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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
823 Reviews
3.3
823 Reviews
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Banana Republic President Jack Calhoun
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount to use over 3 brands(Banana Republic, Old Navy & Gap) (in 101 reviews)

  • Employee discount is a nice perk (which applies or other Gap related companies) (in 93 reviews)


Cons
  • Pushing credit cards is the only thing corporate is worried about (in 87 reviews)

  • Employee raises were given once a year, but they cap sales associates in the Factory Stores at (in 38 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Enjoyed my time at Banana Republic

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Wayne, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wayne, NJ (US)

    I worked at Banana Republic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everyone in my location was like family. The hours were great and the discount was decent as well.

    Cons

    Working on some weekends and holidays, but thats most retail positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent

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    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador  in  Aurora, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Aurora, IL (US)

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Cool management team, nice work environment

    Cons

    I can not really think of any cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Easy Part Time Job

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    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great camaraderie with the ability to move around, cashier, cabinet sets, try different things, an opportunity to learn business 101 skills, and can certainly take leadership roles (without compensation) and gain experience

    Cons

    low salary base, you really get what you pay for, if BR paid more, we'd have higher class employees and less turnover, but I guess that's what keeps costs down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage loyalty, pay your employees more, stop capping salaries and hourly wages, if your employee has been there 10 plus years, they still deserve a raise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Offers room for growth.

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    Current Employee - Stock Associate  in  McLean, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in McLean, VA (US)

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Incentives on making sales goals. Strong team morale. Room for growth.

    Cons

    Inconsistent scheduling. Sometimes not enough man-power

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that everyone has their own set tasks before asking them to deviate from it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Little to no opportunity for growth in the company. Also, they put no effort in your development.

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I worked at Banana Republic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Store was 5 minutes from my house so I had a short commute and I loved my team that I worked with.

    Cons

    District management was terrible. There were some stores in the district that the DM hadn't visited in over 2 years. There was no development for any of the staff - from management team to sales team. Company doesn't put any effort in improving employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work so far

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Chino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chino, CA (US)

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have three of the best managers! I love what the company stands for. Being able to speak with the general public and listen to all their funny stories. Seeing the customers smile because you made them feel important. As an employee you get 50% off your purchases.

    Cons

    I prefer working with two out of the three. One manager in particular seems to get anxious which doesn't create a warm environment, but you can tell she cares.

     You don't get a lot of hours. One week, I only worked one day out the week for 4 hours. If you have bills and/or student loans then you will need a better job.

    Something that might not seem fun, is trying to get customers to sign up for a Banana Republic card (management strongly suggest this).

    If you have never worked in a retail store before, there will be a lot of things you may have never heard, but coworkers will speak to you as if you do. Don't be silent! Ask questions!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to make connections, upper management decent, a bit hard to move up

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    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Agent  in  Deer Park, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Agent in Deer Park, NY (US)

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Make great Connections, great benefits, fun place to work in, they do a good job at developing

    Cons

    Pay, you only get a 25 cent raise if that a year, name of the game is working up to earn more. Moving up is tough depending on who your mangers are, a lot of times they look outside the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Pretty decent for a first time in a visual role

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Great coworkers and great work hours

    Cons

    Low pay and slow advancement

  10.  

    Can be rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    With the right team and environment it is an excellent workplace.

    Cons

    compensation does not match job requirements

  11.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Cashier Lead  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier Lead in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    the store is very easy to work for. nothing too complicated. not too much fuss from upper management. would d

    Cons

    too many discount days which saturated the brand, repetitive. raises were very minimal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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