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Bloomingdale's Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
584 Reviews
2.9
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    hard compete and less pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good associate discount,flexible working time.

    Cons

    poor salary and bad schedule arrangement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Sales specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Buying Summer Intern (Executive Development Program)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomingdale's as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great location in NYC, very corporate minded if you're into that, you get to wear lots of black, employee discount during special dates (normal discount is pretty meager)

    Cons

    Culture in the buying/planning departments is very stifling, barely get paid enough to attempt to afford living expenses in NYC, work (particularly for the MAs and even up to the buying roles) is monotonous, everyone is constantly talking about weddings/engagements/pregnancies/their children

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I am working as a seasonal part-time until Jan.3rd

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Professional in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Professional in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    really great discount for employees, really nice co-workers, flexible schedule!

    Cons

    when it's a crazy busy day, nobody really clean the fitting rooms and careless customer service. No one really cares if we still have enough shopping bags, they just blamed each other when they found out there is no bags...
    Working hard = More money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are very nice and helpful!

  6.  

    there really terrific

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    Current Employee - Sales Professional Women's Shoes in Garden City, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Professional Women's Shoes in Garden City, NY

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

    Pros

    not much honestly Its already a great experience

    Cons

    fun and alive environment to be in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    your doing an awesome job keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great pay, crazy hours, racist company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    The pay is great, its possible to be promoted from selling professional to specialist quickly.

    Cons

    If you're a person of color you are most likely to be laid off, fired or "cut" without notice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Terrible leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chestnut Hill, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chestnut Hill, MA

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    There are no pros- do not work at Chestnut Hill Bloomingdales

    Cons

    The executive team is cold, and I would not be exaggerating to say they probably couldn't tell you the names of the majority of employees.

    They rarely promote from within and minorities are not promoted or given management roles.

    The pay rate is low and they have been known to purposely sabotage people reviews to prevent them from receiving a raise.

    During the holiday season executives receive annual bonuses. However hourly, non-commissioned employees do not. The only way to make additional money during the season is with overtime. Unfortunately, the operation manager's bonus is dependent on keeping payroll on budget.. So that means the majority of the support staff sees no extra pay during the holidays.

    The company is owned by Macy's, so increasingly becoming less of a luxury department store

    One of the worst employee discounts in the business

    Again I must stress, the worst executive team ever, they genuinely feel nothing but disdain for their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smile! Speak to people, learn people's names. Don't hide in your office all day. Lead by example. Appreciate your talented staff and promote from within. Don't just preach about diversity, go out and recruit diversity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run to the nearest exit! Take any other job offer and avoid retail jobs.

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good health and dental plans. good 401k benefit

    Cons

    They use you up, burn you out, and then kick you out. You have no value to them as a person and your only worth is the dollar amounts that you can steadily produce. This is reflected in the annual performance review and you are only evaluated on your numbers. The turnover is so high and most employees are very unhappy. You have no personal life because of a rotating work schedule that is always wrong, and the schedule can change overnight and no one will notify you of the changes. Retail is becoming a dying dinosaur and the retail businesses are not doing anything different to deal with the changing times. No new business plan, no creative solutions to problems. The department managers are corporate drones who regularly lie, and their way of dealing with problems in the workplace is to avoid them. Retail used to be a pleasant and friendly place to work, and now it is simply dog eat dog work environment. The company's expectations of the sales people is that we are small business owners, when in reality we are only clerks working for low wages in a department store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs training on conflict resolution skills. All managers need training in in Best Practices HR. I have never experienced such incompetence, lying, negligence, and manipulation that is found in upper management. This is not only business as usual, it is found company wide as acceptable business practice. HR managers are incompetent and lack and professionalism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    My experience at Bloomingdales is extremely enjoyable!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The amount that you can sell has no limit and it has a great employee program. This company will allow you to move up if you open your mind to it.

    Cons

    The executive training program is not as great as it seems. It takes extremely too long to become a store manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    turn over rate super high. management doesn't value employees just $$

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Great commission during holiday, and great discounts on clothes.

    Cons

    turn over rate super high. management doesn't value employees just $$. they will find reasons to fire you. hours aren't flexible and you get chastised for being 1min late... like literally 1min.... 5times and your fired.... the definition of punching a clock.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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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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