Banana Republic Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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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. Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Very friendly company and good managers

    Cons

    Odd shift timing. Worked when I didn't want to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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
  3. great

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    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
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  5. Great retail experience

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    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. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Natick, MA

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

    Pros

    Banana Republic was a great company to work for. The leadership in my store was top notch.

    Cons

    No real negatives to the job and/or store. The leadership really was great, and that's what most people grip about in retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to advise. Management was great, and even the District management was great. Always friendly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Very fun and friendly place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people and ability to meet interesting customers

    Cons

    Often treated like a number, rather than a person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the gap between corporate and the hard working employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Inconsistent

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    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Portland, OR

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discount, physical environment, great if you want to work a min of inconsistent hours.

    Cons

    Minimum and inconsistent number of hours, favoritism, pushing credit card ridiculousness, floor managers who push sales in your headphones while you're supposed to interact with customers, endless waits for purse checks, coworkers who push their go-backs onto you and lousy increase percentage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop favoritism, do purse checks within just a few minutes, don't micro-manage and pay attention to who is getting away with what.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. My experience with this company began very educational and ended very distastefully.

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    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
  10. Best company to work for!

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    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
  11. Work is work

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    discounts, switching shifts, breaks coworkers

    Cons

    no vacation unless you've worked there for years or were management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont make your employees do something you wouldnt do

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