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Bloomingdale's Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
550 Reviews
2.8
550 Reviews
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Bloomingdale's CEO Tony Spring
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee Discount if you can afford to buy anything on your meager poverty-level salary (in 70 reviews)

  • Great discount and Bloomingdale's looks great on your resume (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • Huge disconnect between salaried management and commissioned sales associates (in 43 reviews)

  • Reviews are primarily based on credit card applications taken and not on actual service (in 29 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    GREAT JOB

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Discounts, Great environment, Sales, Fun, Great job for students

    Cons

    Hours, rude customers, customers sometimes return items, commission

  2.  

    Seasonal Sales Support (Holiday)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Support in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Support in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomingdale's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pays better than minimum wage. Currently the minimum wage in NYS is $8.00 Bloomingdales pays seasonal sales support $8.50 to $10.00.

    Cons

    Job does not pay enough and the work is boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be up front, tell people this is just for the season and we cannot promise you a permanent position.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good seasonal job with limited upward mobility regardless of promises.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Professional in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Professional in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Bloomingdale's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of hours during holiday season.
    Discount is nice.

    Cons

    Lots of unfulfilled promises.
    Job is very repetitive, which you sign up for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to encourage workers through honesty and not through promises which are not fulfilled

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It's alright.

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

    I worked at Bloomingdale's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Good benefits. If you love shopping, this is the place to work out. We got usually 20%, sometimes 36%.
    -Scheduling is good. They give it out two weeks in advanced. I had little problems with it.
    -A lot of training is available.

    Cons

    -The managers talk behind your back. A lot. Watch out for what you say. Most things that any manager will say of you will be negative.
    -Managers play favorites. Even if someone is negatively impacting the work environment, it that person is friends with a manager, they will stay in the company regardless of the complaints.
    -Training was poor. The company has many resources, but the managers did little to give me access to these resources, or let me know of its existence.
    -Overall, the management was poor. The store has done poorly. They blame the sales associates, but it's really their lack of vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Stop micromanaging and giving mostly negative comments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Its ok.

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

    I worked at Bloomingdale's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Discounts
    Flexible schedule
    Clean environment
    Friendly co workers

    Cons

    Competitive sales
    Strict dresscode
    Not a job for people who have a hard time opening up credit card accounts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    cosmetic sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cosmetic Sales in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Cosmetic Sales in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Bloomingdale's part-time

    Pros

    good and loved my coworkers

    Cons

    very slow store traffic a con

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great working there!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Selling Specialist in Garden City, NY
    Current Employee - Selling Specialist in Garden City, NY

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I had a wonderful time working there, the atmosphere was lively and very easy going. The hours were reasonable, and the pay was excellent.

    Cons

    The distance was too far from my house unfortunately.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sales Associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Garden City, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Garden City, NY

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a very simple job. I love talking to other co workers when it is slow. And the employee discount is the absolute best!!

    Cons

    It was tough working on a commission based salary. I could feel tension amongst co workers at time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put as many employees on the floor at once!! Makes it very hard to make your draw for the day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sales Specialist

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

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly, nice work environment.
    A good workplace to move up.

    Cons

    Long working hours.
    Have to work even on Sundays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good if at a high traffic store

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Employee discounts
    Beautiful work space
    Variety of departments
    Flexible Scheduling
    High commission for certain departments
    Able to cross sell to other departments

    Cons

    When it's slow and you are on a draw base versus commission you actually have to pay back any commission you make if you don't make the draw. This means that if you have one bad week and one good week - your good week's commission actually pays for your bad weeks loss of sales.
    If you ask management for anything it takes forever. Not streamlined process

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Outside of the Flagship store for Bloomingdale's department store, located on Lexington Avenue in New York City. (Photo by Coolcaesar - available under under CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 & GFDL, v1.2)
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Magnolia Bakery at Bloomingdale's

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