Bloomingdale’s one of the most respectable and recognizable names in the retail business is hiring. What does this mean for you? You are given yet another chance to find that working in retail may not be as bad as some might think. With long hours and low pay on the chopping board Bloomingdale’s offers value in all facets of its company to its employees. Just hear what some of their current employees had to say about the retailer.
“At Macy’s, Inc., the opportunities that have been offered to me have been so varied throughout my career that I’ve been able to experience a diverse range of roles within one organization. From selling in a store … to being a buyer … to being a branch divisional … to being a store manager, my progression over time has given me the background and balance to be successful in my current position. ” says Francine a General, Merchandise Manager at Bloomingdale’s. “The real beauty of Macy’s is that you can look at one company and see it in so many different ways … as a financial business, a fashion business, a strategic planning business. And from each of these perspectives you can be exposed to any number of professional functions like advertising, marketing, visual, merchandising and operations. With all of these levels and avenues, Macy’s is an organization where you can learn and be challenged every day.”
If you are one of the few that stays late at work completing a task, gives advice to fellow employees, or likes to go beyond the call of duty you may entertain the thought of possible promotion in your near future. You can be advanced in this order from Sales Associate to Merchant Executive Trainee to Assistant Buyer to Store Manager to Divisional Merchandise Manager to Buyer General Merchandise Manager.
Bloomingdale’s offers “Diversity training and awareness. Diversity issues are incorporated into the initial orientation of all new executives, and are followed with a four and a half hour workshop devoted to diversity and sexual harassment. Retraining occurs every two years to be sure the message is an on-going part of our culture. Our Sales professionals also receive diversity training to enable them to better serve a diverse customer base.
Diversity is an integral part of our recruiting initiative at all levels of the company, and it is also an integral part of our many community outreach programs.
We have adopted diversity as a philosophy in managing our workforce, serving our customers and working with vendors. To bolster and enhance this initiative among a new generation of young Americans, we have turned to local and national advertising, online Internet postings, college recruiting at universities nationwide and active community-outreach programs in local markets.
Bloomingdale’s is an active supporter of organizations such as The Black Retail Action Group, Inc., The Harlem YMCA, The New York and National Urban Leaders, The High School of Fashion Industries, and the BRAG/CDC Summer Internship Program for minority college students. “
Bloomingdale’s provides “g reat employee Discounts i.e. Double discounts you are able to use at Macy’s.”
“This is a great place to work, provided you are professional and dedicated. The pay is above average and the company benefits are commensurate with other retailers. The management team works to create a positive environment for the staff, and they are all well qualified.” Jobitorial – Employee review of Bloomingdale’s.
Lauren Director of Campaign Planning at Bloomingdale’s replied when asked Why did you join Bloomingdale’s and why have you stayed?
“Well, I actually joined Bloomingdale’s as a temp. I had left another job and had just starting temping. My first day out I was assigned to Bloomingdale’s. I was there temping for about two weeks when a position opened and they offered it to me. I’ve stayed because they have continued to give me challenging new work. Every time I think I’ve learned everything that I possibly could or when it feels like I’ve reached a plateau point, they’ve offered me a new position with different responsibilities and opportunities. I’ve gone from doing post-production work to account management to supervising the account managers and now to my new position. So every time I have ever felt like a job had become routine, I’ve been approached with a new challenge or opportunity to take on. I’ve been with Bloomingdale’s 13 years, but I’ve also had five different jobs. It’s been a great learning experience.”
“Finding the best people for our organization is a tremendous challenge, even in the best of economic times. So we go the extra mile to make the Bloomingdale’s experience a valuable one. We know our associates devote their time to serving customers and building the business, so we aggressively invest in our people. We firmly believe they are the company’s most valuable resource. To show our commitment to our associates, Bloomingdale’s has developed a comprehensive employee benefits package to help you balance your professional and personal responsibilities. We also continue to explore and implement benefits programs that work toward that end. It’s one of the ways we say, “We’re glad you’re here.” Bloomingdale’s.
Visit your local Bloomingdale’s store or apply online for employment with Bloomingdale’s. Positions are available in New York, New Jersey and throughout Canada and the US. Always provide accurate up to date information on your recent jobs, volunteer service, internships and work references. Apply online with Bloomingdale’s.