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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated September 22, 2018
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  • "Having to be pushy when it comes to selling the brands credit cards" (in 251 reviews)

  • "Hours can be a little hectic, very hard on work-life balance" (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Good Retail Experience"

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    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great Discount across all brands
    - Good Experience

    Cons

    - limited hours
    - difficulty for growth within the company. They make it easier for external candidates to apply than internal
    - Moved to a poor rewards system for employee card acquisition


  2. "its okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    good people and got good discount on banana and gap and old navy

    Cons

    bad hours I was part time but they gave really bad hours then when they asked to be on call they would be a bit unreasonable

  3. "Sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Easy, good people, good environment, nice area, not too difficult

    Cons

    Low pay, management can be hectic, weird hours, can get busy, too much repetition


  4. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Manhasset, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Manhasset, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    everyone welcomes you with open arms , very positive energy

    Cons

    a lot of work compared to the salary your really making.


  5. "Great"

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

    Pros

    Fast pace, friendly, flexible

    Cons

    None that I can think of. Great place


  6. "Flexible and Easy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule makes it an ideal part-time job. The brand discount is very generous. Banana does a lot of charity work, and stores participate by choosing local charities to partner with.

    Cons

    Retail can be trying at times, and Banana Republic is no exception.


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Very nice management
    Good discount

    Cons

    Bad hours
    Some GM’s can be harsh
    Favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Be more equal
    Be fair

  8. "Assistant Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company vision is set up for success

    Cons

    Technology and the operational world is an opportunity


  9. "Good Place"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Dealt with many great customers which turned into friends

    Cons

    Very fast turnover rates, especially more towards holidays. No commission


  10. "Decent enough"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Fun staff to work with, most of the time everybody was working towards the same goal.

    Cons

    Hired some people who weren't the most capable and weren't great with people so had to cover a lot of their customers.


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