Bloomingdale's Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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Pros
  • Employee Discount if you can afford to buy anything on your meager poverty-level salary (in 75 reviews)

  • Great discount and Bloomingdale's looks great on your resume (in 50 reviews)

Cons
  • Very liberal return policy kills the sales associates' paychecks (in 46 reviews)

  • Reviews are primarily based on credit card applications taken and not on actual service (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    It can get boring bro

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Part time hours are great to handle as a student, and managers are always helpful to accommodate changes in schedule. Overall positive experience.

    Cons

    On a slow day it was difficult to make draw required to get paid well, too many employees on the floor for the amount of customers on most days


  2. Sales associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bloomingdales Sales Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Bloomingdales Sales Professional in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Store discount and access to clearance items. Annual employee Xmas sale of Homestore merchandise.

    Cons

    Some of the Sales Mansgers were very condescending. Treated you as if you were incompetent even when rude customers unjustly had qualms. It often felt like an us against them atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    We are ALL adults there to do a job. Respect the employees, your front line, as you expect them to do the same for customers. Your profits are due to the hard work of the sales force. Without them your bottom line doesn't exist.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Potential for growth is absent

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    If you are a people person, building customer relationships can be very enjoyable, discount is great!, vendor gifts are great,

    Cons

    Company moral is low, Upper management picks those to praise versus actually congratulating those who work hard on a day to day basis, management needs work, managers are not knowledgeable or very approachable, turnover is ridiculous, company wishes people to work as hard as they possibly can for as little as possible


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  5. My experience at Bloomingdales is extremely enjoyable!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The amount that you can sell has no limit and it has a great employee program. This company will allow you to move up if you open your mind to it.

    Cons

    The executive training program is not as great as it seems. It takes extremely too long to become a store manager.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Macy's in a prettier box!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Store environments are attractive.
    For retail, it attracts higher calibre sales associates and management.
    Good employee discount, especially on double discount days, etc.
    Ongoing management training.

    Cons

    Corporate management prefers followers rather than leaders. You aren't encouraged to try new approaches to drive business because department stores have to please the big-name fashion brands, so they must approve of floor moves, etc. Very political environment! Many buyers and Regional Managers can be incredibly rude on store visits, although some are helpful, and open-minded!

    Corporate flagship is an amazing store, but regional stores far away from NY bear little resemblance to the 59th Street flagship, particularly with regard to brand mix.

    Retail requires nights and weekends, and Bloomingdale's is no exception, however, the required hours aren't too bad with the exception of the holiday periods when you'll work six-days weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Make your store visits more motivational for both management and sales associates.
    Be open-minded to ideas that might generate more revenue. The local employees genuinely care, want to increase business, and often have great ideas about how to do that. Listen to them, and let them implement those ideas without having to make the same requests for 6-12 months prior to being given permission.


  7. Helpful (4)

    My time with this company was emotionally draining and very negative in most aspects..I had expected much more.

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Attractive physical surroundings in which to work, and a FEW fellow coworkers that were supportive of the department AS A WHOLE.Great person who was in HR,very kind and professional.

    Cons

    Constant turnover of department managers and extremely racially charged environment that was FOSTERED BY SAID MANAGEMENT! Nepotism to the max.

    Advice to Management

    GET OVER YOURSELF AND TREAT YOUR EMPLOYEES WITH SOME RESPECT AND CONSIDERATION.THEY ARE THE REASON YOU HAVE A JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Put much less emphasis on opening credit cards and more on promoting a positive work environment at all levels>


  8. Learned a lot about sales and customer service while working there.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Store was usually busy so workdays went by quickly. For a retail store, Bloomingdale's pays very well with a competitive salary plus commission. Company offers a 401(k) plan as well as really good medical insurance. Dental and disability insurance plans are also offered. Company offers a 20% employee discount (with a double discount offered a few days a month)..

    Cons

    Most of the managers have a hands-off approach to working on the sales floor. Senior management allows the sales managers to spend most of the day in their offices and only one or two hours a day on the floor. Senior managers rarely help out on the floor and avoid dealing with customer service issues as much as possible. With the high business volume (especially on weekends and holidays), there needs to be much more floor coverage and organization. High-volume departments are often very understaffed during sales and on weekends, leaving some employees very overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Promote employees from within to management. While I was working there, only 2 management positions were filled by promoting from within. The company has a standard practice of hiring sales managers from other companies (usually smaller mall retail stores). If the company worked to promote its salespeople to higher-paying management positions, they would be able to attract higher-caliber employees and there wouldn't be nearly as much turnover.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good Company but driven by cumbersome bureaucracy.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Customer Service Driven, Enjoyable people

    Cons

    Too many initiatives launched without the ability to institute. Never happy with performance - its always what more can you do for me. Slow process to get poor performers dismissed.


  10. Helpful (1)

    sales

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice clothes,pretty set up , nice tayloring team , Clean ,good selection

    Cons

    If you are paid an hourly wage and do not get a percentage you can get a higher wage than you might think ! I was making 10.88 but others around me were making 14.00 and 16 and 18 per hour .

    Advice to Management

    Don't hold back an employee from moving to a different dept because he or she hasn't opened enough accounts .


  11. Helpful (7)

    Waste of time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the discount... 20% off on reg days about once a month u get 20/20 around xmas u get 30/20/20 and every season u get 30/20/20 for work clothes. thats the only pro!

    Cons

    - whether u are on commission or not u will always be battling another associate for a sale.
    - floor hogs exists in every dept. That one person that must ring up every customer as if there arent other ppl on the floor workin 2
    - when u call a manger to help with a customer issue its impossible to find one and when u do get in touch they ask u if u can just deal with it
    - all management is inconsistant... one will take the return another won't... they're never on the same page
    - my schedule plus is the worst thing invented. sometimes it wont schedule someone in the morning or have one person on a sunday in the juniors dept then ur manager is buggin you tryna change everyones schedule bc the comp made a mistake
    - managers vacation way to much... i swear my manager is on vacation for months at a time and has like every other weekend off. on top of that she makes statements like this "if u wanna drive a beamer like me, u need to sell"
    - i dont chase sales, thats just not me... but i will have the floor lookin spotless and everything merchandised to standard but i never get recognition for it but she makes sure to schedule me the ngiht b4 every vist
    - visits from corporate are a complete waste time. Basically the store is told to put on a show for these ppl that walk around 4 2 seconds really lookin at nothing
    - IMPOSSIBLE TO MOVE UP- i've been workin here for 4 years in hopes that when i get my masters in marketing to move up to asst buyer... i have yet to get in touch with corporate and everytime i apply for the internship they deny me.
    - managers have favorites
    - Hr makes up rules as to why u cant take such n such day off
    - this is a numbers company... u mean nothing,... its all about how much money you make for them
    - most managers treat u like ur beneath them which is funny to me since i'll b sitting on a degree higher then theirs in a few months.

    Advice to Management

    Dont put on your website that you hire within when u dont. Rehire all store managers n choose ppl with people skills. Ur HR manager shouldnt scare the crap out of your employees n make up stuff. Pay more attention to what your employees do instead of just looking at a sheet of paper with their name on it. Honestly just act like you care more about then just the bottom line numbers.



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