Banana Republic Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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  1. Cool company great discounts!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    At factory store 30% off all sales except clearance. 10% off of clearance.

    Cons

    none really. It's just not really fun trying to convince people to get credit cards, but you just simply ask if they want one and if they say yes open up a credit card for them if they say no just move on.


  2. sales associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Hackensack, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Hackensack, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Discount is great coworkers are all the best and so is the product.

    Cons

    pay suck no real growth oppurtunities.

    Advice to Management

    keep doin your thing I suppose is all good


  3. Long term employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I loved my fellow employees. We were close like a family. The employee discount is pretty good, especially the discount at outlets.

    Cons

    When an employee is being complained about a lot and everyone is unhappy with them it is impossible to get rid of them. Even those consistently breaking rules are not fired ever.

    Advice to Management

    Consider your employees when making hiring decisions and let them sit in on interviews since they will be working directly with that employee or supervisor as well.


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  5. Banana Republic, Sales Associate, Sunset Place

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    50% off discount for employees at Gap and Banana Republic and sister company.
    30% off factory stores.

    Cons

    Manager made it impossible to enjoy work since we pounded on opening Banana Republic Credit Cards from customers.


  6. pretty good job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    relaxed environment, good co-workers, and teamwork

    Cons

    requires a lot of selling


  7. Please Value Youth

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Boston, MA

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Generous GAP Inc. employee discount (50%)
    - Likeminded coworkers
    - Stores are modernizing to compete with comparable brands
    - Depending on location, opportunity to clientele

    Cons

    - Subpar management, lots of "running around with their heads cut off" ideology
    - Stop worrying about forcing customers into opening up credit cards in this economy and focus on SALES
    - Don't play favorites with hours, give hours to those who put in the work into achieving store sales goals

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of the people who work for you. There is value in youth and you should be utilizing your employees with a fresh, modern take on things rather than shutting them out solely because you are the manager and you can do so. A great team has synergy and give-and-take.


  8. Brand Embassador

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Very good environment and excellent place to get customer service experience

    Cons

    the way scheduling works, calling in to see if you work that day, was an unnecessary hassle and overall was the cause for leaving the company


  9. Sales ambassador

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Banana Republic (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work! I loved my coworkers

    Cons

    Some managers were way too strict! Sometimes couldn't even talk among each other!

    Advice to Management

    Being too strict and rude to employees will make them look for a better company to work for! So be respectful to your employees


  10. Wonderful company that cares about their people and offers lots of upward mobility.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Supervisor in Lynnwood, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Supervisor in Lynnwood, WA

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great employee discount, great benefits, strong focus on work/life balance

    Cons

    Lots of change and churn in corporate-level leadership; expect to work lots of nights, weekends, and holidays

    Advice to Management

    Promos are too deep in recent times


  11. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock/Sales/Manager in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Stock/Sales/Manager in San Marcos, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn a lot about the retail industry. Fast paced work environment. Meet a lot of fun people

    Cons

    Very early hours! All depends on what manager is working. some are great while others a lazy/rude



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