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If you're going to work fashion retail, its among the best

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Current Employee - Department Manager  in  San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Department Manager in San Diego, CA

I have been working at Nordstrom full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Decent pay, great social environment, competitive structure, good product, support, can be a lot of fun. Takes time to coach and train its employees for the most part. Promotes from within, no education required. Decent benefits, 401K plan, profit sharing, and stock purchase plan. Ability to transfer and do other types of jobs within the company.

Cons

Retail hours, pressure, lots of addition expectations that don't necessarily produce results. Company doesn't try to hide its focus to generate value for its stockholders as well as it used to, taking away focus on the employee... Company definitely has a focus towards promoting "cheerleader," kool aid drinking employees more than qualified management candidates. Meetings required dancing, cheerleading and other things grown men do not enjoy. Felt like a high school prep rally.
Department managers work long hours, and do not earn overtime. Pay doesn't match the commitment required or the stress level. A lot of things relating to gauged success are outside of ones control.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay closer attention to management team. Some of the "teachers" favorites were unethical and unprofessional. They would portray themselves in false light and brown nose.
Stop the culture of cheerleading and treating adults like children and bringing high level company ideas to the masses. It just clouds their minds and confuses sales people. So many different directions they pull employees that it keeps them from knowing what matters most.

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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Sales Support

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Listen to employee feedback
    Creatively run your area of business
    Work ethic very high
    Conservative fiscally responsible

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain Work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in sales support areas
    Weigh store and regional feedback even more when making decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great corporate retail experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Arcadia, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Arcadia, CA

    I worked at Nordstrom part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Distinct company culture. Nordstrom values its employees; capitalizes on customer service, acknowledge that superb customer relations cannot be built without their employees.

    Cons

    Holidays/Anniversary Sales can get hectic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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