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Neiman Marcus Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
380 Reviews
3.1
380 Reviews
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Neiman Marcus President, CEO, and Director Karen W. Katz
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185 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Besides the obvious employee discount, those who work in the Call Center become more like family (in 28 reviews)

  • You get great discount on everything in the store (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Competitive sales associates often fighting over customers (in 24 reviews)

  • Upper management will not give you the benefit of the doubt in any case (in 21 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Get to work with a lot of fun young ambitious people!

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    Former Employee - Lead Stylist in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Lead Stylist in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Neiman Marcus full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Hire a diverse group of people
    - good benefits and discounts
    - relaxed environment

    Cons

    - commission rate was low
    - clientele is not the nicest
    - return policy (when you work there) is the WORST, customers bring back everything and usually worn!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The senior management should be more involved in getting to know who is working for the company during corporate visits, a hello and how are you never hurt anyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Professional and results-driven atmosphere.

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    Former Employee - Bartender in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Bartender in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I worked at Neiman Marcus full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You're always surrounded by high net worth individuals who bring out the best in you. The level of professionalism is at Neiman Marcus is high above its competitors.

    Cons

    The fellow employees get full of themselves and think they're superstars/celebrities in the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to humble your employees and have them be more pleasurable to work with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great hours and work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Neiman Marcus full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The culture of the store is very high fashion, business oriented. Everyone is about their business and we not only act the part we looks the part as well.

    Cons

    if you're looking for mentorship and development because you want to advance within the company you will not find it here. It truly is about who you know. Politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coaching and development is important to the success of sales associates and product specialist. Crunching numbers isn't enough.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Newport Beach, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Newport Beach, CA (US)

    I worked at Neiman Marcus full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, product knowledge is key here and the company and its vendors keep you informed on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Very stressful.Competitive sales associates often fighting over customers.Never ending returns which effects your paycheck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Amazing, Fast-paced- it is the Superbowl of Retail.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Neiman Marcus

    Pros

    NMG is the pinnacle of the retail experience. The best designers, the best talent and customers who are the top 2% in discretionary spending allows for each employee to reach their respective potential. The fun factor shouldn't be underestimated.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is essentially nil. Within Dallas, you are in the fishbowl and therefore always, always, on. It is not a family-friendly atmosphere, and remains iconoclastically stuck in the 80's.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Miami, FL (US)

    I worked at Neiman Marcus full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and lots of accommodations

    Cons

    Very Very political, if you don't have a relationship with someone in senior management you will not get very far

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a relationship with key people and you will grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Micromanagers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Neiman Marcus full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are cool. Good technology to help you build your business. Discount is pretty good.

    Cons

    Prepare to be micromanaged to death. "Did you call all of your customers 19 times this week? Oh, you did? Let me see your phone." My entire department had to sit down with our boss one day so he could listen to us making phone calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will not always make your numbers. If sales people were a little less stressed out they would probably perform better. Be a little more personable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    You'll love this place if you are passionate about Fashion!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Neiman Marcus full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience if you want to grow in the retail industry, also it is really nice to get the first peek at the newest things coming in.

    Cons

    Harder to find a balance between work and life.

    Recommends
  10.  

    They purposely run off their associates

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at Neiman Marcus full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you can build your clientele, you'll be successful. Pay is either hourly OR commission, not both. It's up to you to build your paycheck.

    Cons

    Say they'll let you have one weekend off a month but then don't. Management is very unprofessional. They normally don't let sales associates move up to coordinator or management positions, however they tell you otherwise during interviews. During training, they try to say you're going to make a lot of money based on commission, however very few associates hit the $500,000 sales goal, which isn't even a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more respect for associates.

    Approves of CEO
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    Sales associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL (US)

    I worked at Neiman Marcus full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Discount, new people, fun environment, new merch, nice place

    Cons

    Poor management, behind the times, not open minded, bias, a lot of politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees, they're the ones who actually know what's going on with clients/on the floor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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