Banana Republic

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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 767 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

Banana Republic President Jack Calhoun

Jack Calhoun

(317 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    positive experience

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Edmonton, AB

    Prosgreat coworkers, excellent management team, value excellence and social responsibility.

    Consextremely stressful at the busy season

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

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    wonderful

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosnice to work with my coworkers

    Consnot two many working hours

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    Sales Rep.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Edmonton, AB

    ProsVery good co-worker, good working environment.

    ConsManagement can be bad when the peak season come

    Advice to Senior ManagementHear more from the employee

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

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    Salary is not enough

    Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsThere a higher chance of promotion.

    ConsCompany puts too much emphasis on customer service and there is no commission.

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

     

    Sales Associate

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat discounts. Friendly environment to work in. Provide great training.

    ConsLow Salary, with minimal increase. Rarely promotes from within. Company directives keep changing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave more competitive pay.

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    efficient interview result

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    Prostalk to manager in-store and got an interview on the next week,
    the 2nd day after interview got the offer

    Consnot sure if they have background check

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun, positive and organized.

    Stock Associate (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC

    ProsYour pay is based on your performance. In whatever role you do at BR, they will do a review every year and tell you where to improve and whether or not you get an increase in wages. for the most part they have tools to analytically measure your performance.

    ConsIt can get quite competitive on the sales floor, and some of the targets and deadlines can be unreasonable. -especially rollouts and replens during holiday season.

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    Company with deep rooted values and great teams!

    Brand Ambassador (Current Employee) Edmonton, AB

    ProsGreat Management
    Great people to work with
    Open communication with staff
    Fun place to work

    ConsShort on hours sced done weekly

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work! They love there people and want them to be successful!

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

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    Customer Service Representative

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) Montreal, QC

    ProsYou will be working with wonderful people on the floor. As a matter of fact, a lot of them will become your friends. Much like you, they are only working at Banana Republic to make ends meet as they are going to school for bigger and better things. A lot of them take pride in their work much like you.

    ConsManagement was comprised of "mean girls". I'm talking about completely classless managers who spoke down on certain employees when they saw fit. Again, this isn't all of them but those significantly higher on the upper echelon of that store are to blame. As a matter of fact, a few of them (not all) enjoyed talking about other customer service reps and sales reps behind their backs. I would avoid working at the store in Montreal in Sainte Catherine if management hasn't changed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf the managers are the same from the ones in 2011, the store in Montreal will need a complete management overhaul.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not much to do!

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsVery nice people to work with. Very Organized and staff appeared to be happy.

    ConsNot very much to do as a new sales associate. Shifts were long.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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