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Von Maur Retail Sales Associate Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2019

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  1. "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
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good money but hard work"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Von Maur full-time

    Pros

    Good money and fairly busy during holiday hours

    Cons

    working odd retail hours, Customers weren't very nice Management wasn't very good

    Von Maur2019-04-08
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Don’t Bother"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was pretty good for a retail position

    Cons

    Sells outdated fashions, very outdated dress code, and always a very stiff and stuffy environment

    Von Maur2019-01-12
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    "Willing To Deal With"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The store discount. The opportunity for growth. The selection of brands. Hour lunch if you work an 8 hour shift.

    Cons

    Nagging older co-workers that have made this their CAREERS. Clicky/ Flaky management. Uniform - Men have to wear suits and ties, women can only wear skirts or dresses and they HAVE to wear stockings. 1/2 hour lunch if you work a minute under 8 hours. Very clique driven social/ work community. Every employee is a suspect even if they'd never done anything wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Train management to be more personable.

    Von Maur2018-10-30
  5. "saleperson"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Von Maur full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    love serving the customer and community

    Cons

    returns go against sales even if customer has worn item

    Advice to Management

    be more supportive to employees and have sign more visible about return policy and stick to it.

    Von Maur2018-03-02
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    "The Cons Seriously Outweigh the Pros"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Von Maur part-time

    Pros

    Good employee discounts, friendly staff, and good training programs.

    Cons

    Poor management including poor conflict resolution and micro-managing, backwards culture (women have to wear long dresses/skirts and tights at all times, no pants), lots of gossip amongst employees.

    Advice to Management

    Work on conflict resolution. It should not include pitting employees against one another. Management bad mouthing certain employees to other employees in order to gain trust should not occur either. Also, don't talk down to employees just because you may be in a "higher" position.

    Von Maur2017-11-20
  7. "Great for the job"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent paychecks every month. The commission doesn't sound like much but it adds up. Lots of support company wide and very clear rules and guidelines to follow. Everyone is super friendly and helpful. No drama!

    Cons

    It is retail so the hours suck sometimes. There is a pretty strict attendance policy, your absences and tardies add up and count against you. After a certain amount they will let you go. (However if you have big issues they are generally willing to work with you if you are upfront about what's going on.)

    Advice to Management

    Love the values you keep as a company. Sometimes it seems like little things are blown way out of proportion, but that's really the only critique I could have.

    Von Maur2016-05-27
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    "Out dates"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Cochran, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Von Maur for more than a year

    Pros

    People that I worked with, holiday hours, pay plus commission

    Cons

    Outdated dress code. Women required to wear skirts or dresses and tights or stockings. Expected to meet a goal for opening charge accounts every month

    Advice to Management

    Change the dress code

    Von Maur2016-05-21
  9. "Von Maur review"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Lombard, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Von Maur

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good and you can work your way up in the company, they're flexible with your schedule

    Cons

    There is a lot of drama and the employees tend to gossip a lot, you can't get that many days off, they're very strict especially with the dress codes

    Advice to Management

    To not stalk the employees and make them feel weird while at work

    Von Maur2015-09-28
  10. "It was okay working there."

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health Care, Pay, Holidays off, time and a half on Sunday. Easy work, flexible with school, commission.

    Cons

    Young Management, high turn over, slow customer flow.

    Von Maur2014-10-28
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