I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in November 2013.
Interview Details – Interviewed by three people, two managers and their manager.
Interview Question – Asked if I had gift wrapping experience View Answer
Negotiation Details – they said they paid $12/hr
I applied online and interviewed at Neiman Marcus.
Interview Details – I applied online and was called less than a week later. At this time I was asked several questions over the phone about my experience. I was then invited for an in person interview, which actually consisted of 3 interviews (one with the assistant HR manager, one with HR manager, and finally an interview with the department manager). I was offered the position on the spot.
Interview Question – None of the questions were terribly hard. Mostly what would you do in so and so situation and personality type questions. They know lots of issues come up with commission environments and want to know how you would handle situations where say your co-worker takes your sale. View Answer
Negotiation Details – All associates are on draw vs. commission, so there isn't much to negotiate. Each department you sell from has it's own percentage that you will receive from that sale (cosmetics 9%, jewelry 7.5%, shoes 9%, etc).
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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Neiman Marcus.
Interview Details – This position requires you interview and be accepted into the company's executive training program. This initially starts by applying online or by college recruitment. The process generally take 2-3 interviews, a retail math test, group project presentation and recommendations.
Interview Question – questions on critical thinking and problem solving are asked to asses how you can handle multiple tasks and work load stress View Answers (3)
Negotiation Details –
Generally it's a base salary unless your coming in with buying or planning experience. So little to no negotiations.
This is a highly competitive program to get into and the more fashion/retail experience and qualifications the better. Over 200 people apply weekly and there are only 3 classes a year with on average 20-35 trainees accepted in each class.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in September 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online for a position in cosmetics. Was contacted shortly after and set up an interview with the department manager. I went in for my interview that took about an hour. Very friendly and professional overall. I was informed that they would run a background check and that I would be contact by HR to set up a 2nd interview that would be followed by a drug screening. It took about a week for them to get back to me. I was tentatively job offered on the phone and was told that it was pending a negative drug test that I had to complete at an auto generated location within 24 hours. After about 3 days I got a call that everything had cleared and I got the job.
Interview Question – Basic retail questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiations.
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in September 2013.
Interview Details – If you applied through the careers site, submitted résumé took Drug Test.
Interview Question – There was not any. I have a sophisticated appearance Answer Question
Negotiation Details – there was not , the pay structure was $8.00 an hour 6% commission. ounce you sold your draw$11,500 in a 2week period. Your hourly was deducted.
I applied in-person - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in August 2013.
Interview Details – First a simple phone interview and then two more in-person interviews which were fun and conversational. Had to take a drug test and the results took long.
Interview Question – Most dificult question would be "what would you bring to the store?" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation because they are budgeted.
I applied through other source and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in August 2013.
Interview Details – I was first contacted by HR about the position because they had received my resume. Once I had a phone interview with the HR representative, I had an in person interview with the site merchandiser that lasted about 30 minutes. The next day, I had an interview with the site group manager that also lasted around 30 minutes. I was hired two days later. Both were very basic interviews asking about my past experience and skills and why I wanted the job.
Interview Question – Most of the questions were very obvious interview questions you could prepare for before. What could have been a difficult question was my thoughts on the website but I had looked at the site beforehand. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in July 2013.
Interview Details –
Had an initial phone interview with HR, then had to take an online math and personality test. After the online test, I was invited to participate in a two-day assessment in Dallas.
The first day of the assessment included a tour of Dallas, a tour of the offices, and a dinner with some of the executives. The second day included two back-to-back interviews with staff and a group project.
The assessment taught me so much about how excellent the company is; I really gained a lot of respect for Neiman throughout the process. Also, the interview process itself was very put-together and well-organized.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time that you didn't get along with your supervisor. How did you go about fixing the relationship with him or her while still managing to do your job well? View Answer
Reason for Declining – Everyone I interviewed with ate, breathed, and slept fashion. Most of them had been wanting this job since they began high school--that just wasn't me. I didn't have the kind of fashion knowledge that I felt I needed to be truly comfortable with this position.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in July 2013.
Interview Details – was fine. People who interviewing are usually nice and profeccional. Although they still make an impression that you will have a good money working for Neiman. It looks like you have all the opportunity to sell as much as you can and have a good money for comission. In reality it doesnt look that sunny. I ended up with no more then 1300 a month, working a lot and being super tired after every working day. Important thing is also which department you will get into. I was not lucky, so, may be other people in the store have a better chance to make their money in Neiman. Dress department just is not that place
Interview Question – Return policy. No matter how hard you worked to make a sale, when people return it - they took it back from your comissions. So, you can never know how much you get in return and how much money you can count on. Which is not fare I think Answer Question
Negotiation Details – there is no negotiations, jus comission based pay
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in July 2013.
Interview Details – Applied and the next day received a call for a phone interview and got hired over there phone.
Interview Question – none at all, typical questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no neg, the only way to make more money is to move up.
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