Banana Republic

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  1.  

    Brand Ambassador

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador

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

    Pros

    I really enjoy the people I work with- it's really great to be surrounded by smart, creative people who love fashion as much as I do. Managers are generally reasonable and the $9/hr wage is a better than a lot of other retail positions.

    Cons

    You have to be diligent about managing your own time. If managers are impressed with you and the work you do in the store, they'll schedule you for as many hours as possible or try to coax you to have more time available. For me, having more of a balance between work and life was important to me and I eventually had to have a conversation with management to strike more of a balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Summer Job

    Former Employee - Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal
    Former Employee - Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Employee discounts were generous but can't be used for online merchandise. Coworkers were friendly. Managers were courteous and fair.

    Cons

    I would have liked to work more hours but our store generally didn't have high traffic.

  3.  

    Great place to work at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Augustine, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Augustine, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great management, flexible hours, flexible days off

    Cons

    Pay wasn't always the best, but comparable if not better than jobs in the area

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great people, great environment, great experience, at Banana in Merrick Park.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Coral Gables, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Coral Gables, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, decent pay, helpful in learning, great employee discount

    Cons

    Part-time doesn't get many hours over the summer due to the high number of new part-time hires, in order to compensate for college students leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. They were great at making everyone feel comfortable and happy to come to work. Encouraged a family feel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Respected and Valued

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Banana Republic, Sales Associate in Wilmington, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Banana Republic, Sales Associate in Wilmington, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    For a part time job, it's great to be making more than minimum wage. The Gap Company really knows how to take care of their employees. Paid breaks and fair frequency of breaks.

    Cons

    Hours between employees can sometimes be difficult. Personal growth is difficult at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to get experience in retail.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador/Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador/Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Great discount- 50% off full price, 10% extra on sale items and GAP and Banana Republic.
    In the past year (2014) the company has been through some exciting changes and continues to adapt.
    Clothing has gotten trendier and younger.
    Customer is generally pleasant

    Cons

    No commission.
    Bonuses for associates have been taken away.
    Selling credit card is tough and annoying

  8.  

    Sales Support Lead

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

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Definite room for advancement. Amazing staff to work with. Diversity, Structure and Loyalty.

    Cons

    Schedules, Staff structure, Benefits (part-time), Work enviorment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work-life-balance, office culture, schedules

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Brand

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ces in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Ces in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Challenging, Creative Environment, Growth Opportunities, Great Team, Great Product

    Cons

    Not many, i left and rejoined the brand after a few years because i loved the culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great environment with heavy emphasis on teamwork

    • 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

    Incentives for sales goals, flexible hours, and great management.

    Cons

    Stresses credit card goals and doing many tasks at once while maintaining floor standards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great enviornment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Presentation Lead in Germantown, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Merchandise Presentation Lead in Germantown, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Work life home life balance

    Cons

    Pushing credit cards on customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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