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Fast paced work environment with ever changing style.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Great benefits, employee discounts, weeks dedicated to giving employees an extra discount and builds ones character.

Cons

Repetitive, can be long hours, transfers are difficult, the departments attitudes can consistently be uninviting, and lack of modernizing.

Other Employee Reviews for Nordstrom

  1. Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Saleperson in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Saleperson in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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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