Banana Republic
3.3 of 5 755 reviews
www.bananarepublic.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

Banana Republic Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.3 755 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Banana Republic President Jack Calhoun

Jack Calhoun

(311 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
755 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great discount to use over 3 brands(Banana Republic, Old Navy & Gap)"
    in 97 reviews
  • "Employee discount is a nice perk (which applies or other Gap related companies)"
    in 90 reviews
Cons:
  • "The whole job is folding clothes and harassing customers for Banana Republic credit cards"
    in 80 reviews
  • "Employee raises were given once a year, but they cap sales associates in the Factory Stores at"
    in 35 reviews
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    The other team members are such fun to work with. Great systems in place for management.

    Customer Experience Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Wichita, KS

    ProsFriendly team members, great discount, Friend and Family events so they can benefit from discounts too.

    ConsWork life balance wasn't always wonderful, but the management team are as fair as possible in balancing shifts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing a great job! Staff love the incentives for cards and customer service

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

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    Cool place

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLove their clothing. Nice coworkers and mangers

    ConsNot much, a great job for those new to the work force

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    Great place to work if you are flexible!

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    Pros50% discount on all full priced items. The managers were awesome and flexible with scheduling. The core values of the company are clear and there is an amazing company culture.

    ConsIf you are looking to make money, you may not get enough hours.

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

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    Best Job Ever

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Charlottesville, VA

    ProsGreat company values, dedication to employee growth and development, friendly co-workers and management, fun atmosphere, opportunities for advancement, sales incentives, wonderful discount! This job was by far the best I have ever had!

    ConsWorking around holidays can get crazy (especially Black Friday).

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

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEvery single person I have ever worked with, including managers, has been amazing. I loved the work environment. I would strongly recommend working here.

    ConsMaybe just standing all day - but it's far better than sitting at a desk.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGroom great employees for a future with the company to keep them there.

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    Great for retail

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsManagement is top- notch, friendly and experienced

    ConsMundane and tedious work, as is usually the case withretail

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    Very enjoyable place to work

    Cashier Lead (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsDiscount is definitely a plus. Great people to work with. They offer a very generous work/life balance. You get rewarded in numerous ways for your contributions.

    ConsAlthough most people might think of this is a con (stressful when busy) its the nature of the position. You are in a sales position and this happens from time to time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work!

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work/life balance. Discount is amazing

    ConsCurrent pay is below industry standard

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

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    Great company! I plan on making my career within Gap, INC because I love it so much!

    Merchandiser, Visual Specialist, Acting Manager (Former Employee)
    Glendale, CA

    Pros-Flexible
    -Large corporate backing
    -Strong leaders
    -Easy transfers
    -Ability to move up if you work for it
    -Family atmosphere
    -Gap, INC. has amazing company core values

    Cons-Hard to get a raise
    -If business is slow your hours are cut, but that's the true for any retail job

    Advice to Senior Management-The highest raise you can earn in your yearly review is $.25 which is beyond frustrating
    -Dedicate more time to training new employees

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

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    Good working, friendly environment with a relaxed atmosphere where you can meet customer needs!

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Shepherds Bush, England (UK)

    Prosthey offer flexible shifts whereby i can study and work at the same time, you can transfer to Gap, the uniform discount is amazing and helps sell the companys products too, the training helps you feel apart of a team and the dicounts for family and friends also helps getting closer people into the shop buying items.

    Consthe only con for me is that although the company provide us with goood discount i wish they paid the staff more i also wish they had a clothing line for children too, they could appeal to a new target market.

    Advice to Senior Managementi think they should take into consideration targetting a new target market as the clothes they sell instore are mainly for grown men and women

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

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