Banana Republic

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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated 28 October, 2014
Updated 28 October, 2014
867 Reviews
3.3
867 Reviews
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Banana Republic President Jack Calhoun
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee discount is a nice perk (which applies or other Gap related companies) (in 108 reviews)

  • Great discount to use over 3 brands(Banana Republic, Old Navy & Gap) (in 107 reviews)


Cons
  • Management heavily pushes the credit card because they have a quota too meet for each day (in 97 reviews)

  • If you don't value your work/life balance then this is the perfect company for you (in 21 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Sales associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    At Banana republic in pacific centre was amazing atmosphere at the beginning.
    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Managers tend to not help you much
    managers are very picky and favour a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    maybe more trained managers instead of loyal employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    Training 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

    Cons

    In 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

  3.  

    Great experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    overall okay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banana Republic

    Pros

    great benefit for gap as well

    Cons

    basic pay that never raise

  6.  

    pretty good

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - General Manager in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    people, discount, training,exposure, career growth

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hey you're the ones making the big bucks. you don't need advice from me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    stylish company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Staff discount is a nice incentive to grow your own closet

    Cons

    Some tasks can be very tedious

  8.  

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

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    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate

    I have been working at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Happy worker

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Moncton, NB
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Moncton, NB

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

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    positive experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    extremely stressful at the busy season

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    wonderful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Banana Republic

    Pros

    nice to work with my coworkers

    Cons

    not two many working hours

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