Barneys

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Barneys Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
79 Reviews
3.4
79 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • the only good thing about working here is the employee discount, which can really get you some good deals at certain times of the year (in 5 reviews)

  • Good benefits, great people to work with and hours (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Some of the fellow sales associates can be rather aggressive and possessive when it comes to clients (in 6 reviews)

  • Low hourly rate compared to the rest of high end retail positions in Las Vegas (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work if you are in the right selling area, but corporate strategy only supports NY, BH and the web.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Barneys full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits. The team works well together and supports each other more than at other retail environments I've worked in.

    Cons

    Management is constantly turing over, the chaos and lack of support from corporate tends to burn out even the best candidates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline your offerings and pay more attention to what your small locations are offering.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Dog Eat Dog Atmosphere - No Room for Growth, Unless you are Friends with the "Boss"

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

    I worked at Barneys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Iconic company, decent discount, amazing brands

    Cons

    Incredibly low pay, little room for growth, zero development, dog eat dog atmosphere, incredibly negative and downright miserable upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great learning experience and a company that promotes from within

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

    I have been working at Barneys

    Pros

    Structured and corporate environment. Everyone in the men's buying department is great. Overall a good company to work for.

    Cons

    No complaints really. The long hours, minor computer system maintenance issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome experience so far

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

    I have been working at Barneys as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I like the people I work with. The atmosphere can get busy at times, but people are always cordial. There are vending machines and kitchens on many floors.

    Cons

    The fashion retail world can get stressful to work in, but it has to be something you enjoy being surrounded by if you want to work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan more fun company events so that everyone get know each other better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Barneys full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You are introduced to MANY high end designers and get a chance to learn about them all.

    Cons

    Low hourly rate compared to the rest of high end retail positions in Las Vegas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a leader and coach your employees. Not enough product knowledge however they want you to be able to sell it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Never worked at a place that would stereotype people so much !

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

    I worked at Barneys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work and the clothes are great

    Cons

    The coworker's are not nicest people to work with!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat every associate the same

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Loved Working at Barneys!

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

    I worked at Barneys as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    i worked for Barneys as a freelancer for several months and everyone there made me feel like I was a part of the team. My boss, who I previously worked with, was very patient in teaching me the ropes of my new position. I was invited to the holiday party and in-house sample sales, which were great!

    Cons

    Management needs to communicate more with each other in order to avoid missteps on projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing Product and colleagues.

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

    I have been working at Barneys full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Best product in the world, most of which you cannot find anywhere els.

    Cons

    The company is constantly trying to make changes to the union contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing things. The union will always fight back.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Definitely not what I was expecting.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Orders Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Web Orders Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    -Discount
    -Lots of product knowledge
    -Don't have to deal with rude customers
    -Leaving at 5pm everyday
    -Set schedule

    Cons

    -FAVORITISM!
    -H.R doesn't really listen to the issues that takes place in s&r
    -$ not great
    -Smelly work area
    -looks down at the Web team as the bottom of the barrel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your associates more. I'm new and I already have a bad view on the management team as a whole. The associates in my team already had cliques and didn't make me feel like part of the team at all. I got a cold greeting once I entered the company. I thought this company was better than that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Stock Associate - Huge lack of respect for Shipping & Receiving Associates from just about 90% of all other employees in the building.

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

    I have been working at Barneys full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I will say working here definitely gives you the knowledge of luxury high end products and fashion designers. They do hire Full Time employees which is very good because not alot of retailers do that, you've got to earn that full time position and benefits with lots of other employers in the city. The discount is pretty good.

    Cons

    I would say that non-commission based associates should be paid alot more. For a company that sells so much high end luxury merchandise and being the top tier luxury goods provider in the world I believe that the non commission associates can be paid more than they are getting now.

    It sort of feels like a huge slap in the face. When you see the prices of the merchandise and the amount of merchandise the customers buy, Barney's can definitely afford to pay non-commission associates way more that they are offering at starting rates.

    Huge lack of respect for the workers in the shipping and receiving department. There are only a few employees who come down and speak to everyone in the department respectfully. Most others just come down and speak to people in the department as if they are homeless individuals on the street begging for change.

    Everyone in that building should be treated with equal respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Message is more towards Human Resources. If you claim you are competitive with your wages, then your starting rate for employees should be higher.

    Non-commissioned associates shouldn't be treated like they are a plague to the store when there work is just as important and the selling associates. Yes they do interact with the customers more but other jobs play just as vital of a role as selling a pair of $1,000 shoes to a costumer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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