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"Fine with me it's always been part time."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The people are really great, great discounts, flexible schedule

Cons

Very difficult to get a raise

Other Employee Reviews for Bloomingdale's

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Bloomingdale's aka The Titanic"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Discount.

    The bond you create with some coworkers because everyone is living through Bloomingdale's induced misery.

    Every lesson you needed to learn on how NOT to run a business can be found here.

    Cons

    1)Zero education on trends, products and industry - too much talk about numbers
    2)Return policy - created a large clientele of borrowers and abusers
    3)Mgmt - Old school mgmt in the exec level (some one described it best as Reganomics) Dept managers are just there to regurgitate yesterdays numbers to you and then go hide in someone's office
    4) Lack of technology - Old software and even older hardware. When changes are eventually made, you are not informed/trained. and the 5 programs we use take for ever to load and don't connect with each other. Archaic.
    5) Zero retraining/coaching - if rules/policies change and you missed that one sheet of paper they handed out to your dept, you have no clue. Ppl forget new rules and are never retrained which causes confusion btw associates and customers (new card discount- 48hrs or the end of the second day?) Some policies are extremely lax and not enforced until they want to fire someone.
    6)Loss prevention team - make associates feel like they are thieves. They do not talk to associates but will rummage through your personal items at the end of almost every shift despite leaving it in assigned lockers.
    7)High turnover rate - each new Manager/Loss Prevention person comes in and focuses on different rules then gets fired after a year leaving associates having to again re-adapt to new rules from the next person.
    8)Scheduling system - its only good in theory, its horrible in practice. You can only see your schedule 1-2 weeks out. Really hard to plan your life like that. Tell you to use "unavailable days" for days you want off but then deny them for sales. There is a sale EVERY weekend.
    9)Stockrooms - dangerous! exposed wires, weird growth on walls, multi-level stockrooms have wood steps n floors that feel like they will break any day. No effort/culture created to make sure its cleaned and maintained.
    10)Telemarketing - if there are no customers in the stores, associates are expected to cold call ppl to generate sales. Mgmt is quick to blame lack of sales on associates - like we are in control of the low inventory levels, the bad buyer choices, the lack of multimedia marketing, competition with our own online promotions and the numerous other factors that are causing shoppers not to shop instore at Bloomingdale's.
    11)No chance for advancement...even if you chug a whole lot of their Kool-aid.
    12) HR - hahahahahahahahahaha
    13) Forced participation in charities. Not sure why mgmt stresses associates out so much with this but they will harass you to donate money/food.

    Advice to Management

    Read the GlassDoor reviews. The same problems are widespread throughout each location of Bloomingdale's. That means the CORPORATE CULTURE and policies need to change.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Company does not care about employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary and vacations days are great

    Cons

    No,opportunity of growth
    Do not care or respect employees
    Managers are disrespectful
    Store manager and HR ALWAYS side with managers

    Advice to Management

    You need to listen and treat your employees better


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