Banana Republic

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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
826 Reviews
3.3
826 Reviews
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Banana Republic President Jack Calhoun
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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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105 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Augusta, GA

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Banana Republic is an ethical company that cares about each individual. They are currently striving towards equal pay for men and women.

    Cons

    Raises are only about $0.25 each year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    nice job

    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    excellent environment and managers very accesible

    Cons

    little advancement for employees especially if sales assoc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rotate people around, sales associate get tired of being all the time in the floor and need some time as cashiers, same thing for cashiers need more time out in the floor

  3.  

    Great company to work for, excellent opportunities for growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Supervisor  in  Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Supervisor in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    Excellent discounts across the brands, good benefits. Great charitable grants and community service opportunities. Wonderful team to work with!

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons from working here. The work life balance could be improved, but it is retail - so one really shouldn't expect to constantly have weekends off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very pleasant. The management is excellent!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stock Associate  in  San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in San Leandro, CA

    I worked at Banana Republic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Good Management. Smart Coworkers.

    Cons

    Barely above min. wage. Unless proven, you will usually be on call.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing A.N. and S.V.!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Enjoyed my time at Banana Republic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

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

    • 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 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
  8.  

    GREAT FIRST JOB

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    Looking for your first job? Start here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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