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Nordstrom Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated Jun 28, 2014
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3.4 29 reviews

                             

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Nordstrom President and Director Blake W. Nordstrom

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    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsFriendly and fun environment, loved working with customers and seeing new fashion!

    ConsVery competitive environment, a little off putting.

    Advice to Senior Managementschedule less people, there were way too many of us to make any money

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGreat pay, decent management, easy job, nothing too awful

    Conswork-life balance, will cut your hours drastically if not need

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    Commissioned Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGreat support from management. As long as you sell a lot, they don't bother you too much. Good base pay and great pay overall with the commission added. They pay pretty well for a retail job. If you want to move up in the company, they will help you get where you want to go.

    ConsHigh turnover of management. Not necessarily just with people leaving but they tend to promote fast, which means that you will have to adjust to a new manager rather frequently.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a great stepping stone.

    Commissioned Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsI had a lot of freedom within the store. I was a valued team member and I felt the love. Nordstrom gave me all of the tools i needed in order to provide superior customer service, which i enjoyed doing.

    ConsThere was an immense amount of negativity among the employees. If you're going to spend so much time in one place, you might as well make it a fun experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management team has practically devoted their lives to being at Nordstrom. They shouldn't expect that of anyone else.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Do not work here!

    Shoe Salesman (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsSome great coworkers and great pay. There is an opportunity to make as much as you want.

    ConsPeople will return things that they've been wearing for months and say they don't like it anymore and then you lose the commission. When you have a day off you have to worry about how much money you are losing. Horrible management on all levels. They only take care of the employees who sell a lot, even if they are stealing sales from their coworkers. They will not punish people who sell a lot no matter how many complaints they get.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your sales people or they won't stick around for long.

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    Management is poorly structured.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGood money, self driven business

    Conscomissioned based sales, no cushion

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Potential Interns: Steer Clear

    Sales and Management Intern (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Pros-The only positive experience that came from my internship at Nordstrom was how NOT to treat employees and how NOT to run a department.
    -The pay can be good during busy times but it can also be bad during slow times, and with more and more people shopping online, slow times were plentiful
    -If you're an intern here, expect to learn everything from your fellow salespeople. The managment team is not helpful at all. I met some amazing salespeople.

    Cons-Inexperienced DMs & ADMs
    -Just because someone sells A LOT doesn't necessarily mean he/she can manage an entire floor of salespeople. This "Nordstrom logic" can be seen throughout the entire company
    -I didn't feel welcomed at all by my management team
    -Overall it could have been worse, but it should have been far better

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot everyone learns the same. Some people are visual learners, some people are not. Be humble and help "the little guy." Arrogance helps no one.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Enjoyed it.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsCosmetics team was great, great positivity in store

    Conspay isn't bad... but not great either. managers are often inept.

    Advice to Senior Managementpromote people who know what they're doing and don't just drink the kool-aid.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Growing company with alot to offer

    Logistics (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGreat People to work with
    Awesome benefits

    ConsNot enough merchandise to fulfill customers needs

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsTakes care of their employees, potential to make great money if you're motivated and work at a store with high volume, the customer service provided is excellent

    ConsWorking on commission (on the sales floor) can be stressful, they sometimes promote young, inexperienced associates to management positions which hurts the whole team

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more training for department managers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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