Banana Republic Reviews

Updated April 16, 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. Such an awesome place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology and Cashier Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Technology and Cashier Specialist in Raleigh, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people, environment, and the employee discount are all amazing. There is a great service minded culture here and I couldn't ask for a better place to work.

    Cons

    As an associate, it can be difficult to accept being cut early due to budget constraints. It's also a bit difficult to move up within the company as the leadership team and the district manager obviously prefer promoting current leaders than promoting brand ambassadors.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the current talent pipeline. You never know which of your brand ambassadors might be the key to your leadership teams success.

  2. Brand Embassador

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a good company

    Cons

    Salary is bad compare to what you do

  3. Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good part-time pay; love my fellow employees; friendly management

    Cons

    Poor management skills; unreliable scheduling

    Advice to Management

    Please take greater care in choosing who to hire.

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  5. Easy, Fun, Professional

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Every 30 credits earned a bonus of $150

    Cons

    When store closes there usually an hour to two hours of just cleaning.

  6. Customer Experience Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Manager in DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Manager in DFW, TX

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and great environment

    Cons

    Hard to move up past assistant manager

    Advice to Management

    Offer a clear path for growth

  7. Brand Ambassador

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well paying job, and employee discount on all gap stores.

    Cons

    Having to sell credit cards

    Advice to Management

    Stop making the credit card thing such a big deal, it makes the general managers not pleasurable to work with.

  8. Brand Ambassador

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Old Bridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Old Bridge, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I love the environment and you can not be mad at the discount! I love being part time because I can work my fulltime job that is at a desk and be very social at Banana with our great customers

    Cons

    small stores, mean small staff, so it isn't easy to find coverage

  9. A good part-time job as a full-time student

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal
    Former Employee - Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed the discount on merchandise

    Cons

    Minimum wage is always a downer

    Advice to Management

    Not much room for advancement

  10. Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, enjoyable environment where everyone works together as a team

    Cons

    Nothing really. There's a lot of turnover with associates in stores.

    Advice to Management

    Find employees who you need to cover shifts you're looking for. Too many associates are hired that cannot work shipment shifts in the morning or closing at night.

  11. Best place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast Advancement with hard work and commitment

    Cons

    there are no cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing

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