Bloomingdale's Reviews

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  1. A great place to start for those that want to work on retail. But just that.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    You can learn about retail, brands, and costumer service. Good discount and also knows the itens that are going for the best price. Nice co-workers, time management and associate appreciation.

    Cons

    If you aren`t a cute white girl do not expect to grow in the company. Actually... Do not expect to grow at all. The logic of draw x commission makes you basically pay for the time that you are on the store. The managers don`t bother about keep a good work environment , they just want you to create zilions of credit cards. The lack of training is also a big problem! The put you on the floor without explain how the crazy discounts system works. They don`t train you for anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If Bloomingdale's wants to keep with a great strong team that believe in the company and want to delivery a great costumer service, is important to create more possibilities to workers to grow in the company, respect the associates, train management to lead a team instead just demand unrealistic goals

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good if it's temporary

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    good salary, appropriate hours, some nice co-workers

    Cons

    rude people, rude managers, many terrible co-workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Commission Sucks

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Great discounts and excellent variety of clothing brands

    Cons

    I worked for a leased space and we were limited in what we could and could not do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Worked as a Sales Associate, it was very hard to make any money there because customers had too many returns

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    They had good employee discount and lots of sales, That was the main reason I stayed there after I realized income is not as they promised when they were hiring

    Cons

    Management was good but overall store policies were not such as their return policy. I have had customers return dresses after 5 months and it would still be taken off my comission

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good company but policies really need an overhaul

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    sometimes good discounts, great coworkers, not much micro management, great fashion selection, good store manager

    Cons

    The policies really need work with draw commission in too many areas, too many associates, unfair system with leased competition, not much protection for employees with corporate decisions that can really harm their associates, overall store organization and helpfulness, etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO's need a lot of help

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. Dock worker

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Century, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Century, FL

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

    Pros

    Early shift there's nothing much pro

    Cons

    Everything . A lot of work heavy boxes less pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shady

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Terrible

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    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Chevy Chase, MD

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

    Pros

    One hour lunch break.
    Paid weekly.

    Cons

    Full time is 32-37.5 hours.
    No weekends off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bullying your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Great place to improve your management skills

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Because of the challenging nature of being a sales manager for Bloomingdale's, you learn a lot about coaching a team and managing the business. Fast-paced environment and overall nice people to work with

    Cons

    Sales Managers are not valued like they should, nor supported by Senior Management. Sales associates have a sense on entitlement and go to HR for anything they may not like about their sales managers. Company has also become extremely promotional and wants to call clients constantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value and train your managers. If business is bad, it's not necessarily the manager's fault.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. It's OK

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    Current Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    GOOD discount and health benefits...

    Cons

    No room for growth. All about numbers. Long hours on your feet. Work hard to get 2% commission. Management does not treat you with respect. Double standard amongst employees and executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, they are the ones making you money...Expect so much from employees based on numbers from last year. Needs to reevaluate their hiring criteria. Majority of the workers are incompetent, lazy, and unprofessional. Its also a conflict when theres relatives working in loss prevention AND sales floor. Should have some sort of training program for your managers, they need to learn how to manage a team and treat their associates with respect. It seems like it would be easy to transfer to a corporate position but it's IMPOSSIBLE.....Once you're a sales associate at Bloomingdale's, you're always a sales associate. They don't see your potential..Better leave and come back if you want to work for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Full-Time Sales Professional at 59th Street Store

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    Current Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good training program, flexible scheduling, good benefits, competitive environment, great employee discount (always 20%, but they often have promotions where they take even more off for us).

    Cons

    Despite what they tell you in training and during the hiring process, sales associates seldom move up, all managers are outside hires, or a product of Bloomingdale's Executive Development Program, where they completely brainwash recent college graduates with next to no retail experience (makes sense that they later become selling managers, doesn't it?). The only promotion a sales associate has to look forward to is becoming a brand specialist, which really is not all that special. Even if you want to go for a corporate position and feel qualified for it, they make it near impossible. Once you're a sales associate at Bloomingdale's, you're always a sales associate.

    One major qualm I have with Bloomingdale's is the pay, it's draw vs. commission, which means that while you earn and are guaranteed a certain amount per hour (full timers usually start at $12, part timers at $9), or "draw", you need to make that money up in commission sales. If you do not cover your draw in your weekly sales, you are then in deficit to Bloomingdale's, and will not earn any commission until you make your draw back. What this really means is that during slow months, you don't earn much.

    But what really takes the cake is Bloomingdale's nonexistent return policy. I have had to take back old, used, ratty, disgusting merchandise from years ago, simply because the customer didn't want the item anymore, or worse, they felt entitled to exchanging that garbage for something new. What's worse, is if you sell something to a customer and they return it, no matter how long ago they purchased it, that money comes out of your weekly sales, essentially coming out of your paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to better understand your employees, and stop letting Macy's change everything that once made the company great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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