Neiman Marcus Interview Questions

Updated 24 Sep 2014
Updated 24 Sep 2014
105 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Beauty Adviser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Neiman Marcus.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, I got an interview within a week. Had two separate interviews,one with HR, and an other one with cosmetics manager, the interview went smoothly, they all really nice, no pressure at all, a week later had an other phone interview with product representive, I am still waiting for them to call...its been a week now....

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Stanford, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stanford, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Neiman Marcus.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted by the end of the week via phone call, by the HR assistant. At this point I was briefly interviewed over the phone and asked why I am leaving my current job, why I want to work at Neiman Marcus and what customer service means to me. At the end of the call she said she'd love to have me come in for a interview. I then came in that next Wednesday for an interview with the HR manager and then she had me interview afterwards with 3 other people. At the end of this all the HR assistant said they'd be in touch with me. About 4 days later I was called and asked to come in for a second interview. During this interview they had me interview with a specific department manager they wanted to place me with and then I was given a tour of the store by this manager and then taken back to wait for the HR assistant again. She came in with an offer form and said they'd love to have me. I called later that day to accept the offer and she told me I would need to complete the drug test.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation they are pretty set in their offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Stylist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Neiman Marcus in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview was with two managers. Went great! Very friendly and detailed descriptions. Seems like a nice group. Asked typical interview questions. But seems very clicky. But other than that no problems.

    Interview Questions
    • The fact that they try to make a sales associate position sound better by calling it a stylist.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    not for me and commission pay.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    N/A Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    met many people lied about the numbers, basic questions, but you had to pass a test first before you can interview which is no indication if you can do job

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied to this position online and later that same day got a missed call from them. They did not leave a message, but when I called the number back and found out it was Neiman Marcus I asked to leave a message for H.R. I did not hear back, but since I am very persistent I called back a week later and left another message for H.R. This time she called me back and set up an interview with the Customer Service Manager. The interview went really well, but she said that she would need me to meet with H.R and her direct boss in Loss Profit and they were both unavailable that day. They could not get together to interview me for another week and a half. The interview with the Loss Profit manager and H.R both went very well also. H.R said she would be in touch with me the following week by Thursday. No call on Thursday. I called on Friday, and was offered the position "unofficially" since there is a background, credit and drug test to pass first. I made it aware multiple times throughout the interview process that I had some prior collection accounts on the credit report, but I had documentation to prove that they were settled and paid. A week after I was offered the position, I called HR to see if she had a status on the background and credit check as she said it would take 5 days. No call back. I was out of town that weekend, and when I returned home there was a letter in the mail from the company who completes the credit check. It stated that I had failed. The date on it proved that they had completed this days before I called and left the last message to H.R. I understand the need to check employees credit, but the fact that I wasn't able to prove that I had cleaned up my credit, or that anyone even bothered to call me to tell me I failed, makes me upset. I wasted 4 weeks pursuing this job. I wouldn't suggest applying to Neiman Marcus unless you have perfect credit.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviews were very easy and laid back. There were some of the typical questions, but mostly it was just a conversation between two people. Very comfortable.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  7.  

    Work At Home Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Neiman Marcus.

    Interview Details

    I saw the listing on Career Builder and decided to submit my resume. After about a day or less I received an email instructing me to fill out the official Neiman Marcus application and to check my computer system for compatibility. A couple of days late I completed a phone interview.

    My information was submitted for background and credit check.

    I received a call directly from Neiman Marcus HR offering me the position, contingent upon clean drug test.

    I accepted and had my drug test done.

    I began training the following week.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Restaurant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Neiman Marcus.

    Interview Details

    Very professional HR staff that keep close communication with the applicants throughout the whole entire process. It has been a pleasure and honour to work for this company. I highly recommend this company.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They offered me more money than I originally asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Assistant Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Neiman Marcus.

    Interview Details

    The interview consisted of two phone interviews and then a two day long interview process in Dallas. The program is run three times a year, June, September and December, so you may apply early and have to wait before you're contacted

    Applying to the program they have you complete a small, online test about retail math. It basically asks you to calculate sell-through percentages, how many units are on hand, discounting etc. It is timed and I've heard some people find ti difficult but I thought it was really easy and I do not come from a fashion or retail educational background. Basic math is all that is needed.

    If you get a passing score on the test your application gets reviewed and you may be contacted for an interview. The phone interviews were pretty standard - Why do you want this job, tell me about your background etc. Nothing challenging.

    The two day interview process consisted of a bus "tour" of Dallas that really just shows you the outside of their fulfillment center and then dinner at which you meet some higher ups at NM like buyers. The second day brings one group project focusing on how you'd design or set up a department to maximize revenue and two interviews. In between there is a lunch with current assistant buyers that you can talk to and learn more about the role.

    Overall a pretty easy applying experience.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Since it's a pretty competitive environment and there are a lot of applicants the negotiation was almost nonexistent. They tell you the salary and benefits and ask if you'll take them. I was able to get a little increase in salary due to my previous experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Visual Trimer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  White Plains, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in White Plains, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Neiman Marcus.

    Interview Details

    I was sought after and 2 interviews later I was given the job

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated more then they were offering
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Neiman Marcus.

    Interview Details

    Many interviews to get the job, most of the HR people were professional, little room for negotiation. The time frame did not take too long but others have told me they had to call them two or three times. They are mostly looking for presentation and an understanding of the luxury client.

    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was minimal, they have standard ranges they won't deviate from.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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