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"Loved my department, upper-management average"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Skokie, IL
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Skokie, IL
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

I loved the people I worked with in my department and other sales associates within the store. It was a busy store, therefore a competitive sales environment. My department manager was very helpful and a pleasure to work with. Enjoyed the daily rallies in the morning as a way to start the day. Client system upgrade was helpful. Opportunities for advanced training and knowledge provided, very helpful.

Cons

Upper-management employees were not as enjoyable to work with, system of evaluating employee performance was overwhelming and all based on numbers, credit card quotas difficult in this market, lots of gossiping/socializing among employees.

Advice to Management

Be more positive with employees and have a better attitude.

Other Employee Reviews for Bloomingdale's

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great for College Students"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours where you can swap shifts with one of your colleagues. Great employee discount if you don't mind signing up for the bloomingdale's credit card.

    Cons

    The communication level between managements are not great, things always gets lost in translation. There's not a lot of room to grow, the only movement that you'll ever make in the company is moving of departments and no promotion is granted.

    Advice to Management

    Being the best of the best does not motivate employees to work their best. Being noticed and compensated for a job well done will.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Shocked at Pay Schedule"

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    Former Employee - Selling Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Selling Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Relatively little interference from management. I enjoy working with customers so helping people find their favorite dress or work attire was fun.

    Cons

    This was a commission-only job -- no base pay whatsoever. Commission was wet at 6.75 percent so you'd have to sell $1000 to earn $67.50. And the company has a one-year return policy so your commissions can be deducted from your paycheck for up to 365 days. So, you're basically an entrepreneur, but the company sets your hours, enforces a dreary all-black dress code and mandates attendance an unpaid meetings.

    The interview process was also the most complicated I've ever experienced -- a 40-minute personality test, an agreement that the company conduct a background check that included hiring private investigators and talking to neighbors and three interviews. This was awfully excessive for a job for which the employee offers no compensation.

    Advice to Management

    A high-end department store should offer wage and benefits to people who work there. Bloomingdale's has a reputation for offering high-end fashion but offer its "employees" fewer benefits than they'd get at a 99-cent store. Customers will be happier if they are served by happy employees. You would attract better sales associates and increase sales if you treated people in your employ better.

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