Nordstrom Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Nordstrom President and Director Blake W. Nordstrom
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Pros
  • They always promote from within the company (in 129 reviews)

  • Great customer service training (in 238 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be difficult at times especially if you have children (in 120 reviews)

  • long hours that can be draining (in 184 reviews)

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  1. Great Place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Nordstrom (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to make money and great environment,

    Cons

    long hours at times and working weekends


  2. Great Place to woek

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Nordstrom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make great money and experience a great culture.

    Cons

    Tough hours. Work most holidays and weekends


  3. Excellent company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Nordstrom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for because of the culture. Great teams, great people, great product. Everything is great. Flexible schedules.

    Cons

    No work life balance whatsoever. Very hard to not think about the business when away from it. Retail hours obviously are rough.


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  5. sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nordstrom Retail Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Nordstrom Retail Sales in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Nordstrom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You set your own salary, you get what you give in every way. If you sulk on the sales floor your going to make $10 an hour, work your hardest and you can make five times that.

    Cons

    Nordstrom does care about its employees, sometimes a bit too much, occasionally people who really should have been let go long ago are allowed to stay because the company has such a hard time firing people which hurts everyone else's work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective with who you hire and nurture growth in these people, the best managers already do this but it could be more widespread.


  6. Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Nordstrom (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful team of people who support your growth within the company.

    Cons

    Not a bad thing to say about the company.


  7. I LOVE THIS COMPANY

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    20% discount Reputable Company Wonderful Co-Workers Good Pay for College Student Flexible Scheduling

    Cons

    Hard to get job in another department far from my house...but worth it commission is only okay percentage

    Advice to Management

    I think that we should be able to apply for other positions and maybe transfer


  8. very good employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Customers service is what Nordstrom is known for and you'll learn that from there.

    Cons

    January and February are the slow months In retail.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. Nordstrom is a great company that really cares about their employees and focuses on providing excellent customer service

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Skokie, IL

    I worked at Nordstrom part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a salesperson, you develop lasting relationships with your customers.

    Cons

    Working on commission creates an overly competitive environment among salespeople at times.


  10. Great seasonal job.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Skokie, IL

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome exposure to a great company. You learn a lot about how the company works and get experience with one of the best customer service experiences.

    Cons

    If you're seasonal, prepare to be working long hours. A lot of set up with sales, but great turn out= great commission.

    Advice to Management

    A bit more training to seasonal employees to learn key things on registers.


  11. Great experience in sales and customer service.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hard work pays off if you are constantly selling, managers are great, and great work life balance for young professionals.

    Cons

    Department drama at times and working on commission can be tough.

    Advice to Management

    Department managers need to stay on top of their team's performance.



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