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No Offer – Interviewed in Dallas, TX Mar 2013 – Reviewed Mar 15, 2013
Interview Details – They give you a ridiculous retail mathematics examination which not enough time is given for.
Interview Question – The questions became more complex as they wanted you to compare percentages (which you must calculate) comparing different stocks and item numbers within a certain month or year all within one question! on average, the questions take approx 2-3 minutes to thoroughly calculate yet they expect you to provide the right answer in 30 SECONDS! insane! View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Dallas, TX Oct 2008 – Reviewed Nov 1, 2012
Interview Details – Easy process, meet with buyer and divisional VP. Not a lot jumping through hoops. Fairly quick about the process, you'll find out quickly if you got the job.
Interview Question – Honestly, they asked the typical interviewing questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. At all.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Dallas, TX Apr 2011 – Reviewed Sep 16, 2011
Interview Details – It's definitely a challenging process but it's designed to be that way to recruit the best candidates for the Executive Development Program. During and after the 12 week program, you get placed in Assistant Buyer positions throughout various areas of the company.
Interview Question – I can only speak for the interviews that I had but I carried the weight of the interviews. They really wanted you to talk about your experience or knowledge, then they would chime in with questions. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Dallas, TX Nov 2010 – Reviewed Jul 27, 2011
Interview Details –
I first had a phone interview with the HR Manager and then flew to Dallas to interview with several buyers.
Once in Dallas the interviews probably took about 1/2 a day.
Interview Question – What types of qualities do you think a buyer needs to have? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate. I received an offer, requested more and received a counteroffer that I accepted.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Dallas, TX Nov 2008 – Reviewed May 12, 2010
Interview Details – Neiman Marcus came to my school to recruit for the Executive Development Program. There was an information session about the program and then we had to apply online and take a timed aptitude test. Then there was a one on one interview with the recruiter which asked basic questions about experience and interest in retail. After the interview, they flew me out to Dallas for an interview, which included a city tour of Dallas, dinner with the other interviewees and buyers, an in basket interview session which is a timed test which you later review your answers and reasoning with a NM executive, group projects, and a drug test. Overall, they were very thorough and professional.
Interview Question – Explain the reasoning behing your sales projections for the case you were given. Answer Question
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