Banana Republic
3.2 of 5 690 reviews
www.bananarepublic.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

Banana Republic Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.2 690 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Banana Republic President Jack Calhoun

Jack Calhoun

(286 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great discount to use over 3 brands(Banana Republic, Old Navy & Gap)"
    in 96 reviews
  • "Employee discount is a nice perk (which applies or other Gap related companies)"
    in 88 reviews
Cons:
  • "Management heavily pushes the credit card because they have a quota too meet for each day"
    in 78 reviews
  • "Very competitive among sales associates fighting over potential card holders"
    in 34 reviews
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fun

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Banana Republic

Prosfun work enviorment really enjoyed myself here, got to meet new people and learn about fashion

Consdoesnt pay very well, sometimes long hours, no weekends.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I have been very happy with the company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Banana Republic

ProsGreat Management, love my coworkers

ConsBase pay is low for industry

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Banana Republic part-time for more than a year

Pros- Coworkers and managers are very friendly
- Always updated on new promotions and products before every shift
- Great environment to work in
- Opportunities for promotions, as well as volunteer activities!
- Great training

Cons- Pay isn't high enough for me to continue working here

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Visual Associate (Former Employee)

I worked at Banana Republic full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat discounts. Great learning opportunities.

ConsLong hours. Selling especially since most stores have sellers also.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Banana Republic

Prosphenomenal discount. good environment to work. positive. friendly coworkers.

Consterrible pay. pressure to get BRCS.

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Amazing Clothes, comfortable & stylish

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
West Des Moines, IA (US)

I worked at Banana Republic part-time for more than a year

ProsThe environment is pretty laid back, although it gets busy around the holidays. My supervisors were very fun and helpful.

ConsStanding on your feet for hours at a time gets pretty exhausting and breaks are rare.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore check-ins or feedback to help employees know how they're fitting in to the company would help!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good discounts, long hours

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Banana Republic

ProsFriendly managers and an average work environment. When I was employed there were huge employee discounts: 50% off regular price, 30% of sale, and 30% off at both Old Navy and Gap.

ConsYou work 8 hours straight that were entirely on your feet, except for a couple breaks peppered in. Definitely wears you down.

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Great place to work part-time

Brand Ambassador (Current Employee)
Broomfield, CO (US)

I have been working at Banana Republic part-time for less than a year

ProsThe employee discount is amazing! It's overall a fun place to work, the management staff are friendly and helpful and seem to legitimately enjoy working there.

ConsIt can be hard to get the hours you need when the store is slow; if you're not a top seller you won't get as many hours. Although the management is friendly and helpful, as stated above, they lack professional demeanor on many occasions (talking about other managers to the sellers, talking about private company business on the sales floor etc.). Also I've been paid better working at other retail locations.

Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain a professional demeanor with the employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Okay part time job

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Wilkes Barre, PA (US)

I worked at Banana Republic part-time for more than a year

ProsDown to earth people
Comfortable work environment

ConsToo many requirements for scheduling

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great discount-employees don't come first

Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

I worked at Banana Republic full-time for more than 5 years

ProsAmazing discount-50% at Gap and BR and a discount at their other brands.

ConsThe DM-has been there for a while and is very unprofessional/unethical. Good luck with the ethics hotline or HR-nothing is confidential and ends up biting you back when you stand up for your rights.

Advice to Senior Managementnot worth it-no one cares for advice

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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