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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good employee discount across Gap Inc" (in 294 reviews)

  • "Fast paced, great discount, team environment" (in 227 reviews)

Cons
  • "Nothing is really recognized or pushed or rewarded except banana republic credit cards" (in 247 reviews)

  • "Hours can be a little hectic, very hard on work-life balance" (in 45 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Wokr"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discounts - 50% off at Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic. 30% off at Athleta and Banana Republic Factory Store
    Above average wages - Pays more than cashiers at Nordstrom
    Bellevue, WA location in particular has phenomenal management and a great staff. Very flexible with hours and really want you to succeed.

    Cons

    Can't think of any other than those that are associated with retail in general. There is a lot of emphasis to get customers enrolled in the BR Credit Card which can be irritating because you feel as if your only job is to sell credit cards instead of trying to sell clothes.


  2. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Pottstown, PA
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Pottstown, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone's so nice and funny. Good work and balance because of not a lot of hours, but you can pick up hours from other people easily. Easy to get shifts covered = good work/life balance. Would love to work longer if it weren't for school

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours
    Kinda annoying how much they push BR Cards. I feel like if they did reward cards instead of credit cards they would get a lot more

    Advice to Management

    None really, but maybe listen to what people like to do and what they don't like to do, because some people keep getting put doing what they hate and not really what they like to do, so maybe make it so people get to do what they feel comfortable doing

  3. "Sales associates"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Great place to meet new and amazing customers

    Cons

    Honestly I can't think of any cons


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management is extremely nice and open minded. Whenever there were questions to be answered, managers and co-workers were ready to help. Working environment was calm, fun and exciting.

    Cons

    No benefits for selling Banana Credit Cards


  5. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff, nice about training new employees.

    Cons

    None, I enjoyed my time there.


  6. "Assistant Manager Product Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time

    Pros

    Great pay & benefits. Generous discount. Great quality products.

    Cons

    Not enough creativity. Old school retail. Upper management lacks diversity and culture.

    Advice to Management

    Put emphasis on culture, fashion, and people. “Relentless follow-up” = micromanage. Training/on boarding culture needs to be more organized and dedicated. Negative/stressful work environments lead to high turnover, loss on investment, and missed sales opportunities.


  7. "Sales supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fair Pay for Retail, Good health benifits

    Cons

    Demanding, depending on management it can be unorganized and stressful

    Advice to Management

    Find a balance and better your communication. Dont forget to support the entire team.

  8. "Lots of room to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Lots of training
    Friendly co-workers
    Awesome discounts
    Great pay

    Cons

    A lot to learn quickly
    It's retail so....the usual downfalls


  9. "Brand Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Friendly Co-Workers & Management
    Professional Environment

    Cons

    Pressured To Get New Credit Card Applications
    Management Changed Constantly


  10. "good"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Juan, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the best place to work

    Cons

    it was good place to work


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