Neiman Marcus

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1 person found this helpful  

it's very easy

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Current Employee - Department Manager in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Department Manager in Washington, DC

I have been working at Neiman Marcus full-time (less than an year)

Pros

No overtime, doesn't require any specific knowledge. Easy work.

Cons

Lot's of physical tasks to do (merchandising the floor, mark downs, changing hangers, etc.) that do not need any knowledge and it spoils all the good feelings of being a manager. Occasionally boring. Working place is in the disgusting stockroom.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay more attention to new managers. Coaching, feedback on a regular basis are very important.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Loved my job- hated the politics and glass ceiling

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    Former Employee - Couture Sales in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Couture Sales in Beverly Hills, CA

    I worked at Neiman Marcus full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Networking opportunities, learning the fashion industry from wholesale to retail, great international customer base, amazing opportunities if you really work the system, the discount 30/30

    Cons

    Unfortunately, no matter how hard you work, your efforts may not pay. It's always going to come down to politics. The catiest co-worker can be a total slacker and she will get promoted if she's in someone's pocket. It's very political. The floor is tough, but that's retail. Think devil wears Prada in a store among the employees and managers. Also, favoritism among managers can kill your sales. They can make or break a sale for you. Suck up is all I have to say!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support the ones who are obviously loyal and working hard. Notice the ones who are just there for the pay check and always asking for Saturdays and Sundays and holidays off-they will not help you when you really need them. It's not climbing the ladder that's wrong-it's the way you climb that matters. Do not underestimate the nice smart ones on the floor- they just have a different strategy. They don't have to carry knives in their pockets, they have brains and charm. The backstabbers will do it to you too. Be careful. Be more supportive and fair and give people a chance to prove you wrong. Listen and talk a little less, allow an open forum during meetings for staff to speak.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to get a retail education

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Planner in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandise Planner in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Neiman Marcus full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exciting Product, Interesting vendors, for the most part great people to work with that have a ton of quirks and interesting personalities and you kind of live in a twisted reality with the level of product and spending power of customers you cater to!

    Cons

    Somewhat set in old ways, hard to break the mold with some business models. Somewhat slow to get an idea off the ground with all of the bureaucracy. Compensation could be better. Lack of upward mobility once you reach a certain level, rather small company once you get to mid tier management, not a lot of room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have invested a lot of time and money in employees who are dedicated to your brand that leave for something new since there is a lack of movement through positions etc. Rotate these employees through different divisions so they can bring new fresh ideas to other business's in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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