Banana Republic

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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
863 Reviews
3.3
863 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount to use over 3 brands(Banana Republic, Old Navy & Gap) (in 106 reviews)

  • Employee discount is a nice perk (which applies or other Gap related companies) (in 104 reviews)


Cons
  • Management heavily pushes the credit card because they have a quota too meet for each day (in 96 reviews)

  • If you don't value your work/life balance then this is the perfect company for you (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    The best retail environment I have ever experienced.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The customers are great, and if your team is given the proper tools to succeed and assist those customers, winning is inevitable.

    If you have the right availability for leadership roles, there is always opportunity for advancement within all of GAP, Inc.

    Cons

    Frequent promotional changes. It is important for all leaders/associates to be change agile. It is necessary for driving your sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice consistency with corrective action for all leaders/associates. Toxicity spreads when situations are not handled in a timely fashion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Costumer Service in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Costumer Service in Orange, CA

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

    Pros

    Managers are all super chill and easy going. Get generous discounts at all Gap Inc. Stores. And Very flexible with hours (:

    Cons

    People are can be very messy and leave cloths balled up or on the floor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Worked part-time for almost 2 years.

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Lots of training and classes to keep staff informed and doing the best job possible. Good pay, corporate just instituted a new minimum wage for part-time associates, $10/hr effective summer 2015. They also try to promote from within before hiring from outside the store. Staff and managers are really fun. Leadership maintain a good balance of being friendly and casual and also maintaining authority. Management is always looking for employee feedback, and they take it seriously. They are quick to acknowledge good work, and reward you for it. They often do nice things for the employees like cooking or catering for the store, especially on holidays. My store had parties or gatherings fairly often after the store closed, maybe once a month or so. The company is also very community-involved. There was always some drive to contribute to, whether it be money, food, books, school supplies, and there were plenty of opportunities to volunteer somewhere as a group. Overall it was a great place to work, I really loved it there.

    Cons

    on-call shifts. It's hard to make plans when you're not sure if you'll be working or not.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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    • 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 (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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    Great company to work for, excellent opportunities for growth.

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    • 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 (less than an 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
  8.  

    Very pleasant. The management is excellent!

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in San Leandro, CA

    I worked at Banana Republic full-time (more than an 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    inspirational and exciting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Chelsea, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Chelsea, England (UK)

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I feel motivated by the company, very supportive towards progression and feel proud to be part of a leading and expanding brand. Open to new ideas and always trying push to get the best out of every staff member. The product is getting better every season which makes me want to sell it harder! Love the atmosphere in central stores, the luxury and chicness of the brand gives real competition to other luxury brands on the high st.

    Cons

    Hard to think of cons, but as a ember of management, i would love to have a little more payroll hours to ensure that my team are getting all the training they need effectively first time round.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to managemnt is to keep doing what they are doing because they are fab! Maybe sometimes have realistic time frames with some tasks as it can get too operational in stores at times due to workload. Apart from that all is great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Enjoyed my time at Banana Republic

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    • 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 (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
  11.  

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

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

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time (less than an 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

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