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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Banana Republic Global President, Banana Republic Andi Owen
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373 Employee Reviews

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Pros
  • Employee Discount are incredible (in 251 reviews)

  • Great discount on quality clothes (in 204 reviews)

Cons
  • You have to push for credit cards (in 213 reviews)

  • Hours can be a little hectic, very hard on work-life balance (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is pretty friendly, and they schedule based on who works well in what areas. Very understanding of schedule difficulties, and they will work with you if you need days off for an event.

    Cons

    Tough to get hours when the store isn't doing well, especially over the holidays when there are many new hire employees


  2. "Enjoyable work with amazing staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Rochester, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I have very supportive managers and it is a great environment to work in.
    I always feel encouraged and I'm never afraid to ask questions

    Cons

    I really don't have any complaints about working for banana republic. It has the same cons as an retail job. Long hours on your feet and difficult customers.

  3. "Amazing!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management team was very much like family to me and my coworkers were like siblings. It was an amazing environment. They push you to do your best and help you when you need it. They care so much about you, not just at work but even after leaving Banana Republic, they continued to check up on me to see how I was doing.

    Cons

    There is nothing bad I can say at all. I had a great experience while working there for a year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Creating an amazing family like environment is the best way to keep your employees and customers happy.


  4. "Gap Inc Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Westport, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Westport, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, and staff. Employee discount is amazing!!

    Cons

    Compensation could be better


  5. "Fun & Easy Going"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are extremely friendly, Hours do not affect school, good environment.

    Cons

    No cons for me, they accommodated to my schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more area to grow.


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Annapolis, MD

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

    Pros

    Management are the coworkers here are great. You truly feel like you have acquired a new family.

    Cons

    Work atmosphere is sometimes slow


  7. "GM"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Focus on people development.

    Cons

    High pressure and constantly changing priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a lane and stick to it.

  8. "Great Retail Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management if very supportive and helpful.

    Work is well paced and manageable.

    Employee Discount are incredible

    Cons

    Need more items and styles.

    Need to assort time and job better


  9. "Supervisor - G4"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Estero, FL
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Estero, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, pre-taxed childcare benefit account, growth-minded, zero-discrimination policy, higher than average pay, generous discount

    Cons

    District level leadership can be shortsighted and slow to act.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a closer eye on internal development and GAP CODE infractions on the District and GM level.


  10. "A Lot of Fun"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company does a lot for employees, free food and great discount

    Cons

    Little room for growth. It is hard to be full time unless you are a manager.


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