Bloomingdale's

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Bloomingdale's Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
568 Reviews
2.9
568 Reviews
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Bloomingdale's CEO Tony Spring
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Review Highlights

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
  • Huge disconnect between salaried management and commissioned sales associates (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.  

    Great place, not for me.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Selling Manager
    Current Employee - Selling Manager

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

    Pros

    Great company, people, discount, fashion.

    Cons

    Very structured with not much flexibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Not a pressured environment good hours and being the only Bloomies in San Diego

    Cons

    People don't shop here to much because they prefer to go to Nordies because of our snooty reputation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Bloomingdale's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good paying job. Great employee discounts. Enjoyed working with other associates. High end merchandise. Flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Need better communication with upper management. More efficient product trainings would benefit sales associates. Limited opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Seasonal Sales Support (Holiday)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Support in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Support in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Pays better than minimum wage. Currently the minimum wage in NYS is $8.00 Bloomingdales pays seasonal sales support $8.50 to $10.00.

    Cons

    Job does not pay enough and the work is boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be up front, tell people this is just for the season and we cannot promise you a permanent position.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good seasonal job with limited upward mobility regardless of promises.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Professional in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Professional in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Plenty of hours during holiday season.
    Discount is nice.

    Cons

    Lots of unfulfilled promises.
    Job is very repetitive, which you sign up for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to encourage workers through honesty and not through promises which are not fulfilled

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Garden City, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Garden City, NY

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a very simple job. I love talking to other co workers when it is slow. And the employee discount is the absolute best!!

    Cons

    It was tough working on a commission based salary. I could feel tension amongst co workers at time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put as many employees on the floor at once!! Makes it very hard to make your draw for the day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good if at a high traffic store

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Employee discounts
    Beautiful work space
    Variety of departments
    Flexible Scheduling
    High commission for certain departments
    Able to cross sell to other departments

    Cons

    When it's slow and you are on a draw base versus commission you actually have to pay back any commission you make if you don't make the draw. This means that if you have one bad week and one good week - your good week's commission actually pays for your bad weeks loss of sales.
    If you ask management for anything it takes forever. Not streamlined process

  9.  

    It was fun, but chaotic.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EDP in New York, NY
    Former Employee - EDP in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are energetic, funny and helpful.

    Cons

    There are not enough employees for the traffic and people rush all over the place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great company to work for. Its one big happy family.

    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Huntington, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in Huntington, NY

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meet alot of great people. Customers and co-workers. Exciting seeing all the new fashions.

    Cons

    The ever-changing schedule, difficult making plans with ur family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand on the positive; not just the negative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Respectful of employees

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    They really take care of their employees and are very professional and fair.

    Cons

    Can be long hours like any retail environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good efforts

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Outside of the Flagship store for Bloomingdale's department store, located on Lexington Avenue in New York City. (Photo by Coolcaesar - available under under CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 & GFDL, v1.2)
The Fortress that is the Beverly Center
Magnolia Bakery at Bloomingdale's

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