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Bloomingdales: Where we Over Promise and Under Deliver to our employees

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Current Employee - Bloomingdales Sales Professional in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Bloomingdales Sales Professional in San Francisco, CA

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

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

Pros

Great sales professionals, talented people, great discount.

Cons

There's an obvious glass ceiling if you aren't white. I'm serious. If you're a person of color the highest up you will get is an Operations Assistant or Merchandise Manager. All Sales Managers, HR Managers, Divisonal Sales Managers and General Managers are white. Very apparent lack of diversity. Company celebrates and promotes "managers" not "leaders". If you like to deflate and condescend to your direct reports, you will go far. If you seek to uplift and inspire- you don't fit in. Very political environment where favoritism is blatant. Company is now investing in its a Executive Development Program to save money. A graduate of this program becomes a Sales Manager makes much less than a tenured Sales Manager hired externally so they're able to get the same job done for much less money.
Training for sales professionals is a joke. You get thrown on the floor with no product knowledge or your direct manager to help you learn the ropes and then the leadership wonders why turnover is so high. Bloomingdales: if you want to know why Nordstrom has you best it's because everyone that works for you and gets treated like they are dispensable leave and become Nordstrom customers for life.

Advice to Management

Spend time on the sales floor and do some observations of your own. Determine which of your sales managers are truly affective coaches and leaders. And don't confuse wearing a suit every day with having good manners- pay people a fair wage and get your hands dirty one in a while.

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    Great Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Detective in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Detective in New York, NY

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

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I can't speak for all Bloomingdale's stores but working at the flagship on 59th street is a great experience. You get to see famous people and super high end fashion daily. The people are great to work with, although you have your normal office politics, but that's anywhere you go.

    Cons

    Compensation could be a little better for support staff


  2. Money if you work for it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Have very flexible self scheduling

    Cons

    Too much temporary Christmas competition


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