Bloomingdale's

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Bloomingdale's Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
584 Reviews
2.9
584 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 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.  

    Fun, yet stressful.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    the atmosphere and the people were the best part. interesting customers and interactions with them made the workday fly by.

    Cons

    being a busy store, it is understandable that things get messy, but this store was unreasonable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more precense of management on the floor and more willingness to help those who are new.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    its like a family

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    we are all treated well and respected - we care for each other - its like one big family. people love working here for years!

    Cons

    it's retail - long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Don't really care about customer service, just numbers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Associate appreciation has some great deals, you can find designer clothes for less than $50 on sales racks. Most coworkers are kind and understanding. Great vacation days and paid days off. Able to call out a certain amount of times in given semester without repercussions. More understanding than most other corporate retail jobs about absence and sickness.

    Cons

    Customer service is just not a concern unless you are making above average sales. The company only cares about making your sales goal and client sales, therefore if you work in an area with a higher price point, you are more likely to get promoted regardless of your interactions with customers or good reviews from customers. Sales and client goals are high without enough pay to warrant the amount of work. Management is not concerned with the treatment of sales associates. Hours are long and miserable sometimes, pay is mediocre.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Decent and Competitive

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Stock and Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Seasonal Stock and Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Great experience. Fun environment. Had a lot of fun meeting high end clients! Managers were nice! Seasonal Job was an absolutely great opportunity.

    Cons

    not much supervision. you do what you want to do and sometimes you don't really know what to do in a situation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place, not for me.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Selling Manager
    Current Employee - Selling Manager

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

    Pros

    Great company, people, discount, fashion.

    Cons

    Very structured with not much flexibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Okay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Working with people was fun

    Cons

    Commission. And it's dificult to meet sales goals in certain departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn some compassion for employees when a health issue arises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Horrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Discount on merchandise and beautiful store to work in

    Cons

    Miserable sales team. They will work you hard and dont appreciate you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your staff more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Modern Day Slavery

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Can be fun, a diverse team in the mix

    Cons

    Over staffed / highly competitive and we get hit on returns against commission. Customers treat bloomingdales as a high end fashion library, they purchase garments, wear them, then return unlaundered for a full refund - bloomingdales return policy is open ended therefore encouraging this 'leasing' system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bloomingdales choose to offer an open ended return policy - which is fine - but it is unfair associates are the ones who get hit up to and beyond 180 days!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Anti Union

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and great products.

    Cons

    Understaffed, overworked, catty environment, weak benefits, low discounts, and VERY ANTI-UNION!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Sales specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Not a pressured environment good hours and being the only Bloomies in San Diego

    Cons

    People don't shop here to much because they prefer to go to Nordies because of our snooty reputation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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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)
The Fortress that is the Beverly Center
Magnolia Bakery at Bloomingdale's

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