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Bloomingdale's Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
567 Reviews
2.9
567 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty nice, but catty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time

    Pros

    People are nice and friendly, but catty

    Cons

    Other than the buying track, promotions and growth is sort of subjective. Didn't feel valued

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to get to know people

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

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    Long term employment great employees

    Cons

    Working hours no work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect the people under you we make the business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    lots of walking on concrete for 9 hours in ballet flats or heels waiting on pushy, impatient customers.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    The pay is on draw, not hourly so your hourly gets deducted from your exceeding commission. However, usually it works in your favor.

    Cons

    If you work November through Christmas, the pay can be amazing, even up to a grand a week on my best checks but if you stay with the company from January to June or July, you will suffer from Christmas returns and owing the company money for each return they originally paid you for which gets deducted out of what you would be making during those months. Also, management has been under significant pressure to increase sales so they tripled the staff. Now instead of it being a one to one ratio (customer to sales person), there are about 3-4 sales people per customer. In a commission only environment, if you're not the one selling to the customer, you're the one not making money that week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop over hiring and creating a hostile, competitive work environment that annoys customers and forces desperate sales reps to act like vultures just to get by.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It is an nice part time job

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    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Exciting fasion previews and the employee discount

    Cons

    Standing on ones feet all day is rough.

    Recommends
  6.  

    great discount

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    great employee discount,
    nice coworker if you work non draw,
    flexible schedule,
    nice day off policy,

    Cons

    if work draw, high pressure. other coworker may steal your sale.
    if work non-draw, commission is very low, base is low too,
    no room to growth,
    client book has to be improved,
    schedule is flexible, but not stable. it changes every week. For part timer, baby shift is a pain. You have drive 30 mins to work for only 3 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For part timers, it is better to give them a long shift and less work days, rather than give them so many work days only for working 3 hours.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Unorganized

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

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

    Pros

    -Good Salary
    -Good Training
    -Friendly managers
    -Comission
    -friendly coworkers

    Cons

    -Unorganized
    -Low morale
    -Slow business
    -rude customers
    -long hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work. They offer competitive pay, benefits and discounts. Professional environment.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Newport Coast, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Newport Coast, CA

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

    Pros

    Good communication between management team. Supportive, healthy interaction between management team on all levels. All team members seemed to be invested in the company.

    Cons

    A lot of restructuring from year to year. Could use a technology and applications update, some reporting systems are very outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall good experience and culture. Make managers jobs easier by investing in reporting software and local store operators. It can be difficult to reach people when calling into the store. Also would benefit the company to place greater emphasis on service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cosmetic Sales in Hackensack, NJ
    Former Employee - Cosmetic Sales in Hackensack, NJ

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

    Pros

    the employee discount and commission and working in the fashion world

    Cons

    the low pay if you don't have a job with commision.. working weekends and evenings. standing all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat all employees with respect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Perfect for Part-time

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Great as a part time job, flexible hours for part time along with having to deal with less drama. Possibility to make commission in a draw vs. commission department.

    Cons

    A lot of rivalry due to sales ownership, and stealing of other associates sales. A lot of stress and drama if working full time. Goals are often unreasonable. Not very busy throughout the year making it difficult to make numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make reasonable goals for your associates.

  11.  

    Bloomingdales Short Hills New Jersey

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Short Hills, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales in Short Hills, NJ

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

    Pros

    nice environment, lots of activity, busy day, constant activity

    Cons

    negative inexperienced management, nothing is ever good enough, they drive you into the ground, constant goals, no appreciation, unless you're outstanding you are considered inferior, managers are rude and self serving and care only about themselves, phony store manager, no respect for personal needs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire managers with experience who really care and want to help and who care about the sales people as humans

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative 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)
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