Not the worst place I've worked for but definitely not the best.
Pros: Great hours, occasional free breakfast
Cons: Job is very overpromised, boring
I think Neiman Marcus's biggest problem is that they are very over staffed. There were days where I wouldn't make a single sale because clients were greeted and infiltrated before they even made it to my department. There are many things that sets Neiman's aside from other retail stores, but the biggest one I seemed to have difficulty dealing with was that there was a team for everything. Visual, marketing, custodial, loss prevention, etc. Sales associates had exactly one job to do, sell, and because of the over staffing there would be many days you're left standing around twiddling your thumbs. That may sound like a dream for some, to go to a job where you don't have to do anything, but most associates are paid on commission, so you're not making the living you were promised in orientation and interviews. There are only so many phone calls and emails you can send to clients and other peoples clients, if you run out of work, other associates will often go tattle to management, that you aren't doing anything, to make themselves look better. It's high school drama at it's absolute finest.