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Decent but can do better

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Analyst II  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Nordstrom full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Culture in office is overall positive; good work/life balance. Benefits standard for large company. People are generally representative of the Nordstrom customer service culture.

Cons

Benefits and salary are below the competition they're trying to compete with locally (not retail). Unclear advancement paths and an unevenly skilled workforce.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Support your doers. empower them to make decisions and not do everything by consensus. Fight for better benefits, salary and be forward thinking in how teams should manage their business/projects. Be less hierarchical.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very stable, very boring

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time

    Pros

    The company culture is very polite and stable. You will never feel like you are stressed or pressured to complete projects or work. Management is quite hands off. Office politics are muted and suppressed, so there is not a lot of backbiting and infighting. Many people have been here >10 years.

    Cons

    You will never feel challenged and you will never feel that management has your back. Teams are very siloed and you must play process and use the good old boy networks to get anything done. Knowledge is hoarded and very rarely shared, and while a "startup environment" is talked about by management, nothing is ever done. The long tenure of many employees leads to stagnant knowledge that is hoarded by one person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on promises of culture change, get rid of employees that refuse to follow along with the culture change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great oppurtunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Stylist  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Visual Stylist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great energy and enthusiasm and company culture

    Cons

    Too many opinions, long hours and no work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on work not personal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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