Banana Republic

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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated 22 September 2014
Updated 22 September 2014
823 Reviews
3.3
823 Reviews
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Banana Republic President Jack Calhoun
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335 Ratings

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.  

    Good co-workers, good hours, easy work, but does get boring at times

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    good hours, easy work, retail, easy going coworkers

    Cons

    not enough hours, gets boring at times, customers can be a headache.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Fantastic

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  London, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great management, positive feedback, staff support, great team environment. Flexibility with work schedule, great product and awesome image..

    Cons

    I did not have any, but for some it could be weekend availability, evenings shift or sometimes shorter shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Key for great employees is a great management team. Support, training and positive reinforcement.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, great team. Love the company values, and love how the company values its customers without sacrificing the wellbeing of their employees.

    Cons

    pushy with the brand CC, also not very environmentally friendly. All individual baggies for every single item during shipment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for, excellent opportunities for growth.

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    Former Employee - Customer Experience Supervisor  in  Wichita, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Supervisor in Wichita, KS (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent discounts across the brands, good benefits. Great charitable grants and community service opportunities. Wonderful team to work with!

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons from working here. The work life balance could be improved, but it is retail - so one really shouldn't expect to constantly have weekends off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Good benefits (discounts, medical, eye, dental, 401k)

    Cons

    Too many store visits with nitpicky managers. Either ease up and understand that that's the way it looks, or provide us with more hours and training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pop into stores unannounced. We don't need to waste hours the night before making the store look perfect for you. Just see it for how it really is in the moment. And if it's not to your standard, then provide stores with more hours to fold and fix on a daily basis. As it is, we only run on enough hours to maintain the store, not to perfect it.

  7.  

    Very pleasant. The management is excellent!

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate  in  San Leandro, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in San Leandro, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Good Management. Smart Coworkers.

    Cons

    Barely above min. wage. Unless proven, you will usually be on call.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing A.N. and S.V.!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good but Exhausted from the credit cards

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Decent wage, nice people, helpful managers, great customer base, very systematic

    Cons

    They are soo pushy with credit cards

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Good part time job for students.

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

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

    Pros

    Fun staff and discount on clothes. Very flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Heavy emphasis on pushing sales onto customers just to make quotas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No complaints here :)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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

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