Banana Republic
3.2 of 5 688 reviews
www.bananarepublic.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

Banana Republic Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.2 688 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Banana Republic President Jack Calhoun

Jack Calhoun

(286 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
688 Employee Reviews
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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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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Banana Republic

ProsTraining is thorough, they show appreciation for employees that work hard - in the from of prizes, recognition during the service forum, and a bonus if monthly goals are met, they also listen to your needs as an employee

ConsIn my store it is difficult to move up, the team is kept very small and they don't take on lead positions to support the supervisor and manager positions unless one leaves - whereas some stores have multiple leads and supervisors positions for the same work centre

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Great experience

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC

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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pretty good

General Manager (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I have been working at Banana Republic full-time for more than 8 years

Prospeople, discount, training,exposure, career growth

Consschedule, impossible standards, type A bosses, workload, stress

Advice to Senior Managementhey you're the ones making the big bucks. you don't need advice from me.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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overall okay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Banana Republic

Prosgreat benefit for gap as well

Consbasic pay that never raise

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stylish company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsStaff discount is a nice incentive to grow your own closet

ConsSome tasks can be very tedious

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A very simple and engaging job in a structured, well managed company

Sales Support Associate (Current Employee)

I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

ProsGood work environment. Repetitive tasks allow you to excel expectations after some time. Knowledge of the fashion industry is expected to be develop. Employee discount is amazing and includes other stores in the holding: Gap and Old Navy.

ConsSalary: this is a minimum wage job and, as it happens most of the time in retail business, payment doesn´t compensate the effort.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Happy worker

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Moncton, NB

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

Pros-Management is absolutely great!
-All staff is like one big group of friends
-Great discount to use over 3 brands(Banana Republic, Old Navy & Gap)
-Employee rewards program

Cons-Not a lot of hours to go around
-Not the best music to listen to all day

Advice to Senior ManagementI know at my location there are a lot of workers for a small location so many of us are wishing for more hours. However the main reason why we don't have many hours is because we don't always reach our daily goal. I personally believe that this could be helped with advertising. We have a small store in a new shopping center and we have been open for about 6 months now and we still get the occasional person who comes in that didn't know we had opened. We don't have flyers, adds or posters...nothing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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positive experience

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Edmonton, AB

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

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)

I worked at Banana Republic

Prosnice to work with my coworkers

Consnot two many working hours

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Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Edmonton, AB

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

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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