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Von Maur Reviews

Updated October 12, 2018
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  • "Dress code is too formal in buying office" (in 157 reviews)

  • "Good number of 20-something department managers - not necessarily a con, but can generate unnecessary drama at times" (in 75 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Department manager."

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Von Maur full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been here since the store opened. I have been through all types of managers. If your willing to put in the work they are willing to give. The attendance policy is a bit strict, but being on time is important with everything you do. They have bent over backwards for me, but I have done the same. I don’t plan on go anywhere.

    Cons

    Not a lot of cons. With every job there is bad days. We are all human just trying to make a pay check. But they really need to update their systems with everything they do from markdowns to comunicating to us

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to your people. We have good opinions too.


  2. "Really fun job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Von Maur full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Time and a half
    Working til close 2x per week for full time associates
    Good discount

    Cons

    High expectation for sales goals
    Occasional snooty customer
    Rotating schedule
    Schedule is done by a computer and sometimes they have you work 9 days in a row for no reason

    Advice to Management

    Do schedules by hand
    Advice to corporate is to relax the no water rules on the floor, advertise, renovate to make it look more updated.

  3. "Department manager"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Von Maur (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for department manager positions, easy job, nice environment to work in

    Cons

    Crazy hours...no established schedules, a lot of standing, struck rules

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the way you do the schedules.


  4. "Sales associate- women's shoes"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hoover, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hoover, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Von Maur part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay (shoe associates make commission)
    Lots of one on one interaction with clients
    No holiday or extended hours
    No late nights (closed by 9pm)

    Cons

    Part timers are not treated as fairly as full time workers
    Scheduling days off can be difficult.


  5. "Overall - Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Von Maur full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits for employees.
    Depending on position, possibility for company travel.

    Cons

    Some policies need to be updated.
    Work attire is quite formal.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equally and with respect.
    Listen to feedback to ensure employee satisfaction.


  6. "Cosmetics Department Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Von Maur full-time

    Pros

    Not open on holidays, no extended holiday hours, great benefits.

    Cons

    I have no cons to share.


  7. "Good for retail"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Von Maur full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay
    Commission
    Good management

    Cons

    Schedule hours
    Sales goals
    Couldn’t clock in one second late

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Loss Prevention Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Von Maur full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Paid time off after a year of employment. The store is closed all major holidays.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  9. "Don’t work here"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Von Maur full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One weekend off a month
    Commission
    Holidays off
    Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    This place is filled with drama, starting from the managers and trickled down
    They do not care for employee safety or health
    No water.
    No sitting down.
    This place honestly sucks.
    If someone returns something from online, you’d think that it wouldn’t effect your commission because you didn’t touch the items.WRONG! It gets taken out of everyone in the corresponding departments checks. And the company just benefits from selling it.
    I’ve only known 2 really nice managers and they’ve left the company. And by left the company, I mean they were asked to resign. And they were GREAT managers and store managers. It seems Von Maur only likes rude, 20 something year old, bimbo managers who will do nothing but sit and gossip with DMs

    Advice to Management

    Change. You’re not in 1870 anymore.


  10. "Customer Service Associates"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate

    I have been working at Von Maur part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful working environment. Management is very professional and fair with regard to expectations.

    Cons

    Mostly nights and weekends.
    High turn over.


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