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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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  1. Overall-Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, good teamwork.

    Cons

    Some managers shouldn't be managers. Lack of support on busy sale days.

  2. regime change

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    Former Employee - Associate Design Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Design Director in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    creativity, high fashion, contemporary products

    Cons

    internal politics conflict with quarterly goals

    Advice to Management

    focus on the micro more

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