Assistant Store Manager/Brand Ambassador (Current Employee) – Sterling, VA – December 15, 2017
A typical day at work consists of doing what the managers task you to do. It's usually the same things every time you work, especially at Dulles, at a slow mall, it's a lot of tasking. Management is constantly changing, and we're losing a lot of associates daily.
Pros: not a lot of people so you can get more hours if you want them
Cons: Short break, not a lot of work and life balance, same thing every day, poor management.
Great company to represent, if under the right management
Assistant Manager/ Head Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Michigan City, IN – October 10, 2018
I loved gap inc as a whole, it’s a wonderful company to work for.... if you happen to get under the right management. I would recommend they look into their staff more and store personnel more, in regards to store visits and relations, etc.
Positive influence on community
Little to no room for advancement, raises, unfair management
Sales and Merchandising Associate (Former Employee) – Smithfield, NC – October 10, 2018
Terrible salaries for personnel part time and seasonal, low pay gives less incentive to some employees . Most staff employees were lazy and performed below the average quotas and or job requirements. Staff members left quality and quantity of workload for temporaries and seasonals.
Customer Experience Associate (Former Employee) – Dunwoody, GA – October 9, 2018
it was the people that made working here worth it's wild. Working everyday to provide service was decent but being force to get customers to get a banana card by management creates a stressful environment and unnecessary competition among employees. It's needs to provide great service with great clothes.
The co-workers and the discount.
Not even pay for provide high end clothes and service.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Texas – October 9, 2018
I got hired and the week after us new hires weren’t on the schedule yet so we picked up open shifts. 4 hour days, 15 break. They don’t give hours but they will cut the ones you have, yet you’re still hiring people. Nothing but a rotating door for this store. Everyone quits because it’s a joke. Leads have their favorites and speak their native language around us so nobody understands. They try to push this credit card that nobody wants or you get no hours. Our store doesn’t meet the goal because nobody really comes in or buys anything.
Banana Republic is a great place to work. Flexible hours and great management. Customers can be rude but the management is always willing to help solve any problems for associates. The motto of the store really helps for a nice and kind environment. Recommend working here!
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Auburn Hills, MI – October 3, 2018
I had a wonderful experience working with this company! The management was stellar and the job was enjoyable. Working with clothes really opened my mind to cool new trends, especially at BR stores. I worked at both the outlet and retail shops. Definitely a remarkable place to work.
A bit of time has passed but from what I remember..
Sales Assoc (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – October 3, 2018
I was very young working at BR/Gap and it was a very typical mid level sales position, with sales goals and bonus paid per goal tier. I was ambivalent about the job and basically working to buy clothes and pay bills. I cant really speak on the employee experience now it was at least 10 years ago that I was a member of the company.
Great place to work- huge focus on talent development
General Manager (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – October 3, 2018
Best job I’ve ever had. Skills learned, opportunities given I will always be great fun for. A work environment where the priority was me. Worked for some of the BEST leaders in the business. Offers great employee discounts at 3 leading brands.
It's a retail clothing store so the work life for someone who is looking for better opportunities, would have to live to work here. The management was never consistent either, was there for about 2yrs had 4 different GM's
Worked at Banana Republic for 2 years and in the beginning it was great then management changed and it became horrible. Things became stressful they started giving less hours. When working overnight the didn't even want you to talk the money and the drive was not worth the stress.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Rehoboth Beach, DE – October 2, 2018
Great place to work, especially if it is your first job. hard work required but helps build skills in areas useful for someone who has never worked in retail setting before like cleaning skills and organization skills.
Working at Banana Republic was a great experience. I was able to make great relationships with my fellow employees and consumers. By learning how to assist customers I not only feel confident in my communication skills but also in my skills as a sales representative.
Wonderful atmosphere for the more mature person in retail
Lead Stock Associate/Lead Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – September 30, 2018
I worked with Banana Republic for approximately 10 years. The more I worked there, more the company grew on me. The merchandise, the pace, the expectations etc. The flexibility of the hours worked for me. The merchandise discount is good, as it can be used across the brands. Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Athleta. Including the Outlet stores, too.
I was given some opportunities to learn different rolls, so that was a plus.
Occasionally there was lack of communication between managers.
Flexibility with hours, for the most part
Hours constantly get cut. Unreasonable project goals, time wise.