Banana Republic Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
807 Reviews

3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount to use over 3 brands(Banana Republic, Old Navy & Gap) (in 101 reviews)

  • Employee discount is a nice perk (which applies or other Gap related companies) (in 93 reviews)


Cons
  • Pushing credit cards is the only thing corporate is worried about (in 87 reviews)

  • Employee raises were given once a year, but they cap sales associates in the Factory Stores at (in 38 reviews)

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  1.  

    Enjoyed my time at Banana Republic

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wayne, NJ

    I worked at Banana Republic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everyone in my location was like family. The hours were great and the discount was decent as well.

    Cons

    Working on some weekends and holidays, but thats most retail positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for. They're very flexible with your schedule and needs.

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    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador

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

    Pros

    Everyone works as a team, friendly management, great benefits.

    Cons

    Having to sell the Banana Republic Card.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    GREAT FIRST JOB

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lancaster, PA

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

    Pros

    -great starting pay, wonderful co workers, good pay incress

    Cons

    no benefits for part time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great team to work for. I worked in visuals and had so much fun.

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    Former Employee - Visual Associate  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Visual Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The staff. My actual job helping do visual and merchandising for the store was really fun.

    Cons

    The hours were not great when you work in the visual/merchandise department but the work it self is really fun and worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was hard to get time off which was a bummer and hours would be really lo some weeks but it really was a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great working environment and pleasant co- workers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    You learn one of the best customer service skills out there, as employee you get a 50% discount on merchandise. You learn how to work on high standard environment and deal with high class customers, at the end of the day you learn top class customer service skills that will be very helpful on your professional profile.

    Cons

    Opportunity to advance is very limited

  7.  

    Looking for your first job? Start here.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    From experience, I've worked at many different BR locations and mostly all the managers and supervisors treat each and everyone one of their employees with respect. On a rare occasion will you find a manager who takes these fresh college student employees for granted. A huge perk to working at BR as a college student (the age when funds are low) or as a first job is that employees get a great discount (50% of of full priced items). This is an amazing perk when compared to other retail stores.

    Cons

    The pay is what you would expect from most retail stores. It is also difficult to work up to a higher position. If you start off as a sales associate, you'll probably stay a sales associate forever. The hours, like most of retail, are also unpredictable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to continue caring for the low level, part time employees. We want to feel useful. Perhaps create more positions for employees to move up in the chain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The other team members are such fun to work with. Great systems in place for management.

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    Current Employee - Customer Experience Supervisor  in  Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Supervisor in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    Friendly team members, great discount, Friend and Family events so they can benefit from discounts too.

    Cons

    Work life balance wasn't always wonderful, but the management team are as fair as possible in balancing shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job! Staff love the incentives for cards and customer service

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work if you are flexible!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    50% discount on all full priced items. The managers were awesome and flexible with scheduling. The core values of the company are clear and there is an amazing company culture.

    Cons

    If you are looking to make money, you may not get enough hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Cool place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Love their clothing. Nice coworkers and mangers

    Cons

    Not much, a great job for those new to the work force

  11.  

    Best Job Ever

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Charlottesville, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charlottesville, VA

    I worked at Banana Republic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company values, dedication to employee growth and development, friendly co-workers and management, fun atmosphere, opportunities for advancement, sales incentives, wonderful discount! This job was by far the best I have ever had!

    Cons

    Working around holidays can get crazy (especially Black Friday).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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