sales associate for Belk (Former Employee) – Decatur, AL – May 19, 2018
If you don't hate retail, then this isn't a horrible job. The only thing that is particularly bothersome is trying to get people to open up Belk credit card accounts. Management will hound you day and night about this.
Sample Coordinator (Current Employee) – BSS - Charlotte – May 18, 2018
Belk culture is a big popularity contest. Promotions and advancement are based on favoritism and in some cases tenure. Experience does not matter. The pay is below industry average and raises given on an annual basis are 1% regardless of how great your performance review is. There is not enough appreciation to balance the negatives.
Customer service rep (Former Employee) – Summerville, SC – May 17, 2018
When I worked at Belk, I loved it. I was pregnant, they worked with me. Also when I have a death in the family, they worked with me then too. It was a very professional place, yet a very fun place too.
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Greeneville, TN – May 16, 2018
Poor management, usually late (waited outside for 2 hours one day) just to be sent home and lose a days worth of work, very disorganized and dirty store out on the floor and in associate areas. slightly rude staff, help requests were usually ignored by most, if they were answered very quick and brief. Left to my own devices most days. Never had proper training.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Williamsburg, VA – May 16, 2018
I have enjoyed working at belk Belk sold the company last October and it hasn't been the same since. We continually work understaffed now which doesn't help the company. We don't have enough staff to help keep the store looking good, the way it use to. All I can say, is I really like my managers and my co-workers. They are the reason that I am still there. I really don't like the way that this new company does business. I know that they own many stores, but if they run them the way they run belk, I am sure that they have many unhappy employees.
The managers are great, they think of you as a part of there family.
Not enough staff to maintain stock, or keep the customers happy, Way too much clearance, Not enough room for new merchandise
Salesperson (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 15, 2018
I got a job here because of my mother who has worked for the company for over 10 years part-time. I met some really great people at both store locations I was at. I also enjoyed the customers. I would have liked more of a work life balance with rotating schedule for workers both full time and part time.
Interesting place to work- was very nice and friendly
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Mobile, AL – May 15, 2018
Definite Top-Down Management- employees seemed engaging and benefits were fantastic- Workplace culture was sporadic at best, leadership was also sporadic but consistent- The best part of the job was location- was very accessible to many areas-
Overall very good company to work for. I was a good company to work for. I had good manager and associate we was a family ,supported and loyal to the company. I really developed strong people skill there.
Picker (Current Employee) – Jonesville, SC – May 11, 2018
I enjoy working there, i just feel that if you dont feel comfortable in a task i feel you shouldnt do it. Especially on a weekend shift, weekend shift shouldnt have to do inventory if you dont feel comfortable.
Belk hires the best of the best. Everyone I work with is responsible, fun, and just a great person. We try to stay busy all the time, but still help costumers. We have great security! I always feel safe there.
Operations Manager / Interum Store Manager (Former Employee) – Land O' Lakes, FL – May 8, 2018
Belk was purchased by Sycamore and everything began to change. The friendly work environment became cold and rigid. Sales environment is cut throat. The associate is pressured to open credits and improve customer service scores, but pay is only based on sales per hour. Pay is cut, if you don't make goal. Employees are routinely yelled at for doing anything wrong but never trained how to do things correctly. Everyone walks on eggshells thinking they will soon be fired. This job morphed from one of the best to one of the worst jobs I ever had.
Company does not have your back. Open Door Policy is a lie. If you call to complain about unfair policies or Hostile Working Environment you will be terminated!!!!!
Operations Associate III (Former Employee) – Lynchburg, VA – May 7, 2018
Associates mostly stay to themselves unless they really need your help. Management has changed since I started working at Belk the first manager was excellent the second manager which is there now, is not good at all.
1 hour lunches
The workload is too much and not enough hours equals low pay.