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Updated August 19, 2018
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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible hours and fun atmosphere if you are motivated

    Cons

    on your feet all day but its ok

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time

    Pros

    I learned a lot from other makeup artists

    Cons

    long hours and changing schedules

  3. "Love the job, not the environmental"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount, quick access to fashion, benefits

    Cons

    I loved my job. I loved working with people and the job of selling. However everything is based on the metrics. Opening accounts, client sales and sales goals. Was there for over three years and never got a raise but I was clearly loved by my staff and manager. Unless your meeting your high and barely obtainable goals you won’t be able to get a raise or even thought about for a promotion

    Advice to Management

    Care a little more about your staff. Back then up with a return. Metrics aren’t everything, your employees attitude with customers and employees needs to be recognized as well.


  4. "Sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's full-time

    Pros

    Good Management team who help their employees

    Cons

    Not enough pay to balance life


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great discounts
    Good pay
    Amazing co workers

    Cons

    Long hours
    Short breaks
    No management


  6. "Good Culture & Opportunities for Growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked on the support side of the business and loved my almost 5 years there. I found upper management to be very engaged and supportive. I constantly felt challenged and as though I had opportunities for growth. Recent changes to the benefits plan (including increased parental leave and vacation) were very good.

    Cons

    Like any larger corporation, there is a lot of bureaucracy (especially when dealing with HR)


  7. "sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    easy task, mostly supportive colleagues, good employee discount

    Cons

    management is sometime chaotic. not so many growth opportunities.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Buyer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good discount, good work/life balance

    Cons

    This place is all talk, no action. They claim they want to be forward thinking, different than the competition... yet they shut down new ideas and LOVE the status quo. Promotions are slow and pay raises are slower (which is tough when the starting salary is hard to live off of in Manhattan ), and HR controls your career. You basically have to suck up to HR to get the career moves you want - your direct managers have little to nothing to do with your career development, which makes it impossible to have merit-based promotions. People are leaving in droves because the work is tedious and boring. 75% of the work could be automated if they invested in their tech and IT systems. For these data-entry type jobs you dont need to hire top talent.

    A note about pay: since you're working in fashion, people tend to dress really chic and have really expensive pieces (70% off the office walks around in Gucci loafers), so expect to spend a lot of your small disposable income on "looking the part". Again, the people who stick around usually come from family money or marry rich, so they don't care as much about the comp. If you don't have a trust fund or a banker husband, this part of the culture becomes super frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage creativity, make managers WAY more involved in the promotional process, give people challenging work that keeps them engaged.


  9. "sales"

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

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time

    Pros

    merchandise, location, coworkers, environment, discounts

    Cons

    hours, dress code, hard selling floor


  10. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can control own schedule, can update availability on own terms, can release shifts when needed, call out without explanation

    Cons

    Owned by Mac's now so standards of store has lowered


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