Bloomingdale's - Great Discount, Poor Future | Glassdoor
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"Great Discount, Poor Future"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate
Former Employee - Sales Associate
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

generous benefits, adequate paid vacation, admirable community partnerships and philanthropic outreach, associates create bonds like friends- not just coworkers- and foster their own sense of teamwork, on-trend merchandise & great discount

Cons

creativity and abstract thought are crushed. productivity based solely on numbers (sales, credit accounts opened) and SMs pit associates against each other in competition. SMs don't know their people and spend too little time on the sales floor. despite what they promise, internal promotions are nearly nonexistent (even when exceeding performance expectations). no scheduling stability unless you're a student, no weekends off during holiday quarter. the single function HR successfully fulfills is monitoring dress code. only liars & suck ups thrive. okay for a summer job, but not the company for anyone looking to build a long term career.

Advice to Management

get to know the ambitions, qualifications, work ethic, and degree of education of the sales drones whose talents are being wasted in your store

Other Employee Reviews for Bloomingdale's

  1. "Great Store to start a career in retail"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very big on building relationships, Great vacation,401k,insurance,discount.

    Cons

    No real set schedule. You know your schedule 1-2 weeks out,,
    You can request off, as long as there is not a sale or event, which there are many,
    Hard To move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Give associates a schedule 1 month out, to live a life & have a better ability to have clients return to see them.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The beginning was a great experience, lots of great info learned, great products.

    Cons

    Terrible management, over hire associates, unhygienic environment, no return policy effects associates and store. Hated the job in the end.

    Advice to Management

    show up more and maybe your associates will too. there are maybe 4 good managers in the store and they don't get recognized because of the stores ridiculous politics. shady company all and all. kiss ass is the only way to grow, not hard work!

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