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NM-Cream of the Crop

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Former Employee - Business Manager/Product Specialist  in  Saint Louis, MO
Former Employee - Business Manager/Product Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Neiman Marcus

Pros

You are compensated well, excellent benefits, discount, beautiful work environment and you can meet a lot of influential people and develop extraordinary relationships.

Cons

There are a lot of new policies in place, which could change the hourly rate at some point; the store manager doesn't have the best appraoch when trying to motivate the team. They are using a scare tactic and not being realistic about the economy. There isn't any loyalty to boot. You can work for the company five years or twenty five years and they won't blink an eye when it comes to eliminating your position or forcing you into early retirement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

My advice to the leadership team, please re-consider eliminating postions when the person has shown true dedication and loyalty. Seasoned, experienced employees are hard to come by, especially those who can tolerate the most demanding clientele in retail. What happened to enhancing a shopping experience? You are turning every empolyee into a clerk. I predict it will soon be like all the other retailers, except for the price tag.

Recommends
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a recommendable company

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Paramus, NJ

    I have been working at Neiman Marcus

    Pros

    The only thing good about working here is the employee discount.

    Cons

    Being on commission is horrible in this store. Everything gets returned even worn merchandise so they take that money out of your check. If you don't make your goals for the payperiod then you owe the company so making goals is impossible because no one keeps anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer salary to all employees especially to the departments with a high return rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    The career path is hard...

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    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Neiman Marcus

    Pros

    The training program to become a buyer is well-thought out. You really get a 360 degree view of the company from asset protection to store planning and real estate to visual merchandising to advertising while learning how to be a buyer.

    Cons

    The career path bounces you back and forth between the corporate buying office and the stores. (2 years at each juncture.) The problem is each job requires such different skills that you could be successful at one and then suck at another. But the training doesn't necessarily help you prepare for those challenges. It's really about lucking out and having the right boss who will coach you along the challenges and help develop you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shorten the length at some of the stages, or modify it so there is more of a safety net if it's hard.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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