Very Easy Interview
Interviewed at Nordstrom
Interview Details – Everything went as planned, I applied for this position on February 12th and got a called back on the 14th. I first had an Phone Interview which went very smooth, the lady was extremely nice and outgoing. She ask me basic interview questions then she was so fascinated with my other job that we talk mostly about that position. She then went ahead a schedule me for a in person interview where I would be Interviewing with her Assistant because she was going to be gone on vacation the following week. After I had my second interview that next week the lady basically told me I had the Job because I did so well on my phone interview so I'm just waiting on my orientation date.
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Nordstrom.
Interview Details – I first applied online and sent my resume. When you apply online you also take a short personality test. Be sure to take your time on this and really think about the answers. This is the first thing they use to weed people out. Once you past the online application, they will send you an email asking to set up a phone interview. The phone interview last about 30 minutes. It was someone from the Nordstrom Seattle Headquarters. It was basic questions, just trying to get to know you. They will ask you why you want to work for Nordstrom. They asked me to give them examples of a time I showed leadership skills, what my favorite designer was. Once you past the phone interview, they will email you and tell you the date of your in person interview. It was just a one on one interview with the human resource manager of one of the Nordstroms in Dallas. She asked me similar questions as the phone interview. They ask you about your previous work experience.
Interview Question – During the in person interview she asked me to sell her something I was wearing. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Nordstrom.
Interview Details – This was unlike any interview I've ever had - 4 hour "audition!"
Interview Question – If you were a PM for a bridge contractor ........ View Answer
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Nordstrom in April 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online. Received a call rather quickly. First interview was short telephone conversation/questions. Was asked to come to the store for interview.
Interview Question – Received a tour within the department. While on the tour, interviewer noted a tee-shirt that was a item the store was currently promoting. I was asked to demonstrate how I would sell that item to a customer, not knowing anything about the product other than what I observed of the item and display during the tour. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Accepted different job
I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Nordstrom.
Interview Details – I applied online and received a phone interview about one month later. During the phone interview she asked me how I feel about working commission, why I want to work for Nordstrom and what are my career goals- easy, typical questions.
At the end of the phone interview she told me I have moved on to the next interview. I was scheduled for an in person interview 2 weeks later. There were 3 interviewers (HR manager and two department managers/stylists) as well as another interviewers for the sales demonstration part- they were all very friendly. You could tell that they loved the company that they work for.
They said I would hear back within 3 months.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you did not reach a goal?
How do you stay up to date with trends? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Nordstrom in March 2011.
Interview Details – The interview was good. The Department manager was professional and attentive. The questions were pretty straight forward and business and customer service in nature.
Interview Question – I do not recall anything that through me off during the interview. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – nothing
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Nordstrom in October 2013.
Interview Details – Phone interview - It was while I was in the car and unprepared but generally quite easy.
Interview Question – How do you deal with angry customers? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I had an offer over the telephone. It was easy and was a "job hopper's" dream come true. No problems with extensive previous work history. My impression is that as desperate as companies are to hire for call centers, they aren't too picky and you can get by with stretching dates, using dead supervisors, ones who don't work for a company any more, etc.
I interviewed at Nordstrom in February 2014.
Interview Details – First, I filled out an online application. Afterwards, I was contacted about scheduling a phone interview. Immediately after completing the phone interview, I made an appointment to meet for an in-person interview at a Nordstrom store. The in-person interview was a panel of about 5 managers in the store. Whole process took about a month.
Interview Question – A lot of "tell me about a time when..." questions. Huge emphasis on Nordstrom being commission based. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Commissions based.
I applied in-person - interviewed at Nordstrom in August 2013.
Interview Details – Nordstrom is a very collaborative and consensus driven organization. They even do interviews and what they call auditions. It is very casual and mostly situational questions even for someone with tech background. Someone coming from one of the large software company like amazon/Microsoft, I felt was that interview or just a chat.
They look for compatibility and culture fit. They are trying to change, but they are an old IT shop, making an effort to change.
Expect about 4-5 people interview for 4 hours or so with maybe a lunch.
Interview Question – Nothing I can think of. Was surprised at the level of tech or design questions missing by anyone. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Salary was as expected, and was kind of surprised they matched what I was being offered by another software company. Signin bonus was doubled when I showed my displeasure. Stock options are cryptic and even recruiter could not explain. They allocate only once a year in Feb/March timeframe.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Nordstrom in February 2014.
Interview Details – Applied online in early January, received an email about setting up a phone interview for late January. Nordstrom HQ rep called and we spoke for about 10-15 minutes. She then said that they would like to meet me and I agreed to meet in person in 2 weeks. Early in Feb. I met with HR and Managers for the Virginia Beach Nordstrom. It was a group interview with 7 other people. We were individually taken to interview with an HR rep, then do a styling portion with a department Manager (I was in Men's furnishings and had to style a man who was out on the town while on a business trip) then one-on-one with the Store Manager.
Interview Question – None Answer Question
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