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I loved working at Nordstrom

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Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Pleasanton, CA
Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Pleasanton, CA

I worked at Nordstrom part-time (More than a year)

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

Pros

Employee discount; working with the customers. Nordstrom pays commission and I earned a lot more than I thought I could in retail. There is room for advancement. Nordstrom is very good at providing motivation to do your best. Nordstrom is a great company to work for.

Cons

The hours are hard because it is evenings and weekends. When customers return items you sold them, that commission gets docked from your pay. It's too easy to spend your own money on the clothes. It can be competitive because it's commission.

Advice to Management

Provide your department managers with management training. If it's possible, try and rotate weekends off to help with work/life balance. Most families are home on the weekends and that was the reason I had to leave, because it was too hard to see my family.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Underwhelmed by the anti-innovative leadership

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great reputation, great products, great service

    Cons

    Low salaries, negative attitude toward non-sales positions. A dichotomy exists within the company between the floor staff and the leadership. Nordstrom is run by a family that pretends anyone could rise to their position by selling merchandise. Not true. They speak of financiers and marketing professionals as though their roles are useless and unimportant. Negative attitudes toward the leadership of tomorrow. Wake up kids, Nordstrom needs more than just a sales force to grow!

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that living in fear of international growth is childish and embarrassing. Grow up little Nordies brothers or hire someone else with the balls to look to the future instead if living in your fathers footsteps, dreaming of 1901.


  2. women's clothing commission

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    Current Employee - Salesperson in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Salesperson in La Jolla, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice people, discount, clean, great benefits, safe environment. Opportunity to build clientele and to make money if you are in the right department and if you are passionate about what you sell.

    Cons

    other sales people steal your customer, no one has your back, managers are all talk and no action. Returns are huge. High sales goals even if you are the newest on staff and get the worst hours. Constant pressure to perform.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your best employees. I was bullied by another employee and my manager knew it and did nothing for me. I quit.


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