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Von Maur Floor Manager Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2017

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Von Maur CEO James D. von Maur
James D. von Maur
5 Ratings
  1. "Family-owned company treats employees well"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floor Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Von Maur full-time

    Pros

    Company promotes almost exclusively from within Starting hourly wage for sales associate $10, very generous for retail Friendly environment -- everyone knows each others names 20% discount on everything including sale merchandise Management is very accessible Fantastic merchandise No crazy holiday hours (close at 4pm on Thanksgiving eve, Christmas eve, and NYE) Great health insurance (yes, slightly more expensive...

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    Cons

    While better than all other retailers I've worked for, it is still retail, so you have to be realistic about your expectations, particularly in regards to scheduling High standards make for high turnover Some folks consider the dress code to be a con, though it never bothered me At the management level, the salary did not adequately compensate for the hours and stress (it is best to be young, single, and childless)

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for treating your employees well. There should be much more leadership training for Department Managers, and more in-depth training for executives. The CSIP process is great feedback for associates, but a paperwork pain in the neck for DMs and executives -- we live in an age of wonderful technology, please use some of it.

    Von Maur2014-01-31
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Don't Apply"

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    Current Employee - Floor Manager in Glenview, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot about dealing with customers and providing excellent customer service.

    Cons

    Negative company with antiquated management style.

    Advice to Management

    Sell company!

    Von Maur2017-04-12
  3. Helpful (1)

    "#dresslikeawoman"

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    Former Employee - Floor Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Von Maur full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are very nice people who work for the company. Great associates with years of employment and great benefits and discount. Salary was great!

    Cons

    Okay every company has cons-- this company views themselves as very professional and it is but it is taken too far. Managers are put in a really negative environment and must enforce some rules that are not necessarily anything we agree with. Associates and managers can not have water, even if they provide a doctors note. This means if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or recovering from a surgery then you still can and...

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    Von Maur2017-02-11
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    "Horrid!!!"

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    Former Employee - Floor Manager in Decatur, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Von Maur for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I loved my staff. They did everything and anything I asked of them. Going underappreciated and under compensated. They were the best! The pay was okay but not for all the extra time I had to put in.

    Cons

    Even though I was considered executive management, The UPPER management needs a reality check. People are human, they make mistakes. Things happen. GET Over it. I feel sorry for the staff that they still have. It's sad when the Store Manager wants to blame everyone being upset because of everything but them.

    Advice to Management

    GET OVER YOURSELF!! AND DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU DO FOR YOURSELF!!

    Von Maur2016-06-11
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Floor Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floor Manager 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great values. Some of upper management is great. The associates are great! Lots of career opportunity. Overall company is great depending on Which Store you work at.

    Cons

    Not every store is the same. I had a really positive outlook on this company until I transfered to my most recent store. The store manager is very self centered. Not much training involved and very fast to point fingers. The training you do get, it's nothing you really learn from. A lot of micro managing goes on.

    Advice to Management

    If you treat your employees right, you will get more work out of them. As far as staffing issues go, people want to work in an environment that they enjoy. It's hard to do enjoy coming to work if you feel like your boss doesn't care. When an error is made, teach them the correct way to do it instead of telling them how disappointed you are in them. If they weren't taught, how should they know? Advice to the CEO - we want...

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    Von Maur2015-07-30
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Horrendous morale, management and corporate structure. Frightening."

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floor Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Von Maur

    Pros

    The only pro to working in this company is the time you spend formulating the perfect plan to get out alive (and never having to deal with the morbid 1872 dress code again...last time I checked it was 2014). Word to the wise: Everytime you see a five star review of this company on glassdoor I assure you it is corporate in Iowa trying to bring up their rating through fake "cheery" reviews. OH GOSH! How sad is that?

    Cons

    Too old fashioned to survive in the modern world. Within the next few years something tragic will happen unless the Von Maur family restructures how they operate their company. Expect upper management to look at you with no sympathy. They lack any hint of human emotion. They act as if they rule the world when really they are nothing more than smiling bullies in skirts. Sickening.

    Advice to Management

    They are not managers but robots that are told what to do and how to act in front of staff members. They do not allow floor or store managers to bond or become friendly with any associates. It is like an Iowa cult: Don't venture into the cornfield alone children!

    Von Maur2014-10-07
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