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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated May 23, 2018
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Pros
  • Good employee discount across Gap Inc (in 291 reviews)

  • Fast paced, great discount, team environment (in 226 reviews)

Cons
  • Nothing is really recognized or pushed or rewarded except banana republic credit cards (in 246 reviews)

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

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Great pay, and really friendly managers. They are very approachable and will take the time to teach you the necessary tasks.

    Cons

    Really busy during the holiday season. Expect to double your shifts because sometimes there is a shortage of employess


  2. "Store supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Store Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Store Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good brand, team atmosphere, heading in the right direction, viable career paths

    Cons

    Lack of consistency, low base pay for managers, hopping brands within Gap Inc to be promoted

  3. "Former brand ambassador summer job"

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

    Pros

    Discount is great. Decent pay

    Cons

    Late night shifts can get rough


  4. "brand ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Amazing Co-workers,
    50% discount on purchase

    Cons

    Management sucked... Managers were lazy and had favorites


  5. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Banana republic is a great company. The work schedule is flexible and the managers are wonderful!

    Cons

    The only con is that working retail is awful.


  6. "Part-time interview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    -Cool, diverse group of people usually working in my team.
    -Developed customer service and sales skills.
    -Started during holiday season and was able to continue.

    Cons

    -Managers can seem unhappy/cranky a lot.


  7. "Sense of Fashion"

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

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Great vibes good people cool

    Cons

    To many managers for you to be told what to do

  8. "Brand Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Great discounts
    Good opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Pressure to sale B-Cards
    Cleaning bathrooms


  9. "Good Place for a First Job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Great coworkers, amazing discount

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours, sometimes the day you request off is not approved.


  10. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional work environment, flexible hours, motivated managers, card based performance bonuses

    Cons

    high expectations, customers could be high maintenance, must have patience and ability to multitask

    Advice to Management

    keep in up


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