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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Employee Discount are incredible (in 255 reviews)

  • Great discount on quality clothes (in 204 reviews)

Cons
  • Performance was graded almost entirely on the number of GAP credit cards opened instead of customer interaction or sales data (in 219 reviews)

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

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Customers were nice to work with, laid back supervisors

    Cons

    They hired too many people and I was only given a few hours a week


  2. "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, meet many new people from all walks of life, great company to grow your business accumen

    Cons

    uneven disbursement of workload, you have to watch your back at all times

  3. "Great but not the best."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have nice people and managers are great and they know what is going on in this business

    Cons

    They know too much so they are a bit intimidating when it goes with the work stuff or the sales. especially when it comes to the end of the day or on the sales day it really fast paste.

    Advice to Management

    the management is great it's just needs to have less intense.


  4. "Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fun people and great work/life balance.

    Cons

    A bit unorganized as far as briefing and review processes.


  5. "Great Part-Time Job for College Student"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Cashier in Vestal, NY
    Former Employee - Part Time Cashier in Vestal, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Staff was very flexible and understanding with regards to scheduling requests, which is important for a college student
    -Good team dynamics, colleagues were patient with me when I was learning the basics
    -Fast-paced environment made the work more enjoyable and fulfilling

    Cons

    -Constant pressure from supervisors to sell company credit cards to customers. Most customers immediately start shaking their head no when you start asking them if they want to open an account, so it's a bit stressful when the team falls short of the goal and your supervisor is frustrated. Otherwise, no complaints


  6. "Overall Great Company"

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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 Employee Discount
    Good opportunity for promotion

    Cons

    Issues with Management, but that is store specific


  7. "Okay job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Discount at all Gap Inc. stores. Sometimes it was fun helping customers pick out outfits.

    Cons

    Management tends to choose favorites, and scheduling can be annoying sometimes.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good company horrible team"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    30% employee discount. After 6 months raise. There's really
    Not much I had a bad store in athens,ga where management and associates never follow company policy and got harassed

    Cons

    Bad employees and management. Was harassed because I'm gay and never got talked to or taught very well in the job

    Advice to Management

    Stop being rude to your employees and don't do favoritism. Not professional at all.


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are really nice! Loved the managers as well, pretty chill environment, pay is nice

    Cons

    Not s set schedule , hours can be a little jankie


  10. "Assistant Manager"

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

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time

    Pros

    Lots of down time during not peak season

    Cons

    Store manager was severely undertrained and over worked everyone


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