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Awesome place to work, though not for everyone.

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Former Employee - Department Manager  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Department Manager in Seattle, WA

I worked at Nordstrom full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

There's nothing but opportunity to move up, and they're pretty good at noticing different types of skill sets. There's an effort to seek out diversity. You're encouraged to have a real sense of ownership in the company. Learning/moving up is mostly a transparent process; you know where you stand and how to improve.

Cons

You sort of have to be a certain type. Communication majors with perfect looks and bubbly efficiency seem to do well, as well as dudebros.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't get too locked into promoting people who are just really good at self-promoting; seek out diverse folks with alternative viewpoints/ways of getting things done. Don't be so quick to dismiss (it's easy to do so, when everyone wants to work there).

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    Great for a summer job

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Tysons Corner, VA

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

    Pros

    - It teaches you how to manger your time
    - Good Pay if you sell enough, and even if you don't ($10 base pay)
    - My customer service skills are improved
    - They really care about employees and customers
    - Everyone is welcoming and open

    Cons

    - Can get catty
    - Bad employees that steal customers
    - Wasn't trained properly by department manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you bring in a new employee during the anniversary, your dept. manager should still take the time to train them personally.

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    Cosmetic Counter Manager

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    Current Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you are committed and work hard you will have opportunity to move up within the Company.

    Cons

    Long hours, pressure of making numbers, opening accounts, Inventory a few times a year .
    For the work you do they really under pay the hardest workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to recognize the truly dedicated workers and notice the ones that can make a difference instead of the ones who got in because of who they know.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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