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"They only care about the numbers"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Made some of my best friends. Great discount. Bettered my Spanish.

Cons

Managers under stress created stressful situation for associates, micro-managed associates. Horrible pay, horrendous raises.

Advice to Management

I understand it's numbers driven business but one must use their common sense and see talented associates. Listen to feedback from the sales associates, they're on the floor and work directly with the company. You say so yourself, "They're the face of the company."

Other Employee Reviews for Banana Republic

  1. Helpful (1)

    "too much pressure on selling the store credit card!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    easy tasks, most customers are nice, co workers are nice as well

    Cons

    Managers expect you to open new credit cards every day even though most people do not want to. Managers pressure the employees too much.

    Advice to Management

    Promote internally. The people that have been working there longer know the business better than people that are being hired for management from stores like target and sears.


  2. "Worst Retail Experience... Ever"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Monroe, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Monroe, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hired me at 16 and is able to hire at 15 and a half.
    Associates were enjoyable to work with.
    Schedule is emailed to you - VERY VERY HELPFUL.

    Cons

    Was hired and told I would get 40 hours a week, knowing that was a retail lie and just a lure so I would take it over other jobs, I expected at least 20. I worked hard and outperformed other associates and am a pretty enjoyable person to work with, I'm easy to work with, and only got 2 shifts outside of holiday hours. I worked July 4th and Memorial day, besides that they would keep me on the schedule for one 4 hour shift every other week. Literally 2 hours. I would make time and a half (~$12/hr) when I worked very long shifts on the holidays. Everything there is extremely cheap, the budget is very very tight to the point we can't get a new swiffer pad when cleaning and the managers have to lock CLEANING SUPPLIES in their office because they don't want them being wasted. It's very odd.
    30% off is a terrible discount when they ask you to not wear any clothes with logos on them.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with the hours you are offering.

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