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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Great employee discount benefits with the whole Gap family (in 258 reviews)

  • Great discount on quality clothes (in 205 reviews)

Cons
  • Performance was graded almost entirely on the number of GAP credit cards opened instead of customer interaction or sales data (in 221 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good and Bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent discount, simple duties

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, horrendous clients, poor marketing techniques, indecisive upper management


  2. "Overall good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to meet people from all over the world, and fulfilling in being able to over see a small group of people

    Cons

    Sometimes you don't have a consistent schedule, working with a huge team sometimes leads to a disconnect. Long days, with high expectation

  3. "nice place to work but not my first option"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice people, managers were awesome, had a lot of fun

    Cons

    long hours and terrible customers.

    Advice to Management

    try to help instead of watching


  4. "Banana Republic Stock Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Wrentham, MA
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Wrentham, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Summer job for students, positive environment.

    Cons

    Not great potential for promotion/mobility


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment to work in for your first job

    Cons

    A lot of the managers were unprofessional and didn't reward progress

    Advice to Management

    Invest more money in manager training


  6. "Brand Ambassador"

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

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

    Pros

    Very proactive about making sure employees take their paid 15 minute break, and unpaid 30 minute break when required. Very cute clothes and 50% off full priced items, and 10% off sale items (if I remember correctly)

    Cons

    There were really no cons. Overall very easy and relaxed environment.

    Advice to Management

    Overall nice managers


  7. "Generally Good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like most of my coworkers and the pay is pretty good. The store is kept clean. 3.5 stars is a more accurate rating, but that wasn't an option.

    Cons

    Haven't received as many hours as promised. A couple of my coworkers are lazy and I have to pick up their slack. That probably happens at most places though.

    Advice to Management

    I appreciate the positive dynamic in the store. Something that could be improved is the communication between the leadership team and brand ambassadors. Overall, it's a good place to work.

  8. "Going downhill with new mgmt as of summer 2017"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    great experience with coworkers--friendly environment.

    Cons

    shorting hours and hiring too many people under new mgmt


  9. "Easy job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Typical retail store. Staff was friendly and everything flowed. Very organized store

    Cons

    Gets hectic during holidays
    Cash registers are older and a bit difficult to master at first.


  10. "Customer service"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You learn a lot about the product

    Cons

    They don't pay you enough for what you're worth

    Advice to Management

    I love to work I'm a hard worker


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