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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated July 23, 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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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management and coworkforce while there.

    Cons

    Clientele is a bit snobish


  2. "banana"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    good discounts and excellent service

    Cons

    online shopping confusions and trouble with the credit card

  3. "Decent Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enough hours, Good pay, Decent Management

    Cons

    Management was reluctant to move people to full-time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what yo're doing.


  4. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - 50 percent discount off products anytime you want
    - Get to work with cool people

    Cons

    - weird policies
    - schedule is very bad (basically no hours)
    - management not very good

    Advice to Management

    GM should pay attention to the assistant managers to see what they're doing wrong


  5. "assistant manager"

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

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time

    Pros

    great discount, great product

    Cons

    middle management , district and regional managers

    Advice to Management

    actually care about the development of your employees, dont just bark orders


  6. "It's Not Great, But It's Not Terrible"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Atlantic City, NJ
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Atlantic City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Credit Card Program Perks
    Employee Discount Versatility

    Cons

    Management Team
    Credit Card Pressures
    Lazy Staff Members


  7. "Cool"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    It is a chill place to work at

    Cons

    The place is usually boring

  8. "Not a long term position"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working alongside my fellow floor sales associates. Received good shifts and I liked working with customers. The discount is good and in some places makes purchases quite cheap. Training is paid and is helpful (cashier, recovery, customer service, etc.)

    Cons

    Management was a nightmare. Treat staff very poorly during busy hours and/or if they think your question is something you should know (even as a new staff member that is learning). Managers are very demanding and don't always bring the team up. A few times scheduled me to work on hours that were not in my availability. Dress code isn't clear and managers do not enforce regular dress code wear with staff that have been there over a year.

    Advice to Management

    Retail work is done better and more effectively when staff work as a team. Would be helpful to focus on having a strength based approach and constructive criticisms rather than bringing team down in hard times. Management should provide new hires with better examples of what can/cannot be worn (uses of images, possible outfits, etc.) Would also create a better workplace is managers spoke directly to employees about concerns instead of openly discussing or voicing them to other employees.


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brea, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome management staff when I was there. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    No downsides for when I worked here


  10. "Enjoyable work with amazing staff"

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    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Rochester, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I have very supportive managers and it is a great environment to work in.
    I always feel encouraged and I'm never afraid to ask questions

    Cons

    I really don't have any complaints about working for banana republic. It has the same cons as an retail job. Long hours on your feet and difficult customers.


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