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Bloomingdale's Interview Questions

Updated Jan 16, 2018
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    Executive Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Bloomingdale's (Miami, FL).

    Interview

    2 Part Interview; First was via phone speaking to someone from headquarters and the second was in person speaking to someone from HR. The first interview was mostly about your resume and experiences. Want to get to know you. The second part was hypothetical questions to see how you would respond to specific situations with employees and customers.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Bloomingdale's.

    Interview

    The first interview was over the phone and I noticed I was put on speaker (which I totally dislike because you cannot hear the person as clear as possible), but overall: it was okay. The interviewer asked few generic questions. The first interview lasted around 15-20 minutes.

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    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Costa Mesa, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bloomingdale's (Costa Mesa, CA) in January 2018.

    Interview

    I received an email shortly after applying online to schedule an interview. On the day of the interview I arrived 10 minutes early and was immediately greeted by the HR front office assistant. Over 20 minutes go by before anyone came out to greet me, the interviewer seemed frantic and I overheard her say to the office assistant that she had to cancel her call to see me. This showed me just how disorganized and unprepared they were, even though this interview was booked a week prior. So, the interviewer came out over 10 minutes passed my interview time and took me into a small file cabinet room. The interview lasted a whopping 20 minutes and she only asked me few, short questions that barely allowed me to showcase my strengths or personality. The interviewer spent a majority of the time talking about how unqualified I was and really made it feel as if I was wasting her time completely. She had asked if I had any interest in any other departments since I was unqualified for the Cosmetic Departments expectations, even though I have been in the beauty industry for almost 10 years in various roles.

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Bloomingdale's (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Very welcoming and pleasant experience. Initial interview process was about 3-4 weeks. However no follow up . First call from recruiter then hiring manager . They ask you General questions

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    Cosmetics Counter Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Bloomingdale's.

    Interview

    I had an in person interview with human resources and then with the manager of the department. During the interview, we were discussed my sales experience and life outside of work. It was a relatively easy going interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have your customer list? How you bring your customer to our location?   Answer Question

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    Seasonal Gift Wrap Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Bloomingdale's (New Brunswick, NJ) in December 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online for a merchandiser position on Friday and was contacted on Monday. Because the hours didn’t work, she suggested I look into other seasonal positions within. Hours later she sent over a link to apply for seasonal positions. Once i applied, i scheduled an interview for the following business day.

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    • What is your current occupation?   1 Answer

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    EDP Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Bloomingdale's (New York, NY).

    Interview

    First there was a phone screen with a member from HR which was pretty routine then you have a video interview (skype interview) which is relatively the same in terms of question type. After that, you get invited to an on-site 2 day interview round. It is 2 full days of activities. I was very scared and nervous at first but it ended up being really fun and interesting. The first day is logic tests and a meet and greet and the second day includes 3 interviews, shadowing of an OJM, breakfast with past EDPs, lunch with the CEO, Tony Spring, and a retail math test. It is important to interact with the fellow students and be yourself with the interviews and process. Ask as many questions as you can! Good luck!

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    • Tell me a little about yourself?   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (4)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Bloomingdale's.

    Interview

    I went to a hiring event after applying online, was asked about retail experience, my thoughts on customer service, and handling conflict. I was hired on the spot and asked to fill out some forms with my information/availability.

    Interview Questions

    • What word comes to mind when I say 'customer service' ?   Answer Question

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    Sales Professional Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Skokie, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bloomingdale's (Skokie, IL) in November 2017.

    Interview

    the questions were very general nothing to stress out, they asked about sales like what would you do to improve your sales and things like that. They first call me on the phone and then they set up my interview date. it was group interview.

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    Executive Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Bloomingdale's (New York, NY) in November 2017.

    Interview

    It took them a while to get back to me after I applied but I got the chance to fly to their flagship store in NYC after a 2nd case interview. Once there, it's an ENTIRE DAY of interviews and shadowing (be prepared and rested).

    They were all really nice though the entire process, you got a feel that they are a family there. They also don't sugarcoat the fact that retail is struggling.

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