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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated 23 March 2019
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  • "The demand to get customers to sign up for store credit cards is a lot sometimes" (in 269 reviews)

  • "Retail hours can make work-life balance difficult" (in 49 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Team Lead"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Natick, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Natick, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, fun, fair, room to grow

    Cons

    none that I can think of so far

    Banana Republic Response

    19 Nov 2018 – Company Representative

    Thank you for your feedback. We love to hear this! We are extremely committed to the overall well-being of our employees, in and out of the workplace, and have been since the very beginning.


  2. "Great place to develop interpersonal skills"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to meet people and develop relationships

    Cons

    Management dont connect with employees. Managers pressure employees to achieve desired sales goals, meanwhile they all are hanging out in their offices.

    Advice to Management

    Work more on a sales floor with employees not just "hang out" at your office.

  3. "Helped me grow"

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    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    A great place to work
    Benefits and flexible, understanding of personal problems
    Nice people
    Friendly
    Snacks all the time

    Cons

    Customers can be worse than employees


  4. "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Ontario, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Ontario, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work environment...for the most part

    Cons

    Hours are very minimal


  5. "Decent job for college student"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Beachwood, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Beachwood, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, easy work, short shift

    Cons

    Poor pay, poor management


  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Great experience with a great company

    Cons

    Not all stores have great managers


  7. "Keyholder"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Perfect for a retail job, you are able to expand your knowledge and attain skills to apply not only for your job performance but for your day to day life as well. They recognize hard effort and diligence and if you are looking to move up in a company or climb the corporate ladder. Then this is perfect for you

    Cons

    it is retail... so you will have time where you will have the hours you need and sometimes you won't.

  8. "Too focused on pushing BR Card, otherwise great environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    decent pay, good team communicatioh

    Cons

    didn't like force feeding every customer a Banana Card


  9. "Great people, low pay"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers were amazing and most customers are great to talk to as well. Flexible hours. Good place to work if still in school.

    Cons

    The pay raise was not enough.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, hard work"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Boston, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company with great values, fun environment, great benefits

    Cons

    Expected to work like a dog and put work first , not understanding of family (mom) life outside of work, long work days

    Banana Republic Response

    11 Mar 2019 – Company Representative

    We understand there are things beyond the office that are important to our employees. We're sorry to hear this was not reflected in your experience. As we continue to drive positive change across the... More