The Freedom and Flexibility at Gap Inc. Will Knock Your Socks Off
Gap Inc.—the fashion business behind Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix—really needs no introduction. What you might not know about Gap Inc., however, is how its culture is defined by flexibility.
Flexibility in the Office (or Out of It)
When Sofie Eliasson, senior designer of marketing for Old Navy, needed to take her job on the road for a bit, management said, “No problem!”
“I love to travel, and that’s always encouraged in the job that I’m doing,” she explains. “I spoke to my manager about going to my boyfriend’s film screening in NYC, and he was very supportive and let me work remotely during the trip.”
GapTech, a team of technologists, also gets flexible work options—thanks to multiple tech options like a video conferencing tool that lets them collaborate face-to-face while sitting in the comfort of their individual workspaces.
And if employees need inspiration? Gap Inc. is flexible on that, too. Field trips are pretty common—so those of you who enjoy visiting art exhibits or strolling around town (read: all of us) will definitely enjoy the freedom.
Flexibility in the Job
Wendy Chen, a development engineer, says, “There’s a lot of flexibility to choose a variety of different jobs here—testing where you feel the most comfortable and going with it.”
Chen says her co-workers are always very supportive when she wants to try something different.
And Hong Hoang, a director of information security risk and compliance, completely agrees. “GapTech empowers its employees to take risks, try new things, and always be innovative.”
Plus, the company itself is very flexible when it comes to change.
Darren Carter, a corporate finance manager, explains that by staying nimble and reacting quickly, Gap Inc. is able to meet every challenge, deliver on every goal, and keep its place in the international world of fashion.
Think you have what it takes to succeed in this fast-paced, exciting, and flexible world? Check out Gap Inc.’s offices, then go get your next gig.