Nordstrom
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Nordstrom Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Jun 28, 2014
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3.5 130 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Nordstrom President and Director Blake W. Nordstrom

Blake W. Nordstrom

(85 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Awesome company to work for!

    Commissioned Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Oak Brook, IL

    ProsGreat pay was making almost 30k just part time, great environment, loved the culture, great benefits and incentives

    ConsDepartment manager was power hungry

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure management is treating the employees with respect, especially on the sales floor.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great pay, lots of work

    Commissioned Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Oak Brook, IL

    ProsLoved working in a commission-based environment. It was up to you to put in the effort and you were rewarded for you work.

    ConsI was expecting to have a part-time position, but found myself working almost 40 hours a week. I wish I would have had a better idea of what would have been expected of me regarding time before I accepted.

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    a great place to work

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsIt is a place where you can grow because they believe in promoting from within. The harder you're willing to work the more you can earn.

    ConsIt is commission based so you have to be willing to work hard to get ahead. The hours are not easy and there are sales goals to meet. Sometimes the goals are pretty steep.

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    Awesome Customer Service and Culture

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    Prosgreat culture, really care about the employee, great benefits

    Consenforces certain selling techniques that don't always work

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep the great culture and benefits going!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Oak Brook, IL

    ProsGreat pay, good coworkers, offers a lot for growth in company.

    ConsBad hours, lack of communication with HR, a lot of customer complaints on a regular basis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter scheduling system.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsPotential to make a lot of money
    Reputable company
    Fun environment

    ConsNo hourly pay - only commission
    Long hours
    Harder to make goals in the winter

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Competitive atmosphere, but a wonderful company to work for.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    Pros-Good management
    -Take care of employees
    -Buil customer service

    Cons-Commission based
    -Very competitive
    -Pick a GOOD/BUSY department

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Oak Brook, IL

    ProsLove the attitude and the outlook. Loved being able to provide the best possible service to customers.

    ConsLower level managers were not great. Not innovative, just followed the path and the guidebook. Would have loved to have gotten better sales training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter training and more offerings for ongoing sales training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun Place, Horrible Hours

    Sale Associate (Former Employee)
    Oak Brook, IL

    ProsI worked with a great group in my department. Seeing/learning about all the new products/designers we would get in was amazing. Able to use discount on top of already discounted items

    ConsHard to grow within company. Old manager was a bit over bearing. Was hired for full-time, only to learn I was actually "full-time flex" which means you are cut down to part time during non busy season. Hard to pay the bills this way. Returns get deducted from your paycheck, customers take advantage of return policy and like to "borrow" item, which ends up hurting your pay check

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't hover over sales employees. Re-evalute your return policy or come up with a system where it doesn't effect employees so much.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good company, lots of room for growth

    Department Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Prossales and commission- potential to earn a LOT of money. opportunities for growth. customer service is #1. sense of family within the company. open door policy. learned a lot!

    Consit is hard as a manager to see your employees making more than you. most of the time you have too much on your plate to be able to sell like you used to. this is why many people are "career/professional salespeople". NO work life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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