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Bloomingdale's Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Short Hills, NJ (US)

I applied online - interviewed at Bloomingdale's in November 2010.

Interview Details IT WAS FINE

Negotiation Details – it was EASY

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Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Bloomingdale's

Interview Details currently in the process of changing hiring procedure. group interviews are the first step- this enables the interviewer to observe candidates in social situations.

Interview Question – what strength will you bring to a team- a strength that promotes both a competitive and encouraging team environment.   Answer Question

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Brand Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee
King of Prussia, PA (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomingdale's in April 2013.

Interview Details Applied online and received an email asking me top schedule an interview time with the human resource manager. She was very cold, asked me a series of generic interview questions, cut me off as I was answering the questions and looked wholey uninterested in hiring me.

I followed up a week later and was scheduled a second interview with the department manager. She was extremely warm, didn't really ask me any job related questions, gave me a tour of the store and introduced me to everyone is be working with. I received a call the next day.

Interview Question – In your own words, what is the definition of a "Young East Sider" (the name of the department I applied for)?   Answer Question

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Commissioned Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomingdale's in May 2012.

Interview Details The interview was rather painless. Applied online, went to the interview, since I was only in town for the day, I had all 4 interviews in the same day. Was offered and accepted the position before I walked out of the building. They more more focused on the ability to chat with clients and build a relationship.

Interview Question – How would my sales style translate from Colorado to New York   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiations at all. Most all the sales positions are draw vs commission

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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Short Hills, NJ (US)

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Bloomingdale's in November 2010.

Interview Details It was ok. They put you through the ringer with a lot of stupid questions for a position that you get beat up in a lot. What they do not tell you is how nasty the custmers are and that you have to suck up to them and take their abuse. And no matter how nasty a customer is to you and no matter what names they call you the management always defends the customer.

Negotiation Details – We would like to offer you a position to join bloomingdale's.

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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online - interviewed at Bloomingdale's in September 2013.

Interview Details Interview was a group setting with both the store manager and another employee. This was the store manager's first time conducting interviews, so she went y the book which helped make it that much easier. The questions were simple, it was more about showing personality.

Interview Question – Do you prefer vacations in cold or sunny places?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No, was given a salary and accepted it. There did not appear to be any room for negotiation.

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Anonymous Employee
New York, NY (US)

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Bloomingdale's in May 2012.

Interview Details The interviewer in the Bloomingdale's Soho location was very pleasant and welcoming. She not only spoke of the position I applied for but also the opportunities for growth within the company, once I was hired she consistantly checked up on me to see if I was happy and encouraged me to get to know the company and its clients more if I wanted to move into the corporate side of the organization.

Interview Question – Asking what was is my weakness is often a difficult question as it is unusual for one to self reflect in a completely honest manner.   Answer Question

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Sales Professional Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Bloomingdale's

Interview Details Had a great interview excepted more than I got then received.

Interview Question – How the commission works and how they calculate how you should make commission they are very smart on how to perceive what you are going to actually make but don't make. How commission works?   View Answer

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Department Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomingdale's.

Interview Details Series of interviews with regional director, store manager and asmo.

Interview Question – Describe to me a situation where you had to go out of your way for a guest and how you handled the situation.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The met my request.

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Westbury, NY (US)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Bloomingdale's in August 2013.

Interview Details Interviewed consecutively by HR Rep, Assistant Store Manager, and General Manager.
Informal and relaxed, management took their time to really get to know me and were looking for an upbeat and friendly personality.
If you smile and answer all of their questions carefully, the interview goes very smoothly.
They each wanted to know about my customer service experience and gave me scenarios concerning helping customers and how I would deal with colleagues.

Interview Question – A colleague comes up to you and is complaining about work and their managers, what do you do?   Answer Question

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