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Sales Associate

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA

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

Pros

Employee discount
Commission salary
The staff and management team try their best to train new employees

Cons

Work really odd hours
Don't give you break when it's busy

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire more educated management oteam

Disapproves of CEO
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  1. Not for the faint of heart

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    Former Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Mission Viejo, CA

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

    Pros

    Great gratis, good pay and plenty of hours. As a counter manager I wrote my own schedule, the one part I loved about the job!

    Cons

    Micro management to the extreme, my dept managers would come out and move, remerchandise and clean my counter. Insulting and confusing, couldn't find product for customers since things got moved daily. Sharky coworkers who will get away with anything if their sales per hour are high. and I mean ANYTHING. Daily threats on write ups or firing no matter how good you are doing. Work here ONLY if you don't care to work in teams, this is a haven for individualists who are out to make that sale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide incentives for team work, not all of us enjoy screwing over our coworkers to make money. It's just bad energy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. A lot of work, with little payback.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time

    Pros

    The ability to have health insurance...if you are given enough hours.

    Cons

    You are rarely ever hired FULL-TIME. You are actually hired Variable, so Nordstrom only gives you insurance if you make enough hours.
    Unrealistic goals of new employees
    Managers more concerned with store and department goals than employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Protect your employees hours for health insurance and they will appreciate it... hence work harder for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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