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STUCK IN THE RACK

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Current Employee - Department Sales Lead
Current Employee - Department Sales Lead

I have been working at Nordstrom

Pros

great pay, great hours, and cool co workers and customers

Cons

poor picks for management. the managers dont seem to care about you.. to suceed in nordstrom you have to kiss alot of butt or open 15 accounts up a day.. working hard isnt enough.. just open up accounts

Advice to ManagementAdvice

pick managers wisely, and give employees who truly work hard the advancement they deserve and dont give bogus excuses to why they cant transfer departments.. treat others how you want to be treated you never know when you might need them

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    I'd never work for another company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Nordstrom

    Pros

    -Promote from within philosophy
    -Great benefits
    -Ability to own your own business and run it as you see fit - managers have a lot more responsibility than most other managers in retail environments - as a dept. manager I hire and fire my own team, assistant manager, etc...
    -Sell more, make more - the more you sell (even as a manager), the more you make
    -Bonus structure for dept. managers
    -Strong company culture
    -Relocation packages when you move as a dept. manager
    -Support from upper management: store manager, HR, regional management
    -Open door policy: Ability to call anyone from your buyer to Blake Nordstrom and know you'll get them on the phone...and they'll be interested in what you're saying and do what they can to help!

    Cons

    -Work/life balance - hard not having many Saturdays off and working longer hours during holidays can keep you away from family, esp when you've relocated with the company. As a dept. manager my store manager encourages me to take my days off and enjoy them but there are often many responsibilities which make me feel like I need to come in on my day off
    -Inconsistent pay: managers make base plus commission and have an expectation as to how much they should sell throughout the month. These expectations can be unrealistic however - the amount of time it takes to lead a large team and keep a $4 million business going doesn't allow much time for selling, which is critical to your paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No manager selling expectation - higher salary, less focus on commission for management. I want to team sell with my team and help them add on to their sales so they can make more money - not worry about my own sales. I understand leading by example but I can do that by HELPING them sell MORE vs. selling myself - I just want to support my team! There are also times during the year when there's too much "management stuff" going on for us to sell - ie - prepping for inventory, annual performance review season (writing 12 APRs is TIME CONSUMING if done properly!) and this leads to inconsistent paychecks.

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  2.  

    Very good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nordstrom

    Pros

    very nice people to work with and around. Very happy environment to work in and lots of opportunity to move around in the company

    Cons

    Some of the pay in the support fields could be improved to make it a greater draw for future employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They know what they are doing and are excelling in the retail industry with their customers and employees and exceed among their competitors

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