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Barneys Reviews

Updated July 16, 2018
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Daniella Vitale
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Pros
  • "Flexible hours as part time sales associate, competitive pay, employee discount" (in 29 reviews)

  • "great discount for employees and nice coworkers" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "There really is no work-life balance" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Lack of accountability by upper management (that includes the current CEO)" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Stock Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barneys (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Honestly the most professional and nicest people I have ever worked for

    Cons

    - I cannot think of a current con

    Advice to Management

    - Keep loving your job and maintaining your enthusiasm


  2. "Stock manager"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager, Visual Manager, Assistant Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Department Manager, Visual Manager, Assistant Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barneys full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Organization, balance, care of employees

    Cons

    Breakroom so far, paid weekly, I perfor bi weekly

    Advice to Management

    Make sure management is something you’re truly ready for. It takes full responsibility and encouragement from you to management an entire store & drive your teams success

  3. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barneys full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with exclusive luxury goods and meet great customers. If you love being in the customer service field and have the ability to not "be in your feelings" then you will be okay. HR dept is always there for any concerns you may have and make the effort to make sure you are ok. Seasonal discounts they give to employees are great! You can potentially make a lot of money from commission especially working at the flag ship locations.
    Health insurance provided + 401K plan that they match.

    Cons

    Miserable sales associates and managers in every corner of the store. The Barneys culture is nonexistent. The company doesn't really emphasize what sets them apart from other luxury department stores. Some of the "exclusive" products they sell can also be found at Saks and Bergdorf... so don't know why they say its exclusive to Barneys when it really isn't. Customers know more than the associates do sometimes, it's sad.
    Little opportunity for growth (pay and position).

    Advice to Management

    Restructure the company and emphasize what the Barneys culture is. Employees love to feel like they are a part of something big and unique. Get rid of all the unhappy managers who can't seem to make the move to be happier elsewhere.


  4. "Digital Merchandising Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Corporate Culture is amazing
    - Great employee discount
    - Great learning experience

    Cons

    - Small team
    - Always under pressure


  5. "Buying"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful product and the people are great to work with for the most part.

    Cons

    Work life balance. Lack of leadership at the top. Very hands on experience but do not expect mentorship.

    Advice to Management

    More growth and development coaching


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discount for store merchandise.

    Cons

    Poor management - lack of professionalism.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees fairly and do not discriminate against individuals.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    Excellent vacation time off policy.. steady paycheck

    Cons

    • Toxic leadership • No stability - layoffs are happening with little warning and reason without a plan to delegate responsibilities • No growth • Nepotism and cronyism • Lack of accountability by upper management (that includes the current CEO)

    Advice to Management

    Resign.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barneys full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial environment. To succeed you must put in the work; but the company will provide the tools you need.

    Cons

    No cons at the moment.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Loved it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot about fashion and networking

    Cons

    My supervisor just wasn’t friendly


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Management Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Management Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barneys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful merchandise. Mens fashion and furnishings are the best in New York.

    Cons

    Cute, kids rule. Where have all the boomers gone, Barneys?

    Advice to Management

    Daniella Vitale is on a mission to make Barneys perky by driving out everyone over 30. New leadership is needed.


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