Banana Republic Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. Lots of room to grow if you work hard enough.. Within a few months of starting, I became a manager..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Lead
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Lead

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Love the discount; the direction of the brand..

    Cons

    Pay isn't that great.. I mean for me; I'm 20 and I live with my parents, so it's good enough to pay for things I want.. But it wouldn't be good enough for someone with more experience..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    4 jobs in one sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they are helpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Salary and Pos and cons

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    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Tulare, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Tulare, CA

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling good discount on 3 brands(gap, old navy, banana republic.)

    Cons

    Low hours, poor management. Short shifts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great retail experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, competitive pay, great coworkers, fun atmosphere, good place to begin learning about retail

    Cons

    A few rude members of management; hard to keep up with constantly changing sales/promotions

    Recommends
  6. My experience with this company began very educational and ended very distastefully.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, discount, prizes for getting banana cards, okay hours

    Cons

    No promotions, the politics, rude management staff, time-off requests often rejected, constantly pressured to open banana cards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so rude to the valuable members of the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Best company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    The company truly cares about their associates. Everyone is like a family, we all get along. Management has a good relationship with the staff. Employee discounts are awesome; use discount at any Gap Inc. brand. Flexible hours and recently implemented raises for all associates.

    Cons

    Not enough product knowledge classes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All stores need product knowledge classes and better training programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Overall, it was a good work experience and our store had a strong group of associates.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    The discount throughout Gap companies is a nice perk, i.e. Banana Republic, Gap, and Old Navy. Another pro is the increase in wage for employees across all brands.

    Cons

    The emphasis on the credit cards is absurd and there is little incentive offered for doing well. Outside of that, there should be more opportunities for advancement, and the GM should be more involved in daily aspects of the store to assure success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be improvements made between the communication with management and employees. Another suggestion is to comply with the agreed upon availability of employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Stockroom

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Don't deal with the customers as much.

    Cons

    Promotion from the stockroom aren't easily available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just appreciate the stockroom as the backbone of the store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. A laid back yet strategic company that values daily merchandising/reporting to dramatically increase sales per store.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Banana Republic (more than a year)

    Pros

    A merchandisers dream job! District call outs daily, company email on your phone, district support where managers reach out to congratulate you or encourage you to get to the next level. Great work-life balance with 4 weeks vacation to start.

    Cons

    Sales budget can be unattainable at times, but that is anywhere in retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearer designation between departments - petites and women's are a tad too alike. Petites is over assorted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vernon, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vernon, TX

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

    Pros

    Employee discount is a nice perk (which applies or other Gap related companies)

    Cons

    Pushing credit cards is the only thing corporate is worried about

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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