Banana Republic Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Has amazing benefits. Teaches a lot about leadership. Lots and lots of training and resources in order to be successful at your job.

    Cons

    Once you hit certain level the growth opportunities stop. There is a lot of tenure which is good but also bad if you want to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Get your people to the next level once they are good at their job. Being in the same position for a long time becomes boring after a while and you do not perform at your best especially if you want to grow and there is no movement.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Brand Ambassador - Part Time

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Providence, RI

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

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

    Pros

    incredible discount beautiful store environment quality product you can get behind selling fun to put outfits together and help clients who trust your fashion sense supportive managers and coworkers pays better than most other clothing retailers (I worked there BEFORE GAP Inc. raised their minimum wage, and still they were pretty high per hour compared to other offers I'd received)

    Cons

    difficult to try to open / sell the credit card sometimes clothing very expensive people trying to scam with discounts can be hard to deal with

    Advice to Management

    not so much to management, but GAP Inc. --don't force opening the credit card so much, because often employees feel uncomfortable trying to practically trick customers into opening one... opening credit cards shouldn't be the only indicator of great job performance


  3. Head of Global Store Design

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Vibrant Culture and Best in Class processes.

    Cons

    None that impact your ability to contribute.


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  5. Banana Republic

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise Presentation Lead in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Merchandise Presentation Lead in Akron, OH

    I worked at Banana Republic

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

    Pros

    Gap Inc. is a great employer to work for. Insurance and benefits offered.

    Cons

    You had to work certain holidays


  6. Best retail store to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing store discount, room for growth if you're a good employee, can usually always get hired at any Gap brand anywhere once you've worked at one. They recently changed the restrictions on what you wear.

    Cons

    Some pointless and repetitive training, pretentious customers at the retail store mostly, need better training on men's department and measurements


  7. Awesome place to work with potential to grow in the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Time Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Full Time Associate in Bellevue, WA

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

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are great, management is GREAT !! and overall our team is top notch. I feel very proud to be proud of our store team. If you do become full time great benefits, paid time off, 401k plan etc

    Cons

    Weekends and holiday is work time, but what do you expect in retail work


  8. Banana Republic

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Its a great place to work, friendly managers, respectful coworkers overall its a good place to start on visual merchandising if thats what you like.

    Cons

    The salary its not very good but for a part time its Ok. rotation of personal is an everyday thing,


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Advance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Equal and Great Pay, flexible hours, opportunity to grow

    Cons

    minimal training in areas but expect you to know or quickly learn something that requires training from a company standard

    Advice to Management

    train new hires extensively don't make other employees train people in the moment


  10. yay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Banana Republic

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

    Pros

    awesome coworkers, fun environment, cool clothes

    Cons

    poor pay, no vacation, strict


  11. Helpful (1)

    Customer Service Lead

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great discount, great work environment

    Cons

    low pay, product quality declining



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