Bloomingdale's Reviews

Updated June 26, 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. 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


  2. 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Demanding Environment

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    • 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.


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  5. Merchandiser

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    associate discount, flexible hours, and good working environment

    Cons

    physical work and highly demanding


  6. Helpful (1)

    Sales associate

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    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. Commission Sales Professional

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    • 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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Merchandise Planner

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    • 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Over worked and under paid

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate- Handbags
    Current Employee - Sales Associate- Handbags

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

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

    Pros

    The employee discounts are pretty good and the coworkers became like family. We're able to swap shifts with coworkers whenever we want.

    Cons

    Not good for a temporary job, they make you work like its your career and they pay low. Good if you plan on making a career out of it and you work commission. They push you to call customers on their personal phones to come into the store to shop with you and to hand write them letters thanking them for shopping. No one wants or likes to be called especially to come spend their money. They grade you quarterly based on how much you do this. If you are on commission you have an incentive to do so but if you aren't it's a pain in the butt. You also have to open multiple credit card accounts a week which is impossible because almost everyone either already has one or really doesn't want one. You also get graded on this. The customers are the worst. Entitled, disrespectful, human beings. There is a small return policy but they never abide by it. Customers can return disgusting used merchandise and get hundreds of dollars back. That comes off of people's commission checks. Also, there is literally a sale every other week. And during the off weeks it's a pre-sale. You always have to memorize each sale and repeat it to customers who don't listen and ask you a million times. Management also makes you pick orders from online throughout the day as if you don't have enough to do already. Reflects very poorly on you if you do not do this. Overall bad experience with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up on the client books if the associates aren't working commission and no one can open the amount of accounts being asked.


  10. good place to work if want start in fashion

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

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

    Pros

    discount , co workers, fun events, free gifts/giveaways, money to be made

    Cons

    customers can return everything , whenever. This messes up commission/pay check


  11. STL

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

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and opportunities to advance.
    Management open to suggestions.
    Small enough company that you can see where the changes are really made.

    Cons

    More time off needed
    Not so great insurance options
    Too lenient with the associates



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