Bloomingdale's Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Bloomingdale's CEO Tony Spring
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Pros
  • Employee Discount if you can afford to buy anything on your meager poverty-level salary (in 75 reviews)

  • Great discount and Bloomingdale's looks great on your resume (in 50 reviews)

Cons
  • Very liberal return policy kills the sales associates' paychecks (in 46 reviews)

  • Reviews are primarily based on credit card applications taken and not on actual service (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Buyer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Buyer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has good reputation and relationships with the market Very smart people working in corporate office and at management level in stores

    Cons

    Ridiculous workload resulting from Omnichannel transition Terrible office with NO perks No travel to stores Low compensation

    Advice to Management

    You are cutting costs too much and jeopardizing the talent that remains in the organization....try making this a company that people would actually want to work for.


  2. men

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floater in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Floater in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great discount, fun people, great merchandise

    Cons

    inexperienced management, high school atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    management needs more help than the employees they are supposed to be supervising


  3. sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Century City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Century City, CA

    I worked at Bloomingdale's part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it's easy working environment, it's easy to learn

    Cons

    some of the locations are not very orgianlzed


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  5. Helpful (1)

    lack of management

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bloomingdales Sales Professional in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Bloomingdales Sales Professional in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomingdale's (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    It is easy to get in this place if you only want to be seasonal, option 5, evening and weekends employees.

    Cons

    No management at all. you will see different managers or CEM all the time. They only care about how many accounts you have opened. When you need some professional advice, you won't find them.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to your employees, care more about their needs. They will do better if they feel like you are helping or encouraging them. Stop being pretty, we need real managers, not models.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Horrible Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    20% discount and additional 20% on certain days

    Cons

    Horrible training, employees are unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Hire better staff


  7. Sales Professional

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Employee discounts - Building relationships with customer, co-workers and management a like

    Cons

    - Opportunity for growth is hard to come by when working under certain manager's leadership - Wearing black clothing on a daily basis even during Summer - Cant make your own schedule according to your want. Therefore, no planning in advance if you want to book a trip

    Advice to Management

    Inspire employee to do well and complimenting them on their achievement and what they need to work on. In that case, employee can work on their weaknesses to develop themselves and contribute to the growth of the business.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Over worked and under paid

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate- Handbags
    Current Employee - Sales Associate- Handbags

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The employee discounts are pretty good and the coworkers became like family. We're able to swap shifts with coworkers whenever we want.

    Cons

    Not good for a temporary job, they make you work like its your career and they pay low. Good if you plan on making a career out of it and you work commission. They push you to call customers on their personal phones to come into the store to shop with you and to hand write them letters thanking them for shopping. No one wants or likes to be called especially to come spend their money. They grade you quarterly based on how much you do this. If you are on commission you have an incentive to do so but if you aren't it's a pain in the butt. You also have to open multiple credit card accounts a week which is impossible because almost everyone either already has one or really doesn't want one. You also get graded on this. The customers are the worst. Entitled, disrespectful, human beings. There is a small return policy but they never abide by it. Customers can return disgusting used merchandise and get hundreds of dollars back. That comes off of people's commission checks. Also, there is literally a sale every other week. And during the off weeks it's a pre-sale. You always have to memorize each sale and repeat it to customers who don't listen and ask you a million times. Management also makes you pick orders from online throughout the day as if you don't have enough to do already. Reflects very poorly on you if you do not do this. Overall bad experience with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up on the client books if the associates aren't working commission and no one can open the amount of accounts being asked.


  9. STL

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and opportunities to advance. Management open to suggestions. Small enough company that you can see where the changes are really made.

    Cons

    More time off needed Not so great insurance options Too lenient with the associates


  10. Helpful (2)

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomingdale's part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The discounts were really good

    Cons

    They treated their employees like workers, not like actual human beings who they "cared" about. Unrealistic with goals and take money out of your hourly salary when you don't meet the goal they set for you.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Sales Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great discount. Excellent quality merchandise. Focused on building brand loyalty. One hour lunch, with two breaks for an 8 hour shift. Mature working environment. One of the few old school, classy department stores left.

    Cons

    Management and Human Resource Director were very unprofessional. Promises made and always broken. Department Manager hid in the back office for most of the day, unless a smoke break was happening. Difficult to maintain high goals due to constant sales and promotions. LOTS of coupons to keep track of. Hard to move up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with departments. Don't rely on a store meeting to solve everything.



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