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Bloomingdale's Reviews

Updated 20 August, 2014
Updated 20 August, 2014
517 Reviews

2.8
517 Reviews
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Bloomingdale's CEO Tony Spring
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30 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee Discount if you can afford to buy anything on your meager poverty-level salary (in 62 reviews)

  • Great discount and Bloomingdale's looks great on your resume (in 44 reviews)


Cons
  • Huge disconnect between salaried management and commissioned sales associates (in 40 reviews)

  • Reviews are primarily based on credit card applications taken and not on actual service (in 29 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great People at Bloomingdale's

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sku Set-up Analyst  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sku Set-up Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Full Benefits, Good Salary, Good People. I had a good time with Bloomingdale's. This famous company allowed me to build lasting personal relationships.

    Cons

    My only little gripe was that is was very politically correct. That is not like me, I am much too independent minded an slightly old fashioned, conservative if you please!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say there is little advice to management. They do an excellent job overall. They pay great attention to benefits, work-life balance and company values. No complaints here.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrific

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    Former Employee - Recovery  in  Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Recovery in Short Hills, NJ (US)

    Pros

    My co-workers were great, I loved the discounts and getting paid every week. Paid vacations and most of my co-workers were very professional. The vendors were always very nice and gave sales associates free gifts.

    Cons

    Very limited room for growth in some departments. That is really the only con in my opinion working for Bloomingdales and that all depends on which department you work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice for management would be to keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    it was a good experience I sold fur so it was quite different than a regular sales position.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Money With Commission.
    Great discounts and specials given to employees.

    Cons

    Many factors influence the fur industry weather being a main component.
    I worked part-time and the requirements that I witnessed of the full-time employees were very very high.

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    Holiday help

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy tasks helpful team good wage

    Cons

    early morning hours no room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clean up warehouse

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place To Work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock Associate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    The pay is descent for what the job is, opportunity for growth and movement around the company. You meet a lot of great people.

    Cons

    Some of the store hours are kind of nonsense. Also, basically required to work every single holiday. Sometimes getting work if is hard due to their policy of 3 week in advance scheduling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    An up and down experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Professional Women's Shoes  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Professional Women's Shoes in Chicago, IL (US)

    Pros

    Potential for high income if in a commission based department. Diverse workforce. Edited fashion assortment that reflects the latest trends. Opportunities to learn about and sell from all areas of the store are encouraged and education and training in those areas are regularly provided. Work-life balance depends on the associate.

    Cons

    Political. If you are in favor you're protected. If you're not, good luck! Very high turn rate. Very 'event driven' with sales every other week; this causes gross fluctuations in income. High performers and good employees are held to a higher standard, often causing burnout, while 'middle of the road' associates are allowed to skate by: this encourages an environment where it pays off not to care and do the minimum for the greatest personal gain. Very little management supervision. Higher producing associates are encouraged, and almost expected, to come in on days off or work extra hours to meet departmental or event goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the cheerleaders and look for the true leaders within management and on the sales floor. Hold everyone within a department to equal standards, goals and expectations and then enforce by being present and managing. Don't lean on your superstar managers and associates so hard that they burn out and stop caring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Company

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Boca Raton, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boca Raton, FL (US)

    Pros

    Great company, friendly co workers.

    Cons

    hr at my location was iffy. Was unsure of what they wanted out of the employees and had no goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your workers have more control. Empower your workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    High-end store

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Costa Mesa, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA (US)

    Pros

    Good employee discounts, nice friendly environment.

    Cons

    Huge turn over, micromanaging

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun and friendly environment. Everyone is so nice and they take really good care of you.

    Cons

    As a Merchandiser you don't get any bonuses so pay is not very good. Also mandatory to work big sales on the weekends which is a con when we usually have weekends off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have promotions or some kind of credits the merchandisers can get too not just the sales associates!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great for seasonal work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Professional  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Professional in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Nice environment, little to no micromanagement, decent pay considering commission

    Cons

    Training via computer, little direction/help on the floor from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if a manager would check in periodically, or if new sales reps were given more training on the floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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