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A great place to start a sales career

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Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Walnut Creek, CA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Walnut Creek, CA

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

Pros

-Other companies really look positively on Nordstrom and the standards they have in place for there employees.
- Have a great amount of respect for employees and giving them the tools to make good money
-In the right department you can make very good money (50-80k) ie. salon shoes, women shoes, men's sportswear.
- I had an amazing department manager

Cons

-some negative employees can really harm the work environment
-its retail so the hours are not the best, but deal with it.
-very competitive atmosphere which results in some shady sales people

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would really try and find people that are positive. In my experience there was always someone talking negative about customers, managers, the job in general.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Personal Stylist1

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    Current Employee - Personal Stylist  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Personal Stylist in Oak Brook, IL

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

    Pros

    ability to create on business and manage self and time.

    Cons

    new customer connections are highly divided up by favorites, so if you're not loved- you're not getting new customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train your team and assess their true talent instead of hiring based on how someone dresses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    They don't value their employees!! Run!

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    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Former Employee - Department Manager

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits
    Discounts
    Clean, organized stores
    Met some really amazing people

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations
    Management is never satisfied with results
    No work/life balance
    Expect you to work long hours
    Want you to be on the sales floor most of the day leaving you no time for office work. Expect you to arrive early or leave after your 8th hour in order to get things done
    In order to move up in the company you have to be mobile
    Cannot take time off June-August due to sales
    Negative environment- most employees seem dissatisfied

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees and appreciate their hardwork
    Focus on the positive, not always on the negative
    Promote work/life balance.
    Lack of mobility should not hinder someone's ability to move up in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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