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Belk Overview

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www.belk.com
Charlotte, NC
1001 to 5000 employees
1888
Company - Private
Retail
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Macy's, Dillard's, J. C. Penney

Working at Belk

Belk, Inc., a private department store company based in Charlotte, N.C., is the home of Modern. Southern. Style. with 293 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states and a growing digital presence. Belk is a portfolio company of Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm based in ... Read more

Belk Reviews

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Belk CEO Lisa Harper
Lisa Harper
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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in North Augusta, SC
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in North Augusta, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Belk full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k, flexible schedule, and great associates. Managers are easy to talk to. Store level managers seem to care about the associates.

    Cons

    Impression upper management doesn't care about the "little people". Work life balance doesn't exist. Refuse to pay people what they are worth. Promotion from title instead of work. Not enough people scheduled to handle the load on the sales floor. More responsibility but no more money. Cut hours but not duties.

    Advice to Management

    More training, talent costs money, and the "little people" do count.

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Belk Interviews

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    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Belk (Huntsville, AL).

    Interview

    Applied online in December (During Seasonal ) got a call to come in and interview for Estée Lauder, Bobbi brown, Chanel & Laura Mercier ( interviewed with all 4 counter managers ) they basically talked about what their company represents and we discussed past experiences with both beauty and sales ! ( they are big on sales ) afterwards I did a demonstration with Bobbi brown a week a later a received an email to take a talent assessment two days later the account manager for Laura mercier contacted me for a quick over the phone interview (discussed past experiences) three days later I received a call from Belk's HR with an offer for Laura Mercier Full time .... long process FOR ME but well worth it !

    Interview Questions

    • How do you approach customers?   1 Answer
    • How do you reach your goals each month?   1 Answer
    • Are you comfortable with code calling ?   1 Answer
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Company Updates

  • We enjoyed participating in the NRF Foundation Student Program this weekend! From the mentoring session to the career fair we appreciated meeting with the students who attended Retail's BIG Show. We look forward to the rest of the events at #NRF17! #RetailsFuture

  • Calling all Retail Management Students! We are currently accepting applications for our 2017 Intern to Leadership Program: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQXar

    2017 Intern to Leadership Program - Retail Store Management

    Plan and collaborate on events and merchandising decisions in assigned areasAssist in executing the store's side of our Omni channel strategy and other Belk initiativesOne-on-one mentoring with a...

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Belk Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
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