Banana Republic

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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated 21 November 2014
Updated 21 November 2014
892 Reviews
3.4
892 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 108 reviews)

  • Great discount to use over 3 brands(Banana Republic, Old Navy & Gap) (in 107 reviews)


Cons
  • Management heavily pushes the credit card because they have a quota too meet for each day (in 97 reviews)

  • If you don't value your work/life balance then this is the perfect company for you (in 21 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Nice people at the store

    Cons

    Late shifts all the time

  2.  

    You will have a great shopping time with our guest

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    You will have great perks (discount) and well-educated training. Many people do great services for our guests. You will learn tons of things here.

    Cons

    Some of employees are not native speakers but many of them understand how difficult to sell products by second language. They will teach you kindly and also guests are nice!

  3.  

    Growth opportunities!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Banana Republic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    BR really invested in their internal talent and worked to develop a strong pipeline for growth. I always felt that I knew where I stood and what was going to move me forward in my career.

    Gap Inc also has a strong company culture that provides endless support for both your work and professional life.

    Cons

    I don't have any negative takeaways from the brand. Unfortunately it was a retail job which meant retail hours. It was difficult to find time during peak to spend with loved ones since I lived so far from home. It wasn't something within the control of the management team, it is just simply the demands of the industry.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fast paced, requires customer service at all times

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    products are high quality, managers consistently try to motivate team members

    Cons

    schedules change frequently from week to week

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Customer Experience Lead in Fayetteville, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Lead in Fayetteville, AR (US)

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

    Pros

    Great vacation time. Great training.

    Cons

    Retail hours. But that's the only downside. Great company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Easy to advance if you work hard.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales/Cashier

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in McAllen, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in McAllen, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Got a lot of hours during the holidays and they pay more than minimum wage. I moved up to cashier within the second day and you make commission off of the credit card accounts you open which isn't too much but still something.

    Cons

    Wear comfy shoes because you are on your feet all day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great management with even better associates.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV (US)

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

    Pros

    Management is organized and well coordinated. The benefits aren't too shabby. The other associates are friendly.

    Cons

    None, working here is a pleasure.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent, but they wonder why there is turnover

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, fairly good with time off, and good colleagues. I feel like I have learned a lot, and it is a good starter job with great training, especially at a company flagship store.

    Cons

    Understaffed, Always trying to reduce hours and save, Unappreciated, poor pay. It is not possible to do everything they ask, they are consciously understaffed, but expect people to be the only person on a floor doing the job of at minimum, 4 people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't wait to give raises for good performance, and hard work. There is a reason people leave so frequently. The expectations and the pay are not commensurate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Non-Sale Associate

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    Current Employee - Non Sale Associate in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Non Sale Associate in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, good training for retail business. Excellent standards. You have the possible of training for management. Good employee discounts across the brands, Gap and Old Navy. Flexible shifts.

    Cons

    You only get hours when the store takes money. Schedules state lots of on calls. Shifts can be cancelled at any given time. Employ new people, even though there are no hours to spare. Make you work most holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train employees thoroughly, from the beginning of training. Retrain if necessary. Buddy up new hires with strong trained employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Didn't pay for talent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Pay time off. 0-4 years= 4 weeks pto
    5-9= 5 weeks pto
    10+ years of service= 6 weeks pto

    Cons

    Didn't invest on management and people. Very cheap company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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