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Worst Retail Experience... Ever

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Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Monroe, OH
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Monroe, OH

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

Pros

Hired me at 16 and is able to hire at 15 and a half.
Associates were enjoyable to work with.
Schedule is emailed to you - VERY VERY HELPFUL.

Cons

Was hired and told I would get 40 hours a week, knowing that was a retail lie and just a lure so I would take it over other jobs, I expected at least 20. I worked hard and outperformed other associates and am a pretty enjoyable person to work with, I'm easy to work with, and only got 2 shifts outside of holiday hours. I worked July 4th and Memorial day, besides that they would keep me on the schedule for one 4 hour shift every other week. Literally 2 hours. I would make time and a half (~$12/hr) when I worked very long shifts on the holidays. Everything there is extremely cheap, the budget is very very tight to the point we can't get a new swiffer pad when cleaning and the managers have to lock CLEANING SUPPLIES in their office because they don't want them being wasted. It's very odd.
30% off is a terrible discount when they ask you to not wear any clothes with logos on them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be honest with the hours you are offering.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just OK

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    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    - The discount on regular-priced items is generous
    - Management is very motivated and encouraging. They do try to put everyone in the mood for the brand's success every day.
    - Co-workers are great. Everyone is quite helpful and respectful of each other.

    Cons

    - Discouraging (low) pay...no overtime pay either
    - Asked to do more with no effect on pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be nice if raising company standards coincided with raising employee wages, or at least better benefits.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    My experience at Banana was great. i lived working for such a great company

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    the people that shop there are AMAZING! the customers and the workers are the best thing about the job. Also, its a great company with a good discount! which is always a plus :)

    Cons

    The only think i didnt like was the shared lockers and 30 minute breaks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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