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An unfair, pressurized work environment, with unrealistic expectations and unorganized management

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Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Canoga Park, CA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Canoga Park, CA

I have been working at Neiman Marcus full-time for less than a year

Pros

Good Pay
If you meet your goals, no one will say anything to you about what you do. You can get away with anything

Cons

Dealing with needy and impatient customers
poor training from upper management
extreme micro managing, there is a manager and assistant manager for everything
pressure to meet unrealistic goals when business is not so good.
extremely political-if you sell a lot you can do whatever you want, including breaking the rules.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Care and respect every employee, not just the associates who sell the most. Stop thinking you are above everyone else, there are other competitors out there that are doing much better because their senior team does not act like the world revolves around them.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, challenging to advance

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

    I worked at Neiman Marcus full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of tenured people, huge base of knowlege, strong ethics

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are tough as you rise in the ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember not to talk down to coworkers, especially women.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent job if you have no other options or you really love sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Neiman Marcus full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pros include the 30% employee discount which is in increased on their double discount days that are generally offered for a week approximately once a month. Benefits are decent and competitive. You will meet a lot of different types of people and if you are ambitious this could lead to better opportunities for you.

    Cons

    Sales associates are paid on a commission vs draw system in which it is difficult to really earn any money as you are growing your clientele base and even at times afterwards. Very competitive working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Switch to a base pay system with commission. Stop requiring sales associates to constantly call customers as this is hurting rather than helping business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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