Banana Republic - It's retail, what do you expect | Glassdoor
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"It's retail, what do you expect"

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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 (Less than a year)

Pros

One of the best things is the great 50% discount on full priced items. They tend to be fairly flexible with scheduling, and the work isn't anything too challenging.

Cons

There is no way you will have weekends and evenings to yourself. The worst though is that you are constantly pushed to sell our card to customers, to the point where you realize your value is measured in card applications you generate.

Other Employee Reviews for Banana Republic

  1. "Not fun."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    50% discount on purchases, participation in monthly bonus for every team member in the store (excluding managers) can have a flexible schedule which is good while attending school.

    Cons

    Weekend working schedules. Opportunity to advance is limited and not really promoted. Low starting base pay and annual raises are small ( between .12c and .25c per hour) annual review process is not very meaningful - such going through the motions , very cookie cutter, no career development plans.


  2. "Options but mostly pigeon-holed."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount is nice and preview of all sales before the occur.
    Clientele is a step above most which makes it more pleasant to help them.
    Flexible hours due to a larger number of employees

    Cons

    High pressure environment, often not recognized for out of the box thinking or extra effort.
    Very high turnover on employees
    Scheduling can often be last minute and lack of a more defined work schedule 2-3 weeks out makes planning outside of work more difficult.

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