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It has been overall enjoyable, tiring at times, I have learned a lot and plan to stay there.

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Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Banana Republic

Pros

The 401k plan is good--they match your contributions up to a certain amount. Management gives good feedback. They encourage employee growth and promotions, but you have to ask for it. They have a zero tolerance policy against discrimination. Co-workers are generally friendly and fun to be around.

Cons

The pay for part-time sales is not the best, though some more experienced people do make more. Customers may treat you poorly. Schedules for part-time can vary from week to week. Also, it's harder to become full-time, so you may not get health insurance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It is good to get constructive feedback from management, which they already do a good job of. Also, it is good to know what your employee's goals for the future are.

Recommends
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Other Reviews for Banana Republic

  1.  

    Love it1

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    The clothing that is offered is truly affordable luxury.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is difficult especially in smaller stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to all associates.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    17 years old, first job ever, ZERO training

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    The name looks good on a resume
    It's a nice looking place to work, stores look nice
    Dress code is annoying, but people look like they belong there

    Cons

    Selling the credit card
    Getting reprimanded for not selling the card
    Crazy managers
    Folding the men's and women's denim wall
    Don't start cleaning up until the store is closed, so no chance of getting out of there at a reasonable time
    No sales training!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hated this job, but not because of management. People at my store often complained about our manager, but I guess I was one of her favorites because I never had a problem with her. I had this job when I was 17 and was not trained at all! We had to push that stupid credit card, even in rough economic times. Even though I hated the job, BR is a great name to have on a resume because other companies are aware of their customer service standards, which has helped me get other jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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