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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated 21 August, 2014
Updated 21 August, 2014
800 Reviews

3.3
800 Reviews
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Banana Republic President Jack Calhoun
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    stylish company

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

    Pros

    Staff discount is a nice incentive to grow your own closet

    Cons

    Some tasks can be very tedious

  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate

    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
  3.  

    Happy worker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Moncton, NB
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Moncton, NB

    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
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  5.  

    positive experience

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    extremely stressful at the busy season

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    wonderful

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice to work with my coworkers

    Cons

    not two many working hours

  7.  

    Salary is not enough

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Toronto, ON

    Pros

    There a higher chance of promotion.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales Rep.

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

    Pros

    Very good co-worker, good working environment.

    Cons

    Management can be bad when the peak season come

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hear more from the employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sales Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more competitive pay.

  10.  

    Fun, positive and organized.

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

    Pros

    Your 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.

    Cons

    It 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.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    efficient interview result

    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not sure if they have background check

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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