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Bloomingdale's Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
568 Reviews
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568 Reviews
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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.  

    Decent place for part timer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and very lay back environment...no stress

    Cons

    Bad work culture and no room for growth

  2.  

    Don't be fooled

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Chestnut Hill, MA
    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Chestnut Hill, MA

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

    Pros

    The only pro I could think of is the employee discount, which is only good if you are into the designer clothes and cosmetics.

    If you're out of work and need a job, take a job here just to keep your resume current.

    Cons

    Management is a joke. They may make you believe they care about employees, but they don't. You're just a number. If you should decide to resign, forget about an exit interview. They already know why you're leaving.

    Don't be fooled by most of your coworkers. Given the choice, they will stab you in the back.

    They keep pushing you to open charge cards. They give you a little bonus ($2-5) for doing so, but they also deduct an amount from your commissions that is greater.

    Everyone is micromanaged. Managed by fear. Creativity is not permitted. Thinking out of the box? Forget it.

    Starting the new year, medical benefits have been reduced dramaticially. A single person will have a $3000 deductiible before benefits kick in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some changes or you'll be doomed like other brick and mortar stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Growth with this company was not as what it seemed; very political and prejudice.

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Aventura, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Aventura, FL

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, opportunity to meet and help industry people, celebs, wardrobe stylist

    Cons

    Tough evaluation/benchmark system- you can be fired for not opening enough credit card accounts in a particular period; Room for growth doesn't exist- if you are too good at what you do (selling, customer service) they will keep you there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When there is an associate who is eagerly interested in moving up in the company and wants to continue to grow the business, don't allow color or politics to turn away an awesome employee from helping to grow the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Back to grade school, if you ask too many questions about not knowing your designer brands be ready to be treated like disrespected child.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bloomingdales Outlet Sales Professional in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Bloomingdales Outlet Sales Professional in Merrimack, NH

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

    Pros

    They have a good discount at the outlets for employees, when not being patronized by your coworkers and team leads you actually meet some really nice customers and make connections, it's fun when customers really look to you to find them a stylish new wardrobe and actually want to hear your ideas and thoughts about a certain material or pieces that go together.

    Cons

    Cliques of employees and even with the managers, Managers hate questions there you either know your brands and materials or you are talked about behind your back by managers And employees and even managers talking about you to employees.. And I even turned around to find a team lead and a manager on duty whispering and pointing at me right behind my back, also don't ask more than 2 questions a day even if it's something you don't know absolutely anything about if t the assistant manager/team lead is in a bad mood that day any question that you have is going to put you on the bad list, also if you just try doing something on your own and don't do it properly you are going to be on the bad list anyways for not asking a question, also I don't know how many times the assistant manager told me that Google is a Godlike creation and that I am a grown up and I need to solve these questions I have about work myself even if you are opening and given a phone in the morning and told if you have any questions to use it to dial the extension of the team leads And managers don't use it, even if you don't know anything about the department they put you in like men's suits tey won't say this But they would much rather you say you don't know if we have this brand of men's ties and go on a massive hunt through the whole department rather then call them when they are not on the sales floor, also you get put in whatever department they feel like putting you in.. They don't care if that's not the position or the area you applied for and they are very good at making up things on the spot to provide reasons for their actions that you will realize later on make no sense at all, and they don't respect you if your 21 or 75 they will treat you like crap and patronize you for the tiniest mistakes if you show any sign of weakness whatsoever. Also you can't work anywhere else that sells anything Bloomingdales does, even though the outlet doesn't sell housewares or makeup apparently working at another job that specializes in either is a conflict of interest basically if you get a part time job at Bloomingdales the only other place you could get a non conflicting interest job is in the food industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything I listed above. You should really consider rehiring practically all your team leads.... Just because they have good customer service skills doesn't mean their teamwork and coworking social skills are greater than that of middle schooler. Like seriously no wonder no one even wants to stay there for longer than a year.

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

    Like no other clientele in the world...miserable management.

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great amount of vacation time, no overtime so you know exactly when you're leaving for the day.

    Cons

    Most demanding, entitled & challenging clientele you'll ever come across. Management has such a disdain for its employees/subordinates. Customers have been trained to wait for sales & discounts so NOBODY wants to pay full price for anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average

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

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Not too many. Maybe Store Discount.

    Cons

    Almost Everything. Late Hours and Meager Salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your High Horse

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience was good.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Managers need to learn to respect their associates...especially division managers.

    Cons

    Managers do not listen to the associates and are not willing to help other managers under them.

  9.  

    Waste of time

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

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Employee appreciation discounts are great.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about the employees. They are only concerned with the bottom line so you have to be a shark to survive. Especially if you're working in a commission department. The turnover rate is rediculous.

    Also loss prevention has been known to racially profile both customers and employees. It's disgusting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees. They are the ones dealing directly with the customers

  10.  

    A good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    The people are passionate about their careers and it is encouraged to move between areas to gain experience. Training is prevalent for system upgrades for the entire company to keep everyone on the same page.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is lacking. There are a limited number of positions once you get to a higher level and the positions do not open up often.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A good experience but disappointing for anyone looking to move up the ladder.

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

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time

    Pros

    When you're first hired, they provide all the necessary training you need to get started. The manager works with you to ensure your success and helps you build your clientele.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for career advancement. They don't look at the current employees for advancement; always hiring from the outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More attention should be given to current employees when looking to fill leadership positions. There are many current employees that are more than capable to fill these positions.

    No opinion of CEO

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