Gap Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 16 Dec 2020

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  1. "5"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Visual Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gap full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Long hours and travel requirements

  2. "part time sales associate in gap"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant 

    I worked at Gap part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Culture: Great team of people

    Cons

    Long hours during sale season


  3. "Ok first job"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wandsworth, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gap part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discount was really great, high.

    Cons

    Long hours, no work life balance

  4. "Ideal part time role"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Gap part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay Relaxed environment Ideal for students

    Cons

    No progression Long hours Bad discount - basically the same as customers

  5. "Gap"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Gap part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discounts 50% full price 10% sale items

    Cons

    Long hours No organisations

  6. Helpful (1)

    "50/50"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sale Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gap part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It’s a good work environment, in the sense that you do get an hour beak for an 8h shift or 1/2h for 6h and the people you work with are generally nice. Staff discount is 50% off full price items and 10% off sale items (only in-store discount). It’s an easy job, you just give good customer service to the customers.

    Cons

    The long hours especially around the holiday period. It can be very hectic and messy and mentally draining. During the holiday period, i.e from Black Friday till after the new year, so end of November till end of January you cannot take off any holidays. Most people tend to leave since their holiday is usually to be with their family for Christmas/new year. The staff discount has strict rules, as you can’t let your friends use your staff discount as you have to pay for all the items yourself, they make you sign and print your name along with the store code. However we do get friends and family discount during a week 2 weeks before Black Friday, but I just think this is just to make people think they are getting good deal with 50% off with the friends and family discount, but Black Friday normally has better discount for selected items. When working at gap let’s say you are on a 12h contract, apparently they have a policy that you have to be flexible up to 16h and that you must give a 3 day availability. Most people can’t do this as they are full time university students and have every day full. And a shift time can be from open, 07:00am till close 23:00. And when they ask you to be flexible for another 4h, I feel like they take advantage of this as they will always give you 16h even if your contracted for 12h, and this is not what was agreed on when you first start. This is actually unfair. If you want a job full time/apply for a job full time I.e 24h etc. You should know that you won’t be getting your hours you are contracted for, for the first few months you will probably be working 12h/16h per week as you are still new and they won’t give you your full contracted hours. Additionally, when the shifts come out it’s usually very very late. Recently, (nov 2019) our new rota had just come out 2 DAYS before they was asked to work. So the rota came out on Friday and workers on Sunday told they was working on the Friday. This is too short notice if you ask me. They are usually late on doing the rota by about a week, but 2 days before you are scheduled to work is unacceptable. The managers need to know that we have lives outside of work, we understand you have to be flexible etc, but we was told that rota would be 2 weeks in advance. They keep making promises they can’t keep. Yes they can argue that if your normally scheduled in for a Sunday shift, you know you are working on a Sunday so you should be expecting to work a shift on a Sunday, but shift times can vary, and usually it is not always consistent. Sometime rota delays can cause us stress as we have other people to answer to other than at work. Additionally, the pay. Working in London, in the west end which is usually the busiest place as we have the flagship store there, we don’t even get the minimum London living wage. This is 2019, they London living wage is £10.75 per hour, sales associate gets paid if you work in the west end £8.63 per hour and pay varies in different parts of London, the more you go a way from central London, the less you get paid per hour.

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  7. "Good time"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gap full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The sense of family at gap

    Cons

    The fast paste and long hours

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Worst company ever"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gap full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Walking out the door was fun on my last day and eating my lunch in costa was nice too. The discount is good and I don’t have anything nice to say

    Cons

    Ovetime non paid Drained and overworked Factory like set up Awful management No management No progression Assaults by staff and no one gets in trouble Racism Sexism You do not get paid enough!! Long hours Don’t go to the kew store it’s a dump

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  9. "Great environment"

    3.0
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    Sales Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gap for less than a year

    Pros

    Staff is great and very helpful

    Cons

    Low salaries. Long hours of work

  10. "Associate Visual Manager"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gap full-time

    Pros

    Good Team atmosphere Ideas and creativity encouraged Travel to open new stores

    Cons

    Long hours, work life balance difficult if you want to achieve great results Pay level Last minute changes and on the fly decisions difficult to plan your teams workloads fairly Lots of overnight working

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