Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Bloomingdale's
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Helpful (6)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Bloomingdale's (Sherman Oaks, CA) in March 2015.
Applied online. Got an email to schedule a group interview a few days later. Scheduled the group interview for the beginning of the following week. I came in from a very professional standpoint, emphasizing customer service and professional attitude. They seemed to dislike that, and were looking for people with creativity rather than a business attitude. To get the job, discuss how you love art, paintings, and how you learned about yourself through the journey of art. Don't use logic in your responses, use creativity.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Bloomingdale's (Los Angeles, CA).
First applied online, followed by a group interview with people applying for all sorts of positions. It was all very trivial/superficial. A visual job requires a set of skills that's entirely different from a sales role. At no point did they ask anything relevant about the actual job itself and what I can bring the table. Meanwhile, I was ready to go with my portfolio and point of view on visuals, etc. If hiring is based on trivial questions like "what would I bring with me to a deserted island", then no wonder turnover is high. Never heard back from Bloomingdale's, not even to say that they passed.
- How would you address a customer if you're in the middle of dealing with another customer? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Bloomingdale's.
Applied online, received an email a few days later inviting me to an interview, online scheduling system was convenient. I was moving at the time so I was able to schedule it almost two weeks in advance. Typically they do group interviews, but there were only two of us scheduled that day (it had snowed the day before) so the Human Resources Manager met with us one-on-one. About three or four days later I received a call inviting me back to meet with a department manager, which was also a one-on-one interview, that individual showed me the department where I might work, explained some of the basics about how they run things. I was told I would hear back within a day as they were looking to fill the vacancy quickly
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. I interviewed at Bloomingdale's.
Lengthy, 3 interview process. I met with the Cosmetic Manager, The HR lady and the counter manager at the time. It wasn't too bad but definitely must look your best and always dress up. You want to know a lot of about the company you're interviewing for and if possible have retail experience. Apply makeup from the company you're applying and dont forget to smile!
- Why do you want to work here? What are your goals, say in 5 years? Do you think you can meet the retail goals? Are your weekends flexible? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomingdale's (Miami, FL) in March 2015.
Online application. Called in for interview. Asked to come back for 2nd interview. Waiting on call back. Interviewer was preoccupied with cell phone. Made to wait 30 minutes. Asked same question twice. When I asked pay scale, was told I would get all of my questions answered in second interview. The job would be a second source of income for me thankfully because I almost turned down the position, however the hrs fit my schedule and the pay rate made up for it.
- Asked what do you consider a flaw in your work ethic? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomingdale's (New York, NY) in March 2015.
Group interview, then had 3 different one on one interviews before they offered me a position. Met with few different managers, and it was a little confusing because each time I was asked to come back I met with someone from a different department. Also the group interview in the beginning was very open format, felt like the whole process was very dragged out.
- What was a difficult client situation, and how did you handle in? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bloomingdale's (New York, NY) in March 2015.
The process took about a week. I met with one of their HR Reps who asked me a couple of behavioral questions and many future goal questions as well. He didn't make it an interesting interview. Just kept repeating the same answer, told me the pay was $14 an hour and then started turning the interview about himself and not about the company...
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bloomingdale's (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.
A group of interviewers in one room, I felt I was a child instead of of interviewing to a career position. The interviewers were seeing to be very uncomfortable and you could tell the people who could (Liers) talk without being uncomfortable were the people who went onto the next step of the hiring process.
- How do you feel about working in a team environment. 1 Answer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
Case interview worksheet and individual interview focusing on my resume. The case interview was asking about how you would motivate employees and manage them, and after they give you guidance. I was cut off before I could answer the question and she just told me the answer. They didn't answer much about their experiences working there, and instead focused on their experiences before joining the company. It was a very strange dynamic, and the case interview seemed like they didn't really care what you put down or how you explained your answer
- What is a time when you were challenged most? Answer Question
Helpful (6)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bloomingdale's (New York, NY) in February 2015.
First they do a group interview and then call you back for individual interviews with a manager from each department. The group interview is very laid back to the extent where some may even consider it unprofessional. Just be very aggresive and outgoing to standout.
- tell us about yourself? if you where an animal what would you be? if you did not have to worry about money what would you do? Answer Question
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