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Barneys Overview

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New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
1923
Company - Private
Retail
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's
Barneys New York is no purple dinosaur, even if it did have a brush with extinction. The luxury department store chain sells designer apparel for men, women, and children; shoes; accessories; and home furnishings. It operates more than 40 locations including 10 full-size Barneys ... Read more

Barneys Reviews

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  • "easy job, decent pay for single individual in retail"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
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    I worked at Barneys (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good hourly pay but that's because the minimum wage is already $15.
    a few amazing individuals as coworkers
    not a hard job at all-- just don't take anything personally.
    chill environment, mostly not intense or competitive.
    high turnover but only because associates leave for something bigger and better.

    Cons

    standing for 8 hours on cement floor.
    coworkers between departments and sometimes within can be very childish, petty, and entitled.
    rarely, there can be entitled clients.
    sometimes the week can be very slow, so lower paycheck.
    having to use personal phones to text clients.
    everyone loves to gossip.
    petty coworkers can try to stir the pot on purpose just because, sadly, that's all they have going on in their lives.
    those who gossip are considered favorites among management.

    Advice to Management

    it is so not professional to gossip about everyone. if it's negative, no need to pass on your false assumptions to other managers/associates. keep it to yourself.
    very two faced.

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Barneys Interviews

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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Barneys in July 2017.

    Interview

    Relaxed, comfortable it consisted of questions regarding product knowledge, retail experience .they were friendly , honest and gave me some expectations that they like from their sales associates .

    Interview Questions

    • How would a shopping experience be like with you?   1 Answer
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