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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

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Nice summer job, not for long-term

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and managers
    50% discount
    Nice atmosphere

    Cons

    All the usual downsides of working retail - long hours, low pay, sometimes difficult customers

  2. Helpful (1)

    The employees and customers are great. Management is good but very young which affects decisions.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Discount and the people we work with every day.

    Cons

    It is difficult getting promoted because existing mgmt gets priority over those trying to move up. Pay is low

    Advice to Management

    We need to be paid for our merit and get raises that reflect that or at least keep up with the cost of living increases. Promotions would be done by merit not by seniority. And the merchandiser at headquarters need to have a better working knowledge of the store. The timing of when and how things are done often does make sense.

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