Banana Republic Reviews

Updated 14 Jun 2021

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3.5
62%
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Banana Republic President and CEO  Sandra Stangl
Sandra Stangl
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible managers, approachable, employee discount(in 379 reviews)

  • "Great discount for employees there(in 260 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Signing people up for credit cards(in 348 reviews)

  • "You can really only be part time unless your a manager then your full time but as a(in 115 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good

      25 Sep 2020 - Development Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good workplace. good place to work

      Cons

      Nonthing to comment on here

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      A lot of politics

      15 Jan 2021 - Visual Market Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary and place of work

      Cons

      A lot of politics. Too many managers

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    3. 1.0
      Current Employee

      awful

      31 Dec 2020 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good timing flexible work no uniform

      Cons

      bad management low pay awful people

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good good good

      13 Nov 2020 - Owner in Dudley, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very nice place to work

      Cons

      nothing bad to add really

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Best place I've worked

      12 Feb 2020 - Software Developer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great management, good engineering values and nice office working space.

      Cons

      It can get very fast-paced.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Best place to work

      7 Oct 2019 - Sales Associate in Newyork, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to work If your starting retail career

      Cons

      No job security , you can loose your job for any simple Mistake.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Brand Ambassador

      11 Apr 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good uniform discounts New collections every week

      Cons

      Long hours Staff change very fast

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee

      London Flagship Store.

      16 Jan 2015 - Sales Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good team on the shop floor and good operations team. There are room for progression but that is just dependant on your performance.

      Cons

      Poor management, management did not communicate well with the staff. There were no connection between the managers and the sale associates, it was very divided which in my opinion is not that great. The managers expect a 100% from you to make a sale but when you do feel like you made a contribution, theres no recognition or appreciation from the managers, their just bothered about hitting daily sales.- You always feel on edge because the managers expect you to literally hassle the customers for 'assistance' but in my opinion, that is the wrong way to go about. (Can't expect us to keep hassling customers, it's very annoying). - The managers were two-faced, even the supervisors didn't like the managers and the sales team didn't like the visual team, so what does that say?! This is just very poor considering this was the London Flagship store! At the time I left, 12 others resigned after as well. To be honest, I've worked in retail nearly all my working life but I did not expect this from a flagship store.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Generally a better place to work than most retailers

      26 Jun 2015 - Retail Sales Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Real team culture (Dependant on store I am fortunate enough to work in a smaller store, don't expect it at all at Flagship Regent St) 50% Discount off Full Priced Banana Republic and GAP a further 10% of Markdowned merchandise The hours are there if you are willing to be flexible which is handy for part timers. The management team generally do a good job of hiring people that will fit in with the team. So there is a whole variety of interesting colleagues.

      Cons

      A lot is expected from you but who doesn't nowadays? During peak time, scheduling can be a nightmare and that could be one person for womensfloor, mensfloor and one at the cash desk...not ideal for people who cannot multi task! Unobtainable targets sometimes. Not much in terms of boosting team morale, would be worth team nights out. Contradicting my earlier statement, though the hours are there if you want them, sometimes there is a disregard towards your availability ...sometimes! If you do have the skills, you will be taken advantage of! But thats not necessarily a bad thing, be expected to do sales, tills, stock and visual merchandising. An all around employee garners more tools!

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Customer service

      9 Mar 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good working environment si will work again

      Cons

      Long hours but break is fine

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      Banana Republic Response

      Company Representative

      Thank you for your feedback. We're committed to our employees' growth and are working on new development plans and training resources for the organization.

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