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Updated Dec 12, 2014
Updated Dec 12, 2014
170 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Bloomingdale's.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and within a few days i recieved an email to set up a time and date to schedule for a group interview. Group interview questions where not difficult to answer however everyone there (5-6 applicants) applied all for different positions. So no one seemed to interact well since everyone had different interests and goals.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Recieved a better opportunity elsewhere

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Executive Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Bloomingdale's.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Got an automated email response that day inviting me for a group interview the next week. 4-5 other interviewees. Very laid back and informal. Got hired on the spot after background screening, but as a holiday hire.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your dream job? Tell me about yourself. Why bloomingdale's/retail? What is your favorite designer?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Seasonal Sales Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bloomingdale's.

    Interview Details

    It takes around 2 weeks to interview and get hired. The initial interview is with a group and then the next is with your department manager. In the group interview there was about 15 people and they asked various questions as they skipped around the room.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do I see myself in 5 years or the future?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was not able to negotiate at first. Although I was hired as seasonal I was asked to stay become Full Time after Black Friday.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5.  

    Assistant Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Bloomingdale's.

    Interview Details

    Applied through my University, did 2 1:1 interviews back to back on campus. Got called back to do an onsite in New York, had 3 1:1 interviews, lunch, retail math test, and group project. The people in HR are great and it was all well organized, if you're prepared it's not bad at all. They also have you shadow a person in the buying program. They emphasize that they want to see if you would be a good fit but also to make sure you know what you're getting into. Good experience.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked me a lot about specific fashion trends, and about Bloomies in the news and what was going on with the company. Do your research.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    N/A Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I went a total of 3 times, its seasonal so I'm guessing they were trying to meet a quota because my 1st interview which got me scheduled for a 2nd was short. I was offered a different job than the one I applied for. I was told the common interview practice "tell me about yourself" asked have I ever worked in retail. Asked what did I do at a specific job, specifically. 2nd interview was better than the first, honestly best interview I ever had in my life. The interviewing woman made me feel so comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Seconal Sales Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Bloomingdale's.

    Interview Details

    First part is an group interview. You are there with 10 plus people and are asked a bunch of questions. Then you go home and wait for an email asking to interview with a manager.

    Interview Questions
    • With a group you cannot really sell your self as an individual.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiatiion.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Holiday Selling Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Bloomingdale's in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Took about 2 weeks but I got an email to schedule an interview. First met with a group of 6 people and two managers. Then we were sent back outside and recalled to meet with the two of them individually. If they decided to follow up with you they will let you know right there as I seen most of the group go in and right back out the door. I was sent back out to wait for another manager of the store and then another! Although I was going for a seasonal position she offered me a permanent part time position!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. Base plus commission
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Seamstress Alteration Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Group setting, very comfortable environment. Asked for everyone to engage. Could see your personality through your answers. Was very friendly and pleasant. Gave us info on flexibility and responsibilities.Emphasized the importance of teamwork.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you react to an angry customer?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  10.  

    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Garden City, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Garden City, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Bloomingdale's in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    This is your typical job interview first you have to apply online. after waiting a few days (5 in my case) you are emailed back to set up your interview. It is a group interview at first then one on one if you impress the interviewers

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Garden City, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Garden City, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bloomingdale's in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 step interview process. First interview was a group interview but only one other person showed up so it was easy to explain and answer questions. Second interview was a one on one with a higher level manager.

    Interview Questions
    • if you are stuck on a deserted island what two objects would you want to bring with you   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    there was none.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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