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Bloomingdale's Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not life changing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a nice discount and you can switch shifts with employees who is your same pay grade. You will probably make friends.

    Cons

    Upper management don't really listen to staff, will be dodged by HR, unless you are considered a 'top' employee you will fall below everyone resulting in favoritism, low pay and short shifts

    Advice to Management

    Create a better work environment , and pay more to your employees who work really hard.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "b-helpful Team position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service, B-helpful Team Part Time in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service, B-helpful Team Part Time in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You meet a lot of people, and it's a great opportunity to make friends with fellow coworkers, and network.

    Cons

    Super busy, and high-stress environment during the holiday season for this position, with various adaptations needed to fill the roll. Quick-paced environment during holiday time. Not good for people who aren't patient.

    Advice to Management

    Other employees need to be communicated to so that they are aware of the actual responsibilities that this team is in charge of.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount and associate appreciation days. Online scheduling system is fairly easy to use and allowed you to post your shifts for another employee to cover or swap with.

    Cons

    Not being given days off for classes I am taken. My classes are during the week rather than a Saturday class specifically because it's much less hectic in retail on a weekday morning.

    Advice to Management

    Accommodate employees that are currently working towards a degree. Taking classes during two weekdays should not be an issue, as full time employees are entitled to two 'unavailable days.' I was hired with the agreement that I will not be scheduled during the days I have class. The manager that originally hired me quit, and without fail, I have been scheduled on an unavailable day every week since. My original manager's quitting should not affect the agreed upon terms when I was hired by the company.


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  5. "first review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Clifton, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Clifton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discount is fantastic! Depending on the manager most are topnotch . time passes quickly as there is always something that needs to be done thus a sense of accomplishment is felt.

    Cons

    Raises are difficult to achieve as there is a system in place. the benefits are so so. Weekends are mandatory.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Associate Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at bloomingdales is like working with all your friends and family. Its a lot of work with minimal down time. Your experience, is solely based on where you are placed, who your coworkers are and how your manager operates. THE DISCOUNT IS UNBEATABLE

    Cons

    Lack of Training. They kind of throw you on the floor. With was fine for me but frustrating when the new hires or seasonals have no idea what they are doing.

    Most managers micro-manage which sucks!!!

    Not much room for growth. Upward hiring is taken outside the company... unfortunately.

    Advice to Management

    Management does not provide appraisal. They need to work on saying "great job," "thanks for staying late."

    The executives do not know how to deal with coworker issues. If a coworker is continuously getting into incidents with other coworkers there must be an issue. They never address the issues. They mostly push it back or tell you to ignore it.


  7. "Sales associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Dynamic Store Management and Luxury merchandise make for a fun in store experience.

    Cons

    Schedule varies day to day, week to week leaving little room for consistent out of work planning.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My schedule was accommodated in order to have a good work life balance. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    So much drama and gossip between all the managers. Nothing gets done fast. Nothing. If there was a mistake on your paycheck, you'll be waiting weeks for your money.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good learning opportunity"

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

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

    Pros

    Company has a reputable heritage which had a positive impact on personal professional growth.

    Cons

    There's very little room for innovation or creativity as top executives have a very high tenure rate and do not welcome out of the box ideas.

    Advice to Management

    I think the executive buyout program is great to clean house of overpaid tenured talent in order to bring in fresh new perspective.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sales associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team and fellow sales associates.

    Cons

    Draw commission structure is bad. They want you to do extra responsibilities, but if you are not selling you are losing money.

    Advice to Management

    Consider changing the draw commission structure. Add a stronger support team for the sales associates, especially during busy season.


  11. "Seasonal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The sales associate discount
    You can pickup shifts
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    They wont schedule you for more than 20 hrs
    Old computer and phone systems

    Advice to Management

    None



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