Overall good place to work
Non Sales Assocaite (Current Employee) – Overland Park, KS – February 8, 2019
Von Maur as a company is focused on a great customer experience. The environment is beautiful and many of the employees are delightful. My personal experience is has been pleasant overall. There are drawbacks, however. The hours are pretty miserable. Expect to be scheduled until 9pm and expected back at 7am at least once a week. (This is probably standard practice in retail, but I admittedly do not have any other retail experience.) Dress code is strict and antiquated; ladies must wear dresses and skirts - no pants, no unnatural hair colors, tattoos must be covered, shoulders must be covered, etc. There is no grace period for tardiness. Tardies and absences are limited annually to a specific number after which you will be automatically terminated. (The number is pretty high though.) The 20% employee discount is rendered practically worthless by Corbin Park's 10% sales tax. Overall I would say it is a good place to work. Many of the employees have been with the company for a decade or more. The atmosphere feels quiet and peaceful almost sleepy. They seem to have very little foot traffic, but the store makes high sales anyway.
I WOULD suggest shopping at Von Maur, though! Nice garments, relaxed environment, complimentary basic alterations, free coffee and hot chocolate, really great markdowns, attentive sales associates, the list goes on and on.
hour-long lunches, decent benefits, vacation days, nice environment, some nice incentives
slow paced, hours are erratic, strict dress code, certain Johnson County socialites