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Barneys Reviews

Updated November 9, 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 with a wide range of clientele" (in 17 reviews)

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

  • "No room for growth, catty managers and coworkers" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Love, love, love"

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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

    First of all, the company is woman led (by powerhouse Daniella Vitale) and the employee population is extremely diverse. While there is an incredibly rich heritage, Barneys is entrepreneurial and is pushing to evolve as the retail landscape does. The company values creativity and the people are smart and hard working but NICE. And who doesn't want to work with such thought leaders in fashion and culture! The recent Drop that happened in Beverly Hills shows how talented everyone is.

    Cons

    All one's salary goes to buying clothes :(

    Advice to Management

    Keeping pushing hard to take the company to the next level.


  2. "Could Have Been Better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelsea, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelsea, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discount with a wide range of clientele

    Cons

    Low Salary and Wages
    Workload is not equally divided
    Company takes less care of employees at retail level

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees so they can take care of their clients
    Inspire teamwork for once

  3. "Sales associate review"

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

    I worked at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    Great hours, great product, great location

    Cons

    Lack of management, unorganized, clients can be difficult


  4. "Pretty Good for Retail"

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    Former Employee - Selling Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Selling Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barneys (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good merchandise, nice environment to work in, pay was good, insurance benefits.

    Cons

    Typical bad management/retail b.s. that everyone is familiar with.

    Advice to Management

    Do something other than making schedules.


  5. "vp"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    it is pretty ok here.

    Cons

    same reason as its pretty ok here


  6. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced
    Never boring
    Good commission

    Cons

    No room to grow
    Lots of drama due to commission competition between employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not too bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barneys part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and everyone is nice.

    Cons

    Depending on the manager they don’t like to give raises.

  8. "Sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    Discounts, clients, relaxed work environment, friendly clients, decent hours.

    Cons

    Unprofessional management, favoritism, lazy managers, corporate does not listen, no room for growth at all.


  9. "expeditor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    There is some really nice employees and managers in the company
    Also a good learning experience with working with different people

    Cons

    The managment is poor and the sales associates are very lazy . Favoratism is very high in this company and there is no room for growth because you’re stuck there all day !

    Advice to Management

    Hear your workers out !


  10. "It was alright working there"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Access to fashion, studio environment, learned tons about the industry

    Cons

    Overbearing management, didn't care about people, very conservative for such a progressive industry

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees and don't treat them like ants.


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