Interested in working for Gap Inc.? The international clothing and accessories retailer is one of the world's largest, with more than 3,300 company-owned stores and 400 franchises. Merchandise is marketed under five apparel brands – Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and INTERMIX. The Gap has four categories of employees: Headquarters, Stores, Distribution Centers, and Call Centers.
GapTech is their technology branch, which encompasses core teams in Product Engineering, Global Infrastructure, Information Security, Omni-channel Technology and Logistics, Business Intelligence Group, Sourcing and Inventory Management, Enterprise Systems and Strategy, Operations, and Product Management.
Gap Career and Employment Information
Gap employment information including all job openings, application information, career information, and how to apply online is available on their website.
Gap Job Search
The Gap offers all of its job openings online on their job search page. Job seekers can browse opportunities in nine different countries including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Ireland, Italy, Canada, and the UK, as well as the United States. Job seekers can search for positions in each of the five brand areas as well as talent areas such as Store Management, Sales, Merchandising, Product Management, Human Resources, Marketing, and Loss Prevention.
Job seekers can search for jobs by keyword and can filter by job category, market, brand, job status, location, industry, and business. Candidates can also save any jobs of interest for later.
To apply for a job online, you must first create a profile. You can do so by manually inputting your information and answering questions related to your experience and job-related goals.
Opportunities for College Applicants
The Gap offers a retail Management Training Program for college graduates through their headquarters in San Francisco. Recruits can start either in the spring or fall and participate in a nine-month training program with rotations in three of Gap's core functional areas: Inventory Management, Merchandising, and Production. After successfully completing the training program recruits take on a position as an Inventory Management Analyst, Assistant Merchandiser or Assistant Product Manager in either San Francisco or New York.
Members of this world-class training program get the unique ability to rotate through each department, learn different functions, and collaborate with cross-functional. Classroom training is provided and each participant is assigned special projects to impact the business and engage with senior leaders.
Gap Inc. Student Programs
Gap Inc. offers senior undergraduates and first-year MBA students a 10-week Summer Internship program in San Diego, CA that is both a challenging and hands-on experience. There are opportunities in a variety of areas, including merchandising, marketing, finance, loss prevention, strategy, human resources, communications, inventory management and more. All interns take part in weekly presentations with senior executives, learn about many facets of the company and industry, and work on projects.
The company also sponsors a special partnership program with community colleges consisting of career-oriented workshops and a Field Internship Training Program.
Gap Employee Benefits
Gap offers its employees and their eligible dependents, including children, spouses, and domestic partners a wide range of benefits including health and wellness coverage, access to an employee assistance program, a 401(k) retirement plan, PTO for vacation, personal time, or illness, and individual and career development.
The store offers all U.S. and Canada employees 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet, and 25% off at Athleta. Employees also enjoy community discounts at partnered theme parks, cellular carriers, car sharing, travel companies and more.
In addition to the company’s innovative training programs, Gap Inc. offers employees tuition reimbursement, which may be paired with its Community College program.
Gap Inc. Culture
Gap Inc. characterizes their corporate culture as “emphasizing creativity, delivering results, doing what's right, and always thinking of the customer first." Social responsibility and support for diversity are prominent themes on their corporate website. Gap has voiced support for raising the minimum wage and endorses measures to ensure pay equity for women.
Gap Inc. values giving back to surrounding communities and underserved regions around the globe. They even encourage employees to volunteer and grant qualifying individuals up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer through their Take 5 program. Gap Inc. also matches donations employees make to charities and limit the amount based on the employee’s job level.