Operations Team Manager (Current Employee) – High Point, NC – December 7, 2017
Experience has been good and the sales associates are willing to engage every customer. Credit applications are a high priority as well as email and phone capture. Overall the company is well run and efficient. The only downside can be too much communication and not enough time or hours to complete directives from these communications. Can also be confusing when changing stores because different managers have different priorities when it comes to operations.
Employee discounts, benefits, compensation
no time limit for salaried personnel, holiday hours
I was a contract employee and enjoyed my time at Belk. I worked in the main office in Charlotte, NC and enjoyed my time there. They are very honest about contract work and fair between all employees no matter the status. Good place to work.
Great company to work with. Great management team. Excesive micro management Office personel has to undergo security when entering and leaving the premises, which is not customary in a professional environment.
Great training provided as need be. Great engineering team
Lead Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Auburn, AL – November 30, 2017
I loved working at Belks. I enjoyed my co workers. The job was demanding but easy going. I got a chance to meet new people. I got to help customers. I loved that I was able to be a stylist to the customers.
There are people that work there that are nice and friendly. Everyday is busy and when you think that you can relax, you can't because there is something always that needs to be done. There are some managers there that are willing to help their employees and they are willing to take the time to sit down and talk to you about what is going on at work. When you first start working at Belk after your 90 days probation, you don't get a raise on you paycheck. If you are a Part-time employee, you don't get any sick pay hours and you don't get any vacation hours. As a part-time employee, you only get (maybe) 25 hours or less depending on who is your department manager. Make sure you make all your sales goal, get all your credit card goals, and make sure you ask customers for their phone numbers and e-mails and then log those information in the computer system; because those count toward your yearly paycheck raise.
The store manager is an awful person, and is miserable to be around. She has no sympathy, and will not help you get a shift covered if an emergency comes up. She doesn't give her employees the discount cards required to get the employee discount at other locations. I would rather be unemployed than ever work under her again.
Shoe Department Sales Associate, Part Time (Former Employee) – Destin, FL – November 27, 2017
Management was poor, training was vague and almost non existent. I was expected to work in another department and just thrown in there without any training. Clientele was snooty and mostly obnoxious. I was almost always having to stay past my scheduled hours. You were never allowed a 10- 15 min break. My department manager was almost always in a bad mood, and stressed out.
Sales team manager (Former Employee) – Boone, NC – November 27, 2017
I loved all the Associates that I encountered while working at Bellk. The workplace environment had a lot to be desired. The new management ruled with fear and intimidation. She would begin each morning meeting with a positive quote but if she could not control you she would call you into her office and yell or intimidate you or threaten to write you up enough times so she could fire you.
Manager (Former Employee) – North Carolina – November 27, 2017
Overall pay and benefits are excellent and there are many great associates and managers. Company will discriminate (at the beginning or eventually) if you are not a diverse or female associate. Culture at store level is to do more with less every year and field teams are always trying to keep ahead of the demands. Corporate has a few (out of 4,000) that appreciate / understand what's happening at store level but most don't. If you have high standards of presentation, service, and overall excellence you and your teams will work at least six long days a week.For example, store management team usually puts in a 100 hour work week prior to a visit by corporate.