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Belk Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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  • No Work Life Balance end up working 70 hrs a week (in 45 reviews)

  • Management doesn't care about you unless you're shoving a credit card application down someone's throat (in 69 reviews)

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  1. "Retail Sales Associate"

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

    I have been working at Belk part-time

    Pros

    good hours, work with you on your schedule

    Cons

    push to get credit card accounts, horrible management


  2. Helpful (1)

    "operations team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Belk part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, excellent discount, several locations.

    Cons

    Part-time could mean as little as 4 hours weekly. Very low pay

  3. "Sales Team Manager"

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

    I have been working at Belk full-time

    Pros

    Discount is really nice and you can use double discount on some days

    Cons

    Management doesn't know how to work together


  4. Helpful (4)

    "An experiment going wrong!"

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is slightly above average

    Cons

    Toxic management and environment where there is no trust

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people. There are very, very good, dedicated people left after the clean up. Empower them. The management does not trust any other employee except the ones they have brought in. An entire culture cannot be overturned in such a short time. Too many changes and knee jerk reactions bordering on the desperate is driving everyone crazy. This is a 130 year old company - not a start up and treating it as one is going to result in adverse outcomes!


  5. "Not for disabled individuals"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Hickory, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    covered parking and nothing else

    Cons

    Belk is not open to accommodating Autistic individuals. They frown upon anyone who acts outside the box of "normal." Belk also does not follow their own rules and policies. It's a nightmare for those of us who live on the spectrum.

    Advice to Management

    Read the Americans with Disabilities Act and familiarize yourself with the language. Failure to comply could damage your company's assets and reputation.


  6. "not a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Former Jewelry Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Former Jewelry Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Belk part-time

    Pros

    Decent employee discounts on merchandise.

    Cons

    Terrible holiday hours, overworked/underpaid, management was awful, 30 min lunch break for a 12 hr workday??

    Advice to Management

    restructure or employees will keep coming and going


  7. "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    everything is really really nice

    Cons

    nothing is really that bad

  8. "Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Belk full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented employer of choice

    Cons

    NA. All companies have areas of opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  9. "Operations Team Associate"

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

    I worked at Belk part-time

    Pros

    I learned a lot of useful information about retail work and the different attributes it takes to help make a store run successfully.

    Cons

    Unloading the truck each week. You get a truck or two each week full of new merchandise which has to be unloaded, unpackaged , and stocked on the sales floor for customers to see the new merchandise or products.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your employees a little bit more about lifting heavy objects the right way. Maybe it would help avoid future injuries of new employees , who have no idea what they are doing, and have never had a job in their entire life.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Hoping to get these years back"

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

    I worked at Belk full-time

    Pros

    -Friends made along the way
    -Free food was always around
    -Fries in the cafeteria
    -No more pros have to get to twenty words minimum

    Cons

    This place most likely took years off my life. If you are looking to work here, run- don’t walk. It is by far one of the most toxic environments you can step into. Be it co-workers, bosses, management, or the fact that it’s a sinking ship. Lots of promises from upper management/CEO but no follow through.

    If you want to be paid for all the time you put in, good luck. Extremely high expectations at all levels to live and breath Belk, but you will not see your hard work on your pay check. Merit increases are an actual joke- you will laugh at yours if you are offered one. The bonus initiative started this year and I will say that was appreciated as it’s better than nothing but maybe put that money in a salary instead of redesigning the whole building.

    If you are not the mold of who they want- good luck. You have to be bubbly, young, and cute. If you can’t adhere to that or at least pretend to be that- no bright future for you here.

    Never met more dramatic people in my life. Everything is the end of the world and the blame game is popular. Upper management wants to pin someone down for a mistake instead of working through the issue- most likely you can take the blame even if you did not create the problem.

    Lastly, the benefits are horrid.

    Advice to Management

    - Don’t cut people’s jobs all on the same day and then hire new people soon after
    - Don’t take for granted the people who are willing to stay late and work hard- young and cute doesn’t equate to a hard work ethic
    -Don’t buy $1000 couches for no one to sit on
    -Don’t put an extreme workload on people and then point fingers when it can’t be done
    -Don’t be unauthentic- there is nothing more unattractive than people who smile in your face and are different once you leave the room
    - don’t promote people who don’t know what they’re doing. Countless co-workers have someone “above” them who don’t know the most basic level retail skill sets


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