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Updated March 7, 2017
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  1. "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interpretor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Interpretor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Good Working environment(59th St)
    2. Company is mature and well-developed. They follow rules and laws. You can get your deserve payment and benefit.
    3.Save some money
    If you are a fashion sensor and spend a lot of money on it, I would suggest you become their employee. You can save some luxury good expenditure.
    4.Besides, you can easily build up you networking with high-end retail professionals.

    Cons

    1. You might need to standing all day
    2. Cannot have enough time to buy lunch
    3. Stress on Peak season and might be lay-off on down season


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Professional"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's full-time

    Pros

    Work Culture, Employees are what make working at Bloomingdale's a magical place! Getting to build one on one relationships with your clients. I truly enjoy getting to style my clients for interviews and other major events they need outfits for! It is a great job for a college grad, retired individuals, or someone looking to work in luxury retail

    Cons

    There isn't much opportunity for growth for sales professionals, working in a sales environment can become stressful. If you don't like to deal with the stress of hitting your goals, then this isn't the company for you! The hours can be extremely annoying. You have no work/life balance. It gets de-motivating when it is slow in the store.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to cater your coaching styles to the specific needs of your associates. Some associates respond to a coaching style that requires you to be more hands-on, whereas some might require you to micromanage them. Please stop playing favoritism. Don't talk about the performance of your associates with other associates on the sales floor. It is extremely unprofessional


  3. Helpful (1)

    "ok place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomingdale's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    make commission on everything in the store

    Cons

    don't sell well = you're fired

    Advice to Management

    you suck.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "From a tenured support employee (13 years) at the store level...."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Support Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Support Associate in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee discount
    Flexible....they let you move around laterally if you want to try new positions etc.
    Scheduling flexibility
    Recognition program

    Cons

    Medical benefits...high premiums and high deductibles
    Heavy workload
    Intense work environment due to huge pick up in e commerce and lack of interest in shopping brick and mortar.
    They aren't attracting the best sales associate candidates due to the uncertain business climate in brick and mortar department store retail.
    They struggle with employee engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting in store support staff positions. We are running bare bones. Start cutting highly compensated corporate positions instead. The CEO of Macy's inc is one of the highest compensated in retail while business has been in steady decline since 2009.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Beauty Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good lighting in which to do makeup. Enough of a traffic flow to pull customers

    Cons

    Computer system could use a major update.I don't want to be responsible for every glitch in the system just like I don't expect IT dept to sell

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking back returns and damaged without receipts or after 90 days. Also, you hire a lower grade of personnel than you did 20 years ago.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "sale associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    discounts that provide the store to employees, great people

    Cons

    draw vs commission, returns


  8. "Seasonal Sales Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomingdale's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice co workers, sales associate appreciation weeks

    Cons

    not allot of hours to give out


  9. Helpful (1)

    "FAILING AND HEADED TO OBLIVION"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DMM in New York, NY
    Former Employee - DMM in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee discount (if you can afford it, unlikely)
    Ability to make friends, if you are there long enough
    Invisibility, yes it's a pro

    Cons

    Unbelievable level of abuse from senior management towards anyone not in favor at the moment, including DMM level. If you've fallen out of good graces you are bullied, harassed and made miserable. Childish retributions and attacks from top (GMM and above) levels of management. Inability to recognize their faults and act on them.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate your priorities and focus on your people. End the favoritism. Persecution is not a good motivator. Be honest.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New York (NY) in New York, NY
    Former Employee - New York (NY) in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomingdale's (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great management clear sales goals

    Cons

    Too many returns outdated systems too many sales and changing of store hours

    Advice to Management

    Stay positive


  11. Helpful (1)

    "It's just a job"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employee discount and commission on sales

    Cons

    Draw versus commission and zero support from management

    Advice to Management

    Don't return every item just because a customer gets unruly



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