I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in June 2012.
Interview Details – great aptitude test, great personalized one on one training
Interview Question – I was okay just be yourself and be engaged when speaking and listening Answer Question
Negotiation Details – what they offered versus what I wanted and what I was able to perform at that time.
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Neiman Marcus.
Interview Details – Many interviews to get the job, most of the HR people were professional, little room for negotiation. The time frame did not take too long but others have told me they had to call them two or three times. They are mostly looking for presentation and an understanding of the luxury client.
Negotiation Details – Negotiation was minimal, they have standard ranges they won't deviate from.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in February 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process was pretty good. Once the recruiter passed me onto the internal people, I think I had to wait 48 hours before I did a phone screen with HR, followed up with a phone screen with the hiring manager and a follow up with the department head. The 2 phone calls with manager and department head were technical and thought provoking to see how i thought and figured out problems; I'd call it standard as far as the questions asked nothing too hard or difficult to answer or work thru.
Interview Question – How to determine the size of a heel from pictures using computer analysis? Answer Question
Interviewed at Neiman Marcus
Interview Details – Robust interview process consiting of a couple days with a group of 20-30 oth candidates at the corporate office. A few different interviews, some tests, dinner with current employees of various levels. If you are accepted, you go through a 2-3 month training course with other candidates and then interview for multiple current open assistant buyer positions. Generally, most people that go through the training process are placed in an assistant buyer position.
Interview Question – Do you know how much money do you have in you wallet right now? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation at this level.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Neiman Marcus.
Interview Details – You talk to the HR person. After that you meet with the Director. Then you meet with 2 to 3 VPs. It was important to know someone there. People are very respectful. The interview was very conversational. They did not do a group or panel interview. Once the offer was extended, there was a drug test. Then you joined the company and had an orientation class a few weeks into joining the company. There was also a skills test that was used
Interview Question – They asked about your biggest challenge and what you would do to overcome it. They also asked if there were any weaknesses. View Answer
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Neiman Marcus.
Interview Details – I had worked for Neiman Marcus prior for 10 years so was very well known there.
Interview Question – I don't recall any difficult or unexoested questions. View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in January 2014.
Interview Details – they ask basic customer service questions and i was at Walmart in line doing the interview
Interview Question – none very simple Answer Question
Negotiation Details – dont be in school or working
be prepared for a drug test and bacground screen
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in August 2009.
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).
Very Difficult Interview
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.
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