Banana Republic

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  1.  

    It had a lovely working environment.

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    Former Employee - Sales Support/Cashier in San Francisco, NM
    Former Employee - Sales Support/Cashier in San Francisco, NM

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

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers and supervisor.

    Cons

    Management can be a bit sloppy sometimes.

  2.  

    Banana Republic Work environment

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Athens, GA

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    I enjoyed helping customers, interacting with pleasant coworkers; they really made the shifts go by fast

    Cons

    Sometimes that management played favorites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the work done by all employees, not just a select few

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    not enough hours

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    good discount on all gap brands.

    Cons

    The schedule here is horrible. They give you many on call shifts and few scheduled hours. For on calls you have to call the store 2 hours before the shift were to start to find out if they can afford to take you. Sometimes they even call you on the days you are schedules to let you know they wont be needing you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great environment with heavy emphasis on teamwork

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Incentives for sales goals, flexible hours, and great management.

    Cons

    Stresses credit card goals and doing many tasks at once while maintaining floor standards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great first job

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lakewood, CO

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

    Pros

    Good retail environment, nice clothes, Great discount

    Cons

    ride customers on occasion, fitting room process needs help

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Edinburgh, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Edinburgh, IN

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome people, great atmosphere, quick paced job, always something to do

    Cons

    low pay, not a lot of hours, not really a viable option if you want to support yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some full time employees instead of a bunch of part time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Art Director

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    Former Employee - Art Director
    Former Employee - Art Director

    I worked at Banana Republic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company, multiple brands and good coworkers.

    Cons

    Too many reorganizations and business shifts on a regular basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    • Wait more then 3-6 months before shifting teams again.
    • Utilize internal teams and talent more before outsourcing work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    BR Factory Store Review

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

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

    Pros

    Great discount on family of brands, including retail and outlet.
    Wonderful and diverse styles of clothing.
    Yearly reviews and raises by managers, and incentives - especially around holidays.
    Most stores have "open door" policies, and encourage communication (if not there was always GAPCODE hotline).

    Cons

    Poor management standards, and high turnover.
    Little incentives for loyalty - I worked there for 3 years and only received a $0.50 pay increase by the time I left.
    Not much opportunity for advancement.
    Sales drive was high, but not many incentives when it was not holiday time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would offer that management should really give more incentives to the sales associates, because they are the heart and soul of the organization. The values of the company are great, and I really liked working for this company, but in the long run... There was just not much incentive in the end, and the pay was not high enough.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    MPL

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Presentation Lead in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Merchandise Presentation Lead in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Awesome discount across all of the Gap Inc brands. Company is very focused on internal hiring for open positions.

    Cons

    No bonus incentives in effect as of 2015. Other cons are mostly based on a team by team basis. Pressure to sign customers up for brand credit card.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Excellent place to work!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, bonus incentives, fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    No room for advancement and growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be a bit more organized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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