HR Manager (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – October 11, 2018
I started as a sales associate and got promoted a lot. I think if you can learn the company culture and continue to grow it's a good place, but it seems like once you get keys to the store growth stops.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Victor, NY – October 10, 2018
everyone thinks 1% commission is a big deal but its not. dept managers steal your sales in order to make monthly CSIP goals. upper management has favorites so if you are not their, you will never get promoted.
Estee Lauder Counter Manager (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – October 3, 2018
Ever since I started at Von Maur, I knew something was off. I didn't feel as "at home" as I did when I previously worked at Younkers. The work environment is very strict and there are many policies that don't really make sense. You are never allowed to sit—even after the store is closed (you have to wait for EVERY customer to leave the store before the employees are cleared..keep in mind you're still expected to stand the whole extra 15-25 min on top of your 8+ hour shift). You aren't allowed any water or beverages on the sales floor...even if you provide a doctor's note they will decline it. You are given a 15 min break and an hour lunch when working full-time hours... but management side eyes you when you take your 15 min break as if you're lazy. All in all, it's just too serious of a work environment for me and there seems to be many stuck up people that work there as well. On top of everything, you have to wear skirts every single day and they have many other strict dress code policies that make me think that I'm back in high school because I'm not even allowed to show my shoulders. lol.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – September 27, 2018
Moral is the worst, management walk around like they are lions keeping an eye on their prey. It's extremely micro managed. Management can't control the employees, they will allow you to be bullied constantly and try to persuade you into continued to be bullied. They will NOT make you feel safe at work. Management will also boost you up in training with all the things they would do to support your success during your time working at Von Maur and as soon as you have an issue all of a sudden all of that hype goes out the window. What they do and what they say does not align. They have no clue how to run a business. You'll spend most of your time working outside of your department due to high turnover but you'll goal will still be the same. They ask for flexibility but when you ask for it in return you don't get it. The perks are the greatest part of this company. It looks pretty and polished on the outside but it's ugly on the inside.
Holidays off, Time and a half on Sundays, weekends off
Unprofessionalism, Problem solving skills, Communication issues, unqualified management, no grace period for tardies, overworked in multiple departments, strict, micromanaged, and shows favoritism among associates.
Estee Lauder Counter Manager (Former Employee) – Fort Wayne, IN – September 24, 2018
I enjoyed my job at Von Maur as it was easy to gain and maintain clientele, which increased my commission. Wearing a dress everyday to the work place seems out dated, however it is made clear before hiring that this is a part of their dress code. The workplace culture would be much more desirable if there were an open door policy that upper management allowed for more employee input.
Sales Associate/Counter Mgr. (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – September 17, 2018
MGMT. Can take lessons on how to talk to employees with dignity and respect. I think the turn over wouldn't be so bad. It's like 60 or 70 percent turn over rate at the moment. You get good quality people in but they leave due to Management's terrible attitudes and favortism to place certain people in certain positions. Need to place more qualified (people of color of any race) in management positions, and stop looking at race as an issue. It's 2018 not 1900 .
Get holidays off
Go for promotion you might not get it whether you are qualified or not depends on skin color
Sales Consultant (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – September 7, 2018
The place is run like its 1960. They do zero advertising and rely solely on word of mouth in 2018. Because of this, no ones hardly ever in the store. Doesnt stop them from running the employees in the ground to make sales. The culture is horrible. Everyone in HR is trained to have a fake smile only when customers are around. Meanwhile the manager sits and micromanages everyone in the entire department store from the camera room.
Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee) – West Des Moines, IA – September 6, 2018
It's easy to work at Von Maur. You are working with the best products and clients in the metro area. Good employee on boarding and training. Scheduling was random but management was responsive to change.
Housekeeping (Former Employee) – Lombard, IL – August 10, 2018
Everything was good there... From the Management, to the staff, even the work was O.K. too... I didn't won't to leave there, I had everything... Von Maur takes very good care of they Employees, & customers...
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Victor, NY – July 3, 2018
I worked here for a couple months and in the deptartment I worked in, the girls were aggressive and cliquey. The dress code is RIDICULOUSLY strict, I wasn’t allowed to wear my nose ring (which was a small stud) and tattoos had to be covered at all times. Stockings were mandatory, as well as a dress or skirt. A lot of the people in my and surrounding departments were very pretentious. It was not a healthy atmosphere as far as coworkers went. This job is incredibly customer focused, so if you’re into that sort of thing then you’ll probably enjoy it, depending on the department. There was also a lot of room for advancement thru the departments.
Super strict dress code, work atmosphere, gossip obsessed coworkers