Von Maur

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Good communication
Loss Prevention Associate (Current Employee), Greenwood, INAugust 21, 2015
Pros: great pay and benefits
Good place to work. People are very nice and easy to talk to. They are a very professional company and are all about helping the customers.
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Great place for temporary work
Department Manager (Current Employee), Beavercreek OhioAugust 20, 2015
Pros: hour long lunch breaks, ability to work overtime, healthcare, 401k
This really is a great place for work overall, and if you really have the desire and ambition to move up in the company, management will help you along. Compensation includes, for most departments, a base hourly rate as well as a 1% commission. If interested in their shoes department however, you would be compensated solely on a commission basis. The company offers a great healthcare package, and even a 401k to all employees. The only downsides are that you will be on your feet for anywhere from 5- 12 hours a day dependent upon the shift you are scheduled and/or decide to pick up, and, as it is retail, there can be a lot of very slow periods in which customers aren't shopping.
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von maur
Shoe Deparment Sales (Current Employee), Lake Saint Louis, MOAugust 15, 2015
Good place to work for retail with holiday's off and time and a half pay on Sundays, however depending what location you are at the management and communication is immature and unprofessional. No opportunity for advancement within the company unless you have connections within existing management.
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Nice clean place to work. Management very nice.
Customer Service (Former Employee), Columbus, OHJuly 31, 2015
Pros: Clean enviroment, advancement oppurtunities.
Cons: Dress code and pay.
Good place to work if you like to dress up. Its family owned and they expect males to be in suits and ties, and women in dresses or skirts with nylons, no pants. Advancement is fast but so is demotion if the numbers are not up to where management needs them to be.
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High End Retail
Part time sales associate (Current Employee), Eden Prairie, MnJuly 24, 2015
Pros: Good training, helpful co-workers and nice environment
Cons: Short breaks and automated schedule glitches
Beautiful store and quality merchandise with a focus on a wonderful customer experience. Friendly management and no extended holiday shifts are a plus. Dress code is professional for all sales associates and the store is well organized with impeccable merchandising.
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You'll make money, but you'll hate it
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Fort Wayne, INJuly 16, 2015
Pros: they pay you
Cons: you have to sell your soul
This is a great job for a single person with no life outside of work.

As a full timer you must be open to work all hours all days.

You are usually left alone with no bathroom breaks.

You can't have water.

You have to wear a skirt if you are a woman, which is okay, but they require you to do heavy lifting and cleaning in your professional attire.

No time off, no trading shifts, if you are 1 min late you get docked for it.

But if you are looking for a job in retail that actually pays well, this is a good place.
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they need to get rid of the skirt thing.
Visual Merchandiser (Former Employee), michiganJuly 5, 2015
great for a recent grad. turn over pretty high. You have to wear skirts and tights which is pretty annoying. Overall great place to apply if your young and willing to work, hard.
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Very family environmental workplace and nice people
Housekeeping (Former Employee), Overland Park, KSJuly 2, 2015
A regular day consists of changing ceiling lights and stocking shipments

I learned how to be more of a business oriented person

Managers were all nice, respectful people with great personalities.

Family environment all my co workers were great people that could teach you different aspects of work and could laugh with you.

Stripping and waxing the floor was the hardest part of the job because I had to finish with not so much time.

