Banana Republic
3.2 of 5 688 reviews
www.bananarepublic.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

Banana Republic Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated Apr 3, 2014
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3.7 15 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

Banana Republic President Jack Calhoun

Jack Calhoun

(10 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Best Retail Company to work for!

Sale Associate (Current Employee)
Salem, NH

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

ProsFlexible scheduling. Fantastic brand. Great coworkers.

ConsHours vary. Holidays are busy times. Can spend more than you make.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The only upside was the great discounts

Store Associate (Former Employee)
Braintree, MA

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

ProsGreat employee discounts at Banana and all related stores. Can be fun at times if you like fashion or need a high school job.

ConsThe "on-call" policy is absolutely ridiculous, be ready to work more hours than expected to cover for people who don't show up and giving employees reviews based on how many Banana credit cards you get people to sign up for, rather than the amount of actual clothing you sell makes no sense.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus should be on selling the merchandise and giving customers a good store experience, rather than Banana credit cards (which most regular customers already have).

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Lead Cashier (Former Employee)
Wrentham, MA

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

Prosgreat discount
great cultural environment
good location

Consoutsource a lot
poor raises
no chance to move up in management

Advice to Senior Managementdon't play favorites with employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The most efficient and successful retailer I've worked for...

Merchandise Presentation Lead (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

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

ProsGreat benefits that start right away for full-time employees. Very efficient and cost-effective compared to Ann Taylor Loft and J. Jill. Worked with lots of young people of all races and genders. Ability to move up quickly if you are a hard-worker.

ConsSince Banana Republic is part of such a large company, there are, of course, politics (drama) and bureaucratic processes.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure to always recognize employees for their hard work... customer service and retail schedules can get very old.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

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

ProsGood flexible hours, decent pay.

ConsSame as any retail job.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up the culture.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Associate (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

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

Prosstarting pay rate is decent

Consthe hours, dull atmosphere (boring, dry), monotonous job

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Great company, ever changing policies"

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
Wrentham, MA

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

ProsBenefits and support is outstanding, best I've ever had

ConsPolicy changes almost monthly... It becomes difficult to keep staff on track especially in high volume 300+ staff stores.

Advice to Senior ManagementAlways push back...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company with a very impressive culture.

Customer Experience Lead (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

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

ProsGreat culture and great people.

ConsThe pay is lacking for the amount of work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Environment was stressful with the emphasis on opening Banana Republic credit cards

Sales Support (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Banana Republic

ProsThe employee discount was good

ConsManagement seemed to be stressed and took it out on the employees. There was a high focus on the opening of Banana Republic credit cards.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt is important to coach employees and encourage them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I would definitely work at Banana Republic again, I'd just need more hours

Stock Associate (Former Employee)
Burlington, MA

I worked at Banana Republic

Pros50% off Banana Republic and Gap full priced merchandise
25% off Old Navy full priced merchandise
10% off all sale merchandise
Sometimes bigger discounts combined with seasonal sales

ConsGetting up at 4 to do 6am shipments isn't so fun !
Also I only got about 10 hours a week due to budget constraints

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't promise hours you cannot give!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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