Company History -
Gap Inc. was founded in 1969 by Donald G. Fisher and Doris F. Fisher. The first Gap store was opened in Ocean Avenue in San Francisco. It’s second store was opened in San Jose, California in 1970. By the year 1973, Gap had expanded out of California and had more than 25 stores. In the year 1974, Gap began to sell private-label merchandise. After the death of Donald G. Fisher in 2009, his son Robert J. Fisher served on the board of directors for the company. Today, Gap employs more than 135,000 people and has more than 3076 stores across the globe.
Jobs available at Gap distribution center -
The entry level jobs available at Gap Distribution centers are very few and most of the jobs require prior experience in order to apply. We are going to take a look at two distribution center positions here. In order to take a look at all the positions, you can visit the website and search for available jobs as we will see in the next section of the article.
A good entry level position for distribution center at Gap is that of Maintenance technician. This job involves routine equipment maintenance work. For example, the candidate will be required to repair conveyors and associated equipments. The candidate will be required to ensure safe operation of warehouse equipments and machinery. This position requires 2 to 3 years of practical experience as a Maintenance technician. Of course, the candidate must also be physically fit and will be required to be able to lift 50 pounds or more.
Another position is that of a Loss Prevention Agent. This job requires the candidate to have a thorough understanding of the policies and procedures of Gap. The candidate will perform floor duties and deal with theft issues and direct Loss Prevention related issues. A knowledge of Loss Prevention/security procedures is preferred for this job. Gap distribution center positions are available in several cities in the following states –
We will see the full details of the requirements and responsibilities of all jobs when we take a look at the website in the next part, so let’s see how to apply for a job at Gap.
How to get a job at a Gap Distribution Center?
In order to check for available distribution center jobs at Gap, go to their website at www.gap.com. Once on the site, go to the bottom of the page and click on the “Careers” tab there, which will take you to the careers homepage of the website. At the centre of the page, you will see a tab titled “Job Search” below which are fields where you will have to enter the region where you are looking for a job, along with the job type and the location. Once you have chosen the appropriate values for the three fields, the results page will be opened. You will then see a list of available jobs at your specified region and location. When you click on the “Apply” button just below the job title, you will be taken to a login page. Assuming that you don’t have an account yet, click on “New User” button. This will take you to the registration page and once registered, you can apply for the jobs online.
Here are some additional pointers that will help you get that job at Gap Inc.
- The average salary for a warehouse associate is $14.11/hr with the lowest salary being $12 and the highest salary being $16 reportedly.
- The average salary for a Loss Prevention agent is $12.42/hr with lowest salary being reportedly $11 and highest being $13.
- Sample interview question – “What are some of your strengths?”
- Sample interview question – “What did you not like about your last job?”
- Sample interview question – “Why do you want to work for Gap?”
- Sample interview question – “What are your weaknesses?”
So there is a summary of the information useful to get a job at a Gap distribution center. Gap provides a lot of opportunities for both entry level as well as managerial positions. The distribution centers of Gap are not in many states and those living in the states of New York, Tennessee, Arizona, Kentucky, California and Ohio will benefit from the distribution centers being located there. Employee satisfaction for Gap is largely positive and a good 74% employees approve of the C.E.O Glenn K. Murphy. For the sixth year in 2012, Gap was also recognized as one of the world’s most ethical companies to work for by Ethisphere Magazine. Gap is an excellent choice if you want to work for a company with good pay and employee satisfaction.