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Banana Republic Canada Employee Reviews

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part time job
Sales Associate (part-time) (Former Employee), torontoMarch 10, 2015
good fun - great discount
lots of standing and at times a very busy store
Lots of management turn over
learned a lot about people and their moods
retail is not for everyone
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Great People!
Brand Ambassador (Former Employee), Moncton, NBMarch 9, 2015
Pros: discounts
Cons: no secure hours.
A very friendly environment with great management. Great customer service was enforced regularly. Awesome cash and computer system. Great Co-Workers.
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The most enjoyable part of the job
Sales Associate (Part-time) (Current Employee), Montreal RocklandFebruary 11, 2015
Pros: 15 min breaks and sometimes free lunches or snacks
Cons: the management team won't give hours if they don't like you
Id say the most enjoyable part of my job is making the customer smile or when they remember you ( in a good way ) when they come back shopping again and ask how Iv been. And the co-workers are the second reason of why I enjoy working at Banana Republic. They are interesting and kind people that will make you forget about the negative moments you had during the day.
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Productive and fun workplace with awesome people
Sales Associate/Customer Service (Former Employee), Ajax, ONFebruary 2, 2015
Pros: awesome staff
Cons: typical retail cons
Productive and fun workplace with awesome people and (usually) awesome customers! Management is really nice and great, and so are the other employees. Their positive attitude make it easy to get along with everyone and to boost the mood of other employees, which often may result in better customer service for shoppers.
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People are rude and the culture is terrible
Sales Associate (Former Employee), toronto, ontairoJanuary 22, 2015
Pros: breaks in between shifts
Cons: long endless hours.
shifts are Super long hours at odd times of the day. Compensation is provincial minimum.
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Fun workplace
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Montreal, QuebecJanuary 5, 2015
Banana Republic is a nice and fun place to work, employes are very friendly and everyone gets along.
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Great place to start as a first job.
Sales Associate/ Cashier (Current Employee), Vaughan, ONOctober 10, 2014
Pros: great team, employee benefits.
Cons: no steady hours, shifts vary from opening shift to mid-day to closing.
The Banana Republic at Vaughan Mills has a great management team and co-workers. Everyone respects one another and teamwork is what helps strive the business success. Whether you are on the sales floor, fits or cashwrap, there are certain targets you have to try to meet which are reasonable. Everyone works as a team and as long as management sees you are doing your best, that's what they care about the most because they know the store won't meet its target every time. Great place to get experience in retail especially in customer service. The most enjoyable part of this job for me is able to interact with the co-workers and customers as that leads to a strong friendship formation.
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Very nice environment to work in, very fast pace.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee), Vaughn, OntarioOctober 3, 2014
Pros: friendly people
Cons: long hours
A day at work was a simple clock in and get to work. Banana Republic Factory Store Vaughn Mills is always busy especially on weekends. I learned to handle many customers politely in prioritized manner keeping customers satisfied.
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High expectations from management, great discounts, great people to work with
Sales Ambassador (Current Employee), Ottawa, ONSeptember 13, 2014
Pros: the discount
Cons: hours were only given to particular individuals who were favorites of management
- Too many employees and little hours to go around, management very bias and give majority of their hours to a few of their favourites
- The people you work with are awesome and very friendly
- No training, you learn to do everything yourself and will get into trouble if you don't do it well the first time
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Organized structure, promotes comunity involvement
General Manager (Current Employee), OntarioSeptember 7, 2014
Company provides excellent training and support. Organized structure.
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Great interactive place to work and conenct with new people and employees everyday.
Sales Support (Current Employee), Market Mall Calgary,AlbertaJuly 23, 2014
Banana Republic is a great place to work and has great benefits in all aspects. Typical day at work will always be making the customer number one and helping them with anything they need, whether it would be helping locate an item to honest opinions in the fitting room. I learn something new everyday at work, how to deal with different cutomers, and solving problems that arise in the workplace. Most enjoyable part of the job is getting to work with other employees that have a passion as I do for customer service and everyone making it a great environment to be in. This job is all about teamwork and strong communication and it does push us all everyday to do the best we can do for the guests and eachother.
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Long Hard Hours
Sales Support (Former Employee), MississaugaMay 20, 2014
- lots of standing
- slow store
- gained customer service skills
- gained retail experience
- on the job training
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Fast Paced Retail
Brand Ambassador (Current Employee), Toronto, ONMay 5, 2014
Pros: customer connections, ability to develop within the company
Cons: high stress, sometimes problematic customers
Over the past five years, Banana Republic at Yorkdale has provided me with the skills and training to conquer the customer service industry. I have acquired a strong foundation in: multitasking in very high paced environments, patience and problem solving skills, a fun and outgoing personality to connect with customers, learning to flex between various work centers, a sense of leadership and the skills needed to manage a large team. Management works together to inspire hard work in their employees. My coworkers are great in supporting and inspiring each other to do our best as individuals with team oriented goals. The hardest part of the job is working in a high paced environment that is very busy and sees a variety of customers daily. The most enjoyable part of the job is the connection you can build with your customers.
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Fashionable, fun and friendly!
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Burnaby, BCApril 6, 2014
I think my favorite part about the atmosphere at Banana Republic was the professionalism. A typical day at work would include me working with customers and meeting their needs. Then, during breaks, I would often read up on product knowledge materials. Management was fair, they always gave me tasks they saw I was ready to handle. And my co-workers were a blast to work with! I met some hilarious and equally well-dressed persons.
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Best Customer Service
Visual Designer (Current Employee), Calgary, ABFebruary 11, 2014
Pros: excellent customer service
Cons: shorts hours
Banana Republic is very Customer Service driven retail store, so far its one of the best customer service
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Fun workplace and energetic people.
customer srvice (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABJanuary 21, 2014
-A day at work is using the cash register, constant customer service, re-stocking.
-How to interact with customers.
- I managed the hard situations and customers.
-Energectic people and lovely team to work with.
-Is to stand all day long.
-When you put a smile on customers face.
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Productive, ecouraging, and great company to work for.
Customer Experience Lead (Former Employee), Halifax, NSJanuary 13, 2014
Great place to work, with amazing people. They train to help push the boundaries and come up with new ways and ideas for doing things. They encourage growth and opinions.
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Productive workplace environment
Visual Merchandiser (Former Employee), Vancouver, BCJanuary 12, 2014
Pros: great canteen area
Cons: early starts due to visuals having to be done before the store opens
*Developed clothing strategies in store, created and designed shop floor displays
*Dressed mannequins, formed window displays and created feature walls
*Strategically placed POS to maximise sales
*Responsible for floor presentation and all visuals in store including directional lighting
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pros and cons
MPL / Stock Supervisor (Current Employee), TorontoJanuary 11, 2014
Its a fast paced environment. Business of its nature is reactionary but it keeps you sharp. Very little work life balance but nice atmosphere to work in if you like fashion.
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Awesome place to work
Support (Current Employee), Toronto, ONJuly 24, 2013
Have been working for the company for many years, and believe it is an excellent company to work for. There are a lot of growth opportunities, and everyone is supportive. Have had the pleasure of working in two stores, where both teams are fun, engaging, and welcoming.

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