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Neiman Marcus Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
389 Reviews
3.1
389 Reviews
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Neiman Marcus President, CEO, and Director Karen W. Katz
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191 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Besides the obvious employee discount, those who work in the Call Center become more like family (in 29 reviews)

  • Good discount, fun atmosphere, wonderful management (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • There is always, always stuff coming back, even for the top sales associates (in 25 reviews)

  • Seems like upper management turns their head to the erratic behavior of their seasoned staff (in 20 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Pretty Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager - Cafe in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager - Cafe in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Neiman Marcus full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staffs are generally nice, customers are pretty divided between crazy and sweet - skewed toward the very wealthy of course. Restaurant hours and benefits are GREAT.

    Cons

    Corporate policies sometimes strangle creativity and innovation. Holidays restrictions are realistic but still a bummer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you're support staff, you are disregarded.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Steady paycheck, time-off requests, good discount (if you can afford it, most times you can't), flexibility of working in multiple departments. My manager was amazing, but there were others that had no idea what they were doing and were very unprofessional.

    Cons

    Pay grade, no bonuses for support staff, not enough training, HR does not follow up with requests or concerns, company values are mixed, micro-managers all around because they don't know what "management" means, executives do not understand or care about the back end of the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your associates! Try to make improvements in regards to communication between department managers and associates. The department managers are not always right, and your sellers and support staff are making money FOR YOU. If you want your associates to sell your product, they need to be happy. They are not happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    I love the people I work with. My boss doesn't micromanage me and when I need to talk with him he finds the time. He always has a positive and upbeat attitude which is so important. Who you work with and report to make all the difference. They're great about training on the products. They supply you with your own iPhone which is a huge perk when you're in sales.

    Cons

    HR takes forever to do anything!! And as I've heard from other people trying to transfer to another store consider you're starting all over again because you'll have to go through all the hoops just as if you didn't work there. All you'll get is a reference from your manager, but no guarantees on anything. Also antiquated POS systems, but they're slowly updating to current technology. Otherwise, I've enjoyed working there overall.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good benefits, welcoming atmosphere

    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Good work environment unlimited earning potential if you can build good clients.

    Cons

    Traffic can be slow

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly people. Great benefits. Focus on internal and external customer service.

    Cons

    Employee purchases can only be paid with check, cash, or Neiman Marcus card. Registers need updating.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Organized, very goal driven

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Visual Stylist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Visual Stylist in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Very organized company with a mastery of customer service

    Cons

    Cutting back on luxury, not enough attention to quality products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Neimans needs to go back to the old model of luxury. Not fast fashion.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Professional and results-driven atmosphere.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bartender in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Bartender in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    You're always surrounded by high net worth individuals who bring out the best in you. The level of professionalism is at Neiman Marcus is high above its competitors.

    Cons

    The fellow employees get full of themselves and think they're superstars/celebrities in the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to humble your employees and have them be more pleasurable to work with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Unnecessarily High Stress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Support Associate in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Great health insurance
    Nice discounting
    Working with luxury product
    Nice schedule
    Employee credit union
    Beautiful store
    Restaurant in store
    Nice Customers

    Cons

    Poor management
    No growth potential
    Extremely political - unusually so at store level
    Inadequate training
    Very departmentalized / no team atmosphere
    Equipment/technology outdated/not working properly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your team
    Treat all associates with equal respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not work for the Last Call locations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Associate
    Current Employee - Lead Associate

    I have been working at Neiman Marcus full-time

    Pros

    Its a steady paycheck, and a 20% discount on purchases.

    Cons

    I found that working within the Neiman Marcus environment that you are looked down at if you work at one of the Last Call locations. I have attended regional training seminars and the attitude is clearly divided between the main line stores and the last call. The management level in the Last Call stores is small and therefore everyone knows everyones business meaning NO confidentiality. The sales associates who don't work for commission sales but will cut your head off if you happen to assist someone "Who is someones else's client/customer" the only reward the salespeople receive is a flower arraignment for attaining a certain sales level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all levels of the corparation with the same kind of respect and attitude given to the Main Line stores

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

    Great Micromanagers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    People are cool. Good technology to help you build your business. Discount is pretty good.

    Cons

    Prepare to be micromanaged to death. "Did you call all of your customers 19 times this week? Oh, you did? Let me see your phone." My entire department had to sit down with our boss one day so he could listen to us making phone calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will not always make your numbers. If sales people were a little less stressed out they would probably perform better. Be a little more personable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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