I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in May 2012.
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.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in May 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online, was contacted two or three weeks later for an initial phone screen with HR. Followed by a second interview with VP two days later. Was told the would be finishing up other interviews, but given good feedback that I was one of the top candidates. Two weeks later, had two back to back interviews, which were pretty basic questions about my background and the company's background.
Interview Question – None, all very standard. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in March 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
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Neiman Marcus.
Interview Details – Phone screen, followed by two 1:1 interviews with members of the team
Interview Question – Most of the questions were standard. They don't ask anything unexpected. Mostly questions about your background and how your prior experiences can contribute to the team. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in January 2013.
Interview Details – Interviewer did not call at scheduled time.
Neither the interviewer, nor anyone else at the company, called to apologize.
My recruiter was extremely embarrassed and not surprised that I withdrew from the interview process.
I hope Glassdoor publicizes cases like this, they tell you a lot about company culture. Actions like this can be expected in employment as well as afterwards.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed 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.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in October 2008.
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.
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in April 2012.
Interview Details – After applying online, going through an online skills test, and a skype interview I made it to the two day Assement in Dallas. Here, along with 30 other applicants, we were given tours of the offices, of Dallas, and met with numerous senior executives from Neiman Marcus. The Assement also included a group project and two more in-person interviews.
Interview Question – Having two back to back interviews was a little difficult, but the questions were standard. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in April 2010.
Interview Details – Initial interview followed by onsite interview in Dallas.
Two day interview process. Day one involved a large group dinner with senior buyers. Not a personality test per se, but it obviously helped the decision makers to eliminate a few of the less outgoing personalities.
The second day involved a tour of the facilities, a group project in which we brainstormed a new layout plan for part of the store, as well as two one-on-one interviews with senior buyers. One former merchant was responsible for talent recruitment at the university level. When I arrived in Dallas for the interview, I was joined by candidates from all across the united states. Majors varied, but business admin and fashion design seemed most prominent.
Interview Question – Your don't seem to have a lot of experience in fashion or merchandising. What makes you a good fit for Neiman Marcus? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Salary was not up to par, and the EDP rotation is isn't great: two years at HQ in Dallas, followed by another two years as a department manager at one of the stores (you don't get to pick which). Only then do you get to return to HQ as a buyer or planner. Dallas office is ancient, and while the sales floor is glistening with old-world luxury, behind the scenes the offices are cramped and frankly a bit on the dingy side.
I applied through other source and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in April 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
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