Bloomingdale's Interview Questions & Reviews
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- Popular Job Titles:
- Sales Associate (55)
- Sales Professional (15)
- Merchant Assistant (9)
- Sales Specialist (7)
- Sales Manager In Training (6)
- Sales Manager (5)
- Assistant Buyer (5)
- Merchandiser (4)
- Executive Development Program (4)
- Department Manager (4)
- Loss Prevention Detective (3)
- Seasonal Sales Professional (3)
- Visual Stylist (3)
- Sales (3)
- Sales Support Associate (3)
- Luxury Linens Sales Associate (3)
- Bloomingdales Sales Professional (3)
- Cosmetics Sales (2)
- Customer Service Associate (2)
- Recovery (2)
- Merchandising (2)
- Visual Merchandiser (2)
- Store Manager (2)
- Cosmetics Business Manager (2)
- Commissioned Sales Associate (2)
- Loss Prevention Manager (2)
- Sales Manager Trainee (Stage I) (2)
- EDP Program (1)
- Evening/Weekends Sales Associate (1)
- Contemporary Designers Sales (1)
Luxury Linens Sales Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person - interviewed at Bloomingdale's in June 2014.
Interview Details It's a group panel process. Bunch of people were sitting in a cold room with two HR people. One is responsible for asking related questions and the other one sends out the background check chart. After the group panel, the HR person asked people come to her office one by one according to your information.
Interview Question – Maybe perhaps I didn't have related sales experiences, so it's kind of hard to talk about how to deal with your directors and your coworkers. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – It doesn't fit my schedule.
Sales Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomingdale's in July 2014.
Interview Details I had an interview with bloomingdales with one other girl who goes to my school. We had a "group" interview with three managers and then one on one interviews separately
Interview Question – What's a relationship you have been able to make and keep Answer Question
Visual Merchandiser Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Bloomingdale's.
Interview Details Bloomingdale's conducts group interviews for the first round of interviews for this position, which I was unaware of until I arrived. The difficult thing about that is that you are all asked the same question, so if you are answering second or third it becomes a challenge to be unique in your answer. They ask some informal questions like, "Where do you get your fashion inspiration" and "Walk me through dressing a mannequin--is it male or female? What is its name? What is it wearing? Where is it going?" As well as more formal ones like "What did your employer say about you in your last performance review?"
Interview Question – "What do you expect from a company?" View Answer
Very Easy Interview
Sales Professional Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Bloomingdale's.
Interview Details First you have to apply online and it will take you through a questionnaire, I was called in for an interview and received the job the next day after I was interviewed by the group manager.
Interview Question – Was asked about my experience, how i keep up with fashion, what customer service means to me Answer Question
Bloomingdales Sales Professional Interview (Positive Experience)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Bloomingdale's.
Interview Details The position: luxury clientele specialist
The process: two interviews conducted one after the other by a hiring manager and the department manager respectively
Total Time: the first interview took approximately 20-30 minutes. the second was approximately 20 minutes.
Interview Question – the position required fluency in a second language. the second interview was conducted in another language. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Competitive pay.
Customer Service Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Bloomingdale's.
Interview Details I was able to get an email from a recruiter. I suggest the contact person route. I did great with all the interview questions except when they asked about the difference between a client and a customer.
Interview Question – What is the difference between a client and a customer? View Answer
Sales Professional Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Bloomingdale's.
Interview Details Individual interview lasted for an hour.The HR is very nice. She asked all the info I included in my resume and introduced one of the employees to talk about their training program to me.
Interview Question: Why Bloomingdale's?You already have a master degree why you choose to be a salesperson? Tell me about you projects you had done in the school? Which brand you want to work for? 3-5 years goal? Is there other company you are looking for?Sales experience? Work authorization?
Interview Question – Work authorization...They don't offer working visa if you may need the sponsorship in the future Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Sales Associate Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Bloomingdale's in June 2013.
Interview Details The interview was really easy if you are a people person, there was no difficult aspect to it. Everyone seemed very friendly and non-jugdemental. They asked each of us about five questions and you knew whether or not you were hired on the spot
Interview Question – The most unexpected question was the manager asking each of us how would we sell a product which had to be something we brought with us. I wasnt expecting that because my other retail jobs never asked such a question. All in all, it wasnt difficult to explain and if you were shy they werent mean about it Answer Question
Sales Associate Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Bloomingdale's
Interview Details Interview with 3 upper management professionals, all at different times. Professional but relaxed setting, dress appropriately. Straightforward and appropriate questions while describing the task and objectives for the position at hand. Salary expectations, employment policies, training, and desired hours discussed.
Interview Question – What makes you best suited for Bloomingdales and what can you do to best forward our business? Answer Question
Intimates Sales Professional Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Bloomingdale's in June 2011.
Interview Details I was recruited while shopping in the store by a shoe salesman. He personally took my up to HR and I was given an application. Several days later I had an interview and was waiting in HR for about a half hour before the saw me. There was a two interview process, their head of HR first which lasted about a half hour, then with a floor manager. My personal department manager was not the second interviewer. They gave me a cold call test after we spoke for a few minutes. I needed to call her extension in the next room and tell her about a new product to bring in a return customer. This part of the interview was much easier than the actual job. I wrote a thank you note so that they could see my penmanship.
Interview Question – If you have worked in retail before they ask normal questions. The hardest one for me is always "tell me about a difficult experience with a customer, how did you fix it?" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I received a call from HR and was asked to come in for a "third interview". The HR secretary took me into the interview room and said, "we would like to extend you a financial offer of (insert number) for our full-time Intimates position". I accepted and shook her hand, then we figured out my training schedule. This process took about 20 minutes.
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