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Banana Republic Reviews

Updated Nov 20, 2019

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3.6
64%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
Approve of CEO
Banana Republic CEO Mark Breitbard
Mark Breitbard
221 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Too much pressure to sell credit cards(in 294 reviews)

  • "Zero benefits for part-time employees(in 105 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    Great experience with a great company

    Cons

    Not all stores have great managers

    Banana Republic2019-03-14
  2. "Cool place to work with lots of perks"

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    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in New Westminster, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Staff and company culture. Awesome Discounts

    Cons

    poor minimum wage pay with little work flexibility.

    Banana Republic2019-11-20
  3. "Good for a start"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in West Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, professional environment, aesthetic atmosphere

    Cons

    Activities get routine, not much room for progress, wage raise is not substantial

    Banana Republic2019-11-18
  4. "Company Discount is very good"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Banana Republic part-time

    Pros

    50% on regular priced items and 30% on sale items

    Cons

    Very strict company policies Strict dress code - business casual. Does not need to wear BR clothing, however.

    Banana Republic2019-11-05
  5. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associaate in Halton Hills, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly coworkers, easily manageable work schedule

    Cons

    You do more than youre paid to, such as managers pushing you to make a sale while you are doing things like folding when the store is busy despite not being paid commission

    Advice to Management

    Understand your employees worth and start offering more benefits for associates before pushing them to sell

    Banana Republic2019-11-03
  6. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Banana Republic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people Understanding and flexible leadership team Well organized company system Decent benefit if you are full time

    Cons

    Customers Too much work load Career growth - hard to move up

    Banana Republic2019-10-19
  7. "Great working for Banana Republic"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Halton Hills, ON
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Managers are very understanding and friendly. very great work culture and atmosphere

    Cons

    sometimes the team is understaffed and sometimes overstaffed. hours are not always distributed properly

    Banana Republic2019-10-02
  8. "Friendly Team but Lack of Organization Skills of Management"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Main Square, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management and co-workers are friendly

    Cons

    Hours cut due to the company making poor sales Hours are given based on the company's performance overall Poorly organized

    Banana Republic2019-10-09
  9. "Manager ruining store"

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    Current Employee - Brand Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great discount on reg price items, sale item discount used to be great, now it's terrible

    Cons

    everything that isn't the discout

    Advice to Management

    appreciate your hard working employees, be willing to make changes, be willing to properly compensate employees who deserve it

    Banana Republic2019-10-09
  10. "Okay to fill your closet"

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    Former Employee - Senior Brand Ambassador in London, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employees receive a good discount; Old Navy, Gap, & Banana Republic are included also

    Cons

    Management doesn’t listen to requests for new role on the team eg Not being in fits for every shift

    Banana Republic2019-10-08
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