Bloomingdale's Reviews

Updated July 5, 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
  • 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. Great job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

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

    Pros

    Helping customers meeting new people good pay

    Cons

    I don't have any cobs

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Seasonal Sales Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomingdale's part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    -Decent pay
    -A lot of hours available
    -Great scheduling system
    -Great co-workers

    Cons

    -Put too much emphasis on opening store credit. It was almost like that was their number one priority
    Even though I was seasonal, I became part-time after two weeks because a customer had bragged to my manager about how helpful I was. After staying the rest of the holidays, I decided to leave due to the pressure of opening store credit which I was not a fan of. If your good at opening credit cards then you will fit right in here at every store meeting.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting so much pressure on your employees to open cards!


  3. Former employee over 5 years

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Paid Vacation Time accrued for part-time employees, flexible hours, employee discounts, slightly higher pay than most other retail stores for hourly employees

    Cons

    Unfortunate effect of retail working holidays and weekends. Occasional employee cut backs to manage budget. Sometimes not enough employees on the floor to ensure proper customer service.

    Advice to Management

    Try to maintain enough staff on floor to keep customers from having to search out an employee.


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  5. Bloomingdales

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser/Support Associate in East Orange, NJ
    Current Employee - Merchandiser/Support Associate in East Orange, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, great discounts and incentives for employees. Great people to work with, which adds value to the work environment. Good balance between work and life.

    Cons

    Everything is a learning experience. I appreciate the fact that bloomingdale's gives everyone, no matter job title to express their views, ideas and concerns and finds a way in which it can be implemented. There are always advantages and disadvantages when working in retail.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Sales associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jamaica, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jamaica, NY

    I worked at Bloomingdale's (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The best experience working at Bloomingdales were interacting with the customers and helping them find what the say "a perfect gift".

    Cons

    I didn't have any cons .


  7. Helpful (1)

    Merchandise Planner

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomingdale's (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Work /life balance atmosphere

    Cons

    Sometimes there is too much Business politics going on

    Advice to Management

    Value those who are committed to the company


  8. Helpful (1)

    Demanding Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staffing Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Staffing Associate in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great communication from management and staff to help you improve
    Work/life balance

    Cons

    Compensation feels low for role that is contributed to company

    Advice to Management

    The entire corporation feels way too much like a pyramid. Although management and staff are supportive and helpful in regards to assisting you to succeed, the compensation does not match the work done.


  9. Sales Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Very flexible, great hours. The discounts are AMAZING

    Cons

    Not much room for growth


  10. Divisional Mgr.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Aventura, FL
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Aventura, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    discount on merchandise. If you have a good boss things can be good. You can get a handle on new trends and make friends

    Cons

    Many times things are not based on performance on all levels. It is all about if you are in with the right people.


  11. Commission Sales Professional

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Aventura, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Aventura, FL

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

    Pros

    Minimal supervision with empowering responsibilities. Great scheduling system. Potential to make pretty good commission earnings if you are a people person and like small talk.

    Cons

    People have no shame. On average, shoppers return 40% of what they purchase from you. Which means that 40% of the time is a waste and lose the commission.

    Advice to Management

    Management is supportive but should be more understanding that we have personal lives too when it comes to vacations.



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