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Nordstrom

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

I have been working at Nordstrom

Pros

Nice people, fair hours, great pay

Cons

I feel like they think they're more high class than they actually are

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be considerate of new employee's lives outside of Nordstrom and don't schedule manditory meetings and trainings Monday-Friday 9-5. Understand that my sales as a part time employee working 8-12 hours a week are not going to exceed your expectations and I'm not going to have the returning customer base that many of the full time employees do have.

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    NEVER work at Nordstrom!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Nordstrom

    Pros

    High pay-- even not great salespeople can make $16/hr plus. You just can't make that as an hourly employee at another retail place. (All salespeople are commission, except the housewares, who get hourly + commission)
    20% discount on everything-- including cosmetics.

    Cons

    -Stupid management. Every manage I came in contact with was an overpaid salesperson. Completely unhelpful with questions. Fairly to properly train employees, but if you did something wrong, you bet they'd yell at you for it. Also, managers were unwilling to work out co-worker conflicts (I had more than one instance where a co-worker "stole" my sale-- rang up my sale under their employee number. I approached her multiple times to no avail, asked my manager for help-- nope. Said she'd help. Did nothing.
    - The hours are based on sales. Those who make the best sales get the best shifts. Well, how can one make good sales if they're only working bad shifts??
    - The day before a sale, I worked 1 pm-12:30 a.m. with a 1/2 hr break and no over time...
    - HORRIBLE COMPANY! DON"T WORK FOR THEM!
    - Intense pressure to make sales. Turns co-workers against each other. Lack of team feeling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store managers, hire better, more intelligent department managers. Come up with better employee incentive programs that don't involve making the department a constant cat-fight

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Place to Work but Has Downfalls

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at Nordstrom

    Pros

    Commission pay is great and if you work hard you can make more many that you would in any other retail job, People are impressed when you say you work there.

    Cons

    You have to be competitive and out for yourself in order to make money. It isn't a team vibe because everyone is against one another. They can be very focused on looks to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should try to build team unity, be fair and equal to all employees and show recognition of good work.

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