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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated February 17, 2019
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  • "The demand to get customers to sign up for store credit cards is a lot sometimes" (in 269 reviews)

  • "Retail hours can make work-life balance difficult" (in 49 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Team Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, fun, fair, room to grow

    Cons

    none that I can think of so far

    Banana Republic Response

    Nov 19, 2018 – Company Representative

    Thank you for your feedback. We love to hear this! We are extremely committed to the overall well-being of our employees, in and out of the workplace, and have been since the very beginning.


  2. "Banana Republic Factory Store"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Fun, Flexible, Discounts, Great Hours, Location

    Cons

    I don't know how many growth opportunities there are yet

    Banana Republic Response

    Oct 19, 2018 – Company Representative

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We have recently re-launched our development planning program, GPS, and are working hard to make sure managers are accountable for their direct reports... More

  3. "Overall good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, amazing PTO, great opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Long hours, high expectations, retail environment


  4. "good company discounts"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    flexible work schedule for a student

    Cons

    a lot of on call shifts


  5. "Nice Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    They teach you about fashion and why they produce the products they put in stores.

    Cons

    No major cons that I can think of.


  6. "Sale Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a very fun environment. All the coworkers are wonderful and great and it was easy to get along with everyone

    Cons

    If you're not on the high end management side, then you're almost like a nobody. They tend to give more hours to their favorites.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Management turnover and poor treatment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    50% off discount on clothing and accessories

    Cons

    Underpaid and overworked. Management takes advantage of your labor and is frequently cruel.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that if you want people to be loyal and work hard you need t pay better

  8. "Communication Skill Builder"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being part of a good, supportive team and a good culture is always a plus.
    Getting to interact with different people face-to-face.
    Exceptionally flexible schedule.
    Nice employee discount.

    Cons

    As is common with retail, if the store isn't doing too hot your hours will get cut.
    Minimal room for growth within the company.
    Zero benefits for part-time employees.

    Banana Republic Response

    Feb 11, 2019 – Company Representative

    We work hard to create a workplace culture in which everyone on the team is willing to roll-up their sleeves and contribute to our mission. We are happy to hear this is reflected in your experience... More


  9. "Retail"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, team oriented. Fun

    Cons

    Customers are rude sometimes.


  10. "Amazing atmosphere to work in!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment with commission bonuses! They really take into account the hard work you put in and they accommodate your needs for time off.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for quick salary or job advances.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the energy and positive feedback to employees.

    Banana Republic Response

    Feb 11, 2019 – Company Representative

    We love hearing this. We're glad to hear your hard work is acknowledged by the team. Thanks for recommending us as an employer!