Bloomingdale's

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Bloomingdale's Reviews

Updated 26 February 2015
Updated 26 February 2015
607 Reviews
2.9
607 Reviews
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Bloomingdale's CEO Tony Spring
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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work hard and gets a lot of money

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Selling at Bloomingdales is simple if you're ready to focus. I made a ton of money working only 15 hours a week. Most weeks were $300-$400 after taxes on a good week I made over $600. Some of my co workers complained about not making any money but they were the ones messing around and talking to each other and ignoring customers.

    Cons

    It can get irritating if people start stealing sales. You have to make sure you keep an eye on your customers or someone else could ring them up. In my particular department, if you were courteous and didn't steal sales, others returned the favor. I heard in other departments it is much more cut throat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish that they would simplify some of the sales. We would have like 3 different promotions going at once and it got confusing for the sales associates as well as the customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Aventura, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Aventura, FL (US)

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth and advancement, promotes intercompany skills and product knowledge

    Cons

    Too much pressure for credit card openings; Need for client return revisit; some of merchandise damaged or used and we still had to accept the merchandise

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Seasonal Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales in Hackensack, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Hackensack, NJ (US)

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    The discount was the best part of working here. They offered double discounts throughout the months on certain brands and items. Pick up unwanted shifts in every department.

    Cons

    Rude customers and sometimes rude coworkers. Managers aren't very helpful. Never explained sales or promo's, often customers would explain them to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always be on time. Take extra shifts. Give grade a customer service. Never share discount. Ask for help when needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    full time sales associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    You really get to take ownership of a business and depending on what you do with that will determine your success. Great discounts, good management team, generally nice coworkers, great assortment of products to sell

    Cons

    The company places too much importance on Client selling ,relationship and honestly appeasing that is a time waste/distraction. Opening store credit cards is a major part of the culture and hearing about it daily can be rather tiresome. The commission structure draw verses commission system creates an anti team climate, The way you are paid under the draw verses commission structure can be incredibly daunting when business is slow . Growth within is nonexistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In a changing retail culture the draw verses commission structure may need some tweaking. Base plus commission? the importance of client sales should be a tool for us to grow sales and not part of our review

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    it can be a lot of fun, but you get what you work for and can have very difficult clients

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Bloomingdale's full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    it can be fun on good days, the pay can be great depending the day and the discount

    Cons

    the pay on a bad day
    each dept is different

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give us base salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good growth opportunity and fairness

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Women's Fragrance Manager in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Women's Fragrance Manager in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    If you're a hard worker and like to exceed goals Bloomingdale's is a great employment opportunity. Your success is measured solely on client sales and relationship building.

    Cons

    Time off is managed completely around the marketing calendar. Very hard to take vacations when you would like if there are events going on in the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vacation time is very hard to schedule around the multiple events occurring in the store monthly. Time is measured on events not as much on personally when you would like to take your vacation time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience an a learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - Sales Professional
    Former Employee - Sales Professional

    I worked at Bloomingdale's

    Pros

    Fast paced environment and very competitive. If you like retail this is an excellent place and a learning experience. Great employee discounts and a good place for networking.

    Cons

    Work on the schedule system. Too many managers and it takes a long process to make a final decision

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Cosmetics

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    Current Employee - Cosmetics Sales in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Cosmetics Sales in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Enjoy working in the cosmetic dept. at Bloomingdales in San Francisco. It's a very large store with a lot of fun and unique people!

    Cons

    One challenge working here is that the store is downtown and sits right between Mission st and Market st, which can sometimes bring a not so pleasant crowd into the store.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great environment and team / saturated work responsibilities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Compensation, work-life balance, environment, promotion, benefits, people

    Cons

    Training, too many cooks in the kitchen, micromanaging, HR, personal growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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