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Fast Paced Environment
Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMarch 12, 2019
In the Women's Shoe department, the pace was very upbeat. There was 95% standing, walking and going up and down stairs. Having the right pair of shoes is a must. Management were very amazing. The reward for a job well done was different and very encouraging. Loved the atmosphere.
Pros
Friendly people, busy, good pay and great benefits/incentives.
Cons
Sore after work
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Great Environment, Just needs a bit more Flexibility
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Lincoln, NEMarch 3, 2019
I love working at Von Maur, the hours are just a bit demanding and it feels awfully hard to move up, but they do prefer to promote and train from current employees. I feel like for the hours we work, we could get paid more, but honestly, this a great job for a part-timers and/or college student.
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Great People, Great Benefits, Inward Promotions
Cons
Hard and Long Hours
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valued your holiday life
Department Manager (Former Employee) –  Greenwood, INMarch 3, 2019
I learned how to schedule associates, manage multiple departments. This is a family owned company that during the holidays did not change hours so you were able to spend time with your family.
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good pay but very set back in the times
Fragrance advisor (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKFebruary 24, 2019
They are a fine department store to work for with ok pay. You are only allowed to be late 24 times out of the year before you are shoved out the door. They do everything there hand written which means you have to mail out letters to customers do customer updates check up on them ect. They are really sexist with the dress code women are required to wear skirts and no pants. So guess what ? in the winter season you are going to freeze due to the dress code.
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Too much for a part time position
Restock and housekeeping (Former Employee) –  Alpharetta, GAFebruary 23, 2019
This part time position isn’t good for someone already working a full time job. You have to work every other weekend in addition to what your already working during the week and the pay definitely isn’t enough for that area.
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two faced
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Indianapolis, INFebruary 17, 2019
Management here is nothing but two-faced. Everything on paper is exactly opposite of what they do. Not to mention, favoritism, favoritism, favoritism. These people definitely will go above and beyond for maybe 5 people but if you are not those five your SOL. If you need to page them, you will likely have to page 5-6 times to get a call saying they're busy. If you are harassed by a customer and terrified for your life, they just say sorry 3 weeks later. Also, be sure to greet your customers because ONE complaint and you get a write up. The only good part about this place are my coworkers and the benefits. That is it.
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terrible management. shame on you.
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Needs better Management
Clinique Counter Manager (Current Employee) –  Greenwood, INFebruary 12, 2019
Good place to work, but require a lot for the amount of pay they are willing to give. Management is never happy and always wanting more. Can make good money if you work in shoes or cosmetics.
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poor management
Lancôme Counter Manager (Former Employee) –  Alpharetta, GAFebruary 9, 2019
Poor management and now work life management. Employees are extremely undervalued. No work life balance always scared that managers were going to fire you unfairly.
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Overall good place to work
Non Sales Assocaite (Current Employee) –  Overland Park, KSFebruary 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.
Pros
hour-long lunches, decent benefits, vacation days, nice environment, some nice incentives
Cons
slow paced, hours are erratic, strict dress code, certain Johnson County socialites
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A wonderful place t work. Highly reccomend!
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Hoover, ALFebruary 5, 2019
I honestly miss working there. Would totally do it all again if I didnt live so far away from the business. Great people, Great work, Great company. Just all around fantastic!
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Fast-paced, family based, fun job
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Roseville, MNJanuary 18, 2019
Very organized and clean workspace. Co-workers very friendly, and open to helping anyone. Merchandise is kept clean and sorted neatly. Hours are very flexible to support your needs.
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Beautiful clean store ,
Full time (Former Employee) –  LambardJanuary 17, 2019
Employees are very friendly and have very little say. They are treated poorly by first floor management and store managers do not support you. Your knowledge and hard work is never appreciated, they never say thank you and seldom have time for you. They only speak to you if they have something negative to say..Not a healthy environment, you are micromanaged and they are so outdated, you can not bring in your knowledge nore selling skills. Hit your numbers, but do not reach out to your customers.Any other retail store would be a better choice. Do not ask questions, just do as they say. Managers are never on the same page. You work hard to help your customers choose the right out fit, and that is the only thank you you get.
