company.