Banana Republic

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Under valued

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Current Employee - Sales Support in Cincinnati, OH (US)
Current Employee - Sales Support in Cincinnati, OH (US)

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

Pros

you get a good discount is you make enough money to buy something, coworkers are all pleasent to work with

Cons

opinions are not valued what so ever. the work hours are usually terrible and unless you show promise you probably will not get schedualed as much

Advice to ManagementAdvice

listen to your employees. organizing the back of the store is just as important as organizing the from. and think of a way to motivate your employees with ways other than a candy bar.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great and educational if you love fashion and sub-par compensation but it's fashion retail...

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

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

    Pros

    The discount for Gap Inc/Banana Republic is awesome. And is even great when extended through the family and friends event. If you’re young there is numerous individuals your age to get a long with and a great way to learn about men’s and women’s fashion. The company was great for work/life balance. It’s an awesome place to learn if you wish to start your own brand/company. Depending on your skill set learning about the opposite sex’s clothing is great for your own personal knowledge. Most managers will acknowledge your support if you perform well.

    Cons

    The problem with working for Banana Republic is the lack of clear management decisions. Closed door policies, managers who often sat in the offices to avoid the sales floor. An often boring collection of mens clothes depending on location. Lots of emphasis focused on women’s clothing because it sells more. The company used to strive on experience but now it’s all about hitting targets so managers can collect their bonuses. Pay raises are terrible for Sales/Support Staff. Tons of brainwashing and often trying to get all associates to use the same terminology which takes the genuine aspect of customer service out of it. And as of 2011 Gap Inc. is still showing up on survey’s for it’s clothing made in third world sweatshops such as China, Bangladesh and India. But the company boast to support the Boy’s and Girls Club of America and Canada.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if some managers got off their behinds and communicated with the individuals who bring in the company billions of dollars(the Sales/Support Staff). Promote those who perform well and not those who contact you outside the workplace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I really, really liked it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Very, Very, very Fun environment.

    Cons

    None at all. loved it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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