Banana Republic

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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
967 Reviews
3.4
967 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    AMAZING COMPANY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, amazing coaching and development of team, benefits are incredible, and vacation time is awesome!

    Cons

    Constantly busy, must be at great multitasking and leading a team,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    I loved the environment at this location everyone was friendly and the discounts were amazing.

    Cons

    Hated having to get Banana Republic Card applications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote from within

  3.  

    The experience is great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Michigan City, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Michigan City, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    I enjoy it. They pay really well. My co-workers are great, I don't know what I would do without them. You are always going at a fast pace but learn to enjoy it because you figure out where everything is.

    Cons

    Customers of course. No hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand that we have some really good worker, but picking favorites is terrible. Their are other people that need hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    I love working here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Aurora, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Aurora, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great discounts, and raises in pay

    Cons

    Pushes credit goal a lot but not a big deal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing a great job, but stop acting like you're perfect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Very organized and flexible.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, organized, good pay, decent hours and great discount.

    Cons

    Calling out extremely frowned upon. I had to take my 12 year old sister to the airport for an international flight and my manager asked why she couldn't just take Uber or lift.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Merchandise Presentation Supervisor in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Merchandise Presentation Supervisor in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    great benefits, pay, company overall

    Cons

    Typical cons of working for corporate retailer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not anything in particular that I can think of

  8.  

    Great experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Ann Arbor, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Ann Arbor, MI (US)

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Great coworkers. Great manager who facilitated a great work environment. Easy work & not stressful at all. I was pregnant while I worked there and they were so great about me wanting to work right up to delivery and take a maternity leave as long as I wanted; (I was hourly and it was unpaid, obviously.)

    Cons

    Didn't really have any. It met all my needs for a job at the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser/Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser/Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    I enjoyed working here, it was nice. Worked with Sales and Visual Merchandising. I loved working with the Visual team as I was able to utilize my creative skills.

    Cons

    Working in the floor was cool, but they are very big on signing people up with Banana Cards- which does have great perks but I was not big on pushing those. Though I did get cards, I did not always meet my quota. I approached it as being in the customer's shoes, I know how I am when people ask me to sign up for cards, which is why I wasn't extra pushy bc I don't like it when people try to push store cards on me, my no's mean no.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Love my job, but not the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Great benefits and incentives. Very easy to move up through the company if you show initiative and desire

    Cons

    The company is all about promotions, and the customers have caught on. So the customers will demand high class service, but wont buy anything unless its 70% off. Very stressful sometimes. The company has lot of strange rules and just never seems to make much sense. There is logic, and then there is BR logic, not always the same thing. Every day I have at least one customer getting mad with something and telling me they will stop shopping here. Daily...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that management is doing everything very well with the tools they have been given. Its the actual company that needs to change if they want things to be better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall good experience. Great people and support.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Lots of tenure
    Good company/reputable
    Support from higher ups around development

    Cons

    Timely Technology issues daily.
    Expectations (amount of work) not realistic
    Too much multitasking so not as productive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up expectations around work and filter out what's less critical.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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