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Helping with merchandising, CLIENTELLING, putting clothes away

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Former Employee - Specialist  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Specialist in New York, NY

I worked at Bloomingdale's

Pros

you have the opportunity to make a lot of money working off of commission, the hours are short if you are night and weekend, the managers are not always on top of you, the discount

Cons

Very cutthroat and competitive on the selling floor.
They rarely promote from within

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your employees because they know the customer best, Give your employees better feedback so that they can move up in the company if they are interested in doing so.

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    Horrible place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Some good sales, met a few nice people.

    Cons

    This is one of the worst Bloomingdale's around, its never busy and the sales associates have unrealistic sales goals to meet and are fired if they don't meet them. People were returning things all the time because they had an open policy, and then management would get mad at how bad the daily sales were due to all the returns. Very catty and competitive women especially the older ones who are insecure that the younger people coming in will take their jobs. People are always quitting at this place because management sucks and they don't care about anything except for you to make the sale goals. Spare yourself the drama and look somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constructive criticism is key, also if you respect others and treat them well you will get that back!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    A Library - Everything Sold Is Returned After It Is Used

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    Former Employee - Full Time Selling Professional  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Full Time Selling Professional in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Good discounts - especially on the black uniform you need to wear everyday
    Good location
    Some nice people
    Some nice customers
    Two extra vacation days for working on a holiday
    An attractive and interesting atmosphere

    Cons

    The lack of a sensible return policy which the customers take unfair advantage of. After the wedding, bar mitzvah, New Year's Eve, the customer returns the worn outfit and all its accessories. The commission for the sale is taken from the sales associate's salary after having probably spent half a day shopping with this customer. We know that reasonable returns go with the territory, but what's happening in Bloomingdales is totally out of control. People return things from 20 years ago, they return things with a Saks sales slip, they return things that are worn and used up and get the full selling price. They return cheap items with high end labels sewed into them. This all needs to be looked into and a new more restrictive policy put in place.

    Very negative performance reviews

    Pressure to phone people constantly despite the fact that most of them simply hang up on you mid-sentence. Get email. People don't want to be bothered with ringing phone calls from salespeople trying to sell them things when they're busy with their kids or trying to relax at home.

    Pressure to open credit accounts. Customers are sick and tired of being pestered with this everytime they approach a register.

    Sales Associates who are white men are treated like kings. Everybody else is treated like dirt.

    Huge amount of return theft going on in the store on a daily basis which Security Department doesn't take seriously enough.

    Adjustments out of control. Customers buy new items at full price, then bring them back every few weeks getting adjustment after adjustment until they are jobbed out. This all comes out of the Sales Associate's salary and it's robbery to the store.

    Other sales associates stealing your sales. There needs to be some serious disciplinary action for this to make people hesitate to do it.

    Useless union takes hundreds of dollars out of your check in union dues and does very little to improve anything. Meetings are worthless gripe sessions.

    Tacky black suit dress code. Let people show some style in a store that wants to consider itself a fashion center.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put a limit on the returns and adjustments. Set a base salary with lower commission so people aren't working for nothing on slow days. Ease the pressure on the credit card opening and telemarketing. If you want to open new credit card accounts so badly, lower the 25% interest. Limit the performance reviews to once or twice a year. Doing this every couple of weeks serves no purpose, and it's irritating. Sell more merchandise of quality and value - not only cheap crap made in China.

    Disapproves of CEO
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