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Belk Reviews

Updated September 25, 2018
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Pros
  • "Nice employee discount, monthly celebrations, sent off to beauty classes for upcoming products" (in 172 reviews)

  • "Great coworkers, great managers, great discount" (in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is not so balanced" (in 57 reviews)

  • "Management too heavily push credit card sign ups" (in 76 reviews)

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  1. "A better you!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Belk full-time

    Pros

    Positive environment and friendly people

    Cons

    Have not had any yet


  2. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Belk full-time

    Pros

    Really nice full time benefits

    Cons

    You have to work on thanksgiving

  3. "beauty advisor"

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

    I worked at Belk part-time

    Pros

    - decent pay
    - learning opportunities
    - growth opportunites

    Cons

    - long hours on your feet
    - customer service
    - working holidays


  4. "New job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Union, SC
    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Union, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people need more money

    Cons

    Start pay not is not enough

    Advice to Management

    A very hard worker dependable


  5. "Seasonal Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Mens Sales Associate in Mount Pleasant, SC
    Former Employee - Mens Sales Associate in Mount Pleasant, SC

    I worked at Belk (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule for seasonal employees. Once hired, I was easily able to come back throughout the year and work for a few weeks.
    The 20% discount and $11 an hour was fair for this position, and the double discount weekends were worth coming back during the summers and holidays.

    Cons

    Management is unorganized because of the quick turnover.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Be Prepared To Give Up Your Family Time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Belk full-time

    Pros

    I love the people I work with on the floor and most of the store management team. Some locations are easier to work at than others.

    Cons

    Family time/time off is almost non existent, especially during the holiday season (October through mid January). It's even harder for cosmetics associates because of gift with purchase timeframes and never ending "preorder" periods. In a 12 month span, cosmetics associates have a window of ****maybe**** 2 months total that you can actually take any time off. And if you don't get to take your time off, it does not rollover into the new fiscal year


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Meh. It’s retail."

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    Current Employee - Salaried Executive in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Salaried Executive in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health benefits are pricey, but they actually cover a lot. 5 weeks of paid time off for salaried executives.

    They empower their employees to make decisions based on the needs of the business.

    Cons

    It’s another retail job. (ie long hours, bad schedule, mean customers)

    Corporate direction is confusing and contradictory at times.

    The workload is over the top for the amount of allocated payroll hours.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in payroll in the stores. You will see the return on the investment.

  8. "Cashier"

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

    Pros

    Flexible, great company to work for.

    Cons

    Poor management, pay, and people don’t like change.


  9. "Good company"

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

    I worked at Belk full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits, friendly environment ,employee discount

    Cons

    Long hours, each week was a different schedule


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, flexible hours, minimal experience required

    Cons

    Unreasonably high sales goals. High pressure from management.


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