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Barneys Reviews

Updated 6 October 2018
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  • "There really is no work-life balance" (in 8 reviews)

  • "No room for growth, catty managers and coworkers" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Barneys New York in Japan"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work for those who love fashion and luxury brands. Also it was easy to have a holiday whenever you want to take (up to 1 week - 2 weeks).

    Cons

    Many people left companies and especially there were frequent changes in senior manager positions.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "People Are Leaving and It Shows"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barneys full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits were fairly good. Frequent 50% off discounts (due to declining store business; hoping employee purchases could make up for some sales) and three weeks vacation time.

    Cons

    Throughout my time at BNY, I had good times and I had bad times. Ultimately, even through the trials and negative parts, I walked away having learned some important lessons.

    Because I was lied to regarding my raise and promotion, I honestly cannot recommend this company to a friend. I was strung along for months for a raise and promotion and was doing the promoted work for almost nine months. I had to do the work and was told the promotion would be official come March during the review period, which did not happen. When I finally spoke with the correct people regarding this ordeal, I was given my promotion months later but denied a raise. I regret not getting it in writing.

    Advice to Management

    Do not sacrifice aesthetics and brand values for tacky marketing gimmicks. Customers can smell desperation and when they see the brand is in trouble, they run.

    Barneys is no longer a leader, but a follower. Listen to what the employees have to say. The happiness of your employees matter. Company morale matters. But most importantly, give employees a reason to trust you and a reason to stay. As I see it, there is no real incentive to stay.

  3. "Sales associate review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    Great hours, great product, great location

    Cons

    Lack of management, unorganized, clients can be difficult


  4. "Pretty Good for Retail"

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    Former Employee - Selling Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Selling Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barneys (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good merchandise, nice environment to work in, pay was good, insurance benefits.

    Cons

    Typical bad management/retail b.s. that everyone is familiar with.

    Advice to Management

    Do something other than making schedules.


  5. "vp"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    it is pretty ok here.

    Cons

    same reason as its pretty ok here


  6. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced
    Never boring
    Good commission

    Cons

    No room to grow
    Lots of drama due to commission competition between employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not too bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barneys part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and everyone is nice.

    Cons

    Depending on the manager they don’t like to give raises.

  8. "Love, love, love"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barneys full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    First of all, the company is woman led (by powerhouse Daniella Vitale) and the employee population is extremely diverse. While there is an incredibly rich heritage, Barneys is entrepreneurial and is pushing to evolve as the retail landscape does. The company values creativity and the people are smart and hard working but NICE. And who doesn't want to work with such thought leaders in fashion and culture! The recent Drop that happened in Beverly Hills shows how talented everyone is.

    Cons

    All one's salary goes to buying clothes :(

    Advice to Management

    Keeping pushing hard to take the company to the next level.


  9. "Sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    Discounts, clients, relaxed work environment, friendly clients, decent hours.

    Cons

    Unprofessional management, favoritism, lazy managers, corporate does not listen, no room for growth at all.


  10. "expeditor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    There is some really nice employees and managers in the company
    Also a good learning experience with working with different people

    Cons

    The managment is poor and the sales associates are very lazy . Favoratism is very high in this company and there is no room for growth because you’re stuck there all day !

    Advice to Management

    Hear your workers out !


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