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Challenging Work environment
General Manager - Barneys Department Store (Current Employee) –  New York StateApril 9, 2018
Challenging work environment. Bonus is non existent- no matter how well your store performs, if the entire company does not meet their targeted goals not a single Bonus is awarded. There is a lack of incentives for all Warehouse stores, and a major disconnect from Corporate to Warehouse. There is no focus or investment in warehouse stores, stores are expected perform but given minimal tools for success. Major lack of training and focus on warehouse employee development.Technology is consistently failing, response times to store issues is slow and inefficient, stores are out dated and unappealing. The work life balance is poor for management. For Executive Management there is NO growth opportunity. If you are looking for career advancement this is not the right fit for you. If you are content to stay within your role you will thrive. Great Vacation package, however next to impossible to use due to poor work-life balance for management. There is no performance incentives- no commission for associate teams, just a minimal quarterly bonus. No achievable performance incentives for any level of management in Warehouse stores.
Pros
Good discount, good vacation package
Cons
poor work life balance, poor management, corporate is dosconnected to the field employees
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Constantly short-staffed, Barneys is a hectic / stressful place to work.
Business Analyst - Financial Systems (Former Employee) –  Lyndhurst, NJApril 5, 2018
Simply put, the company is too under-staffed to function in an effective, proactive manner. Every day feels as if you are treading water to keep from drowning. Management is aware of the situation, but they say that the difficult retail environment necessitates this kind of structure. But I also spent time there when the financials were not awful, and the same environment existed.
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Luxury retail sales.
Sales Accessory Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 5, 2018
From the first day until the last, I met great customers that I continue to have a relationship with. The management was fair and always helpful in supporting my growing sales. I would tell anyone to start their sales career here.
Pros
The comission.
Cons
The extra hours when there are no shows.
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Great pay, great benefits
Web Stylist (Former Employee) –  Long Island, NYMarch 29, 2018
Great place to work. Can get repetitive after a while, unless you don't mind repetition. Traveled for the company to Europe many times and enjoyed my stay away from New York City. Would have stayed if I wasn't offered so much else outside of this work environment. Management wasn't always the best but I've worked at worse places.
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Busy yet fun employees
Senior Merchandiser, Digital (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 19, 2018
was overworked but that was my experience, heavily depends what team you are on. the best thing was my experiences with my coworkers. made genuine long term friendships.
Pros
coworkers
Cons
long hours
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Good company
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 13, 2018
Great company to work with if you have a love for fashion. There are so many opportunities to move up and meet people of all walks, even celebrities. Definitely a fun and exciting workplace.
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Designer Sales Specialist (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 5, 2018
I love what I do and loved working at Barneys until my location got closed down. I meet many great clients and was happy to find amazing goodies for them.
Pros
complimentory breakfast from vendors
Cons
Pay was not high enough
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Great Job Culture
Sales Support (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 22, 2018
Very enjoyable job, management was professional and nice. a typical day at work will consist of assisting the clientele and maintaining a clean sales floor. the workplace culture was great and diverse. Employees are very pleasant, and conversational.
Pros
Employees and Management
Cons
Long Hours
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Sales (Current Employee) –  Beverly Hills, CAFebruary 20, 2018
Senior Management unfair, they profile you as employee. No advancements opportunities. Negative culture environment. You have to be wealthy to be part of them.
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excellent place to work
Web Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Lyndhurst, NJFebruary 17, 2018
great schedule, great company culture. great pay.
great coaching. great Team to Work for.
great working environment.
most enjoyable part of job is speaking to different people from all over the country and world.
Pros
great company culture and pay
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great culture good people
Loss Prevention Investigator (Current Employee) –  Manhattan, NYFebruary 16, 2018
good experience very hard to stand out. the paste is very slow at times but you create your own opportunity. Not a lot of room for advancement in the loss prevention field
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In and out!
Shipping and Receiving Clerk (Current Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 7, 2018
Very repetitive.. Come in the am do unload the truck and get to working. grate environment, if you have a love for fashion and whats trending.. this is the place to work.
Pros
Shift ends early and you have pretty much the whole day to do wht ever you want to do.
Cons
the shift starting so early.
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It was nice working there
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 1, 2018
Work hard get to work on time make sales good customer service help others co workers out if they need help good discount the pay is good durning holidays
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Productive and fun place to work, everyone was like family
Bartender/Server (Current Employee) –  Grand Junction, COFebruary 1, 2018
Great management all around, didnt treat anyone like a number. All front of the house and back where all team players. I highly recommend anyone to apply with barneys.
Pros
50% off all meals, plenty of hours and shifys to pick up. Hardly any drama if not none at all.
Cons
None that i think of, had to relocate is the only reason im no lo ger there.
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Was a Great Experience
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJanuary 25, 2018
By and large my employment with Barneys New York was an exceptional experience-- beautiful store, impeccable merchandise, very good clientele. Management was amateur at best and had limited interest in understanding the customer base.
Pros
Beautiful working atmosphere, terrific merchandise, good clientele, reasonable hours, decent compensation
Cons
Limited advancement potential, inept management
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Great place to work for a fashion lover
Beauty Counter Manager and Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 25, 2018
Barneys is a great place to work for someone who loves all aspects of fashion. Cutting edge designers often visit the store and you get to work with the most exclusive clientele.
Pros
Paid brand trainings with lunch
Cons
Cosmetics dept located in the lower level of the store
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Somewhat Productive
W.E.B. Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 25, 2018
An average day consisted of receiving online orders from customers, retrieving them from within the store, verifying the orders, then shipping them out to the customers.
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Men's Designer Specialist / Personal Shopper (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 23, 2018
- Poor management that are not there for their staff. Instead are constantly trying to catch the employees for "wrong doing".
- Very low compensation for the amount of stress, life sacrifice, working major holidays.
- High turnover on sales staff, hard to keep up if you don't have a stable client book.
- Management creates a hostile work environment by not dealing with issues and pinning staff against each other.
- Hard to claim your PTO as management wants you to work constantly.
Pros
You get to meet nice people and build a client relationship with them.
Cons
Healthcare, inventory 2 times a year
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Amazing work place
Expeditor (Former Employee) –  Manhattan, NYJanuary 12, 2018
Leaarn so much and amazing co workers there you wont regret it. always make you smile and laugh and have good vibes nothing bad. Very focused and work hard and love what they do
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Beautiful Place to Work
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 11, 2018
Out of all the retail environments I've worked this is by far my favorite. Very organized, certain class of shoppers, and it was easy to clientele in a relaxed atmosphere. However in my case this was a temp position.
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