Banana Republic Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
810 Reviews

3.3
810 Reviews
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Banana Republic President Jack Calhoun
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount to use over 3 brands(Banana Republic, Old Navy & Gap) (in 101 reviews)

  • Employee discount is a nice perk (which applies or other Gap related companies) (in 93 reviews)


Cons
  • Pushing credit cards is the only thing corporate is worried about (in 87 reviews)

  • Employee raises were given once a year, but they cap sales associates in the Factory Stores at (in 38 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    inspirational and exciting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager  in  Chelsea, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Chelsea, England (UK)

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I feel motivated by the company, very supportive towards progression and feel proud to be part of a leading and expanding brand. Open to new ideas and always trying push to get the best out of every staff member. The product is getting better every season which makes me want to sell it harder! Love the atmosphere in central stores, the luxury and chicness of the brand gives real competition to other luxury brands on the high st.

    Cons

    Hard to think of cons, but as a ember of management, i would love to have a little more payroll hours to ensure that my team are getting all the training they need effectively first time round.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to managemnt is to keep doing what they are doing because they are fab! Maybe sometimes have realistic time frames with some tasks as it can get too operational in stores at times due to workload. Apart from that all is great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Enjoyed my time at Banana Republic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Wayne, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wayne, NJ (US)

    I worked at Banana Republic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everyone in my location was like family. The hours were great and the discount was decent as well.

    Cons

    Working on some weekends and holidays, but thats most retail positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for. They're very flexible with your schedule and needs.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador

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

    Pros

    Everyone works as a team, friendly management, great benefits.

    Cons

    Having to sell the Banana Republic Card.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador  in  Aurora, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Aurora, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Cool management team, nice work environment

    Cons

    I can not really think of any cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Easy Part Time Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great camaraderie with the ability to move around, cashier, cabinet sets, try different things, an opportunity to learn business 101 skills, and can certainly take leadership roles (without compensation) and gain experience

    Cons

    low salary base, you really get what you pay for, if BR paid more, we'd have higher class employees and less turnover, but I guess that's what keeps costs down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage loyalty, pay your employees more, stop capping salaries and hourly wages, if your employee has been there 10 plus years, they still deserve a raise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Offers room for growth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock Associate  in  McLean, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in McLean, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Incentives on making sales goals. Strong team morale. Room for growth.

    Cons

    Inconsistent scheduling. Sometimes not enough man-power

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that everyone has their own set tasks before asking them to deviate from it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Retail Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV (US)

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

    Pros

    Positive Work Environment
    Easy Hire
    Great Level of Customer Service
    Good work experience
    employee discount

    Cons

    Hard to move up
    Bad hours
    Pay isn't great, raises come with performance reviews, which don't come often and result in a maximum of a .25 cent raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a path for those who want to move up in the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    GREAT FIRST JOB

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Lancaster, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lancaster, PA (US)

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -great starting pay, wonderful co workers, good pay incress

    Cons

    no benefits for part time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good place to work for a part time job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    can obtain the first hand information on fashion trends

    Cons

    May spend more than you earn on new arrivals

  11.  

    A great job with great people and a flexible company.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Great managers and flexibility. I enjoy the staff and the business model.

    Cons

    The orientation is long and boring. But you get paid to watch videos.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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