Bloomingdale's Reviews

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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. College student, working part-time to have spending money. Company doesn't care about your well-being.

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    Current Employee - Selling Specialist in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Selling Specialist in Bridgewater, NJ

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    The discount is nice .

    Cons

    So far behind technologically speaking--they still use PAGERS!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, share ideas to upper management. Reward employees. Smile.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. fun, hectic, trendy & you meet nice people

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    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    up to date with fashion, the employee discount, the vacation days & sick days

    Cons

    commission x draw, managers only care about opening credit cards, sales associates steal your sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you focus more on what the employees actually have to say, maybe it'll improve sales goals. a customer is always right but not when they abuse the sales people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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

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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Never Again

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    Former Employee - Sales Professional in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Good employee discount, smokers heaven - the employee can smoke at the employee entrance (no restriction by company)

    Cons

    Daily employee conflict (argument, harassment) on the sales floor, lack of problem solution skills & lack of communications to the employees,NO CAREER ADVANCEMENT (no one has promoted to be a manager or development program), unfriendly & non trustworthy management. Profiling subjects by Loss Prevention (Not only Macy's issue)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TAKE CARE OF EMPLOYEES at all levels and all issues. You only focus on your same level or your boss.
    Management only focus on their employment security, never focus on their employee issues.
    All Sales Managers needs to have selling time, that's the way, they will be understand what happens on the sales floor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    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
  7. Just stay away. Poor management. No one cares. Terrible Pay. Cannot move up.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wayne, NJ

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

    Pros

    Discount. You meet really great people you work with. Around fashion. Working with your clients was always nice. I am a people person so I always love working with people and fashion!

    Cons

    Customers could be so hard to work with when they were nasty. Returns is really ridiculous the return policy is ridiculous. No moving up. Retail working hours, sometimes you end up working 8 days in a row. Standing on your feet too long. Commission is a joke, and so sad to allow your employees to barely make a living off of nothing. You're in a deficit 95% of the time paying back your hard earned money because of their terrible return system. Pay is disgusting. To them you are just a number and they don't care about you. You cannot move up in the company. Everyone is miserable. If you are a shark, go against policy and act the incorrect way but sell a lot you will get rewarded, never get in trouble for your actions if you sell a ton (the wrong way). If you do the right thing and work the right way and work fair, you get treated like nothing. A lot of sales goals were unachievable, especially when it was super slow and you are working with people that help 5 customers, while everyone else has none. Too much pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When I started I loved it, and then the wrong morals and ethics around this company really turned me off. I was treated terribly over the silliest thing, when I truly worked so hard and took pride in what I did, and worked correctly, and followed the rules. But the way the company mistreats their employees who actually do their job correctly is a disgrace. Appreciate your sales associates, and start getting on the floor and helping them when its busy. Listen to your sales associates they know what is going on more then upper management (who have no clue). Start actually following your company policy and abiding by the rules not just with some employees with all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Ups and Downs

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    Former Employee - Selling Professional in Century City, CA
    Former Employee - Selling Professional in Century City, CA

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

    Pros

    Beautiful store environment, good benefits, lots of diversity in staff, very inclusive.

    Cons

    Inadequate training, aggressive salespeople with high sales get preference over lower performing but customer rated favorably reviewed employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let the high performers get away with treating their peers badly just because they bring in the numbers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 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

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