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Bloomingdale's Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "59th st"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time

    Pros

    Good people and good place to work

    Cons

    Management continues to change, too much turnover.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Typical retail gripes, but with great discounts on luxury items."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Selling Professional
    Current Employee - Selling Professional

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

    Pros

    Employee discount of 20%, double discount during specified days every month. Special offers during holiday for saving ups to 52% on TOP of whatever the mark-down price is. Bi-annual sale for employees only called "B-Style sale" where you get 30/20/20 percent off all work gear, from hosiery to shoes, clothes and other accessories. You can use your card at Macy's for 20% off PLUS coupons. (Macy's employees can NOT use Bloomingdale's coupons, however. The POS won't allow it).

    Cons

    Commission! Too many sales; customers never want to pay full-price because there is always a presale. Literally a big sale every other week.

    Not much opportunity to grow, in my opinion. You have to get your managers approval yo apply to other positions internally (including to Macy's or vice versa) and if your manager doesn't support you, that's it for you. If you want to transfer, the store literally has to be out of you state, unless its a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Enforce return policy and back associates up when dealing with a difficult customer.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Short Hills, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Short Hills, NJ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Room for growth. They definitely promote from within. They recognize hard work. Discount is great!!

    Cons

    I work draw vs commission which means you essentially pay back your hours before you can make commission. Potential to do well however when people return merchandise, you go into deficit and will not make commission until you get out of it which can take a week or two which is frustrating. Also sales people are very territorial so when a new person gets hired it's tough to work with them bc they want all sales for themselves. They should pay more. They don't pay enough.

    Advice to Management

    Omit or reduce deficit so employees don't get discouraged.


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  5. "Ok first job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Busser in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Busser in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay for a restaurant job.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure to sell and everything must be done a certain Bloomingdales way or it's not allowed.

    Advice to Management

    None. Great manager.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discount and flexible. Not stressful. Fun if you work together.

    Cons

    Not really a lot of customers

    Advice to Management

    Switch to salary


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, fun people, enjoyed the instore cafe!

    Cons

    Mediocre discount of 20%, way too many events, sales and clientele goals were unrealistic. There really isn't a stand identity either...

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic with goals.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Distribution Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Distribution Manager in Garden City, NY
    Current Employee - Distribution Manager in Garden City, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only speaking from my own experience, I work a 9 hour shift (one our for lunch) and the other 8 hours. If you are good at your job you are left alone for the most part. It is an ideal job for someone who wants to hustle and can coach and manage their team. The company is changing at the moment so that could change.

    Cons

    Monday morning quarterbacks. They will email you into the ground if you arn't doing something right. Sometimes this is a plus if you are new and looking for help. My job changed significantly, massive increase responsibility, and they are cheap when it comes to compensation "its an expectation". All things considered its not a bad gig they are top heavy so expect the politics to be there.

    Advice to Management

    Cheetahs aren't evil, but to the gazelle they are. Survival to the company looks like some evil corporate business not a good look.


  9. "Not sure what this is"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in White Plains, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great employee benefits and discounts

    Cons

    Extremely strict dress code and parking was sometimes an issue


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Loss Prevention"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time

    Pros

    Honestly could not think of anything

    Cons

    Not a great work/life balance. At the end of the day I felt I gave more and felt dispensable.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Macy's 2.0"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid weekly, employee discount, worked at Chicago's "flagship" store, got to choose what days/shifts I wanted to work weekly

    Cons

    Extremely high sales goals, store is dead during the week, HR is rude, no interaction with department managers unless there was a problem

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees and help build up your team. Turn over is unbelievable and it's because management doesn't coach their team members.



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