Nordstrom Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. 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
    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.


  2. 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
    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great work environment

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Nordstrom (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company treats employees very well

    Cons

    Only con is working long shifts


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  5. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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


  6. 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
    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


  7. 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
    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


  8. Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nordstrom (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful team of people who support your growth within the company.

    Cons

    Not a bad thing to say about the company.


  9. 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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.


  10. good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Arlington Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nordstrom (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and atmosphere Great motivating culture for sales

    Cons

    returns in the designer department can really get you so you have to be really good at what you do


  11. I LOVE THIS COMPANY

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    20% discount Reputable Company Wonderful Co-Workers Good Pay for College Student Flexible Scheduling

    Cons

    Hard to get job in another department far from my house...but worth it commission is only okay percentage

    Advice to Management

    I think that we should be able to apply for other positions and maybe transfer



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