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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated September 25, 2017
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Banana Republic President and CEO Mark Breitbard
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Pros
  • Great employee discount benefits with the whole Gap family (in 263 reviews)

  • Great discount on quality clothes (in 209 reviews)

Cons
  • You have to push for credit cards (in 225 reviews)

  • Hours can be a little hectic, very hard on work-life balance (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing Compnay"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Westport, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Westport, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a great clothing discount for employees.

    Cons

    In my opinion, there are no cons.


  2. "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic full-time

    Pros

    easy going environment with fun co-workers

    Cons

    Pay could be a bit more

  3. "Brand Ambasador"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training, Good flexibility

    Cons

    The culture of the organization can be deceptive.


  4. "Like a family"

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

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great managers, understanding, great training

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say


  5. "Great experience and welcoming environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wheaton, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wheaton, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - learn a lot fast
    - coworkers are very helpful and want you to succeed
    - compensation is average and deserving of the job

    Cons

    - management is careless at times
    - training wasn’t well structured and management doesn’t address this issue as effectively as they could

    Advice to Management

    - show an interest in your workers more and try not to play favorites
    - listen to employees better whether that’d be suggestions to sales or simple issues like planned vacations or out of work schedules


  6. "Seasonal, Sales Associate"

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

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, Good Discount, busy days during holidays have food catered a big plus! Especially after a rush.

    Cons

    Even with discount, clothes are still expensive in New York


  7. "Community and clothes over credit."

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    Former Employee - Stock Supervisor in Freeport, ME
    Former Employee - Stock Supervisor in Freeport, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The store community is amazingly tight knit and feels like a family at work.

    Cons

    The push for credit card sales over everything else is morally objectionable, this is a clothes company not a bank.

  8. "Sales"

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

    Pros

    Great pay.
    Benefits
    Fast paced
    Sometimes fun
    Good discounts

    Cons

    Dont have any cons only worked there 3 months
    Low hours
    Management had favorites

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone the same


  9. "Great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    -Co-workers are all very friendly
    -training is very thorough
    -Incredible benefits (i.e. merchandise discount)

    Cons

    -Depending on the store, management can be hard to get along with.


  10. "I can't quit"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandising Assistant in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandising Assistant in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's been 12 years for working for this company and I have done everything from cashier to opening new locations, it depends how much you care and work and if the upper management sees it in you but the opportunity is there.

    Cons

    Hours of work differ depending on shift's needed.

    Advice to Management

    It's a struggle to get good managers anywhere. When you have them keep them and keep working with them.


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