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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Employee Discount are incredible (in 238 reviews)

  • Great discount on quality clothes (in 199 reviews)

Cons
  • You have to push for credit cards (in 205 reviews)

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

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  1. "sales associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Westbury, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Westbury, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good coworkers, good manager! I give it a 4 because i had a good team and scheduling would work with you if possible. If you can get a job that pays more i recommend skipping retail but if you can't and need to work then br is ok.

    Cons

    no time off and pay rate


  2. "Okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Student
    Former Employee - Student
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy work, not long hours

    Cons

    Sometimes snobby people, management issues


  3. "Great part-time job with generous employee discount. Lo"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are very friendly and a pleasure to work with. Mgmt works around my availability and gives ample notice of future schedule.

    Cons

    High turnover sometimes contributes to inefficiencies in the sales floor. Not certain same positions are paid comparably.


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  5. "About what you expect from retail"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stock in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Stock in Dallas, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers where I was
    Worked with my school schedule

    Cons

    Pay is about average for retail - low


  6. "Good company vibe"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    The company culture was really great; corporate incentivized BR Cards with prizes which was cool.

    Cons

    Sometimes my schedule would get changed a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you give 15 minute breaks - they make a difference.


  7. "GM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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. "Really enjoy working with customers and the sales team"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Communication skills, employee discount, good pay. Working in nice conditions and meeting new people each day. Very easy to work with management

    Cons

    Trying to get credit card sign ups. Cleaning up stores. Returning items can be challenging. Device use on job can be difficult


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employee discounts, easy beginners job

    Cons

    Lots of inner management turmoil


  10. "Brand Ambassador"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    It's a great place for a working student who doesn't need the extra stress from work.

    Cons

    Management did not know how to lead a team. The hours were not consistent.


  11. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Banana had a flexible scheduling plan, customer focus was great.

    Cons

    I enjoyed working for the company. Not on Holidays though..


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