Nordstrom – Why Work For Us?

As a Nordstrom employee, you should feel confident that your health and well-being are among our highest priorities. To that end, Nordstrom offers comprehensive, flexible benefits to our employees and their families.

Health Benefits
Wellness Program

Income Protection

Accidental Death &
Dismemberment Insurance
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
Life Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance

Retirement and Savings Equity
401(k) Plan & Profit Sharing
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Nordstrom Bank
Nordstrom Federal Credit Union

Flexible Spending Accounts
Dependent Care
Health Care

Time Away
Paid Time Off
Bereavement Leave
Leave of Absence
Sabbatical Leave


Life/Work Benefits


Adoption Financial Assistance
Employee Assistance Program
Group Home/Auto Insurance
Group Legal Services
Merchandise Discount

We value the richness that diversity brings to our company – it makes us better and the communities we serve stronger. We’re deeply committed to cultivating an environment where the contributions of every employee, customer and vendor are respected and appreciated.

Our People

Our people are the foundation of who we are as a company. Attracting, hiring and retaining diverse talent enables us to be more innovative and better serve our employees, customers and communities. We’ve made great strides in recruiting qualified and enthusiastic candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Of our company’s total employment in 2013, 47.5% are people of color and 72% are women, while 33.1% of our management population is comprised of people of color and 70% are women. Our Board of Directors includes people of color and women. Interested in a career with Nordstrom?

At Nordstrom, we celebrate new store openings by greeting our customers with resounding cheers and applause. But the true excitement begins once we get down to the business of serving our new communities!

Apply online for stores that are currently hiring by clicking on the link below.

For stores that are not yet accepting applications, create your profile and let us know what store you're interested in. You'll receive an email notification once we begin accepting applications.





We believe one of our most important responsibilities is supporting the communities Nordstrom serves.

As a company, Nordstrom has had the privilege of serving communities across the country. We’ve learned a lot from the people we’ve met through the years – and we have been inspired by them. We know our financial support and involvement can make a difference, which is why we support many community organizations through cash contributions, partnering with local organizations, or volunteering our time.


Each year, Nordstrom donates millions of dollars to organizations working to improve their communities. We focus on partnering with organizations who champion arts and culture, education, health and community development.


For more than 60 years, Nordstrom and our employees have supported United Way agencies around the country to help address the most pressing needs in each of the communities where we live and work through regionally organized campaigns. In 2013, Nordstrom and its employees gave more than $7.6 million to local United Way agencies.


Our employees are involved in hundreds of organizations in their own communities. Nordstrom employees volunteer for local activities such as food and blood drives, holiday adoption programs and fundraising walks and runs. Nordstrom employees also support annual United Way Day of Caring events around the country.

Nordstrom Reviews

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  • Amazing Place to work!!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Troy, MI

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    Amazing clothes, great benefits, good work life balance, great pay for students who go to college. Friendly work environment!!!!! The Management is amazing, and you get paid time off accumulated to take time off whenever you please. The benefits are great too, you have Aetna medical insurance which offers such amazing coverage. Great work place for younger crowd as well!!! Awesome experience


    Long holiday hours, stand up all day long which can really hurt your legs. The amount of massive returns that one sales person can get is very high. Very competitive sales environment, as well as snakey sales people so be careful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up you are doing a phenomenal job!!!!!!!

Nordstrom Interviews

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Nordstrom.


    Got a call from HR, she asked me some preliminary interview questions related to sales and customer service. After I answered them she invited me to come for a face-to-face interview with her and my department manager.

    I came in for a face to face interview, the HR person asked me the exact same question as before, this was to check to see if my answers were consistent. Afterwards, my department manager came in and asked me some questions. Some questions were the same, others were different.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me of a time when you exceeded sales quota.
      Tell me a time when you had to calm down an angry customer.
      How do you feel about a fast-paced environment?
      How do you feel about competition?
      Why do you want to be rich?
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Nordstrom Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2013
World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2013
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2013
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
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Additional Info

Headquarters Seattle, WA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1901
Type Company - Public (JWN)
Industry Retail
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 293 stores in 38 states, including 118 full-line stores in the United States and one in Canada; 167 Nordstrom Racks; two Jeffrey boutiques; and one clearance store. Nordstrom also serves customers online through, and private sale site HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service that takes care of customers online at and its five showrooms. Nordstrom... More

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