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Barneys Reviews

Updated 17 May 2018
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Pros
  • Flexible hours as part time sales associate, competitive pay, employee discount (in 29 reviews)

  • great discount for employees and nice coworkers (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • There really is no work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Accomplishments are overlooked and never acknowledged by Upper Management (in 10 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 (1)

    "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"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discount for store merchandise.

    Cons

    Poor management - lack of professionalism.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees fairly and do not discriminate against individuals.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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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

    Very entrepreneurial environment. To succeed you must put in the work; but the company will provide the tools you need.

    Cons

    No cons at the moment.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Loved it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot about fashion and networking

    Cons

    My supervisor just wasn’t friendly


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    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Management Executive in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Management Executive in New York, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barneys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful merchandise. Mens fashion and furnishings are the best in New York.

    Cons

    Cute, kids rule. Where have all the boomers gone, Barneys?

    Advice to Management

    Daniella Vitale is on a mission to make Barneys perky by driving out everyone over 30. New leadership is needed.


  7. "Tailor/fitter"

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    Current Employee - Tailor/Fitter in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Tailor/Fitter in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    It is known for customer service One the best

    Cons

    Do not Have any never were there before

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. "Senior Pro Resident Artist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    Extremely chic without stuffy attitude environment. Gain the most fabulous client's of high caliber opulence NYC socialites.

    Cons

    Ridiculously horrible system for associates to compete against each other's grouping sales goals for weakest link to get a warning, until you loose your job.

    Advice to Management

    Positive reinforcement, love ,trust, believe and inspire who is making you and company SHINE BRIGHT.


  9. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barneys full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Clients are generally nice. Products are great. Good health coverage.

    Cons

    Nasty gossipy co workers. Absentee managers. Evil hr Dept.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your enployees. They are people. Not machines or numbers.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Barney's New York"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends

    I worked at Barneys full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discounts are pretty good and everyone is very nice

    Cons

    I was told to change my hair color because it was a little too distracting. I feel like it was bedsuww I'm black because their was a caucasian guy with almost the same color and he wasn't told to change his also their was always money missing from mine and other employees paychecks to the point i had to always go to HR to complain and get the money owed to me


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