Nordstrom

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Great company for to work for

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Department Manager
Former Employee - Department Manager

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

Pros

Great company to work for especially for college graduates. Working on the sales floor is an excellent opportunity to get into sales. Everyone at every level is constantly challenged to seek ways to improve customer service and to always ensure the customer is having a great shopping experience.

Getting into management is a very good way to learn important business and leadership skills. There can be a lot of turnover in management but it seems because it's people wanting a title vs. wanting to grow as a leader and help develop others.

Overall leadership of the company is great. You will be taught some very tough lessons but you will learn a great deal. I couldn't think of a better way to grow my professional skill set.

Cons

Overall pay in the store level is not great in comparison to other sales industries, but the pay seems on the higher end for retail. People can make good money on the sales floor. The benefits are very nice so the overall value is decent.

In general, the training for managers could be a lot stronger in terms of preparing department managers for other roles. Training for managers is very focus on in store level and enough people struggle in roles in corporate offices. But not a significant issue that makes it a problem.

Sales training on the floor is supposed to be in depth and to ensure new salespeople are ready to succeed. Not every department manager gives the same effort in developing a team. New employees have to be eager, self-motivated, be able to learn from constructive criticism and continue to find ways to improve performance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Along with comments from the pros and cons section, the company could be better if there was a stronger connection from merchandise managers and the store level. The family, company executives and regional managers on the store level and great leaders and really focus on developing people. The merchandise managers and buy teams, across all divisions, do not have the same focus. Many people complain the merchandise teams are focused on their own bonus and pay and do not communicate the same passion for developing people.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Lingerie Speacialist

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    Former Employee - Lingerie Department Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Lingerie Department Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Nordstrom part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Commission based, Discount, Good work environment (visual aspects)

    Cons

    Competitiveness among girls, Management can be one sided and favor older employees unfairly even if newer employees have better numbers.. biased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listening to all employees equally and fairly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Cons outweigh pro's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nordstrom

    Pros

    looks go on resume
    meet great people
    fun rallies

    Cons

    no benefits
    too much pressure
    pay should be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of actually taking care of your employees. Most of us weren't happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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