Barneys Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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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. Overall fairly pleased.

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    Former Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Barneys

    Pros

    Good mix of different personalities, and everyone was very friendly. There was not too much of a learning curve when I first started.

    Cons

    There were some instances where time was an issue, for instance there were a lot of projects that required very strict deadlines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to use the internship program is it is a very beneficial program for students especially. Continue to instill values in your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Amazing staff, pay, benefits, and overall incredible experience.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Barneys

    Pros

    Pay, amazing management, great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Commission fluctuates cyclically, down in the summer and late winter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Nice environment, gained knowledge from all the different products, which ended up helping us in order to sell.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Barneys part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The perks of working with this company is definitely the discounts, which are also beneficial when there's a sale happening within the store.

    Cons

    It's very hard to work yourself up. I only gained a raise, but not a different position within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Alright company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barneys

    Pros

    Employee discount is great, plus twice a year the company increases the discount.

    Cons

    Unprofessional corporate culture. Corporate had no idea how store managers are managing their stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with the assistant managers and floor supervisors to get their views on the stores operations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. The Gimmick of looking Nice.

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Web Developer in New York, NY

    I worked at Barneys

    Pros

    Good discount, a compensation over poor salary.

    Cons

    Low pay for back of house with lots of work to handle by various high fashion labels that it almost makes you feel as if you're being taken advantage of and DEGRADED. Always some kind of professional altercation between employees themselves, unnecesary negativity that just ruins your day. Rich rude costumers on top of it all to add even more to your stress. STEREOTYPICAL RACIST company, been on the news over this. They also take away from your pay check so watch out lol.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone equally, if not financially then at least morally.

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

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Pay is moderately good and paid time-off after one year with the company

    Cons

    Stressful to maintain paychecks steady

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Run

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    Current Employee - Print Production Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Print Production Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great discounts and sample sales for employees

    Cons

    Weird people, long hours, cheap salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people have lives--get used to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Company is great, management at the particular store wasnt.

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    Former Employee - Handbag Specialist
    Former Employee - Handbag Specialist

    I worked at Barneys full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I like what we had to offer to our clients. Barneys carries a lot of exclusives from the labels that we carry. From fragrances, accessories and clothing collections. It really made clienteling easy because we offered them a lot of things they cant find anywhere else. Also, Barneys is definitely a specialty kind of department store so they carry a lot of unique pieces within the labels we carry that other departments stores wont. Great discount and other oppurtunities to get more discounts as an employee throughout the year.

    Cons

    I can only speak about the store I worked at particularly. But they say they like to promote from within but they were very picky about who they want to represent them so they always seemed to find people from outside of the company to take management positions. Also, I didnt feel that management was supportive of some of the things I wanted to do to further my buisness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the office and get on the floor. you're missing the action and the oppurtunity to work closely with your employees to help improve productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Needs Better Organization

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    Former Employee - Store Design
    Former Employee - Store Design

    I worked at Barneys

    Pros

    Great people and good discount and compensation.

    Cons

    In dire need of re-structuring and organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Unfortunately dissappointing

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Barneys full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The training, HR and most of my co workers were awesome and helped the days go by faster

    Cons

    Very low pay, Poor department leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Associates deserve a manager who is motivated to help them grow and become better at their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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