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It was a great learning experience despite the horrible leadership

Current Employee - Department Manager  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Department Manager in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

Great reolaction packages, opprotunity to grow, commision sales

Cons

Managment does not listen to the people they directly manage all levels, people are often promoted based off who they know not off merit, company has an overall "mean girls" vibe with eveyone looking to get ahead by making others look bad. Pay is not comperable to others for the work load.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen, Listen, Listen... I would also reinterview eveyperson who has ever worked with Pari Sanayei who is still supported as a leader, despite her poor leadership.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good and bad, depending on what you're looking for...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Men's Division Sale's Associate  in  Aventura, FL
    Current Employee - Men's Division Sale's Associate in Aventura, FL

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good business being an anchor store in Aventura.
    Friendly co-workers.
    Good job; not a good place to grow a career. There's a difference.

    Cons

    Returns during slow pay periods will leave you with very small paychecks.
    Not a good store to grow in - managers are stepping down from their positions because the pay is not worth the stress from upper management.
    Your hard work will go unnoticed and unappreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start acknowledging the people that work hard instead of the people that "look the part". The company is losing talented leaders to competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Competitive, No Management Leadership, Shark Sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, DE

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

    Pros

    Great Customer relationships built. Fast paced. Decent Hours. Gained knowledge of clothing brands, materials, price points etc.

    Cons

    Managers are AWFUL. Because sales associates work on a commission base, employees/colleagues are forced to compete against one another for customers and act as sharks killing one another to get a customer's sale. It annoyed customers how we had to approach them non-stop in order to get them into a fitting room to try on and then purchase clothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire Managers with Management Degree backgrounds with a strong desire to lead/mold their inferior staff members into thriving sales associates rather than pushing them aside to get your own sales numbers up!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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