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Bergdorf Goodman Reviews

Updated September 11, 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. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of everything exposure, experience, responsibility, connections

    Cons

    Leadership takes advantage of their assistants, there is no opportunity for career growth, the pay is abusive, and the workload is constantly overwhelming.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "personal styling assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bergdorf Goodman full-time

    Pros

    Best opportunity and company to learn retail business and fashion.
    No other place to work in fashion

    Cons

    Personal styling assistant positions are not regulated by management or HR.


  4. "Stock associate"

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    Current Employee - Stock Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Discounts were 30% off. Luxury items are sometimes much cheaper

    Cons

    stock rooms are messy but thats the point of a stock room.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, management did a good job.


  5. "Stylist Assistant"

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

    I worked at Bergdorf Goodman full-time

    Pros

    -Great discount but you have to pay in cash

    Cons

    -Horrible atmosphere , Very mean boss.. judged off of one day
    -Doesnt give you the opportunity to ask questions or even learn
    -They just throw you into the job

    Advice to Management

    TRAIN YOUR ASSISTANTS! Give them time to learn the stock rooms, computer systems, how to package certain handbags and pieces. They just threw me into the job I was so overwhelmed and lost and then my "boss" tore me apart telling me how horrible and disgusting I was. NOT OK.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Corporate Employee"

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

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

    Pros

    I would say the discount but the pay isn't enough to take full advantage of.

    Cons

    Do not be fooled by the reviews left by the store/sales employees. Bergdorf Goodman has a horrible corporate setting.

    A company that doesn’t value its employees and the hard work they provide in order to keep the business running is never a good idea. BG is not what any person who is looking to work in fashion should settle for either. Yes, there are great brands and yes there is great history associated with the store but what good does that do for anyone who actually wants to grow their career if the company doesn’t believe in fostering growth. The company pays a salary well below the fashion industry’s average and doesn’t do much else to compensate for it seeing as vacation days are limited and the health benefits are poor. Furthermore, the HR team does not do their job in working towards correcting these issues nor does it take a stance against unacceptable behavior and actions that occur throughout the office quite frequently.

    Beware of the red flags, do not ignore them because of the name “Bergdorf Goodman” as so many others erroneously did.

    Advice to Management

    Bergdorf Goodman has a long standing history of treating their employees unfairly. At this point it is Human Resources responsibility to clean it up and work on creating a more professional culture. Any mistreatment of employees from management needs to be addressed immediately and taken seriously.


  7. Helpful (1)

    ""Palatte" Restaurant Newer Version of "Good Dish""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bergdorf Goodman full-time

    Pros

    The Employee discount is good and can be used at Neiman Marcus as well.

    Cons

    Horrible, very rude and Unprofessional Manager.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice, helpful and professional.

  8. "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


  9. "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!


  10. Helpful (9)

    "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.


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