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Von Maur Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Time and a half on Sundays is a great perk (in 74 reviews)

  • No crazy holiday hours, Sunday Time and a half, good pay rate (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • Strict dress code, have to punch out for 1 hour lunch breaks (in 119 reviews)

  • No communication with the upper management (in 62 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Draconian and Ego-Driven"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Von Maur full-time

    Pros

    Good salary. Decent benefits, once you qualify. Good horizontal job movement and ability to cross-train, if desired. Nice building. Very upscale.

    Cons

    Draconian work-environment and rule set. Nothing allowed at your desk, including drinks. Dresses for women, shirts & ties for men, nights and weekends included. VERY green staff and lower management. All experienced personnel (other than a few) have been run off or fired. Qualifying for benefits can potentially take a very long time dependent on start date. Management pushes "The Culture" very hard, however, it's quickly clear they are simply pushing negative leadership ego-driven traits. The company continues to force operations as if they had a small footprint, however, daily fires are prevalent due directly to a non-technical management team that refuses to recognize and make the necessary changes to remedy the issues of a growing company. Brazen nepotism flourishes. Expect a high level of frustration in dealing with preventable issues that never get addressed. Management refuses to take responsibility for their failures and blatantly blames shortcomings in training, policies, and procedures on the staff. Frequent disciplinary actions and frequent open talk of management terminating workers. Cancerous, demoralizing work environment. Only the young survive because they don't know any better.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting out the fires and start preventing them. Practices that were relevant when you operated 10 stores are now completely irrelevant. Learn what leadership really means. Be open to the ideas of others.


  2. "Juniors Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fast paced
    always busy
    fun environment
    good merchandise
    nice sales incentives
    great management
    friendly employees

    Cons

    policys
    time clock
    the break room
    no wifi
    a bit outdated


  3. "Sale Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Time Sales Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Full Time Sales Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Von Maur full-time

    Pros

    Von Maur is a company that cares about its associates. Paid holidays, two weekends off for full timers who have been there a year, commission, paid vacation time awarded throughout the year. They are understanding about family/life situations and will work with you.

    Cons

    Sometimes the scheduling tool they use will give you the same schedule for weekends. For instance you might close every Saturday you're scheduled while others may open all the time. However, that's an easy fix through the system. There can also be some differences from manager to manager on policy and procedure which can be confusing and annoying.

    Advice to Management

    Get all managers to follow the policies and procedures in the same way. It would help us become more of a team.


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  5. "Very great environment to work, everyone is very friendly."

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, you can move up quickly. Everyone is very friendly. It's organized and costumers are nice as well. Management is good everyone does their job

    Cons

    There aren't any cons besides the fact that you have to stand on your feet pretty much the whole time


  6. "Great Company, Ideal Benefits, Old Fashioned Rules..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly staff who celebrate and reward employees' achievements who also compromise work with you on any challenges you may be having-work or non work related. Great pay, great benefits, and satisfying work schedule. Neat, clean environment in a company who always carries the latest quality fashions. Oh, and how could I forget...the Von Maur charge account....its the only account in the U.S. thats INTEREST FREE.

    Cons

    strict attendance policy, and even more strict (and old fashioned) dress code. Women must wear either a skirt or dress (no pants...EVER!) AND panty hose/tights. I repeat, the panty hose/tights are a REQUIREMENT. No visible tattoos or piercings or un-natural hair colors. No boots of any kind, open toed shoes, or shoes with laces. No leather or suede (only acceptable as trim). Skirts and Dresses can NOT be maxi skirt/dress.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more help, advice, and training from department managers and associates to new hires AFTER the initial 'Von Maur' training, once the new hire is on the floor in their specific department.


  7. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Received schedule 3 weeks in advance, 1 weekend a month off, Sunday 1-1/2 time pay

    Cons

    Upper management were all single so they had no clue about family issues.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that family crisis arise in which the employee may have no control over


  8. "Overall good, they treat employees well."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Victor, NY
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Victor, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Holiday pay, time and a half on Sundays. Weekends off. Heroics. Promote from within.

    Cons

    Strict dress code
    Tess/scheduling
    Very long shifts
    Not very busy


  9. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people. Schedule, environment. Pretty OK place to work short term.

    Cons

    Dress code, unrealistic sales goals, pay

    Advice to Management

    Update dress code. Add regular increases, put more effort into keeping good people. Less emphasis on credit goals.


  10. "It's alright for retail"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent schedule and work environment for a retail corporation - Employees get all holidays off. Great merchandise makes selling easy!

    Cons

    Management is immature and does not know how to handle stressful situations. Seems management only looks out for themselves. Does not promote good employees - keeps them in the same sales position to make more money.


  11. "Department Manager Juniors"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Von Maur full-time

    Pros

    One weekend off per month, good pay for Retail Job

    Cons

    skirts and hosiery for women, don't treat managers well, play heavy favorites!

    Advice to Management

    Be open to Department Managers ideas, work with them! Don't respond to questions with "because that's how it is done"



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