Nordstrom Benefits

3.7 out of 5 (74 comments)
Most talked about benefits
  • Employee Discount

    "I would've bought more if our 50% dept disc was on top of sale prices - but it's not. Once items get marked down, you only get 20% on top. When…" (31 comments)

  • 401K Plan

    "Again; not what it used to be." (18 comments)

  • Health Insurance

    "I hear from tenured employees; "it's not what it used to be."" (17 comments)

As a Nordstrom employee, your health and well-being are among our highest priorities — that’s why we offer comprehensive, flexible
benefits to our employees and their families.

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Benefits Summary

  • High % reporting
  • Medium % reporting
  • Low % / No reports
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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

Employee Comments

  • Dec 7, 2014
    Former Sales in Houston, Texas

    Had hyperemesis gravidarium during pregnancy & was denied disability pay

  • Dec 4, 2014
    Current Commissioned Sales Associate in Chicago, Illinois

    Nordstrom has great trust in their employees. One thing I like Is the diversity. You may work with a 19 year old college student or a 60 year old man who simply just wanted a new career. The key is knowing how to engage with the customers but finding the balance in between being 'stalkerish' & overly passive. That's how your create relationships, Competitive due to the commission based environment but a great learning experience. Don't feed into negativity or 'salesy' catty gossip; Just do your job because the customers will always flock to the employees who seem happy. Keep your eyes open and listen to your customers needs :) .You receive 20% off and can work your way up to more commission if you a sell ALOT. Many say Salon shoes(high end) and Women's Apparel have many returns so watch out for the indecisive women! Men don't shop as often but when they buy they actually invest so keep that in mind(less returns). Make sure you think about your market of what department you're applying for. ALL DEPARTMENTS DIFFER. Example: sunglasses do well mainly only in the summer, accessories do well mainly in the winter. You will receive hourly OR commission. So for 9.80/hourly say if you sell nothing for two weeks you'll still receive $784 (tax excluded) in your paycheck full-time. Say if you sell $1,700 worth of merchandise and you're getting 9% commission you'll receive way more in your paycheck so sell sell sell. They weigh out whatever you make most in the two week span.

  • Dec 2, 2014
    Current Employee in Columbus, Ohio

    They offer a lot of benefits that are easy to use.

  • Dec 16, 2014
    Former Employee in Miami, Florida

    Great 401k plan with stock options. You have to at least be employed with Nordstrom for a year to receive pto

  • Dec 2, 2014
    Former Sales Associate in Schaumburg, Illinois

    I found the store discount to be the best benefit. Medical insurance and paid time off/vacation is also included.

  • Dec 13, 2014
    Current Marketing Manager in Seattle, Washington State

    They don't match until after a year of employment (even at corporate). The deductibles for medical are very high so most costs for a healthy individual will be out of pocket.

  • Dec 5, 2014
    Former Assistant Manager in Saint Louis, Missouri

    They matched 2% of 401K

  • Dec 3, 2014
    Former Retail Associate in Hurst, Texas

    They offer health insurance for employees that work 35 hours a week or more. Most get hired on as full time employees, but don't get the insurance because they are asked to go home early if it's a slow day and they aren't making their goal.

  • Dec 2, 2014
    Former Employee in Houston, Texas

    Not enough time off after giving birth.

  • Dec 16, 2014
    Former luxury sales in Los Angeles, California

    Good luck qualifying for it - they play with your hours, so you never qualify. I hear it isn't what it used to be - which goes for everything else too

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