Banana Republic

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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
854 Reviews
3.3
854 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount to use over 3 brands(Banana Republic, Old Navy & Gap) (in 105 reviews)

  • Employee discount is a nice perk (which applies or other Gap related companies) (in 103 reviews)


Cons
  • Management heavily pushes the credit card because they have a quota too meet for each day (in 95 reviews)

  • If you don't value your work/life balance then this is the perfect company for you (in 19 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    love working here!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    50% discount at gap, banana and old navy
    $9 hour
    hire at 16

    Cons

    no discount at athlete piperlime or intermix

  2.  

    Great place to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Costumer Service in Orange, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Costumer Service in Orange, CA (US)

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Managers are all super chill and easy going. Get generous discounts at all Gap Inc. Stores. And Very flexible with hours (:

    Cons

    People are can be very messy and leave cloths balled up or on the floor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Had a great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Good management
    -Good training
    -Discount is decent
    -Excellent work environment

    Cons

    -Selling the Banana Republic card

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I left Banana because of one of the managers because they were cutting hours but overall I had a great experience with all the other managers. I think it depends on people's personalities. They were always professional and kind.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    My first real job after my senior year of high school and before my freshman year of college

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lincoln, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lincoln, NE (US)

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good first job, employee discount of 50%, Taught me to be professional, One of the better retail pace to work, Easy work

    Cons

    Low pay, Bad customers, Not an intellectually demanding or interesting job, Looked down upon because I was a lot younger than the managers and customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The week long training program was extremely boring

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Worked part-time for almost 2 years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of training and classes to keep staff informed and doing the best job possible. Good pay, corporate just instituted a new minimum wage for part-time associates, $10/hr effective summer 2015. They also try to promote from within before hiring from outside the store. Staff and managers are really fun. Leadership maintain a good balance of being friendly and casual and also maintaining authority. Management is always looking for employee feedback, and they take it seriously. They are quick to acknowledge good work, and reward you for it. They often do nice things for the employees like cooking or catering for the store, especially on holidays. My store had parties or gatherings fairly often after the store closed, maybe once a month or so. The company is also very community-involved. There was always some drive to contribute to, whether it be money, food, books, school supplies, and there were plenty of opportunities to volunteer somewhere as a group. Overall it was a great place to work, I really loved it there.

    Cons

    on-call shifts. It's hard to make plans when you're not sure if you'll be working or not.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Organization, Little pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Key West, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Key West, FL (US)

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Love the clothes, the team members are great here in this location. Management is very flexible with scheduling..

    Cons

    Little pay, lack of other team members showing up to work kinda leaves you getting the grimy work all the time, when your a good employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cost of living is high in the area, about as high as SF, we should get paid as so.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brentwood, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brentwood, CA (US)

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good first job and entry into sales and retail.

    Cons

    Low pay and sporadic schedules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is fantastic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Need help

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    They are friendly and joke around,, the employees are awesome

    Cons

    They are extremely disorganized and all over the place.. They can sometimes play favoritism and work you for more than they pay you,, they see extremely stingy with raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More organization and less gossiping

  10.  

    Nothing to brag about

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlantic City, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlantic City, NJ (US)

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I like to work at my own pace on my own with no distractions. I was given that opportunity here to work where I was comfortable.

    Cons

    Employees and managers we disorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more qualified, better understanding employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Associates are really nice, fun work in enviorment, makes you feel like your apart of a family. Casual dress code.

    Cons

    Managment is terribe, no one there knows what they are doing. They make rules that they do not follow themselves. It hard for career advancement. Sometimes they make you feel like you will move up, just to make you feel satisfied then bring someone else in instead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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