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Only good for the College kids...

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Nordstrom part-time (less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The customers can be fun to shop with.
You have access to all the latest fashion trends on a daily basis.
If you like shopping you will like Nordstrom

Cons

Favortism
*"schedule is based on merit" -Direct quote from HR but noone can seem to define what that means.
*"turnover % is high because we constantly need new people to light a fire under the tenured employees "behinds" to show them that they have competition..." That was pretty much a direct quote.
*The customer service all star award is an award that is given to who the managers LIKE the most...yes, that's true, there are no SPECIFIC #'s to attain etc...it is TRULY a popularity contest.
*The employee who is a top performer can do no wrong...if their behavior is bad towards others noone cares as long as they are performing.

Advice to Management

Im not even going to bother giving any advice because as you will see, former and current employees have been giving advice for years...its 2012 and I would give the exact same advice that was given by others in 2010...so sad.

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  1. Negative environment where everyone is looking to get out.

    Current Employee - Makeup Artist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Makeup Artist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Gratis
    Discount
    Fun people, until they leave after 2 months from burn out

    Cons

    Hours
    No work/life balance
    Pressure from the vendors and Nordstrom
    Low pay
    Hard to move depts or vendors

    Advice to Management

    Make a better commission structure where you don't make your employees compete like survival of the fittest

  2. 50/50

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    make more then managers as a sales associate
    you make your own check commissioned

    Cons

    ridiculous policy of take all returns
    request days off

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