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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 (More than 8 years)

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

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 Management

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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  1. Great Company Had An unorganized manager

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Salem, OR

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Family Atmosphere Elevated Retail Environment

    Cons

    Physically Tasking during the Holiday Season

  2. Great Co Workers, Difficult Customers

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co Workers, Open Door Policy, Empowerment to make decisions without having to always go through upper management, benefits, employee discount.

    Cons

    Holiday hours expected from management, Customer is always right, even when they are wrong, return policy can hurt your paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    acknowledge hard work during the holiday times.

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