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Great place to work...room to grow if you want.

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Former Employee - Stock Associate  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Stock Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Great discounts, everyone works toward same goal, flexible schedule, great for college students, decent pay

Cons

Hours vary greatly, from early mornings to all-nighters.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They did a great job. Keep up the good work.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    Visual Specialist

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    Current Employee - Visual Specialist  in  New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Visual Specialist in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The other associates are amazing, some of the managers are great and flexible with school schedules. It's somewhat of a creative environment, but there are definite guidelines to follow which makes it a challenging job, while keeping within "the box." Its just the right mixture of freedom and structure that I need.

    Cons

    Don't always feel support from GM or DM. The expectations for my particular role are ridiculous compared to my rate of pay. No one could possible survive on their own without a second job and continuing an education is extremely difficult while working full-time here. Sometimes it seems as though upper management plays favorites and if you are not a favorite, you will not get anywhere with this company, and they may even try to force you out of your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the work of your people as individuals, not on the total number of BRC's they open, or the $$ in sales they bring in. Being a good employee is so much more than the numbers on a spreadsheet. Also, I can't pay my mortgage with applause cards, instead of silly programs designed to make us feel appreciated, pay full-time non-key holders a decent wage.

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    Fun but hard chance of advancement in retail locations

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

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

    Pros

    Great Customers, Good employees and Amazing discounts.

    Cons

    Poor Manager to employee relationship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on fixing your in house problems before hiring new associates

    No opinion of CEO
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