Banana Republic - It was very nice to go to work here as it was a friendly, upbeat escape from the drabs of an office job. | Glassdoor
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"It was very nice to go to work here as it was a friendly, upbeat escape from the drabs of an office job."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Folsom, CA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Folsom, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The company is very supportive of volunteer work and getting involved in the community. They also take good care of their employees by providing treats on occasion and having contests with prizes.

Cons

The work can be very tiring and monotonous. One can only enjoy folding clothing for so long before they want to get out of there. Also, the company requires that each employee greets every customer even if they've already been greeted several times, which is found by a reasonable person to be quite irritating, both for the employee, and also the customer.

Advice to Management

Please understand that most customers like to be said "hello" to, but they get slightly offended and irritated when people are constantly asking if they need help. Most customers are less likely to stay in the store if they can't shop without being bothered too much.

Other Employee Reviews for Banana Republic

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Snobby Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Concord, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can't find a good one.

    Cons

    No hours
    Seasonal employees looked down on
    Repetitiveness
    Management picks favorites

    Advice to Management

    Make your management get off their high horse.


  2. "Professional, Fun and Good Opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier Lead in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier Lead in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very progressional environment. The management team are supportive and respectful. BR incorporates a lot of social work and different activities around the year, everyday is a different day with different events and promotion. Competitive pay and options to move up.

    GOOD BENEFITS AND DISCOUNTS!

    Cons

    Hard to move from sales associate to a leadership role, Sometimes information is concealed. Payroll issues and suspicious time-clock editing by managers.

    Competition with other co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    When you visit the stores, talk to sales associates in private and asks them about the true environment of the store and management team.

    Be truthful, be clear and do not conceal information that creates mistrust.

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