Bloomingdale's - The managers play the favourites in this store no matter how good you are! | Glassdoor
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"The managers play the favourites in this store no matter how good you are!"

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Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Sherman Oaks, CA
Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Sherman Oaks, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

The customers are nice and the merchandises displayed nicely.

Cons

They just must like you to grow in this store and you have to be in the favourites list and a good kisser to succeed no matter what!!!!

Advice to Management

Be fair and don't judge your employees by their look!

Other Employee Reviews for Bloomingdale's

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Don't expect much.... most people do the very minimum to get by and that is fine with management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cosmetics Business Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cosmetics Business Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting to work in NYC and in the cosmetic industry

    Cons

    I realize there are good and bad employees (and good and bad managers) everywhere, however the Bloomingdales "guidelines" as far as attendance and performance expectations are extremely lax. If you want to be part of an organization that empowers and challenges its associates and managers and helps to grow and nuture their associates - this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and their concerns.....


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Sweatshop in a real "Old World" sense"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's part-time

    Pros

    If you enjoy a toxic, negative and wholly depressing work environment, this is for you. If you want to find the motivation to pursue what you really want to do in life, this is the place to find it (if you don't hang yourself first, that is).

    Cons

    Where to begin...
    1) They make you dress like the Men In Black everyday and refuse to pay for your uniform. What does anyone need more than one black suit for? Also, if you're selling clothing, how are your customers supposed to trust that you know what you're doing when your employer doesn't even trust you to dress yourself?
    2) Management style is best characterized as "old school"... and I mean OLD school... as in "Nobody knows the trouble I've seen..." Meaning that they focus on "breaking" the individual spirit. They have no interest in what you have to say or think, especially if it makes any kind of sense. A kind of mass delusion grips every level of management that blinds them to reality. Should anyone have the gall to suggest a better way of doing something (and there are literally millions of opportunities for this store to do things better), that person is immediately classified as having a bad attitude. Also, the "managers" are roughly 13 years old, are paid just slightly more than minimum wage, and have about as much understanding of managing people and merchandising as Mitt Romney does about the poor.
    3) A significant portion of your fellow employees are either mental patients, thieves and liars, or both. Stealing is OK at Bloomie's, so long as it's the salespeople stealing from each other. That includes both sales and personal property.
    4) The return policy makes it nearly impossible to earn any real money (and I am a top performer even as a part-time employee). You are liable for returns for up to six months after purchase, and they'll take anything back under any circumstances. Lots of people love to "rent" evening gowns, tuxedos, suits, ties, cuff links, etc... then return them for the full purchase price, and you take the hit even if it's obvious that the merchandise has been worn by the deadbeat returning it. As such, even though you did your job, you are not paid for your time and energy.

    Advice to Management

    Not going to waste my time.

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