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Barneys Reviews

Updated 23 February 2018
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Pros
  • Flexible hours as part time sales associate, competitive pay, employee discount (in 28 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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    • Senior Management
    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. "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


  3. "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.


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  5. "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.


  6. 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


  7. "Department Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Well curated designer merchandise and luxury goods.

    Cons

    Barneys is no longer a leader: they struggle to even be a follower. Abysmal employee attitude due to previous statement. Bonus structure was suspended without warning.

    Advice to Management

    Best of luck if you think your present model of leadership can sustain itself.


  8. "Toxic Culture"

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

    I worked at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    Benefits. Discount and vacation time is excellent.

    Cons

    Senior Management in buying office. Toxic and frustrating environment. Uncalled for and inappropriate treatment of employees keeps morale very low overall. Barneys is an amazing company to be a part of with such opportunity but the CEO/HR chooses to ignore how one person effects the entire company and business trend. From the outside looks great, but inside the office walls, very different scenario.

    Many employees have voiced their opinion over the years and nothing has ever changed. They have lost many talented employees in the process.

    Advice to Management

    Benchmark companies with positive company culture. There are so many incredibly successful companies out there that treat their employees really well. Not just in salary and benefits but in the manner that the employee is valued from upper management. Genuine positive reinforcement, trust in the employee to do their job freely without constant micromanagement, good relationships with all members of their teams, ease of approaching senior team, the list goes on. The environment at Barneys is really unfortunate. It really aids in destroying business and helping a downward trend thrive. If the employee is unhappy and not treated well, it is shown in the business.


  9. "Bookings"

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

    I have been working at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    Work environment is positive and friendly

    Cons

    Salary offering is very challenging

    Advice to Management

    Office should be more democratic and less political


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Selling Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Selling Supervisor in Beverly Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Selling Supervisor in Beverly Hills, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make money. Excellent benefits and salary.

    Cons

    Barney's was one of the best retailers in the world, the company went downhill after the hiring of Mark Lee. He implemented retail values which were the opposite of what the founders of Barneys had put in place. The environment became very sterile and the employees secondary to the business, which in turn affected employee morale. This was a mistake because the clientele ended up suffering.


  11. "Csr"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barneys full-time

    Pros

    Good pay good benefits ok schedule

    Cons

    Managers dont care about you


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