Banana Republic

  www.bananarepublic.com
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Options but mostly pigeon-holed.

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Former Employee - Sales Associate
Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

Pros

Employee discount is nice and preview of all sales before the occur.
Clientele is a step above most which makes it more pleasant to help them.
Flexible hours due to a larger number of employees

Cons

High pressure environment, often not recognized for out of the box thinking or extra effort.
Very high turnover on employees
Scheduling can often be last minute and lack of a more defined work schedule 2-3 weeks out makes planning outside of work more difficult.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    too much pressure on selling the store credit card!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    easy tasks, most customers are nice, co workers are nice as well

    Cons

    Managers expect you to open new credit cards every day even though most people do not want to. Managers pressure the employees too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote internally. The people that have been working there longer know the business better than people that are being hired for management from stores like target and sears.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    They only care about the numbers

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Made some of my best friends. Great discount. Bettered my Spanish.

    Cons

    Managers under stress created stressful situation for associates, micro-managed associates. Horrible pay, horrendous raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand it's numbers driven business but one must use their common sense and see talented associates. Listen to feedback from the sales associates, they're on the floor and work directly with the company. You say so yourself, "They're the face of the company."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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