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Great atmosphere if your dept is high volumn

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA

I worked at Nordstrom part-time (more than an year)

Pros

You can grow within the company and go into other departments

Cons

If you do not make your numbers then life and getting hours can be tough

Advice to ManagementAdvice

empower and motivate employees, plan for events such as treandshow and such carefully to avoid complications

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    If you want to join a cult, work at Nordstrom in the cosmetic dept

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    Former Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Natick, MA

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    decent retail pay plus commission in the cosmetic dept

    Cons

    Horrific Management, terrible schedules, disrespect from management, cult-like environment.
    Evidently, management is not allowed to socialize or even speak to anyone who is not management outside of work! Also, no employee at anytime is allowed to use the restrooms in the store, they must use the public mall restroom! It's pretty obvious with these 2 rules alone that management has absolutely no respect for their employees. Also, if you don't make your numbers, they expect you to actually walk over to a customer (even if they're in another dept) and pretty much drag them to your counter to sell them something.....Wake up Nordstrom Management....It's supposed to be about Great Customer Service....remember?!!! Oh yes....and if you're full time...don't hold your breath because they can cut your hours to part time anytime they want....nice, Hah?!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You might want to look into some of the values and beliefs that other companies follow....such as treat employees with dignity and respect....You'll get a lot more work out of an employee who feels appreciated....At Nordstrom you're just a number and are very REPLACEABLE!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    This was a decent experience with terrible pay.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Miami, FL

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The environment was inviting and they really made you believe that they wanted you to succeed. You felt like a business owner.

    Cons

    I was the owner of a terrible business. The commission structure was that of unyielding. You would be lucky to make an honest wage by the end of the month... only to have it snatched away, compliments of the liberal return policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't share the dream that you could potentially make big bucks because that is a big lie.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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