Nordstrom Department Manager Interview Questions

Updated May 28, 2014
Updated May 28, 2014
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Department Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

You need to love customer service. Our company has a tradition of an outside of the box to please our customers, be sure which position you want to work, be passionate and honest

Interview Questions
  • all the questions are pretty simple, be honest at all times   Answer Question
Accepted Offer

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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Nordstrom in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Store manager chat.
    Store goals and career path

    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Nordstrom.

    Interview Details

    apply online. Taleo system is used to sort applicants. HR does first interview. If applicable Department Manager does 2nd interview. Background checks are performed. Offer made by Department Manger, HR does notifies rejections.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There are no negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Nordstrom.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening with recruiter. Following week interview with regional manager and Head Chef and after that another interview with a GM. The total interview process took 30 days.

    Interview Questions
    • Both in person interviews were very professional but not with a lot of Q&A, but more like a conversation about past experiences in the field. Maybe the most unexpected question was what is favorite restaurant to eat and why.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Edison, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edison, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Nordstrom in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Hired over the phone. No formal interview. They checked my references and spoke to my current department manager, store manager and regional manager and offered me the job that same day.

    Interview Questions
    • What is is your biggest opportunity (what can you work on)?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Nordstrom.

    Interview Details

    Nordstrom is known for promoting from within, which is why interviewing for a department manager is a different experience every single time. I was promoted from within my store and already had rapport with my store manager, so I literally expressed my interested then applied online. I was job offered a few days later.

    From outside of a store / region, however, the process is a bit different. Normally, you would interview with the regional for that division, then the store manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Since I never went through a formal interview there was nothing to throw me off.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You can negotiate. However, I did not. Normally there is very little room to budge with salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Troy, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Troy, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Nordstrom in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    One Phone Interview
    One in person Interview
    When I first started working for the company I was only applying for a summer cashiering job so my process was not that difficult. I was promoted from within several times and was always approached first for job opportunities so I never had much of an interview experience.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Nordstrom in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Nordstrom has a detailed interview process which makes it easy and fair for both the interviewer and interviewee. Those interested in working for the company may apply online and the company is very good about responding to interested parties in that manner. The hiring process is clear, done in a quick and concise manner, and completed usually within a matter of weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • When applying for a sales position, I was handed an item my manager was holding and he asked me to sell it to him on the spot. Fun, but I had to think on my feet and in the moment.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Because it was a sales position, it was a straight offer and there was no negotiation in it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Your results are traditionally what determines your eligibility for a leadership position. This is typically a very easy process at this step as you're usually already the candidate in mind for the position open. Questions can be at a minimum - I've found that the fewer questions you're asked, the more likelier the job is already yours. That's one of the great things about this company - the more you vocalize your career goals, the more likely you'll get tapped.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Nordstrom.

    Interview Details

    Applications process is pretty standard... one hr or so. Human Resources contact was pretty timely, with in a week. two interview process, generally one with Human Resources and the other with the store manager. If you made it through two interviews.... you pretty much got the job. Some one outgoing and drives for results are a good tactic

    Interview Questions
    • Do you consider yourself an competitive person?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    discuss pay rate. different departments off different commission rates.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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