Pros
Discount, Holidays off
Cons
Managers are the worst.full
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Retail
DEPARTMENT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Overland Park, KSJanuary 15, 2019
Loved helping women find clothing that they felt beautiful and confident in. Didn't love wearing panty hose every day and feeling like I had to be a Stepford Wife to fit in.
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Eye Opening And Different Outlook
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Dunwoody, GAJanuary 14, 2019
Working At Von Maur Is Amazing Bring You Back To The Old Day In A Modern Way. Very Hands On With Customers To Where They Become Clients In Your Personal Book And Could Shop For Them. Also Free Shipping And Gift Wrapping All Year Round Is Amazing.
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Good pay
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Lincoln, NEJanuary 12, 2019
We focus on selling and providing the best customer service possible. The customer is always right. The workplace culture is very professional and not very personable. We need to reach our sales goals and followup with customers regularly.
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very robot like
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Saint Charles, ILJanuary 8, 2019
The managers are horrible. They focus more on what the employees are doing wrong rather than focusing on how to bring people into the store. The upper management doesn't like when dept managers try to help the associates and they also don't like when the managers try to be nice. Management will always say that the store needs to enforce certain store policies but then when a customer gets rowdy on the sales associate, management will always give the customer what they want, but if the associate tries to do the same, they get in trouble.

There is a lot of favoritism. Management decides if they like someone or not and then try to figure out ways to make them hate their jobs so they can quit or demote themselves. They like to pick on the ones doing their job correctly and then praise the associates who don't. It was a horrible place to work. The only reason I stayed was for the sales associates I was in charge of.

The nice thing about it is they have an executive training program BUT they promise you a job right away (3 months) and that is never the case. Before some trainees even get a job, the company starts another round of training new executive trainees. How many buying positions can a company have?
Pros
Holidays Off
Cons
Management, pay, 9 hour shifts
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Com Maur didn’t care about their employees. They made you feel the they could replace you at any time. Actually made it clear. It was a very stressful
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Davenport, IAJanuary 2, 2019
I wouldn’t recommend working for Von-Maur. They do lot treat their employees well at all. Always making employees feel like they have done something wrong. There is a little room for advancement.
Pros
The manager that I had was very helpful and made you feel good
Cons
They do not care for their employees and they let you know that you are replaceable
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dont work here
Department Manger (Current Employee) –  Dunwoody, GADecember 23, 2018
the company is very basis and is hard to work for, If you don't have a very fake attitude or don't get close to the management you wont get promoted. You the same things every day and every week super boring
Pros
paid time off after a yr
Cons
bad managment
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Needs better management and more advancement
Counter Manager (Former Employee) –  Beavercreek, OHDecember 15, 2018
Hours are great! Closed holidays! Love the mission statement. Really believed in the company.
However the location I was at had terrible management. No follow through and no consistency in behavior. Promoted people into positions they were unqualified for. Went through 13 department managers, 8 floor managers and 4 store managers in 9 years. Then was asked to train the new department managers but wasn’t allowed to become one.
Would let good workers walk but increase pay of poor performaning workers to keep them.
Pros
The company is great
Cons
My location bad management
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Management has a lot to be desired.
Associate (Former Employee) –  Cedar Falls, IADecember 9, 2018
Everything looks good up front, until you see how they treat you. Short on help, and customers. Managers need more training. Can’t make goals because of significant less mall stores and traffic,and regular fewer customer volume in the store. They blame you for the less sales. They don’t appreciate hard work. Managers have favorites. Can’t trust management to do the right thing. Bottom line, not a good place to work. You can do better. Most enjoyable part was helping others.
Pros
Sat and Sun nights and sun mornings off, discount, holiday's off
Cons
Can't trust them, managers have a cold heart.
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