Banana Republic

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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
967 Reviews
3.4
967 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is a nice perk (which applies or other Gap related companies) (in 111 reviews)

  • Great discount to use over 3 brands(Banana Republic, Old Navy & Gap) (in 109 reviews)


Cons
  • Pushing credit cards is the only thing corporate is worried about (in 99 reviews)

  • If you don't value your work/life balance then this is the perfect company for you (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    AMAZING COMPANY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, amazing coaching and development of team, benefits are incredible, and vacation time is awesome!

    Cons

    Constantly busy, must be at great multitasking and leading a team,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The experience is great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Michigan City, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Michigan City, IN

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

    Pros

    I enjoy it. They pay really well. My co-workers are great, I don't know what I would do without them. You are always going at a fast pace but learn to enjoy it because you figure out where everything is.

    Cons

    Customers of course. No hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand that we have some really good worker, but picking favorites is terrible. Their are other people that need hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great Company to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    I loved the environment at this location everyone was friendly and the discounts were amazing.

    Cons

    Hated having to get Banana Republic Card applications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote from within

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  5.  

    I love working here

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

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

    Pros

    Great discounts, and raises in pay

    Cons

    Pushes credit goal a lot but not a big deal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing a great job, but stop acting like you're perfect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Very organized and flexible.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, organized, good pay, decent hours and great discount.

    Cons

    Calling out extremely frowned upon. I had to take my 12 year old sister to the airport for an international flight and my manager asked why she couldn't just take Uber or lift.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Merchandise Presentation Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandise Presentation Supervisor in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    great benefits, pay, company overall

    Cons

    Typical cons of working for corporate retailer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not anything in particular that I can think of

  8.  

    Great Company to Work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Lead in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Lead in Danbury, CT

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

    Pros

    Employee Merchandise discount, management team, company values.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement take awhile

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Great coworkers. Great manager who facilitated a great work environment. Easy work & not stressful at all. I was pregnant while I worked there and they were so great about me wanting to work right up to delivery and take a maternity leave as long as I wanted; (I was hourly and it was unpaid, obviously.)

    Cons

    Didn't really have any. It met all my needs for a job at the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great environment and culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    People are generally inclusive, respect each others time and work well together. Cafe is nice to have in the building. Company has a lot of resources

    Cons

    Gap Inc is so big that sometimes making change is difficult. Having bicoastal offices hinders communication in some cases

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great company, great benefits, relatively low pressure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Lonetree, CO
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Lonetree, CO

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

    Pros

    They want you to sell, of course. But the managers don't hound you or guilt you. There are bad days and great days, management understands this. They also catered to what I was good at and liked to do. Such as assist in dressing room or especially up at the registers. They knew I liked to interact with the customers on a service level more than a sales level.

    Cons

    Typical to any retailer, they want you to sell, especially their credit card. This is just expected in this industry. I believe that they handled this much better than in my experiences in retail at other companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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