Bloomingdale's Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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Bloomingdale's CEO Tony Spring
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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
  • Huge disconnect between salaried management and commissioned sales associates (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. Lots of Changes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    The company is making positive changes

    Cons

    The pains of change are never ending

  2. It's a job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomingdale's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I only had to work part-time

    Cons

    I had to work retail

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Corporate Intern

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

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Awesome training program, everyone in HR was incredibly helpful and friendly. Learned a lot from my time there

    Cons

    Large corporate setting equals not a lot of room for growth. Things move rather slowly because of the multiple levels an idea had to go through before it followed through

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less hand holding and more independency. Interns have ideas too!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great place to work. Needs better career plan for staff.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Generous sick days. Understanding and helpful HR team. Talented people.

    Cons

    Nepotism. A few move up very quickly. Waste of talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more than those close to you and promote those who are qualified.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. High expectations but managers willing to coach direct reports and develop them

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Employee discounts, summer Fridays, new offices

    Cons

    Manual processes, lack of clarity on who does what

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Sales specialist

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    Current Employee - Selling Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Selling Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Discounts are good but not amazing. Customer interactions are great most of the time.

    Cons

    Coworkers steal your sales and comissions. Very competitive. Makes for bad customer service. The company will find ways to not pay you (lower comissions, deficite on draw, etc). Buyers dont want to spend money to make a better assortment. No room for advancment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to sell and spend time on the floor. Knowing how your people interact and have to go threw will help a lot.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. A great place to start for those that want to work on retail. But just that.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    You can learn about retail, brands, and costumer service. Good discount and also knows the itens that are going for the best price. Nice co-workers, time management and associate appreciation.

    Cons

    If you aren`t a cute white girl do not expect to grow in the company. Actually... Do not expect to grow at all. The logic of draw x commission makes you basically pay for the time that you are on the store. The managers don`t bother about keep a good work environment , they just want you to create zilions of credit cards. The lack of training is also a big problem! The put you on the floor without explain how the crazy discounts system works. They don`t train you for anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If Bloomingdale's wants to keep with a great strong team that believe in the company and want to delivery a great costumer service, is important to create more possibilities to workers to grow in the company, respect the associates, train management to lead a team instead just demand unrealistic goals

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Product Merchandiser

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    Current Employee - Product Merchandiser in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Product Merchandiser in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Freedom to be creative, great management (depending on department) vendor relationships, and overall freedom, hours

    Cons

    hourly pay, store leadership, store involvement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great job experience, but very disappointing management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Comfortable work environment and fair compensation for retail positions. Many sales positions offer additional commission or bonus pay.

    Cons

    Despite the experience I gained, I was very disappointed in the company management. I truly enjoyed my position and was passionate about my work, but struggled with the unethical, almost corrupt, behavior of higher management. In my time with Bloomingdale's, I witnessed several cases of outright retaliation, mistreatment, and injustice toward other employees. I ultimately found it difficult to devote myself to a company with which I so strongly disagreed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Retail Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    The stores are beautiful and provide a nice atmosphere in which to work. The products are top-quality and the employee discounts are great. It is a good job if you are in school, re-entering the workforce, etc...

    Cons

    Retail hours which demand working most weekends and holidays. The employee review matrix can be harsh and many efforts by employees (like dealing with difficult customers) are not quantifiable by their performance measures. This means the intangible efforts by exceptional employees tent to be overlooked in performance reviews. Sales goals can be unachievable at certain times of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide an easier way to schedule hours, especially for working parents with kids. Current system forces you to switch with co-workers which can be stressful at times. Project more realistic sales goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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