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Updated Jul 22, 2014
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Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Luxury Linens Sales Associate Interview

Luxury Linens Sales Associate
New York, NY

I applied in-person - interviewed at Bloomingdale's in June 2014.

Interview Details – It's a group panel process. Bunch of people were sitting in a cold room with two HR people. One is responsible for asking related questions and the other one sends out the background check chart. After the group panel, the HR person asked people come to her office one by one according to your information.

Interview Question – Maybe perhaps I didn't have related sales experiences, so it's kind of hard to talk about how to deal with your directors and your coworkers.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – It doesn't fit my schedule.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Specialist Interview

Sales Specialist
Century City, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomingdale's in July 2014.

Interview Details – I had an interview with bloomingdales with one other girl who goes to my school. We had a "group" interview with three managers and then one on one interviews separately

Interview Question – What's a relationship you have been able to make and keep   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Professional Interview

Sales Professional

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

Interview Details – First you have to apply online and it will take you through a questionnaire, I was called in for an interview and received the job the next day after I was interviewed by the group manager.

Interview Question – Was asked about my experience, how i keep up with fashion, what customer service means to me   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Bloomingdales Sales Professional Interview

Bloomingdales Sales Professional
New York, NY

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

Interview Details – The position: luxury clientele specialist
The process: two interviews conducted one after the other by a hiring manager and the department manager respectively
Total Time: the first interview took approximately 20-30 minutes. the second was approximately 20 minutes.

Interview Question – the position required fluency in a second language. the second interview was conducted in another language.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Competitive pay.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Garden City, GA

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Bloomingdale's in June 2013.

Interview Details – The interview was really easy if you are a people person, there was no difficult aspect to it. Everyone seemed very friendly and non-jugdemental. They asked each of us about five questions and you knew whether or not you were hired on the spot

Interview Question – The most unexpected question was the manager asking each of us how would we sell a product which had to be something we brought with us. I wasnt expecting that because my other retail jobs never asked such a question. All in all, it wasnt difficult to explain and if you were shy they werent mean about it   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

Interviewed at Bloomingdale's

Interview Details – Interview with 3 upper management professionals, all at different times. Professional but relaxed setting, dress appropriately. Straightforward and appropriate questions while describing the task and objectives for the position at hand. Salary expectations, employment policies, training, and desired hours discussed.

Interview Question – What makes you best suited for Bloomingdales and what can you do to best forward our business?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Intimates Sales Professional Interview

Intimates Sales Professional
Wayne, NJ

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Bloomingdale's in June 2011.

Interview Details – I was recruited while shopping in the store by a shoe salesman. He personally took my up to HR and I was given an application. Several days later I had an interview and was waiting in HR for about a half hour before the saw me. There was a two interview process, their head of HR first which lasted about a half hour, then with a floor manager. My personal department manager was not the second interviewer. They gave me a cold call test after we spoke for a few minutes. I needed to call her extension in the next room and tell her about a new product to bring in a return customer. This part of the interview was much easier than the actual job. I wrote a thank you note so that they could see my penmanship.

Interview Question – If you have worked in retail before they ask normal questions. The hardest one for me is always "tell me about a difficult experience with a customer, how did you fix it?"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I received a call from HR and was asked to come in for a "third interview". The HR secretary took me into the interview room and said, "we would like to extend you a financial offer of (insert number) for our full-time Intimates position". I accepted and shook her hand, then we figured out my training schedule. This process took about 20 minutes.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Merchandiser Interview

Merchandiser

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Bloomingdale's.

Interview Details – I was recruited from another manager. They asked me what my interests were and what I like to do in my spare time. It didn't feel like an interview. I basically tried to sell my skills to them.

Interview Question – I didnt have any difficult questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They gave me what I asked for.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Merchant Assistant Interview

Merchant Assistant

Interviewed at Bloomingdale's

Interview Details – I was first contacted by email and had to take set of tests which included critical thinking,retail math anc probelm solving questions. Few days later, I was contacted by HR and called in for a interview.

Interview Question – What would your former employers say about you?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Men's Shoe Sales Associate Part Time Interview

Men's Shoe Sales Associate Part Time
Orlando, FL

I applied online - interviewed at Bloomingdale's in May 2014.

Interview Details – Filled online app, app was accepted, first interview was a group interview with nine other prospects. Passed the group interview, had a second with HR individually. Trainig start date was set up.

Interview Question – Which transaction with a customer gave you the most satisfaction by completely satisfying the customers needs   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiating, fixed starting salary.

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