Bloomingdale's

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Bloomingdale's Reviews

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
586 Reviews
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586 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employee Discount if you can afford to buy anything on your meager poverty-level salary (in 75 reviews)

  • Great discount and Bloomingdale's looks great on your resume (in 50 reviews)


Cons
  • Huge disconnect between salaried management and commissioned sales associates (in 46 reviews)

  • Reviews are primarily based on credit card applications taken and not on actual service (in 31 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    worst

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Absolutely 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.

    Cons

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

  2.  

    Its a great company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Handbags Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Handbags Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Bloomingdale's part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    great discounts for employees. best part of working their in my opinion because you get so many access to many brands in one store.

    Cons

    since the salary is commission base, it is very competitive with out other co workers. Also their are not a lot of shifts available, so sometimes you wouldn't get the hours for the week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i personally did not like the way that they waited last minute to tell me that they would not be continuing my employment with them. although i was seasonal many other co workers were asked to stay and i was not. i did will there, even better than other. i feel like they should switch up their management .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Character-building experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People
    General work/life balance
    Fast-paced
    Best retail systems
    Good learning environment

    Cons

    Salaries and overall benefits are some of the lowest in the retail industry, including the 401K package
    Lack of innovation and new thinking
    Leadership isn't new/cutting edge
    Some of the younger assistants are promoted too quickly into buying jobs
    Taste is questionable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Retail Option

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Managers, Good Discount, You get what you put in in terms of comission and making your own paycheck. Good exposure to great vendors in the industry and learn about high end product.

    Cons

    Overstaffing with employees that are incompetent. There is little opportunity for growth into the corporate side based on what they think are different skill sets even if you are beyond qualified and have the right relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look past what is on paper and really take the time to see how smart and qualified your employees are so they can grow into the right positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    my in between job job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Newport Beach, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Newport Beach, CA (US)

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    The discount was awesome, sometimes we would get 20/20/20 discount on full priced items. Made some lifelong friends, which is invaluable.

    Cons

    Most of the management could use more personality and be more genuine. Dress code was not fashion forward or interesting, maybe take a note from Nordstrom on how associates should dress! Not much room for career advancement.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    management some are good amazing others are clueless

    Cons

    the associate discount are to die for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get to know your workers. Have more consideration.

  8.  

    Ok People, Ok Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Professional in Skokie, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Professional in Skokie, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Discount, Sometimes a double-discount, decent co-workers, considerate management

    Cons

    Sometimes too much floor autonomy, little room for advancement, clique-ish attitude among staff and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up, just keep an eye on the details... that's where it counts in retail these days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lexington, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lexington, NY (US)

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Able to make lots of friend.

    Cons

    Feet hurt after 3 hours of standing at the same spot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    very corporate, need to put in your time for raise/promotion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Merchandising in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Site Merchandising in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    employee discount was quite good, lots of sample sales, large office with all the structure large offices have

    Cons

    hard to get ahead even if you're smart as there is a large corporate ladder/structure with only annual reviews, antiquated systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider compensation more, consider more employee benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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Outside of the Flagship store for Bloomingdale's department store, located on Lexington Avenue in New York City. (Photo by Coolcaesar - available under under CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 & GFDL, v1.2)
The Fortress that is the Beverly Center
Magnolia Bakery at Bloomingdale's

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