Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Nordstrom
- Sales Associate (478)
- Commissioned Sales Associate (155)
- Retail Sales Associate (79)
- Intern (69)
- Cosmetics Counter Manager (46)
- Retail Management (40)
- Salesperson (26)
- Department Manager (20)
- Nordstrom Sales Associate (20)
- Cosmetics Sales Associate (19)
- Customer Service Representative (19)
- Barista (18)
- Sales Person (18)
- Beauty Advisor (16)
- Customer Service Specialist (15)
- Retail Associate (13)
- Seasonal Sales Associate (13)
- Cosmetic Sales Associate (12)
- Retail Management Internship (12)
- Seasonal Cashier (11)
- Inventory Processor (10)
- Sales Representative (10)
- Loss Prevention Agent (10)
- Cashier (9)
- Visual Stylist (9)
- Personal Stylist (9)
- Assistant Department Manager (8)
- Sales (8)
- Retail Management Intern (8)
- Business Analyst (7)
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nordstrom (Miami, FL) in April 2014.
I applied online and then was called for an interview initially for a selling position but mentioned I was interested in the management internship. At that point, one of the assistant managers interviewed me for a selling position and liked me. I got a another call for an interview with an HR manager for the store. That went well so I had my final interview with our store manager. She hired me on the spot for the position and later I got to pick which department to work in. I happened to land consecutive interviews so the overall time it took me land the spot was short.
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Management InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nordstrom in July 2013.
The interview was conducted in two parts. They just changed the interview process when I interviewed from individual interviews to group interviews. There was a group of us getting interviewed at the same time. Each hiring manager interviewed two of us. First part was the typical interview where they asked you questions and you respond. Second part of the interview the manager took us on the sales floor, gave us a scenario, and asked us to sell to her like we already work there.
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Managing InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nordstrom (Akron, OH) in January 2012.
Very comfortable, felt relaxed and able to answer questions thoroughly.
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Manager InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Nordstrom (Bethesda, MD) in March 2011.
One interview with store manager, tell them why you want such position, show them your credentials on how you have performed previously and what you will do to succeed
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it was too good to pass
Manager InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Nordstrom (Cerritos, CA) in March 2010.
everything went well; questions were well thought out
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Manager InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Nordstrom (Alta, IA) in April 2009.
I first applied online to the company through their web site which prooved to be fairly a quick and efficient way. I was contacted by email to sign up for an interview coming to my school. I had the one on one interview which lasted about 40 minutes. After, about 2 weeks later i received a second office visit.
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Management InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Nordstrom in April 2015.
Applied online and received e-mail confirmation stating that "We have reviewed your application and think that you have the qualifications and skills we're looking for. We'd like a chance to get to know more about you" so they invited me to online schedule a phone interview. Later on, HR called to say they would bypass phone and schedule me for an in-person interview. All was professionally communicated: time, location and prep needed, and I even received a reminder call a day before the interview. In-person interview questions were very general and intended to find out what you stand for, what's professionally important to you, how you would relate to people you'd manage, and how serious you are about sales in general (and, the 'bottom line', of course). Everyone seemed quite pleasant (they are HR, after all, so they know how to do that). I was impressed. Unfortunately, I was not invited to the second interview, but what disappointed me even more, was the way they communicated it. My interviewer phoned me the very next morning and left a kind message to call her back. When I did, she seemed to not know who I was, and even asked who called me that morning (!!?). Then she said she had my info, but would have to put me on hold to look at it (!!), and then came back saying that she did not have anything to tell me and would call me the following day "after discussing the subject with her associates". A couple of hours later, another person called to inform me that they were "going with another candidate". Needles to say, my first impression that they were professional and organized, was ruined. It's a shame.
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