Nordstrom Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Nordstrom President and Director Blake W. Nordstrom
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Pros
  • They always promote from within the company (in 129 reviews)

  • Great customer service training (in 238 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be difficult at times especially if you have children (in 120 reviews)

  • long hours that can be draining (in 184 reviews)

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199 Employee Reviews

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  1. Great Place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Nordstrom (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to make money and great environment,

    Cons

    long hours at times and working weekends


  2. Process Improvement Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL

    I have been working at Nordstrom (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for. You are part of a family.

    Cons

    There were no cons.


  3. Great Place to woek

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Nordstrom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make great money and experience a great culture.

    Cons

    Tough hours. Work most holidays and weekends


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  5. Excellent company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Nordstrom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for because of the culture. Great teams, great people, great product. Everything is great. Flexible schedules.

    Cons

    No work life balance whatsoever. Very hard to not think about the business when away from it. Retail hours obviously are rough.


  6. sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nordstrom Retail Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Nordstrom Retail Sales in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Nordstrom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You set your own salary, you get what you give in every way. If you sulk on the sales floor your going to make $10 an hour, work your hardest and you can make five times that.

    Cons

    Nordstrom does care about its employees, sometimes a bit too much, occasionally people who really should have been let go long ago are allowed to stay because the company has such a hard time firing people which hurts everyone else's work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective with who you hire and nurture growth in these people, the best managers already do this but it could be more widespread.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Counter Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I got to make my own schedule. I worked in a clean and nice environment.

    Cons

    Events with extremely high goals every month. Management was always stressing me out.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to your employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great work environment

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Nordstrom (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company treats employees very well

    Cons

    Only con is working long shifts


  9. Helpful (1)

    A company that started off great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    work as a family base co workers are very friendly good pay during busy seasons

    Cons

    pay is commission based only a lot of nordstrom ethics have changed it has not been or felt the same to work for after a few years i believe they sold the nordstrom bank

    Advice to Management

    promote within and always have encouragement for your coworkers


  10. Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I worked at Nordstrom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Room to grow and great pay

    Cons

    No tuition reimbursement and had to work hard for a large check. The have a very generous return policy helps customers but hurts employees


  11. Nice place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Nordstrom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work off commission nice people nice store love fashion you will like it you can get creative

    Cons

    competitive long hours rude customers cold in the store

    Advice to Management

    advise more than you think you may need to and keep a watch on the young employees that are still in high school



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