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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated September 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Great employee discount benefits with the whole Gap family (in 263 reviews)

  • Great discount on quality clothes (in 209 reviews)

Cons
  • You have to push for credit cards (in 225 reviews)

  • Hours can be a little hectic, very hard on work-life balance (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Fabric R&D Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic full-time

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere, casual dress and friendly employeed

    Cons

    My job moved to New York


  2. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Generous employee discount 50% off full priced item, additional 10% off sales

    Cons

    Treated card members better than employees

  3. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Manteca, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Manteca, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None at all. Maybe employee discount. But it's super pricey even still.

    Cons

    Very, very little hours. Expect to be sent home sometimes after 2 hours into shift when it's slow. (Which was A LOT) worst job I've ever had.


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Vacaville, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Vacaville, CA

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

    Pros

    Great experience, great first job, awesome managers

    Cons

    Sometimes hours are not enough


  5. "Sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Merrimack, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, flexible schedule, awesome discount, fun atmosphere, fun employees. I love working at Banana Republic Factory Store part time.

    Cons

    Some of the customers can be a bit rude, but that's what to expect with retail. Most customers are friendly.

    Advice to Management

    I know you have to push cards, but it gets stressful when it's a competition to push them on people.


  6. "Sales associate"

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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

    Good vibe with other employees

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barstow, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barstow, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Great peer Associates and amazing Customers.

    Cons

    The Management structure offers no motivation or team support during shifts. The Associates look in-motivated. An Assistant Manager commented that people do not stay long......I can see why. Spotted 2 of the Assistants in the back gossiping about their hard working associates. These 2 offered nothing 2 the Team and it's growth. Sales were ran by each hour through the transmitters without any passion or motivation......I had seen associates pull the earpieces out during these communications evidently because of the managements lack of motivation. The Management structure likes to primarily ring, leaving the cleaning and folding to associates. Managers watch you like fashion police on the dress code, but show up less than fashionable and brand representing themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Have the Managers work along side the team especially on the floor.

  8. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hingham, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hingham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generous discount, fun co-workers. Now you can wear jeans to work - when I was there you had to pair jeans with a blazer.

    Cons

    Dress code was the hardest when moving the displays, but now they've relaxed it. Customer service is tough during the holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Little treats during the holiday season for employees would go a LONG way. Cookies or gift cards for coffee/lunch spots. Nothing fancy - just know how mean people can be during the "giving season."


  9. "Great Company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Thanks to an amazing leadership team, working as a brand ambassador was a great experience. They always made a point to acknowledge and reward the staff, were very accommodating with scheduling, and made the environment fun to go to everyday. You are basically paid to talk to people and the discount is also a huge perk! Great job to work while in school - would highly recommend!

    Cons

    Only cons would be that it is a very repetitive job and near the end they started introducing individual sales goals which made the environment more competitive and less friendly.


  10. "Good and Bad"

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    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


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