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Updated Dec 11, 2014
Updated Dec 11, 2014
78 Interview Reviews

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walnut Creek, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walnut Creek, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Neiman Marcus in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied and then received a email and then call regarding completing a 12 page personality test. Once the test was finished they set up a 1 on 1 email at the store location.

    The interview with HR was directed mostly about the contents of my resume and verifying that i had worked at these places. She double-checked the dates with me and asked me straight forwards questions.

    After the HR interview I met with the manager of the department who asked me logistic questions about schedule and training. Much more friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • What was your most rewarding experience in customer service.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I was told i would be receiving 10% commission but during the interview they said 3% so i declined.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Neiman Marcus.

    Interview Details

    First you meet with the Human Resource manager to determine if you are a good fit for the company then you meet with the department manager and the merchandise manager. They can ask very specific question to see if you can do the job and also want to know if you have experience or a good clientele base.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Neiman Marcus.

    Interview Details

    I had 3 interviews total- 1 with HR, 1 with the DM and the sales associate and 1 with the Director. Very straightforward interview questions, no nonsense questions like remember a time..... or how did you......

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Vice President, Direct/Online Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Neiman Marcus.

    Interview Details

    Too dated to be helpful. Asked basic questions, just wanted to see if you got retail and basic management expertise of your presumed job function. THen dragged out money part of offer and made big deal over token improvements.

    Negotiation Details
    Hard, th y low-balled and the. Promised to make it up with annual reviews. Then lucky if you got 2% even with very good year.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stanford, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stanford, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Neiman Marcus.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted by the end of the week via phone call, by the HR assistant. At this point I was briefly interviewed over the phone and asked why I am leaving my current job, why I want to work at Neiman Marcus and what customer service means to me. At the end of the call she said she'd love to have me come in for a interview. I then came in that next Wednesday for an interview with the HR manager and then she had me interview afterwards with 3 other people. At the end of this all the HR assistant said they'd be in touch with me. About 4 days later I was called and asked to come in for a second interview. During this interview they had me interview with a specific department manager they wanted to place me with and then I was given a tour of the store by this manager and then taken back to wait for the HR assistant again. She came in with an offer form and said they'd love to have me. I called later that day to accept the offer and she told me I would need to complete the drug test.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation they are pretty set in their offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    N/A Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    met many people lied about the numbers, basic questions, but you had to pass a test first before you can interview which is no indication if you can do job

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Stylist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Neiman Marcus in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Called immediately interviewed the next day. Nice people, good interview but false pretensions about job. Tried to make a sales associate position sound a lot nicer then it is.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Not for me and pay was commission.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Work At Home Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Neiman Marcus.

    Interview Details

    I saw the listing on Career Builder and decided to submit my resume. After about a day or less I received an email instructing me to fill out the official Neiman Marcus application and to check my computer system for compatibility. A couple of days late I completed a phone interview.

    My information was submitted for background and credit check.

    I received a call directly from Neiman Marcus HR offering me the position, contingent upon clean drug test.

    I accepted and had my drug test done.

    I began training the following week.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Restaurant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Short Hills, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Short Hills, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Neiman Marcus.

    Interview Details

    Very professional HR staff that keep close communication with the applicants throughout the whole entire process. It has been a pleasure and honour to work for this company. I highly recommend this company.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They offered me more money than I originally asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Neiman Marcus.

    Interview Details

    The interview consisted of two phone interviews and then a two day long interview process in Dallas. The program is run three times a year, June, September and December, so you may apply early and have to wait before you're contacted

    Applying to the program they have you complete a small, online test about retail math. It basically asks you to calculate sell-through percentages, how many units are on hand, discounting etc. It is timed and I've heard some people find ti difficult but I thought it was really easy and I do not come from a fashion or retail educational background. Basic math is all that is needed.

    If you get a passing score on the test your application gets reviewed and you may be contacted for an interview. The phone interviews were pretty standard - Why do you want this job, tell me about your background etc. Nothing challenging.

    The two day interview process consisted of a bus "tour" of Dallas that really just shows you the outside of their fulfillment center and then dinner at which you meet some higher ups at NM like buyers. The second day brings one group project focusing on how you'd design or set up a department to maximize revenue and two interviews. In between there is a lunch with current assistant buyers that you can talk to and learn more about the role.

    Overall a pretty easy applying experience.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Since it's a pretty competitive environment and there are a lot of applicants the negotiation was almost nonexistent. They tell you the salary and benefits and ask if you'll take them. I was able to get a little increase in salary due to my previous experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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