Nordstrom

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Current Employee - Dishwasher in Miami, FL
Current Employee - Dishwasher in Miami, FL

I have been working at Nordstrom part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Because is a good company.

Cons

This company needs more reward to its customers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Explain with more attention the policy of the company.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    An emotional rollercoaster

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you work hard, you can make g-ood personal relationships and commission.
    Wonderful co-workers.
    Employee Discount.
    Very Diverse.

    Cons

    Micro-management.
    Harassment.
    Nagging and at least three different managers telling you different things.
    Too many sales people.
    Return Everything.
    Not Enough time on floor where you make your 100% based commission wages.
    I could go on, but that is just the tip of the iceberg.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to each other and reach common ground before telling the employee something.
    Stop with the Micro Management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's okay--as long as you're not a cook

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are unmatched. 2-1/2 times on Holidays, generous 401K option if you last at least 3 years.

    Cons

    Wages sub-par. Hours sub-par and cannot sustain a living wage. They make the cooks wash the dishes because they are too cheap to hire a dishwasher. They are strictly numbers oriented. They ask of the chef, did you meet your labor quota? Price quota? They don't care if you can't afford to pay your rent or not, they want maximum labor and minimum cost. The cooks cannot express one bit of creativity, all menu items must be followed exactly at the point of creation, with the book open to the page you are making from. Each order, turn the page, pure insanity when you're busy. Portions weighed to 0.1 ounces means less time to cook and more prep. If you look at the constant openings on craigslist for cooks, cook's helpers, dishwashers, now you know why. Everyone I worked with was job hunting on their days off. It's a terrible place, I felt like I was in hell and every day I got paroled.

    The food servers make far more money with less training, fewer requirements and they don't share with the cooks, making a cook's job at Nordstrom the worst in the world. You are not a cook at Nordstrom, you are a robot, and you have to follow all directions exactly. NO room for ANY creativity, management blows you off, HR blows you off and is there only to protect management. They look at wage-earner turnover as just another part of the business.

    No wonder why all the love-letter 5-star reviews are from salespeople!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nix the whole consistency idea, let's the chef's decide what's right for their kitchen. Let them do their job! Allocate hours for dishwashers that don't cut into the cook's schedule. Use leftover stocks for soups instead of throwing them away. This is only the short list.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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