Banana Republic Reviews

Updated September 4, 2015
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Pros
  • 50 % employee discount on full priced items (in 111 reviews)

  • Great discount on full price clothing (in 109 reviews)

Cons
  • They are soo pushy with credit cards (in 99 reviews)

  • retail you really don't have a work life balance (in 22 reviews)

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  1. nice work environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -lots of incentives -good work hours - great discount at banana republic,gap, and old navy - fun work environment

    Cons

    - lots of pressure to open up credit cards/new memberships - room for improvement but mostly for those who are higher up


  2. great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people. Great discount. I love it.

    Cons

    Theres.none. maybe sometime a little hours per week.


  3. great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time

    Pros

    great management team, really friendly and would accommodate schedules as long as it fits with their minimum requirement. lots of team work involve, but have a lot of turnovers due to seasonals and student workers.

    Cons

    low pay when you move up in the company


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  5. Joyful Company

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, joyful attitude in the whole company, welcoming atmosphere, mostly relaxing (except on black Friday and Boxing Day)

    Cons

    On weeks where the store didn't make enough money, hours would be cut, sometimes last minute. Didn't like having to try to sell people credit cards

    Advice to Management

    Hire fewer people to give more hours out, don't push credit card sales as much


  6. Good Summer Job

    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    -my managers were really great -friendly co-workers

    Cons

    -hours can vary greatly. I could work 30 hours one week and 15 the next.


  7. Sales Associate

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lancaster, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay in retail, very friendly managers and staff, managers always very helpful and treat you like you are a very important part of the company, flexible hours

    Cons

    If you are looking for enough money to pay bills, rent, etc. then you will need to have another job because you won't get enough hours for that. Off seasons can be very slow, you might get 5 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating your employees the way that you do by showing employee appreciation, because it makes them very happy and think very highly of working for you!


  8. Brand Ambassador

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Banana Republic (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Organized management, best employee discount, fun environment, knowledgable managers.

    Cons

    little paid, not many hours.


  9. Can be better

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great People to work with, Great Customers to learn from, Always something going on so you're never bored, learn to handle difficult situation and good communication skills.

    Cons

    Not getting paid enough to do all the stuff above I guess, lol.

    Advice to Management

    Stress less


  10. Lovely

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic work space, very understanding and professional management. The training is very thorough. although it is a fairly quick process they entire crew does an impeccable job of allowing you the perfect amount of time to learn everything. all over a great experience. the fantastic 50% discount is just the icing on the cake!

    Cons

    the only con is that this con section will be so short


  11. Sales associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing atmosphere, great team, and helpful system. During my time working under Gap (Banana Republic) I cannot complain.

    Cons

    The constant pressure of opening up a gap/banana/old navy card was horrible.



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