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Product Specialist

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in August 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.


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Product Specialist Interview

Product Specialist
Miami, FL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in May 2012.

Interview Details – Initial interview was with CHANEL and all Neiman Marcus inteviews were done in one day. Quick and very helpful HR department. Great work culture.

Interview Question – How do we know you are going to stay with us long term?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – The offer was very generous and I did not feel the need to negotiate.


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Product Specialist Interview

Product Specialist

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Neiman Marcus.

Interview Details – The interview process is tedious!!! Mines took two mths and entailed 6 interviews! The interview with the store manager was intimidating and they seem a bit disorganised as I was going back and forth as they apparently werent't liasing with each other.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They offered me $23 but because I know they usually start at $25 and go all the way up to $28 why would I accept that? Anyways so I informed the HR person making me the offer that I need a minimum of $25 in a couple hours she called back and gave me $25.


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Product Specialist Interview

Product Specialist

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in November 2011.

Interview Details – Interviewed with Department Manager, HR Manager, Account Executive, General Manager, Account National Sales Director and Account CEO; very long interview process, but well worth it.

Interview Question – I didn't have any difficult curveball questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was offered $22/hour firm and was told by HR they were not flexible on the pay. I accepted as I really need a job. Several months later I was able to negotiate to $28/hour because I was considering resigning.


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Product Specialist Interview

Product Specialist

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in March 2012.

Interview Details – The process is tedious but well worth it. I first submitted an open app on the website. Ultimately, I was hired after interview and negotiation process took just over 3 weeks. It consisted of 8 interviews between the company and and the brand I represent…Area Dir. of brand (2), Acct. Exec of brand (1), Merchandise Manager (1), Dept. Mgr (1), and HR (3).
Of course you encounter the same attitudes in any beauty department but over all this has to be one of the most pleasant experiences I have had.

Interview Question – If you were given $1,000,000 but could not give it to a non-profit or use it on yourself, what would you do?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Initial offer was low but that is the nature of most HR Reps. I was fortunate to be in a position to know the salary range from an insider. It took an additional 8 days but I was finally able to talk them up from $24 to $28 per hour.


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Product Specialist Interview

Product Specialist

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in April 2012.

Interview Details – The interview process seemed excessive; not the number of interviews but the time between each interview. It took about 4 weeks for me to get to a final interview because they require you to go through HR, then the department manager and then you have to interview with one or more cosmetic vendors. The executives from the cosmetic companies are usually not local so you'll have to wait to meet with them when they happen to be in town. The communication between the store and the cosmetic executives seems to be lacking a bit as well.

Interview Question – If you were working on a slow weekday, what would you do to make your goal for the day?   View Answer

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