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Bloomingdale's Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 470 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

Bloomingdale's CEO Tony Spring

Tony Spring

(20 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee Discount if you can afford to buy anything on your meager poverty-level salary(in 62 reviews)

  • Great discount and Bloomingdale's looks great on your resume(in 43 reviews)


Cons
  • Huge disconnect between salaried management and commissioned sales associates(in 40 reviews)

  • Reviews are primarily based on credit card applications taken and not on actual service(in 29 reviews)

470 Employee Reviews
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    worst

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAbsolutely the worst. I had a gift card and tried to spend it online. The order went through but later they sent me an email saying additional information required. I called, waited for 30 minutes and finally someone picked up. He assured me after getting my credit card information, the order will go through. That was NOT the case. The second order was denied again pending "fraud investigation". I called again and spoke to several supervisors, and they still cannot tell me why the system flagged my order. It was a simple gift card paid with CASH. There was no credit card involved so how can there be any fraud? The truth of the matter is, they stole my money and now I am out a $200 gift card and my order.

    Consbut on the other side if we talk about fsession.com they pretty good in that case

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    Exciting & reward Retailer like No other

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunities to grow. Great Salary.

    ConsRetail schedule not for some individuals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great option in the world of retail

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Orlando, FL (US)

    ProsVery pleasant work environment. As a lover of luxury retail, I can't deny that spending 40 hours a week in a beautiful department store is so bad. Reasonable expectations and sales goals in most departments. Some areas offer commission sales and other selling perks. Employee discount is pretty good, and vacation time, 401k, and other benefits are average.

    ConsAs with any retailer, hours are irregular (weekends, late nights, early mornings, etc.). However, they're very conscious of overtime so you'll never work more than 36-40 hours if you don't want to. Their part-time and contingent schedules seem to be pretty flexible.

    Don't expect to move up in the company. If you start as a sales associate, you will always be a sales associate. Management make it nearly impossible to even move between departments if you find yourself in an area you don't feel is suited for you. In short, expect to be stuck with the position you're hired for. This company does not promote from within at the store level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI realize not every sales associate has what it takes to advance, but acknowledge and reward those who strive for more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Loved working here

    Sales Professional (Former Employee) Short Hills, NJ (US)

    ProsEmployee discount
    Great team to work with
    Great management
    Wonderful environment

    ConsI worked here as a seasonal sales pro , pay was 10.00hr . After my seasonal position ended , i found it veryyy hard to get back in and work as a full time regular

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    Bloomingdale's is a good place for people starting off and if you love fashion, they give one hella of a discount.

    Sales Professional (Current Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsThe discounts are great. Commission and opening credit cards can increase your pay and sometimes you receive gratis.

    ConsThere doesn't seem to be an equal opportunity for advancement. Management is inconsistent and sometimes i don't understand how some people have been qualified for the job they are placed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvided associates with the materials they need in order to work efficiently. Spend some time engaging with sales professionals because they are the ones that are producing your results.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Traditional luxury brand retailer

    Manager of Human Resources (Current Employee)

    ProsA fair degree of autonomy, employee discount

    ConsThe company is big on committees and subcomittees (meetings upon meetings), change averse

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    If you like client calling for sales... this is a place for you.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe discount is amazing... the people I worked with were amazing... my manager was amazing...

    ConsCold calling customers, not so fun. Excessive presale events and unrealistic sales goals for a location with very little foot traffic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRestructure client based calling and sales, focus more on conversion.

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    Great attitude of the employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat attitude of the employees: the courtesy toward customers is reflected on interpersonal communications. Everybody is so cheerful and polite that it makes it a pleasant place to work. I especially liked a respectful attitude of the management toward lower-level employees which I didn't see anywhere else. In my first years of immigration, it helped a lot to grow confident! The company has a non-discrimination policy (including LGB) and keeps its promises.
    I saw people with a great attitude and work ethics promoted over-time.
    Referral means a lot - if you want to get a job, try to find somebody in your network to recommend you.

    ConsThere are still thorns behind a beautiful facade, but probably as everywhere else: if you face a conflict with another employee - doesn't matter how right you are, it looks like they opt for the easiest solution - to eliminate the "source" of the problem. My advise - try to solve problem without using their official Resolution Program (unless you run out of all options). It might be a trap you get yourself into.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Chevy Chase, MD (US)

    ProsGreat people, room for advancement, great retail hours

    ConsHigh turnover, long hours during events, low morale,

    Advice to Senior ManagementShoww appreciation more on a one on one basic to build morale

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great Management.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWonderful team of business professionals, Good training and fair compensation based on experience.

    ConsWorking evenings and weekends. Not enough staff at certain times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain great communication among all employees

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