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Sneak Peek: Behind the Counter at Bloomingdale's

Posted September 11, 2013

these jobs are growingBloomingdales has been around since the 1800s! Can you believe that? Owned by Macy’s, the company has always been at the forefront of high-end fashion.

Headquarter in New York, New York, working at Bloomingdales means working as part of a fashion legacy.

They’re looking for folks with a strong enthusiasm for the fashion industry. They’re also big on giving back to the community, like hosting philanthropic events in stores and online, mentoring local public schools and more, according to their philanthropy website.

From the outskirts, Bloomingdales gleams with coveted opportunities for fashion enthusiasts. But what do employees really have to say about working at the retail legacy?

To find out, we dug deep into CareerBliss employee reviews from Bloomingdales’ very own employees. Check out what they have to say:

What do you LOVE about working at Bloomingdales?
  • Personal shopping for clients makes them feel good and in turn makes me feel good.” – Personal Shopper
  • “I learn how to interact with people from different cultures and background. I learn how to be patient and listen. I was not only a salesperson, but a friend a sometimes a counselor.” – Sales Associate
  • Management is very positive and supportive, no kitsch. Big on charity events.” – Sales Associate

  • “The salary and my associates, i also like the vacation pay, and the fast pace. i like the discount too.” – Sales Professional

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What do you dislike about working at Bloomingdales?

  • The cosmetic floor was viciously competitive and I did not like the customers seeing that environment.” – Business Manager
  • “No set work schedule which is typical in retail.” – Sales Associate

Suggestions for your boss at Bloomingdales?

  • “Move away from a heavy promotional calendar— it's meaningless. Focus on making employees feel valued! It's not rocket science. It’s retail...simplicity works. Bottom line, people shop for product not people.” – Manager
  • “Get rid of lazy people. Be more green/ecofriendly.” – Sales Associate

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Ritika Trikha is passionate about scoping out top-notch job advice in the career-sphere to help you find a job you love. Ritika has 99 problems but an unhappy career isn’t one! She’s a writer and an optimist (and Jay Z’s No. 1 fan). When Ritika’s not writing stellar advice articles, she’s obsessing over social media. Connect with her via CareerBliss Tumblr, Pinterest and Google+! Contact Ritika at ritika.trikha@careerbliss.com.

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