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Updated Feb 22, 2015
Updated Feb 22, 2015
281 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied for the evening/weekend position and was invited for an interview. I met first with the HR Manager and afterwards, I met with the RTW department manager. She looked over my resume, asked a couple of questions about my past experience, and my knowledge of the department and Bloomingdales. I was offered the job on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    all behavioral. I had to take online tests then in person tests then had to do two back to back interviews. overall it was a straightforward process and the staff were transparent

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Be confident, warm and professional. Have absolutely no ego on the interview. They will be impressed. On the group interview answer all the questions first. They will ask about a time you went above and beyond for a customer. So be prepared with a great story.

    Interview Questions
    • A time where you went above and beyond for a customer?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Professional Interview

    Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Bloomingdale's in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Start off with a Group Interview with someone from HR and a department manager, and then contacted for a 2nd interview with the department manager of the department that you will be working for.

    Interview Questions
    • Group Interview: What is your availability? Where is your favorite place in the world? What was your best customer service experience as a customer?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Mandarin Interpreter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online and was asked to come in for an interview the next day. The first interview was mainly behavioral and very short, probably about 15-20 minutes. After this first interview, I was informed that I would need continue on with a manager interview. There was an opening available later that day. I met my would-be supervisor and she interviewed me in Mandarin. The questions were the usual behavioral ones as well as more specific hypothetical scenarios. I received an offer immediately following the interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Professional Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Interview Details

    Received a email to schedule an interview about 2 days after application. Scheduled a interview a few days after, it was a group interview. Process was relatively fast and easy. Received an email a few days later that I insedd dos receive the position

    Interview Questions
    • How will you handle a customer that isn't pleased?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
  8.  

    Store Management Executive Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Short Hills, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Short Hills, NJ
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    This was an extremely poor interview process and a waste of my time and energy. After coming into the office 3 times for 4 separate one-on-one interviews, I was then told for the first time that I need to pass an online assessment in order to proceed any further. The assessment was completely unrelated to the position at hand and I did not meet their expectations on it (which were never discussed, all I know is I did not pass). I was unable to retake the assessment because answers are, "locked in" to the system for three years. Throughout everything HR Management did not represent themselves in a professional manner. For one, one of the hiring managers was wearing UGG boots while interviewing me.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to give an employee unfortunate news and how did you handle that situation?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Loss Prevention Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bloomingdale's in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    applied online and received an invitation for a face to face interview. scheduled the face to face interview through their online scheduling service. confirmed the interview and made the appointment on time. The process was simple enough because I have learned how to work with Applicant tracking software to include relevant information so that I will be called in for a personal interview.

    Interview Questions
    • tell me of a time where you had to go above your direct managers head in order to fix a problem   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  11.  

    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

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