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"Good team, bad environment"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Discount, friendly coworkers and a good sense of teamwork.

Cons

Higher expectations than reasonable. Selling incentives ditched for a "C.A.S.H. (customers appreciate service here)" program, but because the target goals were so high and ridiculous, our team made it once in 12 months. Management completely out of touch with employees.

Advice to Management

Better communication is essential. Follow up more frequently.

Other Employee Reviews for Banana Republic

  1. Helpful (1)

    "No respect for associates"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to ask for time off or change of schedule

    Cons

    Feels like a sweatshop, you can't even interact with other employees while on the floor

    Advice to Management

    Management should treat its employees with respect, and allow them to complete their tasks without micromanaging the way the do it. They often act like drill sargeants rather than co-workers.


  2. "Really great job!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Customer Service Representative in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier/Customer Service Representative in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great people, great scheduling, very understanding co-workers and managers, great positive enviroment, great discount across entire brand, friendly customers, got a chance to make relationships with your customers

    Cons

    Not many cons, but the only one I can think of is there was one manager who would choose favorites. and some customers would not be very nice (but that would be at just about any where you work)

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equally, and do not pick favorites. If your going to treat someone nicely all the time, then treat everyone nicely all the time. Don't make people feel left out. Do not give signals and cues to your 'favorite' employees to do certain things that you don't want someone else doing.

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