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The Gap Interview Questions

Updated 30 Jan 2015
Updated 30 Jan 2015
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and they called me a few days later to schedule an interview. The interview was with one of the managers, and it was very simple: he took me into their break room, asked me about my reasoning for wanting to work with the brand. He then asked me to describe my personal style, talk about my experiences with people, and asked me about availability. He told me on the spot that I was hired and that he would be calling me soon to set up a day for training and orientation. It very casual, easy, and simple!

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    Was approached on LinkedIn by an external recruiter. Had phone conversations with both external recruiter and internal HR. Followed 4 back-to-back, 1 hour interviews, including the hiring manager. The remaining interviewers were director-level, including merchandising (from another division), planning and production. Was called back a week later to meet with the VP of Merch and Director of Design. For all interviews, had to prepare a Trend Analysis and SWOT presentation. Received offer letter 2 days later. Did require a bit of extra following up with Recruiting at some points.

    Negotiation Details
    Absolutely no negotiation on salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Customer Experience Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews one with the general manager one with the district manager the whole process from interview to hire and start date took about two weeks. They were your basic retail interview questions why this brand give me an example of a time you worked on a team. Tell me about your past experience in retail. Why are you leaving your current store.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Quick negotiation we went back and fourth one time about pay and settled.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got a phone call to schedule an interview 1-2 weeks later. Very informal interview, took me to the back of the store and asked typical interview questions, only took 15+ minutes. Mostly about why customer service is important, why do you want to work at Gap, and past activities/experiences.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    After an initial meet with the the head hiring manager, myself and one other potential hire sat down with a different hiring manager at a nearby cafe. It was very laid back and put me at ease. We discussed our qualifications, what the job would entail and were asked to explain how we might react in different hypothetical situations.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Assistant Manager of Merchandising Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    Thorough interview process. The entire process took me through 3 interviews. There was less emphasis on who you as a person and more emphasis on your operational and business knowledge. Usually you get interviewed by a Store Manager, then District Manager and then possibly an interview with a Visual Merchandising Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most important metric in the business when you are struggling to make money?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was unable to negotiate. They are not very flexible with pay.
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    I was pleased to be reached by a recruiter on LinkedIn about an open position. She got me in contact with an HR person that I had a few conversations with and one phone interview lasting 2 hours. I then had a follow up phone interview with the DM and another phone interview with the HR person. Lastly I was invited to an in person interview with a training lady. All in all every interview went great, smooth conversation, no difficult questions I couldn't answer. They even talked about pay, bonuses, when I could start how my training would go. Was told I would get a call in a few days from the last interview and then I never heard a word again. I reached out twice over a month span but got nothing. Would've been nice to have some feedback after 5 in depth interviews.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    CAD Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    I received a call from Gap recruiter, he interview me over the phone about what I do and would I me interested in exploring new opportunities. Then I was interviewed with my hiring manager, who ask me to work on a project. After presenting my project to my hiring manager, I was interviewed by my hiring manager's manager. it is a long process with multiple layers before they decide on the final candidate. Just be patience.

    Interview Questions
    • I'm not sure if it's most difficult, just be prepare to answer questions that would bring your value to the company.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    Not a long process basic customer service questions ask if u have any experience have to sell yourself on y would u want to work for the company nothing difficult about the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • The unexpected question the manger wanted me to do was pick out an. Basic outfit and change it into a girls night out outfit   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Easy
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at The Gap.

    Interview Details

    Easy and straight forward. Basic questions. Not very personal. Didn't care about personality just availability. They were looking for holiday help. Didn't tell me I was seasonal. Was let go but invited to come back in the summer. Pretty disappointing in general. I will not go back.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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