Banana Republic Employee Reviews

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Productive and Fun
Sales/Stock Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 May 2017
Really great place to work. A lot of time was spent given formal training at the begging of the period. The managers were amazing and really on top of their game.
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Fun and Productive workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Cookstown, ON17 April 2017
Banana Republic was an awesome company to work for. The staff and management were very kind, management was always understanding and accommodating and the hours were good as well. the company was always rewarding the individual stores that meant certain sales goals with money for staff meetings, staff outings, and stuff for the staff room.
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Brand Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 April 2017
Overall experience at Banana Republic was pleasant. Management is always readily available and team leads are also very helpful in terms of coaching and aiding in closing sales. Although not commission based, you do feel a pressure to make targets and stand out (much like in all retail environments). Movement and capability to advance is slim as most positions are held by veterans despite performance.
Pros
Employee discounts
Cons
No advancements, management dependent
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Awesome place to work
Sales Representatives (Former Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON17 April 2017
It was great working here, the management was the best! Could not have asked for a better place to work! And the work was pretty easy just make sure everything is was stoked and looked nice.
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Decent place.
Cashwrap Specialist/Leader, Part-time Employee (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON14 April 2017
You are busy, but be expected to do things outside of your job expectations. There is a high demand to do more than you are paid for, even if you are unable to. Fun at the beginning.
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Merchandise Presentation Leader (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB11 April 2017
Definitely a secure safe choice for somebody that wants to remain in one place for long periods of time. Talent Development is slow, which leaves the company with mediocre staff in positions they attained only by waiting for good people to move on.
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Fun Job
Assist customers (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON8 April 2017
Laid back environment
Friendly competition every now and them for prizes, ie) who can make the most sales in a day or week
Hardest part of the job is dealing with vulgar customers
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Very straightforward work to do
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC5 April 2017
The general manger is very good, however less experienced managers need more mentoring and feedback on their skills. It can also get really busy around the holidays.
Pros
Very flexible hours
Cons
High turnover of staff, low wages, no commission, they try to keep their costs low and do that at the expense of employee benefits
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learn about teamwork, working together and helping each other
Sales Associate and Cashier (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC2 April 2017
I learnt about how good teamworks can be done effectively by working together and helping each other. Fun, sociable environment but professional workplace
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Great team and very easy going experience
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON2 April 2017
Rarely is the job very challenging or demanding. The employees are great people and make the work experience very fun. Interacting with others throughout the day made the job easier as well. Management is not always 100% organized as it is constantly changing with managers being promoted.
Pros
Great team and workplace culture
Cons
Management team is constantly changing
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fun and relax work environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB29 March 2017
I truly enjoyed my time at Banana Republic. Management was friendly and worked closely with everyone on the sales floor. my biggest issue would probably have to be the shift schedules that you would from time to time get of closing the store one night and having to open the next day. Other than that it was a fun and relax work environment.
Pros
friendly and relax
Cons
not great benefits
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Fun, dynamic workplace
Sales associate (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON25 March 2017
Great staff and management! Fairly flexible work schedule hours, friendly and outgoing staff, and dynamic work environment which makes it an enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend.
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The work environment is very good and positive.
Brand Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 March 2017
On the whole the management, especially the general manger is very good.
However less experienced managers need more mentoring and feedback on their skills. If this happens they will reach their potential for promotion.
The work environment is usually pleasant and affirming.
I have learned that many of the very young part time staff need more training.
Pros
Pleasant work environment with affirmation for good work
Cons
job security
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Great environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Tsawwassen, BC1 March 2017
Providing great customer service
I learned alot about markdowns and replen
management was great
everyone was always happy to work good environment
most enjoyable part of the job had to be assisting customers
Pros
discounts
Cons
Not enough hours
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Fun casual environement
Sales Associate/ Cashier (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON1 March 2017
Nice work environment, friendly and provide great service to customers. Create great loyal customers. Very flexible when taking off and switching shifts with staff.
Pros
free lunch on holidays
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Great Retail Experience
Brand Ambassador (Current Employee) –  Yorkdale, ON22 February 2017
Working at Yorkdale mall is a fantastic opportunity.
The traffic in the mall is unbelievable and for a brand as big as Banana you have to keep up.
Very fast paced environment, but I love it. The management teams is the glue that holds the team together.
You are surrounded by people, conversations, styling, ideas, friends, and you learn interpersonal skills, self driving and motivating skills, independence, leadership and rolemodeling. You are pushed to make sales and pushed to be your best every day.
The hardest part is making the sales but then that is also the most enjoyable. Talking with people, picking out products that you know will best suit them for their occassion or everyday life based on your first conversation.
The community at Banana Republic is outstanding. I applaud them for their inclusiveness with all employees and open opportunity to communicate with management and freely move around the company.
Pros
Great Hours (if you are hardworking, dedicated and do great with the tasks)
Cons
long hours of standing on your feet to get used to
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Fashion at its finest
General Manager (Former Employee) –  Greater Sudbury, ON15 February 2017
I enjoyed all the individuals I met both within the store and at the Home Office. The company created a fun fashion orientated environment with many external rewards. People we not however the main priority and were sometimes overlooked or bypassed but generally a good work environment at store level.
Pros
flexable work hours
Cons
short staffed
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Excellent opportunity for me to break into a retail environment
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Halton Hills, ON12 February 2017
Wonderful team environment with excellent opportunity to develop retail skills and knowledge in all facets of store operations. Perfect opportunity to enter the retail market.
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Sales associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 February 2017
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Fun environment
Acting Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC5 January 2017
It is a serious company with thons of tools to learn about your job and how to do an excellent customer service. The team is always helpful and most of the time is a really nice place to work.
Pros
low salary
Cons
Good environment
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