Pros: store atmosphere
Cons: erratic hours, uncomfortable working conditions, low rate of pay
I was not accustomed to working retail hours, and this became very difficult in terms of balancing other areas of my life around my job. My position in the cosmetics department required standing on a marble floor all shift, which took it's toll on my feet and my lower back. They are very stringent with their dress code, and did not allow any sitting or leaning, or even allow a bottle of water to be kept in a cabinet at your counter to have access to.
However, there were good things about the job at Von Maur. The management team was very supportive and enthusiastic. I also met some very nice people during my employment here, including co-workers and customers.