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Neiman Marcus Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Nov 17, 2014
Updated Nov 17, 2014
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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

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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. 2 people 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
  3. 2 people 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
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Neiman Marcus in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied in person and received a call for an inperson interview with hr director and department manager shortly after. Simple retail oriented interview quetions. There was no room for negotiation as the position is commission based salary

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if customer wanted an item we did not have?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online – 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 Questions
    • 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).
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Neiman Marcus.

    Interview Details

    Interviews with hr assistant and hr. Then called back to meet with department managers.
    Questions were simple testing product knowledge and importance of sales and hitting goals.
    Proof our past accomplishment should help land the job

    Interview Questions
    • Asked about clients I couldn't remember   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated more. They will give you a high bar pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people 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

    Submitted resume online to the company website. Was called in for a interview about 2 or 3 weeks later. Interviewed with the HR manager and then a 2nd interview right after with a department manager. Very laid back interview. Offered position. Asked to complete drug and background testing. Started the job about a week later.

    Negotiation Details
    nonw.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Neiman Marcus in January 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 Questions
    • Most dificult question would be "what would you bring to the store?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation because they are budgeted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Neiman Marcus in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for a different position. They did not respond after 3 weeks so I decided to check my application by going in their office. Hiring manager came and asked me about my application. She then went back in her office again while asking me to wait at the waiting area. I heard her printing papers so I guess it's the only time she checked my application and printed my resume. Took a while for her to come back out. She then explained that they aren't really hiring for the position I applied for yet and that the only positions available are for Sales Associates. I really don't understand the logic behind her posting a position as open but isn't really hiring. They didn't really posted that they are hiring for sales associates and yet she was asking me if I'm interested in that.

    She interviewed me a bit (while we were at the waiting area) and asked about my experience. I was interviewed with the department manager next. When the interview went well, I got interviewed by an HR coordinator next who offered me the job. I guess they really need a sales associate at the moment to hire me on-the-spot.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions are basic job interview questions. There were some situational questions about how to handle difficult customers.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, it's more like take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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