Banana Republic Reviews

Updated 26 April, 2015
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Pros
  • Employee discount is a nice perk (which applies or other Gap related companies) (in 111 reviews)

  • Great discount to use over 3 brands(Banana Republic, Old Navy & Gap) (in 109 reviews)

Cons
  • Pushing credit cards is the only thing corporate is worried about (in 99 reviews)

  • If you don't value your work/life balance then this is the perfect company for you (in 22 reviews)

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  1. good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    coworkers on our team are nice, and helpful

    Cons

    sometimes don't get enough hours

  2. Seasonal Brand Ambassador

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great co-workers that help you during the first few shifts
    - Probably because I was a seasonal employee, I was exposed to both front and back end of the stores
    - Awesome discounts on other GAP sub brands
    - Become more fashion aware

    Cons

    - Some tasks were left by myself to figure out, so at times it was a little confusing
    - During my seasonal job, I was sort of thrown off guard that I will be let go of without any warnings. Like "Today is your last shift" I would have more appreciated if an earlier notice was given

    Advice to Management

    Not advice to management, BUT if you really want to stay, you really need to get out there and grab the manager's interest. No matter how well of a job you do, don't expect that they will let you stay. Show a sincere interest that you want to grow this seasonal position into a consistent part time or full time.

  3. A good place to start gaining your experience in Retail.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This would be the best place for you if you just start gaining experience in Retail. Great management team and friendly staff to work with. Hours you get are dependent on your availability and how busy the store is. For me, as a part-time associate, the work/life balance is great.

    Cons

    Work is rather repetitive and usually requires early morning shifts. The discount is great if you buy straight from new arrivals, then there is no much difference when items are on sale. You might be only paying for 10% less than what customers pay for sales items.

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  5. If you want to work for politicians, great place to be!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Management in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Banana Republic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and great co-workers!

    Cons

    When you work hard, the store looks good and KPIs are all positive. That's good, right? Oh...wait, watch out! You're going to get stab at the back by higher management and they are going to make things up just to get rid of you, so they can promote a "brown noser".

    Advice to Management

    How can you sleep at night?

  6. Sales Support Associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Burnaby, BC

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - The employee discount
    - Gained sales skills

    Cons

    - Horrible management
    - Fold cloths your entire shift
    - Given a $500 sales target per shift but given zero commission

    Advice to Management

    - Three managers at different levels were used for a single store.

  7. Great Brand

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ces in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Ces in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging, Creative Environment, Growth Opportunities, Great Team, Great Product

    Cons

    Not many, i left and rejoined the brand after a few years because i loved the culture.

  8. Great job while in school

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a comfortable working environment

    Cons

    Not much room to grow

    Advice to Management

    More development in employees would encourage longer length of service

  9. GOOD ENTRY

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    GOOD TEAMWORK and positive environment

    Cons

    low salary, never get enough hour

  10. Decent place to work!

    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Midtown Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Midtown Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great employee benefits
    flexible schedule (dates and hours)

    Cons

    Working environment (dusty especially with all winter sweaters)

    Advice to Management

    More communication is needed.

  11. Anonymous

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good hours
    nice people to work with

    Cons

    terrible management
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    Advice to Management

    just say no

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