Being paged to help co workers when they needed you its gives you something to do just to be busy I enjoyed that.
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Efficient and Excellent
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee), Victor, NYJune 30, 2015
Pros: Clean and friendly environment, great benefits, time 1/2 on Sundays.
Cons: Hours, schedule.
Friendly and efficient employees. Will go the extra mile to provide their customer with accurate knowledge and assistance.
Company is generous to both customers and employees.
Company creates an efficient work environment but also personal and fun. Managers are kind and upbeat and always willing to help and care for their employees.
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Horrible
Floor Manager (Former Employee), Forsyth, ILJune 29, 2015
The Management at Von Maur is horrible. They chastise the hardworking associates they do have and demotivate them providing a unpleasant place to work
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Honest and great company
Women's Salon Shoes Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Greenwood, INJune 29, 2015
Pros: Work life balance, pay, great work environment
Cons: Seemed slow alot during summer
Working for Von Maur has been one of my most valuable job experiences. They are a family owned retail company and truly value their employees. Every Saturday morning they do a "rally" and read customer letters and when an employee is named you got $10 dollars! Very fair pay scale, and they even offer you 1% commission on top of an hourly which was really nice. They are closed on holidays and don't do crazy sale hours like Macy's. They give one weekend off a month to spend with family and great work/life balance as well. I truly admire this company and their values and beliefs. I honestly wish they would modernize just a bit. They are a little old fashioned and not as fashion forward which is a downfall for the ladies. They require knee length skirts, panty hose, closed toe flats or heels, and must wear sleeves,
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Good for gaining expericance
CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE (Former Employee), Columbus, OHJune 22, 2015
Good for gaining experience and learning more about retail. Good people to work with, very fun and evenly paced. Great customer service.
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Boring, Boring and also Boring
sales associate (Former Employee), Alpharetta, GAMay 21, 2015
Pros: time and a half on Sundays, closed on holidays
Cons: dress code, late policy, management is stupid, boring, no customers
No customers, how do they stay in business?
Shoplifting is rampant, they have no sensor tags! Regular bargain basement customers make up 95% of the clients and you have to kiss their butts while they return old, worn or even stolen items.

If you want to be a manager there all you have to do is suck up to upper management and be a bobble head.
Outdated dress code, always fearing they are spying on you from the camera room, because you have to always be doing something, cleaning, dusting and no talking to anyone.
Very high turnover, either because you were late for work too many times and got fired, or you just can't take it anymore and quit.
I would not recommend working here.
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Productive Work Environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Omaha, NEMay 19, 2015
Pros: Employee Discount
Cons: Short Breaks
I learned the ropes of working for a high-end retail company. I greeted each customer that walked into my department in order to help them find what they were shopping for. I loved my co-workers who ultimately felt like family members to me!
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Very Professional
Payroll Administrator (Former Employee), Davenport, IAMay 17, 2015
Von Maur is a professional business and will not let the employees forget it. Always on pins and needles. The management does well overall and employees are split between employment status. You stay within your own department even during breaks and lunch. Not allowed to be an individual. No employee appreciation.
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Management at a secondary level
Floor Manager (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAApril 23, 2015
Pros: No Holidays, regular hours, no overtime, work life balance
Cons: none
Managing associates and implementing policy daily. Consistently training and developing associates into future managers. Communication is key with management, buyers, and associates.
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Run Away Fast
Department Manager -Manage and train staff of four (Former Employee), Atlanta, GAApril 17, 2015
Pros: Leaving
Cons: Dirty environment combined with formal dress code made for ruined clothing.
Awful work conditions coupled with low pay and indifferent leadership made for a text book example of a dead end job. I felt so sorry for my staff and encouraged them to get out fast.
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Von Maur summary
Beauty Consultant (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, OKApril 9, 2015
Pros: good pay, good benefits
Cons: horrible managemnt, unfair, strict attendence
This is a new department store to Oklahoma and is a very beautiful store. It has a good pay and good benefits. The management is horrible. I learned how to deal with horrible management as long as I can take it. Some managers are extremely unprofessional and make-up stories about you if they don't like you. I loved my co-workers and they loved me but I don't know how long most of them will last their. The place can be a extremly negative environment.
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nice and fancy enviroment
Customer Service sales rep (Former Employee), Lombard ILMarch 26, 2015
Pros: heathcare
Cons: work weekends
help customers with questions about the product, open annual contracts for customers, offered store credit cards, finish cash out every night, clean dispalys for the merchandise.
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Old World
Department Manager (Former Employee), Ann Arbor, MIMarch 1, 2015
Pros: great pay, no crazy hours
Cons: old fashioned, long/slow days
Von Maur is a very "Old World" sort of company. The company likes to do things the old fashioned way, even down to what you wear, girls wear skirts and panyt-hoes and men have to wear 3-piece suits. They do pay extremely well and the hours are not too bad. The store that I was in was not very busy so the days can seem to be long, but they do not participate in the crazy holiday hours and really do want their associates to have a family life. They do not like associates to become friends and actually you can get in trouble for it!
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