Banana Republic

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It was very nice to go to work here as it was a friendly, upbeat escape from the drabs of an office job.

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in Folsom, CA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Folsom, CA

I have been working at Banana Republic part-time (less than an year)

Pros

The company is very supportive of volunteer work and getting involved in the community. They also take good care of their employees by providing treats on occasion and having contests with prizes.

Cons

The work can be very tiring and monotonous. One can only enjoy folding clothing for so long before they want to get out of there. Also, the company requires that each employee greets every customer even if they've already been greeted several times, which is found by a reasonable person to be quite irritating, both for the employee, and also the customer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please understand that most customers like to be said "hello" to, but they get slightly offended and irritated when people are constantly asking if they need help. Most customers are less likely to stay in the store if they can't shop without being bothered too much.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Banana Republic NonSales and Sales team.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work, amazing managers, can request days off, often breaks, 50% off card that works at Banana and Gap, 25% off Old Navy and 20% off a online shoe store that I think starts with a P. I was promoted to a men's seller within 2 weeks of employment. Before the promotion I was on the NonSales team. NonSales do not interact with customers as much as Sellers do. NonSales spend their day boardfolding, running throwbacks ( means to put clothing that was left in the fitting rooms back on the shelf) and just making sure the store is up to standards ( meaning all clothing and products are exactly where they belong.) Bring good shoes because sometimes you will be folding for a long time, if your tall your back might start hurting from being bent all day. A Seller is probably the best position you can get. You walk the store and see if anyone needs help. You run product checks on the computer and use your walkie talkie to talk to the stock room incase you need a product. You really don't need any knowledge of clothing because you will learn everything on the job. Don't take this position if your not comfortable speaking with people! On a Saturday our store could make $60,000 easy.

    Cons

    Rude snobs as only the more wealthier people tend to shop here. It is slow Monday thru Thursday. You have to solicite a company card to customers. You are on call at least once a week. Low pay ($8.25), some female employees don't like each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat ALL your customers with respect. I felt that whites received better service than anyone else.

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    Snobby Management

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Concord, NC

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

    Pros

    Can't find a good one.

    Cons

    No hours
    Seasonal employees looked down on
    Repetitiveness
    Management picks favorites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your management get off their high horse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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