Bloomingdale's Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Support specialist - Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Astoria, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Astoria, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Very good discounts, good location, beautiful store, awards recognition, flexibility. Was working there for almost three years and the experience was very good to me. If you want to move up or change departments, you could, its not impossible, but it also depends of the managers and the work flow, the season and your experience and years in the company.

    Cons

    I wish the pay is higher for those who work so hard, specially the employees of shoes on 2. There is favoritism in all departments with all managers and employees. You can be treated poorly sometimes and the interest over sales and money is clear. They should treat their employees better.

    Advice to Management

    Please get better and more personable and approachable managers for shoes on 2 department and in all other areas, some are good but others abuse power and mistreat associates. Increase payment with managerial fees and appreciate the hard work more.


  2. Company Qualities

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Century City, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Century City, CA

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

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

    Pros

    equal opportunity, positive vibes, well managed round of profession, benefits.

    Cons

    there would be no downside but the number of people who have complaints. but turn those negative vibes into a positive vibe.

    Advice to Management

    manage all employees equally. some may consider favoritism but its just work.


  3. It was a great experience! I had the chance to meet a lot of nice people that were very helpful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fulfillment in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fulfillment in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They give a good amount of hours. they Pay is good. You meet a lot of cool people. Managers and Supervisors are understanding.

    Cons

    Interviewing process is very heated and intimidating.
    You have to have a High School Diploma.
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  5. commissioned sales associate

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

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the staff is very help full. the management will work around your schedule when needed. the location of the store has a lot of foot traffic.

    Cons

    the return policy is to easy. when your working commission its hard because you sell a lot but a lot of the merchandise is returned


  6. Sales associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bloomingdales Sales Professional in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Bloomingdales Sales Professional in Atlanta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Store discount and access to clearance items. Annual employee Xmas sale of Homestore merchandise.

    Cons

    Some of the Sales Mansgers were very condescending. Treated you as if you were incompetent even when rude customers unjustly had qualms. It often felt like an us against them atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    We are ALL adults there to do a job. Respect the employees, your front line, as you expect them to do the same for customers. Your profits are due to the hard work of the sales force. Without them your bottom line doesn't exist.


  7. Going down hill fast

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bloomingdales Sales Professional in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Bloomingdales Sales Professional in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Coworkers become lifelong friends, employee discount is like no other, top notch merchandise, great employment for single people, college students and retirees. They offer medical, dental 401k,

    Cons

    Long hours which means very little free time as well as time with your family. Scheduling is the worst and that makes it very difficult to plan ahead or for last minute hiccups. Even once you earn vacation time, with all of the "Black out dates" (sale/special events) it's almost impossible to use vacation. So many sales that the customers have been trained to shop during sales, which means constant returns and desparate sales people. Never enough staff. Seldom raises. Credit cards are shoved down the customers throat.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more quality staff, you can't service customers properly if you don't have the staffing to do so. Your employees need to know that they are valued offer more competitive pay. The review system needs to be revamped & managers need to spend more time on the sales floor. New employees need better training. All managers should have integrity(ask around, more than a few don't)


  8. Helpful (4)

    It is what you make it and what you allow yourself to get into

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    -good traffic for a Michigan Ave store
    -decent money can be made when its busy
    -most lax in terms of general demeanor on Michigan Ave
    -items at every price point

    Cons

    -sales every week with goals
    -out of control older sales associates who do whatever they want
    -no true luxury merchandise
    -upper management is useless and won't assist you
    -non-existant returns policy (awful for commission associates)
    -goals go higher while general sales drop
    -no true discipline or decorum

    Advice to Management

    Get the house in order and look out for your employees and not the bottom line. Upper management needs to hold accountability for their heavily promotional decisions and not blame sales associates.


  9. Life at Bloomingdales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - The Kooples Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - The Kooples Sales Specialist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Employee discounts on top of sales, high level experience, benefits, smart company

    Cons

    Draw vs. commission pay, slow retail months

    Advice to Management

    Consider promoting employees for high positions rather then highering new people.


  10. Great place to start your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Clear path for growth, get to interact with other departments and learn from them

    Cons

    Pay is not that great compared to other retail companies


  11. Good, not great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Small corporate environment so there is lots of opportunity for interaction with Senior Management and other departments
    Employee discount (works at Macy's also)
    Great continuing education/training

    Cons

    Salary not very competitive
    Opportunities for career growth limited
    Growth structure and timeliness can be very rigid
    Lack of direction on long term projects as goals and details of these projects keep changing

    Advice to Management

    Provide clearer direction on long term projects as goals feel like they change season to season.
    Communicate change between departments and in policy in a timely manner
    Find a better health care program as the new Cigna policy is terrible



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