Banana Republic

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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
914 Reviews
3.4
914 Reviews
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Banana Republic President Jack Calhoun
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is a nice perk (which applies or other Gap related companies) (in 111 reviews)

  • Great discount to use over 3 brands(Banana Republic, Old Navy & Gap) (in 109 reviews)


Cons
  • Pushing credit cards is the only thing corporate is worried about (in 99 reviews)

  • If you don't value your work/life balance then this is the perfect company for you (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Friendly employees, career advancement, competitive wages

    Cons

    Working holidays and weekends (something you have to do in retail)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Love This Job!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hazelwood, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hazelwood, MO (US)

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Extremely Friendly
    Fun
    Great People to Work With
    Great Pay
    Flexible Hours
    Small Store

    Cons

    Took A Few Cuts in Work Hours

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Good stepping stone no matter what your career choice

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Good pay for retail
    Nice benefits even for part time staff

    Cons

    Sometimes unrealistic expectations
    Store often had maintenance issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be more cordial to one another

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A very good retail experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Leesburg, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Leesburg, VA (US)

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They were usually pretty good about flexible schedules, the pay was GREAT and GAP itself is a wonderful company that has decent benefits. Most of my managers were very easy-going, I loved all my fellow employees, and the GAP-wide discount was especially a plus.

    Cons

    The phrase "fast-paced" work environment is no joke, as the job can be pretty exhausting. Another annoying part was the constant expectation to sell Banana cards (the store credit card) and being on-call for work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please relax about the cards

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    unrealistic expectations, managers get too serious

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it fun and light. its sales not rocket science

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stock Supervisor
    Former Employee - Stock Supervisor

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Having worked at a brfs for four years, I became really close with my coworkers. They were like my second family. Also, the employee discount was pretty awesome. Where I worked I got 40 hours a week, despite being a "part time" associate.

    Cons

    Its retail, so the hours sucked. That and when I was a stock sup, it seemed like the expectations were unrealistic and unattainable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your UPH goals, man. The highest shipment UPH I ever hit was 167, and that was only once, and it was a tiny truck. Make your process expectations realistic, and give us more payroll for workload.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty happy

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    available hours
    Friendly people to work with
    Easy to move up if your a great employee

    Cons

    Explanations about what to do for different situations can get confusing with the amount of managers at the store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone on the same page about everything. Can get confusing on what I should be doing when one person tells me one thing one way and another tells me differently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Retail Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun, lively working environment. It was fun working here and good discounts.

    Cons

    No real cons about working here, except that you cannot control how many hours you get. I was consistently getting less than I wanted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Decent place to work!

    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Midtown Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Midtown Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great employee benefits
    flexible schedule (dates and hours)

    Cons

    Working environment (dusty especially with all winter sweaters)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication is needed.

  11.  

    Great job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great job overall. Great cross brand discount.

    Cons

    Sales associates do not make enough money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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