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"Great Place to Work"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Clerk in Pittsburgh, PA
Former Employee - Clerk in Pittsburgh, PA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Friendly atmonsphere with great leadership.

Cons

Sometimes the expectations from corporate are out of line with realistic results.

Other Employee Reviews for Banana Republic

  1. "Inconsistent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount at 3 brands
    15 minute breaks
    Very flexible schedules
    Employee opinion surveys
    Employee appreciation month

    Cons

    Depending on whether you are at an underperforming store or at a flagship, you're experience can either be good or bad. Because of "the power of yes", managers can pick and choose which policies they feel like adhering to that day. No one is ever on the same page.

    Advice to Management

    This free- for-all environment causes a lot of confusion and double work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fun at the start, but impossible as a means of financial support."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time off requests are consistently honored, employee discount is beneficial, employee discount applies to every Gap Inc store, very little fashion knowledge required, fun lower management, ability to transfer to Old Navy or Gap with ease, ability to learn many tasks in retail in a relatively short time, training is informative and effective, benefits (401k and insurance) available to full time staff, great exposure to customer service.

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours (0 one week to 30 the next), work schedules for following week received on previous Thursday leaving little room to make arrangments, low pay, no commission despite expensive products, minimal raises, demanding work schedule that has no order, little to no opportunity to advance, low store performance yields severe consequence from upper management, theft is rampant, inexperienced staff that constantly rotates, hiring practices of management questionable, constant harassment by management to enroll customers in Gap Inc credit card or receive no hours or other severe penalty.

    Advice to Management

    Hire employees who seem fit for the job, not just people with open availability. Increase raises from 7-15 cents a year to something more substantial. Take responsibility for the overpriced and unattractive products as the reason for low performance, not blame employees based on the number of brand credit cards enrolled. Create a consistent work schedule that we as employees can work our lives around, not assign us completely random shifts and hours. Introduce a more effective store performance-based system for bonus pay to employees. Consider the fact that our pay, at 7.50 dollars an hour, even at 40 hours a week, is still less than 15k a year. Our pay isn't livable by any means. The highest paid employee is 9 dollars an hour after 6 years of employment.


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