Nordstrom Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
333 Interview Reviews

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Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Nordstrom in April 2014.

Interview Details

It was average. Nothing too unexpected or out of the ordinary. Just be yourself. They already seem to know what they want. If you fit the bill than great.

Interview Questions
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Nordstrom.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got an email shortly after for a phone interview. Very basic conversation and super friendly, why Nordstrom? Tell me about yourself. What is a goal you set but didn't achieve.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a difficult work situation and tell your solution   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Nordstrom in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    it took one month. I applied online.got an email in four weeks time to make an appointment for a phone interview.Had the phone interview the next day and was asked to come for the face to face interview the following day.had the interview with two managers and after i was asked to role play sales. the whole process took about 1hr 30mins

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Nordstrom in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got an email the next day asking me to choose an interview day and time. Met with HR and then they asked me to meet with the department manager, this took about an hour and a half. I was then asked to come back the next day to meet the store manager, this only took about five minutes (clearly she didn't like me very much). Two days later I was informed that I did not get the job.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Honolulu, HI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Honolulu, HI
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Nordstrom.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and went to the store the next day to personally hand in another copy of my resume. I think this helped me a lot because I got to meet with the department manager face-to-face, which is always a leg up (not being just a piece of paper). The process took about a week in total. I was called in for an interview several days later; there was a basic question interview followed by a performance review. I was called in again the next day to talk to the store manager, which included more conversational questions.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask you to come up with several outfits based on a customer profile they invent for you on the spot.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very basic retail interview system, asked about experiences and what I could bring to the store. Included many things about what would be expected of you and how you were going to be given the tools to achieve your goals.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were a tree what kind of tree would you be and why?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Nordstrom in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    A lot of simple retail oriented questions.
    Know how to learn to know what they want to hear
    Use basic commonsense
    How do you feel working on only commission?
    How competitive are you?
    Give me a time when....

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There isn't any.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Nordstrom.

    Interview Details

    First you go through a telephone interview - pretty simple questions about your work experience and why you want to work at Nordstrom. Once you go through that, they will set up a group interview after which you meet with the manager or assistant manager. You have to do a sales pitch. It's pretty basic and simple.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to pitch a sale of a shoe brand I was unfamiliar with, to a man.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, you get commission.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Nordstrom in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Just let them know that you thrive off of friendly competition, you love fashion and you've always wanted to work for and make nordstrom a career. They'll love you.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Commission only
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Durham, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Nordstrom in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a phone call to set up an in person interview. Met with HR to interview. Met with department manager same day. Received a phone call later on from department manager for a job offer and accepted. Started new hire orientation immediately.

    Interview Questions
    • All Questions were based on retail experience. None of the questions were unexpected.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation, it is all commission unless you don't make your draw, then you receive minimum wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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