Von Maur - Great company, horrible compensation | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, horrible compensation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Von Maur full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Members of management are approachable Flexible scheduling Clean and respectable environment

    Cons

    Compensation is horrible for the amount of work, especially for starting Department Managers (ex. as a DM you start at $12, but you're responsible for department maintenance, merchandising, keeping record and analyzing sales, and so much more!) No grace period in regards to clocking in. (ex. you can clock in seven minutes before your shift, but one minute after your scheduled shift in considered late) Dress... code can be strenuous at times (ex. skirts and dresses can be no more than 2 in. above the knee, men must wear sports coat, etc.) HORRIBLE DISCOUNT: 20%

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    Advice to Management

    Please understand that employees should be valued and well compensated. I have seen too many hard working individuals walk away from this job due to pay and overall set up of the company.

    Von Maur2018-06-12
  1. "Wonderful Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Normal, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Von Maur part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Von Maur is sincerely the best place I’ve worked. Management cares and works with you and you are made to sincerely feel like a valuable asset to the company.

    Cons

    Women cannot wear pants, must wear skirts or dresses and it’s very impractical for the midwestern cold, not the mention dated.

    Von Maur2019-03-13
  2. "Promises more than delivers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lombard, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Von Maur full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Paid holidays after a year Time and a half on Sundays No crazy holiday hours Good health insurance

    Cons

    Inflexible scheduling for full time associates Little room for advancement unless you are young, blonde, and skinny Antiquated dress code Nearly impossible to transfer to a new department Chronic understaffing Insufficient training

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting money opening new stores and spend that money staffing the existing stores. Eliminate the preferred customer books for all associates except pace setters. It is useless busy work that needlessly bothers customers, many of whom prefer emails and/or text messages. Stop playing favorites with employees. If an exception is made for one, allow it for all. Enforce existing policy and stop caving to customer's... irrational demands. Support your employees. After all without us, you have no company.

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    Von Maur2019-09-09

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