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Neiman Marcus Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
348 Reviews

2.9
348 Reviews
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Neiman Marcus President, CEO, and Director Karen W. Katz
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Discount at Neimans, along with an amazing employee discount sale (up to 60 percent off) (in 26 reviews)

  • good discount on many items in store (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management treats contractors like they are throw aways (in 16 reviews)

  • Older sales associates are very stubborn to work with (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    As an employee and customer, I believe N-M is the original and best RTW high-end retailer in the world.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Colleagues' integrity; standard of elegance/excellence. There is fierce competition in any retail environment but high level of intellect and fair pay. Constant insistence on staying six months ahead, both in merchandise selection/purchase and timely delivery of new inventory. Thoughtful assessment of reordering fast-moving stock and marking down slow-moving sku's.

    Cons

    For buyers —some overtime, usually on holidays. I worked at Neiman's before all systems were computerized. Writing orders with multiple carbons for numerous store locations was time-consuming. I recall several holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas) where I was invited to my boss's home for holiday meal, after which we would write orders up to our knees well into the morning hours. Still, great camaraderie and gratification.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am no longer working at N-M. When I was, however, I felt the management was stellar, albeit some with great power could be rather distant/unapproachable.

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

    below average

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    potential clintelle relationships, based on commissions

    Cons

    bad hr, catty environment, deductable check if items are returned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care about employees

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very very very crappy place to work for to many riding high horses if you know what i mean

    Former Employee - Shipping  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Shipping in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    To me theres really no pros or cons to the place i mean when they have alot of work you get alot of hours and and ok paycheck

    Cons

    I didnt like the way they treated people and the supervisor and manager wouldnt see things the shipping employees way they would see it there way and there way only no questions asked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You people need to really look at what goes on in the shipping/packing department the supervisor and manager dont know how to do there job especially the supervisor how did you give that shmuck a job there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unless your a female there is no growth opportunity from the Sample Department

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sample Coordinator  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Sample Coordinator in Irving, TX

    Pros

    Discounts at the stores in Dallas.

    Cons

    Lack of support from Management. Very little recognition is given to the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Neiman Marcus was very good to me

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    Pros

    A very professional organization to work for, classy place that expects the best from their employs. I learned a lot while I was their.

    Cons

    You need to love your job in order to excel and be prepared to work the hours to meet deadlines and expectations of your supervisor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good experiance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operation Support Tech  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Operation Support Tech in Irving, TX

    Pros

    Able to work from home.

    Cons

    no complaints about working at NM

    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Negative- it is a corporate trap. Executives are solely focused on gross profit and resale of company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Couture Sales  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Couture Sales in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Immediate co-workers can be pleasant. Client relationship was the most rewarding and enjoyable.

    Cons

    Management- They need to train managers to understand the structure & reality of high profile sales and customers/clients. HR department in my store was very disorganized- could offer no insight, time line, advise to long term goals within the company and my personal growth. I joined "in-store" as I believe it is extremely important for corporate employees to have first-hand experience in the business they are in- however, I had plans to move forward into corporate and was promised that those opportunities would open to me after my first dedicated year of work in-store. I waited, and the opportunities were closed off to me due to my positive performance on the sales floor- i.e. they didn't want to lose the business that I was bringing in. My advice to anyone, is if you want to work in-store with the hopes of moving into corporate positions, be prepared to dedicate 2-3 years of in-store work- you will have to fight for yourself, no one, at least in my experience, will go up to bat for you. Everyone, so it seemed, in management were also in pursuit of the same corporate positions that you may seek- this company has an "every-man for himself" standard in my opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that Neiman Marcus would grow internally if they hired more managers who are NOT pursuing corporate "big-jobs." Nearly the entire management team in my store were a part of the "Executive Development Program" (EDP- internal program that consists of assistant-ships to buyers followed by in-store management-- their ultimate goals are to get into the buying or merchandising departments within corporate) which, while I see is very helpful to the individuals IN the program, it becomes very difficult to find true talent for management IN-store as NONE of them are actually interested in being in-store. They are continually looking for ways for to highlight themselves, rather than reward and help their departments. I think Neiman Marcus should focus on getting back to some it's "exclusive-roots"- they need to focus on hiring GREAT people, rather than MANY people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Doesn't treat IT contractors well

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    Pros

    Most employees (in IT, not creatives who are snobs) are nice and accepting of contractors.

    Cons

    Company makes it seem like the so called "creatives" are the only ones that matter. Long hours. Upper management treats contractors like they are throw aways. Also moving a lot of IT jobs to India instead of giving higher salaries to people in their own country.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for Texas fashion industry job.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Great detailed look into the fashion industry. Many opportunities to connect with people in the industry. People are always willing to help you.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not the most important to most people. TOO many job responsibilities for title and pay. The days never end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been at neiman marcus almost a month

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Care Associate  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Care Associate in Irving, TX

    Pros

    working from home, The training technique it may be a little difficult but I like how its just you and your computer you kind of go at your own pace. Its worth it for all the work that you have to do and all that information that you need to know, its better they have you training yourself I think you can retain the information better.

    Cons

    The Pay, The Customers...sometimes can be a little aggresive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that higher pay would be great !

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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