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BR is great when it comes to employee discounts, flexible schedules, & good extra source of income.

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Current Employee - Sales Support  in  Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Sales Support in Dallas, TX

I have been working at Banana Republic part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Employee discount is 50% of full price items & 10% off sale items. Management requests that you push the credit card on customers but it is more of a team effort than individually based. Depending on the store, there is great flexability on getting days off and your availability. You get extra incentives for opening up a lot of credit cards. The incentive program for meeting top sales quota has been discontinued so the only way to make extra cash is to impose the BRC on customers.

Cons

Pay and pay increases are not great but it is some form of extra income. Managers are often uneducated, minimal performers, low to mid IQs, but need to be good motivators. Product changes quite often, so does the layout of the store, so keeping track of where things are can be a challenge.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase hourly wages to attract highly qualified individuals and not high school students looking for drinking money. Increase the standards and training so that employees can provide better outfits and styles for customers. Train employees how to measure a customer's tailor measurements. Offer training on pairing colors, material attributes, or how a specific cut fits on different body types.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

826 Other Employee Reviews for Banana Republic (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    A welcoming company filled with great people and learning opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Welcomes growth in the company, strong company, respect among all employees.

    Cons

    Low pay, little hours, and no commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire accordingly to store volume and provide incentives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Extremely friendly staff and management within stores, easy and inviting work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Employee Discount is half off at gap and old navy as well

    Cons

    Hard to sell to customers, difficult to push credit card

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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