Old Navy

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Old Navy Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
1,482 Reviews
3.4
1,482 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You also receive generous discounts from Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic (in 103 reviews)

  • The staff is fun to work with and there is an incredible employee discount (in 138 reviews)


Cons
  • Performance is based mostly of off how many Old Navy credit cards you sell (in 137 reviews)

  • Must know how to prioritize your time to achieve work-life balance along with respective DOR (in 34 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall a great first job experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Monroe, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Monroe, LA (US)

    I worked at Old Navy part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The employee discounts were the best! The managers at my store were amazing and caring. The other employees treated me like family.

    Cons

    Long hours for minimum wage. Sometimes there are horribly rude customers who you have to placate simply because they have "the customer is always right" mindset.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay would keep sales associates for longer since most of the employees I started with had left by the time I changed jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent for a part time job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Old Navy part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -They are very flexible with hours.
    -Tends to be a fairly positive work environment
    -Let's be honest....it's a pretty easy job,customer service,and keeping clothes organized and tidy.
    - Decent discount

    Cons

    -No paid time off or sick day pay
    - There is little training for new associates
    -Pay for associates who have been there for a long time is not good. I have almost 8 yrs. with the company and make about 1.50 more than some new hires due to them capping a part time associates pay at a certain point.
    -Management has a high turnover rate.I think it is due to lack of training and stress of the position. This leads to situations where I know more than some of the managers and have to bite my tongue a LOT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Value your long time associates more
    -Get on the same page and communicate with each other

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    a little better then most retail job s

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Old Navy part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good partime job! Especially when in school. As long as you can request it off a a week in advance you can almost always get it off. Very good employee discounts.

    Cons

    Tedious lots of folding,your clients have no respect majority of them a rude, old navy credit cards and e-mail capture is painful. I would enjoy being a cashier if I didn't have to talk constantly about the card and getting their e-mails. almost no hours in the slow months january-march, Hours are scheduled based on favoritism as long as you do a good job and are liked you will get hours, the raises are a joke! Most of the people working there have lower or same salary then the new sales associate starting out there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the salary structure you should reward based on merit! It doesn't make sense that some of the brand new employees get $10 per hour and the have no experience while there are people who have been with the company for 1 year still getting paid 9.50!!!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall Gap Inc, is not a bad company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Old Navy

    Pros

    Plenty of vacation time as management Insurance is good. Good work life balance if in an hourly management position. Exempt management is still a little better balance than some other retailers.

    Cons

    Managing with upper field management knowing little about day to day operations within a store. Their expectations do not line up with labor budget and are always changing direction from one day to the next. And you have to hope too have a team that is flexible in availability to change there life around to accommodate the change of sale sets and truck process from one day to another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make plans one week and next week change them. Analyze your business ahead of time and be confident in your decision when relaying the message down the pipeline.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun but painful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sellebrity
    Current Employee - Sellebrity

    I have been working at Old Navy part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers and managers, good employee discount.

    Cons

    Walking on a concrete floor for 8 hours, and not being allowed to wear sneakers (in the dress code).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to get corporate to allow gym shoes in the dress code.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Love it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Old Navy

    Pros

    Friendly, hours available if you work hard,fun

    Cons

    Dont get alot of hours right away and have to ask for them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    kepp it up really. My store is great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great flexible part-time job with exceptional pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at Old Navy

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, great pay, can transfer to different locations, good employee discount, managers are strict on giving breaks when scheduled, managers are helpful in finding employees who can trade or take shifts for you,

    Cons

    Work all holidays except Christmas, can't request holidays off, never usually have weekends off, you have to request weekends off several weeks in advance because only a few employee time off requests are granted for each calendar day; there is little consistency between the different store locations so an employee could transfer and still need training for the store-specific standards, policies and procedures, not to mention that customers' experiences vary from store to store as well and they will point out the differences in our policies and often times get upset because the stores are not on one accord.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't schedule employees' shifts too close together to allow for rest; have managers (and stores) be on one accord to prevent confusion amongst employees; be clear and precise when placing sale signs so that customers can understand -- a lot of customers do the customer surveys JUST so that they can express how frequently this happens and how mad it makes them, hoping that management will eventually take it into consideration; others just leave and never return to the store -- this is one of the biggest things that hurt CES scores (at least at my location). Please don't move merchandise around so much, it confuses both customers and employees. It'll minimize the mistakes made when returning merchandise to the sales floor because employees will know where things are supposed to go. Also, please be sure to train every employee on every station, and thoroughly. The should be no excuse why you can't schedule someone on register because they have not been trained. I cannot express enough how dumb it is that employees who have worked in my location for 3 and 4 years have not been multi-trained, are always scheduled for one position every day, and have no idea how to do shipment or work a register. It'll save you in how many people you have to hire if you just train everybody on everything when they are initially hired (and experienced employees, like me, are more than happy to help!). Overall, there are way more good things than bad, I love working for this company, most of my managers are friendly, approachable, and considerate. I look at my store as a team and the employees and managers like my family. I love coming to work each day!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great career to build with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Salisbury, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Operations in Salisbury, NC (US)

    I have been working at Old Navy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Love the team that I work with. I have full intentions with continuing my career permanently with Old Navy!

    Cons

    I'm one of the 4 managers. For my work, the pay is OK.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing great!! Operation Managers deserve a little more for the amount of stress they deal with relating to shoplifters.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service and Training Manager in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Service and Training Manager in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Old Navy

    Pros

    Fair compensation, Flexible scheduling, opportunities for advancement (within a large sized market).

    Cons

    Unreliable coworkers, lots of ideas from above that don't play out well in the real world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I have been working at Old Navy part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - great environment
    - fantastic work experience
    - flexible hours

    Cons

    - retail customers
    - too much emphasis on the credit card
    - unreliable coworkers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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