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Belk Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
519 Reviews
3.0
519 Reviews
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Belk Chairman and CEO Tim Belk Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount is great and so is working at the mall (in 23 reviews)

  • The employee discount was great along with an additional discount 3-4 times a year (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not listen as often to the sales associates as they should (in 27 reviews)

  • Maybe sales are down because customers shop where they aren't hounded to open a credit card (in 26 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love Belk!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - STMDP In Shoes in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - STMDP In Shoes in Murfreesboro, TN

    I have been working at Belk full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A very good company to work for, they have an AWESOME program called the Sales team management development program that helps you move up in the company..its 6 months long and it basically teaches you how to become a boss.

    Cons

    Shoe department is commission so just a little competition there...nothing really bad to say besides if you don't want to work then don't get a job there.. You're expected to always be on a task.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more stern.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tough Times Ahead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Belk full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Privately Owned. Good People.

    Cons

    Sinking Culture. Major lack of development and internal promotion. Very Low compensation for assistant planners and assistant buyers.all VP's make up pretty picture to paint to execs that is never reality. HR will never respond to your emails or phone calls. They claim to have open door policy that does not exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace your people, especially the ones who do most of the legwork (AP's AB's) listen to them and compensate and develop them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Thumbs up

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Belk

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    Some of the employees thats been employed for a while, kind of get to relaxed and don't put out 100 percent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It is ok

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    Current Employee - Full Time Sales Associate in New Braunfels, TX
    Current Employee - Full Time Sales Associate in New Braunfels, TX

    I have been working at Belk full-time

    Pros

    Most of the other sales associates are nice to work with, and I got good hours. Most of the customers were nice.

    Cons

    The focus on credit, customer surveys, and item locater orders was a bit much. No room for advancement. Schedules were not made two weeks in advance. Micromanaged by supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging your associates fi they don't need it. It got annoying pretty fast.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fast paced environment

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    Current Employee - Operations Team Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Team Manager

    I have been working at Belk full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to get a good start on a career in retail management. Weather its in the visual department or as a manager in a department or operations. They coach very well here.

    Cons

    Long hours!! Mainly starting in October through January. Of course its considered holiday time but its a lot. A lot falls onto the managers to get floor moves, markdowns, sale sets etc. done. There is a black out time for vacations as well during October through December. Then on inventory times and special sales. Be prepared.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be prepared for long days. To stay on top of your daily goals of what to accomplish. Be realistic about what can be done in a day so you don't burn out to fast. Most important is to always communicate your needs to your teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Hard work, but worthwhile if you fit into the big box retail style.

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    Former Employee - Sales Team Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Team Manager

    I worked at Belk full-time

    Pros

    very successful company with really high quality employees, lots of pride and commitment

    Cons

    The crazy pace and hours worked, which is typical of retail management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make it more fun or pleasant and give adequate support to the departments logistically. They have high standards and should have the help available to maintain them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Its ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You get paid every two weeks

    Cons

    Not easy to move up at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is more to being qualified to be a manager than getting credits. Working hard and being good at your job should mean more than credits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Too much work, not enough people

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, hours not TOO bad

    Cons

    Besides Christmas, the store is always cutting back n hours, but always adding to workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Overall it was an ok experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Belk

    Pros

    The people employed there were nice . Overall operations Was ok..very behind in technology n procedures compared to other retail outlets..

    Cons

    Training of associates and management needs improvement ..need to keep up with updates with other retail outlets..very behind

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    unorganized

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    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    The pay and the coworkers in my department where some of the best things i enjoyed about the job.

    Cons

    Poor management, with a new store opening all the managers had never managed before, no communication between managers 2 or 3 managers in one department who told you different ways to do something and always tried to over rule each other. Too much stock and product bought not enough sales made. Poor hiring from management. A lot of coworkers challenged for authority in other departments or simply conducted no work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re train management in the department stores, don't hire sassy attitude management. Better planing and communication, bring traffic to the store through sale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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