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Updated February 23, 2018
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  • There is a little pressure on selling the company credit cards (in 236 reviews)

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

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  1. "Sales Associate - Part Time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff and a great work environment. Great part time job for people in school.

    Cons

    They pay a little bit above minimum wage


  2. "Sales Associate"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great managers, great customers, interactive, flexible hours

    Cons

    There really are no downsides, the only one are long hours on your feet but that should be expected

  3. "Part Time Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in San Juan, PR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company to work for

    Cons

    Everyone is Part-Time. No benefits.


  4. "Flexible schedule, but poor pay."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work by the hour—no commission—so the work environment is really enjoyable, as some retail positions have the tendency to become a little cut-throat. The flexibility was easily the greatest benefit of the job, especially as a college student. The people you work with are great.

    Cons

    You're working by the hour and start off at $9 (depending on your location). There are a lot of days where that rate of pay doesn't compensate for the difficult customers you have to deal with. GAP, Inc pushes really hard for credit cards and rates your performance based on how many cards you get.

    Advice to Management

    Increase employee incentives for card member sign-ups.


  5. "Great for a Student"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team atmosphere; fairly flexible scheduling as long as you provide very concrete availability and don't go back on it; easy dress code; good discount

    Cons

    Management changes frequently in store; very "flavor of the week" vibe when it comes to setting up displays and merchandising; not all the fashion trends are actually cute

    Advice to Management

    Corporate should find a way to communicate better with store managers. They seem to get information maybe 5 minutes before the rest of the associates do


  6. "I was a seasonal worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, easy work, beautiful clothes, good employ discount

    Cons

    Never an opportunity to sit and training was disorganized at best.

    Advice to Management

    If you want your employees to fold clothes to your satisfaction... maybe consider teaching them how you'd like said clothes to be folded? Just a thought.


  7. "Retail is retail"

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    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Edison, NJ

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

    Pros

    - Friendly and understanding management
    - A lot more lax than other retailers

    Cons

    - Traffic during holidays
    - Call outs

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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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

    Fun work, great people, easy scheduling, worth the effort, great brands discount.

    Cons

    High management turnover, struggling stores make the job less fun, management can really project negativity, corporate team needs to make sure they are always A+ and polite/understand

    Advice to Management

    Wait for qualified management (don't just promote young grads), ensure traveling staff does not yell or gossip


  9. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Store Associate
    Former Employee - Store Associate
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent atmosphere for an employee just starting off!

    Cons

    Not many at all. Still a great place to work!


  10. "Amazing Management and Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Some of the best people I have ever worked with, very understanding and reasonably flexible.
    Great place to talk to and meet new people.
    Management is fantastic and fun to work for.

    Cons

    Sometimes understaffed due to being over budgeted hours.


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