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Belk Reviews

Updated April 21, 2018
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  • Work life balance is not so balanced (in 51 reviews)

  • Management too heavily push credit card sign ups (in 73 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Customer service rep"

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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

    Friendly staff, pleasant customers, flexible shifts

    Cons

    Holiday hours, but good pay


  2. "Counter Manager"

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    Current Employee - Counter Manager in Conyers, GA
    Current Employee - Counter Manager in Conyers, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Belk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company overall ,wonderful products

    Cons

    Understaffed, no hours. Overworked, no growth

    Advice to Management

    Communicate is key

  3. "Ok Company"

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    Current Employee - Cosmetics Sales Associate in Hoover, AL
    Current Employee - Cosmetics Sales Associate in Hoover, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, overall the managers are pretty nice

    Cons

    employee reviews are harsh, pay cuts, long hours

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees!! keep good employees and not just the employees that make you $$$!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome coworkers horrible scheduling"

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

    I worked at Belk part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are amazing and I am very skilled at my trade I love my area manger she honestly cares about the employees (store manager not very personable although the store manager is newer)

    Cons

    The schedule is ridiculeous how hard is it to fix the schedule to give everyone at least one weekend off. I have had no weekends off ever even the weeks I am only scheduled 15 hrs i still work that Fri Sat and Sun shift's honestly my schedule one week was Sunday 1230-6 Mon 1:15-9 off Tues - Friday work Sat 12:45- 9:30 which isn't so bad unless you have kids in school and would like to hang with them on a Sat or bills that you have to pay. Have been promised multiple times for full time it has been over a yr still part time (I have met AL my sales goal, ipt goals , credit goals, and clientale goals infact i have been awarded many certificates. Rumors flying around about store closing no one Knows

    Advice to Management

    Learn to rotate schedules no reason someone should close all week one week and open all week the next (I must say i am at a 2 person depaetment) give each employee two night shifts a week (Sunday doesn't count) 2 mid shifts and 2 days shifts and rotate Sundays. The midshift's should be on the other persons off day so that the area has coverage during the busy times. Just a suggestion


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Not bad but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Shoe Sales Associate in Cookeville, TN
    Current Employee - Shoe Sales Associate in Cookeville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a discount of 20% off and if you work hard and get a lot of people to sign up for credit cards you get an even bigger discount. Part time gets vision and dental.

    Cons

    You get basically no hours, shifts can be as short as 3 1/2 hours long. Pay raises are nickel and dime amounts. The company has policies in place to easily fire people and replace them with workers who get paid even less. Favoritism is a big game that gets played. If you don’t kiss up up don’t get to grow in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t always pick your friends to become managers. It reflects poorly on you and the company. It makes other employees in the store learn to distrust a managers judgment and reasoning when giving out raises and choosing who gets promoted as well as how punishment is delivered.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "not bad for retail"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Belk full-time

    Pros

    PTO, Fun Store, nice people to work beside

    Cons

    Management! ugh... way too many coupons given out(makes for terrible customers)


  7. "Not so bad at times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Belk part-time

    Pros

    Ability to make commission
    Learn sales strategies

    Cons

    Managers constantly hound you to open new credit accounts
    Hours can be all over the place

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ladies Department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Belk full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee discounts and you get first look at merchandise.

    Cons

    Work most holidays and weekends. Management shows favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Just be fair and treat your employees equally.


  9. "Work family was amazing!"

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    Former Employee - Womens Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Womens Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Belk part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Do my own thing, took initiative to make store look great, and a great life experience.

    Cons

    Store Manager wasn't the best and was more concerned with numbers than being kind to the people who kept her store open.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. "good plce"

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    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible management
    easy hours
    nice co-workers

    Cons

    pay
    opportunity to advance
    work load
    attendance policy


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