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Banana Republic Overview

San Francisco, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Gap Inc.
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Department, Clothing, & Shoe Stores
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
As a global specialty retailer, Banana Republic is focused on delivering versatile, contemporary classics. Our customers seek to make the most of every moment. How we do it is just as important as what we do. We value people who are confident, optimistic and curious, because we ... Read more

Mission: At Banana Republic, how we do it is just as important as what we do. We value people who are confident, optimistic and curious, because we believe in unleashing creativity and greatness every day.

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Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#17)

Company Updates

  • Our Head of Women’s Design shares his best advice for young designers: Don’t compromise. Meet Omar Nobil and hear how made his childhood dream come true.

    Following a Childhood Passion: Meet the Head of Women's Design at Banana Republic | Gap Inc.

    by Kirsten Berg, Communications Banana Republic Omar Nobil joined Banana Republic as a young designer just a year into his career - and a dozen years later, he's head of women's design. He sat down with us to chat about his path, why he's loved spending most of his career at one brand, and what fashion designers have in common with rock stars.

  • Step inside the role of our “Color Guru," Jennifer Constantino. Get the scoop on how she became the keeper and maker of all things color here at Banana Republic.

    Meet Jenn: Banana Republic's Color Guru | Gap Inc.

    by GIULIANA CARRANZA, COMMUNICATIONS Banana Republic Inside a studio space at Banana Republic headquarters, surrounded by mood boards dripping in nearly every color of the rainbow, music (in the form of Britney Spears Radio) and color filled the small space - what essentially felt like a living, breathing Pinterest board - at the center of which was Banana Republic's Jennifer Costantino, or as she's better known, BR's "Color Guru."

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Banana Republic – Why Work For Us?

On November 28, 1978, Banana Republic opened in Mill Valley, Calif. – right across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco – as a shop for people with a passion for safari and expedition wear from faraway places. Our founders were two progressive entrepreneurs who embodied the pioneering spirit of San Francisco. They loved to travel to collect the surplus clothing that outfitted the store. In addition to the Mill Valley store, Banana Republic offered a unique, award-winning travel-oriented catalogue referred to as a travelogue – to appeal to the “journeyman” in all of us.

In 1983, San Francisco-based Gap Inc. saw something special in Banana Republic and brought it into the Gap Inc. family, with a promise to keep its unique spirit alive. Today, Banana Republic is a global apparel and accessories brand. We are focused on delivering versatile, contemporary classics, designed for today with style that endures. We outfit those who see every day as full of opportunity and seek to make the most of every moment and opportunity. At Banana Republic, we believe in seeing life a little differently, taking it all in, adding to it, and making it your own. We live with style.

A FRESH PERSPECTIVE | An eyelet fit-and-flare dress is a breath of fresh air, while a linen suit is wrinkled to perfection. Simple sneakers bring these classics into the now. 

Raise Every Voice: P.A.C.E.

By 2020, one million women will gain the skills and confidence to change the course of their lives through the Gap Inc. P.A.C.E. program.

Every year, we dedicate a portion of our profits to fund P.A.C.E (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement), our decade-strong education program that gives women who make our clothes the tools, knowledge and confidence to raise their voices. 

At Banana Republic a Sense of Belonging is Always in Style. 

Our five Business Resource Groups (BRGs), created by and for employees, help drive our diversity and inclusion strategies to make sure that we:

  • Build a work force that reflects our customer base and the communities where we do business
  • Develop a company culture and network that embraces differences and individuality

BRG members come from different brands, levels, and capacities to create a space of learning and inclusion for all. These groups provide a platform for employees to share ideas, accelerate careers, and help contribute to our company growth. Our BRGs create opportunities to meet colleagues and mentors from all areas within Gap Inc. 

Our Business Resource Groups include: AANG (African American Networking Group), ASIA (Asians Supporting Inclusion and Awareness), GEAR (Gay Employees and Resources), HOLA (Honoring our Latino Ancestry), and WIL (Women in Leadership). 

Equal Opportunity Employer
We're an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, physical/mental disabilities, military status or any other basis prohibited by law. Every employee is responsible for helping prevent discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

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    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time


    Perfect for a retail job, you are able to expand your knowledge and attain skills to apply not only for your job performance but for your day to day life as well. They recognize hard effort and diligence and if you are looking to move up in a company or climb the corporate ladder. Then this is perfect for you


    it is retail... so you will have time where you will have the hours you need and sometimes you won't.

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Banana Republic Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Banana Republic (New York, NY) in October 2018.


    Applied online and went into the store the next day for open interviews. Was met by a friendly interviewer who asked pretty standard questions to feel out whether I would be a potential candidate. Got a call for a second interview (group) a few days later.

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    • What can you bring to our team?   1 Answer
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Banana Republic Awards & Accolades

  • Equality in the Workplace, Catalyst, 2016
  • Best Places to Work, Human Rights Campaign, 2016

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