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Updated February 19, 2017
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Banana Republic Global President, Banana Republic Andi Owen
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Pros
  • The employee discount was nice also (in 231 reviews)

  • Great discount on quality clothes (in 193 reviews)

Cons
  • You have to push for credit cards (in 201 reviews)

  • As a manager; sometimes the work/life balance isn't there (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing/merchandise specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth, ongoing responsibilities keep the job interesting

    Cons

    Slow seasons can be agonizing


  2. "Nice High School Job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Albertville, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Albertville, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, competitive pay, good training, they care about the customers

    Cons

    Too much focus on the credit card


  3. "Great company and staff overall"

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    Current Employee - Internship in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Internship in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly staff, hands on sales training, communication experience, customer service experience, sales experience, great environment.

    Cons

    schedule fluctuates weekly, not a lot of pay.


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  5. "Part-time employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, good discount across all Gap inc stores

    Cons

    Not much room for growth


  6. "Love this job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Worked with my schedule and needs
    Made me feel important
    Efficient Scheduling
    Great management
    Great discount

    Cons

    Having to work on weekends

    Advice to Management

    Always be good to your employers and you will be able to keep staff members. I loved my management and stayed at this position for three years and loved every minute of it.


  7. "Sales Support"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The diversity of the sales force was probably my favorite part of working at BR. While it is unfortunate that we maintained a high turnover rate it afforded one the opportunity to meet a lot of new people. The employee discount was nice also.

    Cons

    BR like every other retail clothing store in America is struggling to find its core identity. This has lead to changes in upper management with a constant stream of new ideas for a brand that is classically rooted with a modern high end flavor.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a path and stay on it before you determine the need for a course correction.


  8. "Ideal Retail Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Great teamwork, often pleasant customers, welcoming and warm atmosphere.

    Cons

    Limited weekly hours during slow seasons.


  9. "sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    overall great company to work for
    great discounts in all brands (Gap/Ol Navy/Banana Republic/Athleta)

    Cons

    Depends on who your management team is.


  10. "Good Part-Time Job"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Team Member in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was fortunate to work at a smaller location with a great team. The work is incredibly mundane, but also incredibly easy. Great discount at GAP franchises.

    Cons

    Competing to sell store cards ... not fun.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping up the encouragement to your younger employees is really helpful.


  11. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Visual Assistant
    Current Employee - Visual Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good discount, polite customers

    Cons

    Pay is sub-par, merchandise is sometimes not good



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