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Bloomingdale's Reviews in Santa Monica, CA

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
568 Reviews
2.9
568 Reviews
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Bloomingdale's CEO Tony Spring
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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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    lots of walking on concrete for 9 hours in ballet flats or heels waiting on pushy, impatient customers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent college job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, employees are able to pick up and switch shifts using the computer system. Employee discount is pretty good when there are sales going on. I was technically just an evening/weekend employee so I wasn't eligible for benefits but I think if your part-time (20 hours +?) you can get benefits which seems pretty good.

    Cons

    My location was very slow at times and it can be difficult to reach sales goals. Employees can be very clicky and work feels like high school sometimes. Foul play sometimes with commissions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves 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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