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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Pros
  • The employee discount was nice also (in 234 reviews)

  • Great discount on quality clothes (in 197 reviews)

Cons
  • You have to push for credit cards (in 203 reviews)

  • Work life balance, promos change sometimes more constantly than others (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Great company and staff overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Internship in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Internship in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    friendly staff, hands on sales training, communication experience, customer service experience, sales experience, great environment.

    Cons

    schedule fluctuates weekly, not a lot of pay.


  2. "Marketing/merchandise specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth, ongoing responsibilities keep the job interesting

    Cons

    Slow seasons can be agonizing


  3. "Part-time employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, good discount across all Gap inc stores

    Cons

    Not much room for growth


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  5. "Love this job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Worked with my schedule and needs
    Made me feel important
    Efficient Scheduling
    Great management
    Great discount

    Cons

    Having to work on weekends

    Advice to Management

    Always be good to your employers and you will be able to keep staff members. I loved my management and stayed at this position for three years and loved every minute of it.


  6. "Customer Serivice Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, okay benefits, okay discount

    Cons

    no freedom of dressing, competitive environment


  7. "Sales Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The diversity of the sales force was probably my favorite part of working at BR. While it is unfortunate that we maintained a high turnover rate it afforded one the opportunity to meet a lot of new people. The employee discount was nice also.

    Cons

    BR like every other retail clothing store in America is struggling to find its core identity. This has lead to changes in upper management with a constant stream of new ideas for a brand that is classically rooted with a modern high end flavor.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a path and stay on it before you determine the need for a course correction.


  8. "Ideal Retail Workplace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Great teamwork, often pleasant customers, welcoming and warm atmosphere.

    Cons

    Limited weekly hours during slow seasons.


  9. "Do not work here!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Lutz, FL
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Lutz, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome employee discount to Gap stores

    Cons

    The managers treat you like poop. They don't give any hours. Managers will contact you at awful hours of the night.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like your customers and your business will grow.


  10. "sales associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    overall great company to work for
    great discounts in all brands (Gap/Ol Navy/Banana Republic/Athleta)

    Cons

    Depends on who your management team is.


  11. "WestNorth"

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

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

    Pros

    This company does a great job of educating new employees on company history and philosophy.

    Cons

    There was a lot of internal theft.



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