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Neiman Marcus Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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2.7 74 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

Neiman Marcus President, CEO, and Director Karen W. Katz

Karen W. Katz

(38 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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

    Assistant Buyer (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsColleagues' 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.

    ConsFor 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 Senior ManagementI 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    below average

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    Prospotential clintelle relationships, based on commissions

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

    Advice to Senior Managementcare about employees

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

    Sample Coordinator (Current Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsDiscounts at the stores in Dallas.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Shipping (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsTo 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

    ConsI 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 Senior ManagementYou 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Neiman Marcus was very good to me

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Irving, TX

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experiance

    Operation Support Tech (Current Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsAble to work from home.

    Consno complaints about working at NM

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

    Couture Sales (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

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

    ConsManagement- 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 Senior ManagementI 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Doesn't treat IT contractors well

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Irving, TX

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

    ConsCompany 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.

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    Great place for Texas fashion industry job.

    Assistant Buyer (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I have been at neiman marcus almost a month

    Customer Care Associate (Current Employee) Irving, TX

    Prosworking 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think that higher pay would be great !

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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