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"Smoke and Mirrors"

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Current Employee - Sales Associate
Current Employee - Sales Associate
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Neiman Marcus full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

free iphone. good discounts on clothing.

Cons

management is disconnected and offers zero support to associates. the straight commission atmosphere welcomes horrific work environment. competition is unbearable: backstabbing, and dirty play. Additionally: most days ALL of the sales associates feel as if we are paying to do hard labor for neiman marcus, given that if you dont meet your numbers then you OWE the company the difference (and its taken straight out of your paycheck).

Advice to Management

BE THERE! In a commissions based environment that is supposedly focused on "wow"ing customer, then your associates will need help at times doing tasks that take attention away from selling. DON'T ACT AS IF YOU ARE ABOVE US! It's retail! NO JOB IS GLAMOUROUS IN RETAIL!

oh- and try to make the schedule before the day before you would like your employees to be at work. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A WORK LIFE BALANCE! Our manager expects us to be willing to work 24/7 and also frequently tells us that we are all "disposable" and "replaceable". Talk about motivation to show up.

Other Employee Reviews for Neiman Marcus

  1. "Its Retail."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Neiman Marcus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice discounts, Better pay than most retail stores. The hours weren't too bad, Usually 9-6 or10-7. Loved my clients and some of the co workers here. Schedules given a month in advance.

    Cons

    Dog eat dog between older co workers and new employees. Managers were never to be found when needed. Since it is a higher end retail store some days you would be dead, on thoses days you were given a list of people to call to do over the phone orders. Could be very borning at times if you are someone who likes a more fast paced place of work. No room to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Get involded. Dont hide in your office all day. If one of your employees come to you with a problem dont talk about it to all your managment friends


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Work here if you don't mind being discriminated against."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great merchandise & good discounts.

    Cons

    I had been a target of discrimination from a co-worker. When I spoke to HR about the issue I was laid off 1 week later. I had also seen other employees and clients who had been there for years treated poorly because of the race or religion.

    Advice to Management

    Just do the right thing.

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