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Von Maur Associate Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2019

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145 Ratings
  1. "Wonderful Company"

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    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. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate 

    I have been working at Von Maur part-time

    Pros

    Reasonable hours Closed on all major holidays Very friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    It can be tedious and slow at times. Dress code is often uncomfortable.

    Von Maur2019-07-20
  3. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate 

    I have been working at Von Maur full-time

    Pros

    Discount, professional growth, advancement

    Cons

    Some managers shouldn’t have their roles

    Von Maur2019-06-28
  4. "High end chain department store"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great merchandise, old fashioned (a good thing) -- closed on holidays, pays time and a half on Sundays, free gift wrap and shipping

    Cons

    Low pay and high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Pay part-time employees a competitive wage

    Von Maur2019-06-10
  5. "Great part time job"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate 

    I worked at Von Maur part-time

    Pros

    Very welcoming environment, can make good money especially for part time

    Cons

    Management always puts customers first to the point where you don’t matter

    Von Maur2019-06-03
  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement come along frequently. Paid holidays after one year. Yearly bonuses. Commission.

    Cons

    Scheduling is not very flexible. Blackout periods where not allowed to take time off. Strict dress code and expectations.

    Von Maur2019-05-29
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Could have been better, but could have been worse."

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    Former Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Von Maur part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -coworkers -holidays off -gratis( certain departments) -Sunday’s time and a half pay -pay was decently okay -nice incentives sometimes we could win fragrance testers, or cash, or past gifts -creativity -management was always kind to me -sense of teamwork and a coworker always having your back in a situation -taught me about professionalism in the work place -punctuality matters(I like that) -during store events,...

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    Cons

    -management does let a lot of things fall behind, when they shouldn’t -not equal work, ever -strict dress code - a lot of stress during holiday time for little reward -constant standing -short staffed frequently -get ready to work every weekend, except one(that you most likely did not get to choose, either) -for awhile I did the job of a manager but did not get any of the benefits a manager would, and was never recognized...

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    Advice to Management

    Do a better job recognizing your good loyal employees and reward them, it will mean a lot. Even if it’s a “keep up the good work!”. And please, figure out a new system for weekends off, it’s not fair. You don’t like it, we don’t like it. Fix it. Also, please never take away creativity from employees, it means a lot when you hear our ideas and validate them. Also, never lose your personal Von Maur touch, it’s special....

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    Von Maur2019-05-24
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great work place"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lombard, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Von Maur full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Clean environment, nice co-workers, decent pay, nice piano music.

    Cons

    Horrible upper management, terrible rules. Lack of extensive training for new and promoted sales associates.

    Von Maur2019-06-23
  9. "Slightly classier retail job"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Von Maur part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers Pretty decent pay And you'll learn how to gift wrap really well

    Cons

    You're standing ALL day in a full suit, Can be overwhelming when all of your responsibilities require attention simultaneously

    Advice to Management

    two people minimum should be scheduled at all times, or at least during high traffic holidays

    Von Maur2019-05-14
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sexist dress code"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Von Maur full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Commission, flexible hours, positive environment

    Cons

    Sexist dress code.

    Advice to Management

    Let women wear pants. It is 2019.

    Von Maur2019-04-23
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