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Bergdorf Goodman Reviews

Updated April 20, 2018
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  • Schedules were always an issue, no work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Low Pay is insane and it is not even competitive to other department stores on Madison and 5th Avenue (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "sale"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bergdorf Goodman part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work at BG

    Cons

    no downside at Bergdorf goodman


  2. "sales representative"

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

    I have been working at Bergdorf Goodman full-time

    Pros

    fun and great people to work with

    Cons

    not enough money and sales opportunity

  3. "personal stylist assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great experience to start in the fashion industry

    Cons

    Very demanding job! No weekends!


  4. "Brand Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in New York, NY

    I worked at Bergdorf Goodman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meeting interesting people, best luxury products in the world, great training classes and designers clinics

    Cons

    Schedules were always an issue, no work/life balance


  5. "If you have ANY self-respect, DO NOT work here."

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    Former Employee - OMNI COORDINATOR in New York, NY
    Former Employee - OMNI COORDINATOR in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bergdorf Goodman full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    30% off (but it's not like you'll be making much to afford anything in the first place)

    Cons

    Where do I even begin...

    -Management is horrible across the board, but especially on the ecommerce team. You will not get any kind of support from anyone. There is no room for growth on the team, don't be fooled when you interview and HR says "you can definitely move around in the company", they're lying to your face.
    -Manager will talk down to you, speak to you like you're 5 years old, micromanage every second of every minute that you are on the clock (will make you clock out if you go downstairs to buy a coffee). You will NOT find mentorship on the omni team. Do not care about you or your life outside of work. Does not even know or care if it's someone's birthday on the team. Have a extremely urgent family matter? Good luck taking off.
    -Turnover is unreal. People start looking for other opportunities as soon as they realize that this job is a joke. Don't be fooled by the glitz and glam of "Bergdorf Goodman", you'll probably make more money working on sales commission at any store on Madison/5th ave. Or even at a coffee shop, at least you won't be miserable.
    -Speaking of pay, pay is so low compared to industry standards. The company knows they can get away with it because they're ~Bergdorf Goodman~. It is not enough to survive in NYC.
     -NOTHING is given to you in writing, You are not given an "offer letter" or a "benefits package" like normal companies, benefits are nonexistent. You get vacation and sick HOURS, not DAYS.
    -HR is so pathetic, they do NOTHING all day. The male in HR will patrol the halls and will HOLLER at you from across the room if you have rips in your jeans, but do not work on sourcing ACTUAL SMART AND QUALIFIED PEOPLE for these positions. HR will do nothing when someone is reported to them on multiple occasions.

    Advice to Management

    None, because you've heard this all before and continue to do nothing about it. This company cannot keep anyone around, and the turnover will continue to rise unless HR decides to actually do their job.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!! NO GROWTH AT BG"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bergdorf Goodman (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is no pro of working at Bergdorf Goodman

    Cons

    The pay is terrible.
    You do not get vacation days you get hours after 6 months of working here.
    They have no benefits in writing.
    HR singles people out
    The OMNI team gets treated terribly, no one respects them

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect. Learn peoples names. Hire people who know about the industry and care about the growth of their employees. People cannot live off of such a small pay in NYC.


  7. "Sales Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bergdorf Goodman full-time

    Pros

    Great Discount
    High Volume Retail Experience in Luxury Setting

    Cons

    Store Politics, Not Flexible Hours
    Low Pay for a lot of behind the scenes work

  8. "I worked as a Business Manager on the cosmetic level of Bergdorf Goodman."

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    Current Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bergdorf Goodman full-time

    Pros

    The company was very pleasant to work for. They would want you to succeed to your best, and helped you get there!

    Cons

    The time I was employed at BG ended up being too much of a commute for me. I lived too far.

    Advice to Management

    The store is fabulous, Keep up the good work! That store can never be duplicated!


  9. "Bergdorf Goodman Previous Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bergdorf Goodman full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The location is amazing. It is one block away from central park in Manhattan. The hours are great and there is an employee cafeteria available for breakfast and lunch. My managers were the best and I was trained very good.

    Cons

    The pay is great if you are a Sales Associate or have been there for years.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bergdorf Goodman full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, friendly coworkers, lots of gratis, product training, best retail hours in the industry

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Great management, always on top, keep up the good work


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