Neiman Marcus Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
350 Reviews

2.9
350 Reviews
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Neiman Marcus President, CEO, and Director Karen W. Katz
Karen W. Katz
163 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    8.50 per hr to work like a slave

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate

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

    Pros

    nothing I can think of

    Cons

    lowest pay in the area. u have a better chance at making more money in fast food. 8.50 per hour and this company makes millions and millions and pays dirt. there. has been over 25,000 people work here and left here since the building opened in 1995. to get and office job or supervisor job u have to know someone or make friends with the management. exp and knowledge will get u no where here cause its just friends. and friends get friends the good jobs. human resources is a joke not helpfull in anyway and the get mad when u come to them for any reason at all. even if your supervisor touches u in a offesive why HR will make u the one thats wrong and try to terminate u. this is not any place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    theres no helping this truly badly managed company and bad pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sales associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Beautiful store, great products, great benefits and employee discounts

    Cons

    Poisoned environment, senior employees are dismissive, disrespectful and arrogates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unpredictable environment

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    Former Employee - Visual Trimer  in  White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Visual Trimer in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Neiman Marcus full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Fashion. Great Fashion and Visual Directers

    Cons

    Abusive Environment.Not very supportive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inconsistent leadership

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    Current Employee - Department Manager  in  Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at Neiman Marcus full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I loved working in a high end environment and being around the amazing product. I learned a lot about business.

    Cons

    There is little room for advancement even though they say there is. The communication is terrible and often untrue. There is a corporate culture of misleading or not telling the whole truth, everything is on a need to know basis-even when you are on the same team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations manager at distribution center

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

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

    Pros

    Clean, temperature controlled environment. Has enough supply budget to order the tools you need. Recognized brand name. Lots of pizza parties and doughnuts.

    Cons

    Not enough pay for associates. Too much pay for tenured managers. Seems like upper management turns their head to the erratic behavior of their seasoned staff. No accountability for the rules. HR runs the building and is a total nightmare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider employee engagement survey and raise the starting salary for associates.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Professional and Time prompt

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    Current Employee - Neiman Marcus Corporate Intern  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Neiman Marcus Corporate Intern in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Neiman Marcus as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    High - Quality and Professional
    Neiman Marcus was very professional with my interview process. It took a little over 2 months from when I first was told that I can take their online test to when I was offered the position.

    Cons

    I would not really say there are any cons, as I have not began my internship as of yet but I can say I am a little nervous to relocate to Texas for the summer as I am from the Northeast.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A company rich in history. Very professional.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good training program. Lots of structure. Many long-term employees (10+ years) without a lot of turnover in the corporate office. A very professional work environment. Consistent, stable company direction without a lot of wild strategy changes.

    Cons

    Not as many levels or opportunities for advancement as some othe companies. Slightly less flexible and slower to adopt new ideas due to it being an older company. Promotions can tend to be given based more on who you know vs prior performance. People who have been there a long time can get away with poor behavior more than they probably should.

  9.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Investigator
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Investigator

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

    Pros

    I like working for Neiman Marcus because the people are friendly and the environment is always changing. The management is willing to help with your career growth. They have programs you can take to improve your overall skills.

    Cons

    The hours are always rotating. The hours make it hard to take care of personal things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall Management is great. Just need a more consistent work schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Can not say it was a good one .

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Neiman Marcus full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It can be ok around the holidays . But after your paycheck is often very low. Prizes for selling certain items from vendors, But you are taxed on them.

    Cons

    Very unfriendly co workers. HR department known to be indifferent and not helpful to anyone. Present job at Nordstrom is a dream job compared to this. Store often slow so there is little chance to sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This was perhaps the worst job I had in the industry. Company does not foster a Professional environment. Lots of gossip. Fix the turmoil in this store as it is at a level that makes one dread walking in the building.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company overall, great benefits and internal growth opportunities

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    Current Employee - Stylist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Stylist in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Really good benefits and they are always trying to promote from within the company.

    Cons

    Terrible hours and a constant push to want to be selling and focusing on numbers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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