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Helpful (2)

Empowers associates to make decisions but will fire you when it's a bad one

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

I worked 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

1. Employee discounts 3. Staying current with fashion

Cons

1. Will find reasons to fire you if they don't like you. 2. Dangle a promotion in front of you and make you chase unrealistic sales & account goals and doesn't give you the promotion/raise unless you threaten to quit. 3. Constantly understaffed so you work larger areas without proper breaks because no one to cover the floor 4. Managers will never back you up when you get in trouble

Advice to Management

Pay a higher wage for quality people instead of recruiting from Macy's stores and recognize talented associates instead of keeping the average worker bees.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    HR does not support sales managers

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Great discount and Bloomingdale's looks great on your resume

    Cons

    Beware of applying for a sales manager position. They do the hat and dance act to get in. Once you get in, you are expected to comply with their robotic and corporate culture. If you do not comply, your image will be compromised. Upper management will side with associates and HR before hearing out sales managers. Instead of being supported for holding your team accountable and developing them, the tables are turned on you. Bloomingdale's reeks of favoritism and cultivates a bulling environment. There is a reason why the competition out performs Bloomingdale's. Poor customer experience has sent their big $$ clients running to the competition. There are associates who back stab each other at every chance they get just to economically survive. The draw vs. commission in pay makes it difficult for associates to make a living wage.

    Advice to Management

    Have open and honest communication with your sales managers. Listen and support them if they have past records of turning around ineffective businesses and teams. Practice what you preach. If you preach that Bloomingdale's appreciates creativity and innovation, then allow your managers to express themselves.


  2. Helpful (3)

    RUN, don't walk away from this place!!!!

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    Current Employee - Womens Shoe Salesman in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Womens Shoe Salesman in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    *Great co-workers, while they last. Management is able to hire friendly, capable staff, but they are not able to keep them around. *If you are an aggressive, experienced and driven commission salesperson, you can make decent money. *If you enjoy cold calling clients to drum up business and are good at talking people into things they don't want or need, this is the place for you!

    Cons

    *Upper management is TERRIBLE!!!! The turn-over rate at this place is nuts! At what point will they realize that they're not hiring the wrong people, but the company practices need to be over-hauled? *sales upon sales upon sales upon discounts, etc. You must pre-sell for upcoming sales, DURING current sales, while trying to meet pre-sell and sales goals. *Opening ridiculous store credit cards that nobody in their right mind wants or needs.

    Advice to Management

    *Listen to your employees and set them up for success. *Your 900 N Michigan store hemorrhages good employees. Maybe it's not them, it's you? *all store morning meetings are a joke. Same info every day. Dept a.m. meetings would be much better.


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