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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 for more than a year

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Bloomingdale's

  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overworked underpaid and unappreciated. No work life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Discounts were amazing. If you want an irregular schedule this can work

    Cons

    Scheduling was a nightmare and the pay and clientele were awful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire enough people to manage areas effectively

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    With all things considered...decent.

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun, easy going co-workers
    Teaches time management
    Discount
    Easy to steal from
    Offers more per hour then McDonald's

    Cons

    Terrible management/Supervisors
    There idea of "growth" is "keeping good employees in their respected positions"
    Discourages having a social life
    Old dirty sales men

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire sane individuals & things should get better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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