Banana Republic Interview Questions

Updated Jul 16, 2015
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Banana Republic in June 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewer had me reserve an item online, to be picked up at the interview. Once I went into my interview, that piece was used in a styling roleplay in the store. After the interviewer reviewed my styling choices, we went into the back for the formal part of the interview. The questions were all different from others that I have found online, my Interivewer told me the store was recently just sent a new set for this year. (So be mindful of that when researching and practicing if you have an interview with them). The questions largely covered topics like fashion, and social media. Unfortunately, because the interviewer was new to the questions, and I was admittedly not prepared for them, it was pretty rocky. Overall the interview took about half an hour.

    Interview Questions

    • how often/ why are you motivated to give someone a compliment?   Answer Question
    • Social Media Questions: How often do you go on social media? What social media sites do you use? (Follow up: who do you follow for fashion news on these sites?) Where do you get your fashion news?   1 Answer
    • Who is your role model and why?   1 Answer
    • Which celebrity's fashion do you admire most?   1 Answer
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    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Banana Republic (New York, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Met with the recruiter, HR Manager, and Store Director. After meeting with the Store Director I received a call from the manager. I attempted calling her back several times, but did not hear back from either her or the recruiter. In addition, no communication was done over e-mail which made it so important to write down dates, times, and locations for the interview process. It has been two weeks since the manager called and unfortunately no one ever got back in touch with me. I thought the overall experience could have been really positive if they had closed the loop with their applicant especially since I had committed several hours to both phone and in person interviews at that point.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do feel that you would be a fit for Banana*? How do you handle challenging situations? *Asked this question by all three individuals   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hurst, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Banana Republic (Hurst, TX) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online to several stores and got an interview less than a week later. It was a one on one interview. I didn't have any retail experience and the hiring manager said he wanted to build a strong team for the holiday season. I made it clear that it was solely a summer job for me, so I kinda knew I wouldn't be hired.

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    Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Grapevine, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Banana Republic (Grapevine, TX) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online. It took 2 weeks they contacted me via mobile. Scheduled for an interview.I went earlier that day. It was a group interview, me along with five other people. I don't think it was a fair interview. He asked a couple of questions then gave us a situation, on the basis of that situation we had to choose outfit and other accessories.Then described it why we chose that outfit etc.interview took 45 mins

    Interview Questions

    • name one multitask you do?who's your inspiration? Whom do you follow for fashion? If you go to a party what will you do?when did you help other people? What is the best customer service you serve?   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Banana Republic (Chicago, IL) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I did a group interview with 9 or 10 other people. Some questions where easy and some where difficult. Just make sure you answer every question relating it back to whatever position you're applying for. It's a plus if you already have customer service experience but some things they would want hear about is you working in a team, working in a fast/busy environment and knowing how to interact with customers.

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    GapTech Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Banana Republic (San Francisco, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a response about one month later. After the initial response, the process was about two weeks long consisting of an initial phone interview and onsite interview lasting one hour. Communication was good and I was able to get any questions answered in a short amount of time. Response after the final round interview was only one day.

    Interview Questions

    • Resume-based. As a college student, a lot of questions were based on my major or classes and we brainstormed how they might be directly applicable to the job.   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hingham, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Banana Republic (Hingham, MA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Pretty negative experience. In regards to time, it was pretty quick. I applied for a temporary position using an online application. I heard back within a 1-2 weeks. My interviewer was very judgmental and made many remarks about my personal appearance. She said that I was cute but that I otherwise was too professional. Just generally acted very condescendingly.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you work in an atmosphere in which you don't fit in?   Answer Question
    • When was a time you experienced bad customer service?   Answer Question
    • What is an example of a time you gave excellent customer service?   Answer Question
    • what skills will you bring to this job?   Answer Question
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    Logistics Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Banana Republic (San Francisco, CA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    After initial phone interview, met with several groups from the logistics team. Some interviewers were very friendly while others seemed disinterested. Questions were mostly about my experience and they asked for a lot of examples of past challenges I had dealt with in the workplace, how I had improved previous workplaces, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you please provide an example of how you improved efficiency in your present job?   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Banana Republic in September 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online and got a phone call two weeks later asking to schedule a group interview. Many time slots at the location I was applying at but the interview would take place at a mall not the town center where I applied.

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    Merchandise Presentation Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wichita, KS
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Banana Republic (Wichita, KS).

    Interview

    Had two one-on-one interviews with different managers. The interviews seemed to go well, but I had to initiate contact every time I wanted to know something. They called me initially saying that they were interested in an interview, and three weeks passed before I called them saying that I would like to set something up. They told me after my interviews that it would be two weeks before they would make a decision. I called two and a half weeks later to ask about progress and they said the manager was out of town and I would be called back in two days. A full month after my interviews, I got an automated email saying that I wasn't chosen for the position. After two interviews, I expect at least a quick phone call. I was very disappointed with their timeliness, communication, and how impersonal everything was. I would not apply for another position with the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see your career in 5 years?   1 Answer
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