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Be prepared to work long hours and not get paid a lot to start

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Novi, MI
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Novi, MI

I worked at Nordstrom part-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The potential to excel and be promoted in the company is a positive aspect...there is Room to grow. Helps you develop new client relationships.

Cons

Some of the challenges of working here were the commission part of wages...(it can be a blessing and also can be a curse...ESPECIALLY if you can't exceed the regular hourly rate each 2 week pay period). The hours are too much for a mother .

Advice to Management

Overall the management here was good...but more incentives to employees would improve company morale I think.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Commission - so if you work hard, your paycheck will show it and theres no limit so how much you can make

    Cons

    Since its commission, associates do get competitive and become sharks when it comes to sales.
    And customers can return whenever and whatever they want and that does affect your paycheck as well.
    Hours are long. If you want to make more money you need to work more.

    Advice to Management

    good company to move up with

  2. Helpful (2)

    Great at first, but soon starts to suck your soul out

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    Former Employee - Saleperson in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Saleperson in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Social atmosphere (vs. a cubicle setting), discount on wide range of items, opportunity for good pay. Great customer service training.
    Benefits weren't great, but decent. I am pleased that I was able to start my 401k here.

    Cons

    The social atmosphere isn't always pleasant. Unfortunately, retail tends to be a magnet for catty and shallow people. Discount also encourages employee overspending, especially during their employee shop days. Always under pressure to buy products for 'promotion' and to keep up with short-lived trends. Constant pressure to sell more and more, and the company's return policy has trained customers to abuse it, which can kill your paycheck. Building a steady and reliable customer base (consistent high-spenders who don't abuse the system) takes years. Long hours on feet (8-12 hrs) which actually flattened my feet during my time there, even with Superfeet (1 yr). I was mainly considered full-time, but they are quick to cut your healthcare the second you drop below the hours, which I did from time to time for school. During sales, it is not uncommon for some employees to be scheduled for 10 day work benders. High employee turnover for both salespeople and managers.

    Advice to Management

    When looking to fill positions for managers, look towards mature and objective adults, and not young, moody, 20- somethings ambitiously looking to climb the corporate ladder. (This was seen a lot at the Seattle Flagship location.)

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