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Belk Reviews

Updated December 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Nice employee discount, monthly celebrations, sent off to beauty classes for upcoming products" (in 178 reviews)

  • "Associate discount (20% plus extra 20%) on double discount days" (in 62 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is not so balanced" (in 59 reviews)

  • "Constantly Try get people apply for belk credit card" (in 77 reviews)

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  1. "Visual associate"

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

    I have been working at Belk full-time

    Pros

    Positive fun and flexible environment

    Cons

    More time needs to be spent training


  2. "Just not the same"

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    Former Employee - Various in North Myrtle Beach, Horry, SC
    Former Employee - Various in North Myrtle Beach, Horry, SC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Belk part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The employee discount is good if used wisely

    Cons

    Just not employee friendly like it was under the Belk family. Seemed like just a number expected to produce charge card application and make Belk your priority, ignore family.

    Advice to Management

    They would not listen anyway

  3. "“Ok”"

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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 Belk full-time

    Pros

    Associates are empowered to make decisions

    Cons

    Very little formal training at all... trained by coworkers which results in inconsistency

    Advice to Management

    Better consistent trainjng


  4. "Merchandise Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Merchandise Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Belk full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It can be a fun job in a fast paced environment. The building is really cool since it's been renovated, and I practically live at the coffee bar.

    Cons

    There is very little opportunities for growth and development. Promotions are hard to come by unless you are a favorite or you threaten to leave. It can be a thankless job for the amount of work. There is no work life balance. Direction from management is often changing and very unclear. You need to be in a good office to succeed, if not, you will be trapped.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, create development programs for entry level positions, and bring back sick days.


  5. "Assistant Apparel Designer: Private Brands"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Apparel Designer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Apparel Designer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly casual work environment. Casual to business casual dress. Great associate discount. Sample sale access. Gym & cafeteria on site. Hourly assistants receive overtime after 40 hours for the week.

    Cons

    Late hours sometimes. Some structural changes that could take place.


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, great employee discount

    Cons

    Terrible hours, unstable corporate structure, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Get your head on straight


  7. "good job"

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

    I worked at Belk part-time

    Pros

    Good hours
    decent pay
    nice coworkers
    benefits
    good customer service experience

    Cons

    black friday
    part time
    low moral
    work
    holidays

  8. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Belk part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great retail store to work for holidays and beyond

    Cons

    Not enough hours as agreed on at interview

    Advice to Management

    Give seasonal hours discussed at interview


  9. "need to invest more time in their people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Belk part-time

    Pros

    Hours were flexible but wanted full time

    Cons

    I have a georgetown university business degree and was looking for a management position. To get my foot in the door I accepted a part time job in the shoe department. I asked multiple times about any future openings at a higher level and was never given the resources.


  10. "Thanksgiving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Belk part-time

    Pros

    Own paced work, discounts, really nice co workers.

    Cons

    THANKSGIVING used to be a holiday for family. While the CEOs and Belk owners enjoy their turkey dinner with their families they expect their sales teams to work 10 hour days to 1am the next morning to make a buck. Belk does not care for their employees enough to give them one day, a national holiday, to spend with their families. This is total disrespect for employees. It won't be long before these department stores are open for Christmas too.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees to give them holiday time with THEIR families. YOU are of working so don't have your employees work on holidays meant for family.