Banana Republic Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
325 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Brand Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Banana Republic.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by the General Manager and we scheduled an interview for two weeks from our phone conversation. I showed up and everyone working was very friendly. The General Manager and I walked to a Starbucks nearby, where we sat down at a table and had a very comfortable but still formal interview. I was very impressed by her demeanor, which was very charismatic but professional. She asked me pretty well-expected interview questions for about 30 minutes and then said that they were very interested in hiring me. She told me they would have to run a background check on me but as soon as that was clear, they would call me in for orientation. She contacted me a few days later with the okay and I began orientation that week!

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think of when you think about Banana Republic?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tysons Corner, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tysons Corner, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Banana Republic in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Process did not take that long. I applied online, got a call the next day. Went in for an interview the same day they called me, and the next day they called me back and offered me a position. I even had my orientation the same day, and the next day I was training. So far I like it, if they really serious the hiring process is fast. Which is good if you need a job and quick and dont want to wait weeks for an answer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They are really good with negotiation, but it also depends on your experience. I asked them for $10 (have worked at 2 macys, a kohls, and at davids bridal) and when they offered me a job it was for $10 hr.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Banana Republic in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Only had one interview. I applied online and a few days later I recieved a call from the hiring manager at the time. Went in for an interview, and it lasted for about half an hour. Hiring manager said she would make up her mind by the beginning of the following week, but it took about a week and a half/2 weeks for her to get back to me, and she offered me the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you went above and beyond in the workplace   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Banana Republic.

    Interview Details

    Went to a job fair and handed in my resume. Everyone was given an on-the-spot interview which was fairly easy. The managers were very kind and welcoming. I was interviewed by the GM and was then passed onto the next GM. They asked typical questions like "Tell me about yourself", "Why do you wanna work here", "What traits do you have that make you the best candidate" and so on. The interview took about 10-15 minutes. The next day the GM called me to tell me that I got the job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Banana Republic, Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Banana Republic in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got a phone call two weeks later asking to schedule a group interview. Many time slots at the location I was applying at but the interview would take place at a mall not the town center where I applied.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Part Time, Seasonal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Banana Republic in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got a call 1 week later to schedule an interview. When I arrived at the store, the manager held the interview on the sales floor. Basic questions were asked- are you familiar with the brand, retail experience, how would I handle stressful situations in the store, etc. I was also asked to put together an outfit for the manager.

    I received a job offer immediately following the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to put together an outfit that can go from "business meeting" to "night out" easily. (Layering was encouraged.)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Banana Republic Stock Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviewed with a GM of another store. Asked leadership based questions. Asked questions regarding pass work experience and current work experience. Asked for me to provide many examples. Was an overall smooth process.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a time when you had to demonstrate the ability to lead a team that was not functioning well?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Brand Ambassador/Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Banana Republic in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initially my interview was supposed to be a group interview, but the others did not show up. I interviewed with one of the managers and he definitely asked off the wall questions. We of course had the typical question of describe yourself and what was the best and worst customer service you have ever give/received.

    Interview Questions
    • If you had to steal a stick of gum or a pair of jeans, which would you choose?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They are willing to negotiate, but Gap Inc starts all their employees pretty high so there wasn't really any need to.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Brand Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Banana Republic in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went for an interview for a sales associate and found out i was being interviewed for an ambassador position. No idea if there's any difference. I read from review here and was prepared to do a group interview. However, I went to the store and I was the only one. The hiring manager was nice and professional. Asked me a lot of situational questions about customer service, bad and good experience, etc. I was told that if i wait, they should call me. I received a call on the 5th day with an offer. I accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you go back to the store that you had a bad experience with if they give you a huge discount?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Was told upfront what the salary would be and that after 6 months, it would go up.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Aurora, OH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aurora, OH (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Banana Republic in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got a call back in about 2 weeks. Had a very laid back, one-on-one interview with one of the managers who was super friendly and fun to talk to. The interview lasted about half an hour. Then I had to do an activity where I was on the floor and had to put together an outfit for a pretend customer. It was nothing to worry about, just a simple exercise to see how well you can interact with customers. I got a call back and was offered the position about 4 days after my interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Non-negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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