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Updated February 16, 2018
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  • 10 PTO days, not good work/life balance & management style (in 49 reviews)

  • Management too heavily push credit card sign ups (in 72 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They give you incentives to get credit by paying you $3 per credit card application. Management works with you in all aspects

    Cons

    There are really no cons to this job. It's an amazing experience and it teaches you a lot of different things


  2. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy to find
    Competitive pay

    Cons

    Bad hours
    Store managment
    No inventory
    Terrible employee relations

    Advice to Management

    Care more about employees and promote from within.

  3. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career opportunities for growth in a fast pace culture

    Cons

    Not enough training in all positions / levels in the company

    Advice to Management

    develop /improve a more comprehensive training program across all levels


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Trussville, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Trussville, AL

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

    Pros

    As a sales associate you are able to get 30% anything in stores and you are able to stack that discount with any current sales or available coupons. I had a good group of co-workers that I enjoyed spending time with.

    Cons

    The store is almost a constant mess and it is incredibly hard to keep up with products and customers. We were often understaffed. You can only receive a raise once a year and it is based off of your sales. For example, I was hired as a seasonal worker in November and received something like a 8 cent raise in January. The following year I received an additional 50 something cent raise.


  5. "Manager Review"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for Managers. Lots of stores and positions to grow in

    Cons

    Going through a lot of restricting right now. Not sure where the company is going with its plans for the future.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what type of retail department store you are going to be. Promotional or customer service based.


  6. "Amazing"

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

    I worked at Belk full-time

    Pros

    The job was great. It paid well and I enjoyed my clientele.

    Cons

    Hours constantly changing. No work life balance


  7. "Typical Corporate Department Store"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Belk (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great customers, good quality merchandise (for the most part), emphasis on customer service, competitive pay, very good benefit package for full time.

    Cons

    Computerized scheduling means it is hard to work another job, take classes, or schedule child care while you work here. (Managers used to be able to personalize your schedule.) Staffing is so minimal; you may be alone in a very large deparment most of the day, or night. Strong emphasis on opening charge accounts may result in penalties, pay reduction, and poor reviews if you don't open a certain amount per day. Although there is no longer any commission, some sales people can be very competitive, as a certain level of sales means you get a raise at the end of the year and other benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Have more people on the floor, change the credit card requirement to offer incentives (like $2 per account) rather than penalties, and give rewards for excellend customer service, not just $$,

  8. "Keyholder"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Belk full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, great coworkers, some paid time off for full-time employees.

    Cons

    The biggest con is the management. Unsupportive and misleading. They tell you one thing, but then do another. They are "in it for themselves.


  9. "Great growth opportunities but no work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager Team Leader in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Manager Team Leader in Columbia, SC
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Room for growth, a lot of vacation time, competitive pay

    Cons

    No work life balance, retail hours, open on Thanksgiving, rude customers

    Advice to Management

    Start defending your employees, we can't keep giving the customer everything they want.


  10. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Belk part-time

    Pros

    Depending on SM great environment to work in.

    Cons

    Lack of connection between corporations and employee.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are as good as their leader


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