Nordstrom Reviews in Irvine, CA

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
2,701 Reviews
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  • Also, this company likes to promote from within so that does add some motivation (in 110 reviews)

  • People are generally representative of the Nordstrom customer service culture (in 206 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be difficult at times especially if you have children (in 97 reviews)

  • You work long hours consistently, and are not compensated for working over time (in 161 reviews)

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    Seasonal Cashier at women's shoes full-time

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    Former Employee - Nordstrom Cashier  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Nordstrom Cashier in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good for a cashier.
    Meet many interesting people.
    Hours were good.
    You get to learn about shoes especially when it comes to fashion. (I only dress in T's and shorts so that says a lot)

    Cons

    You have to stand the entire time.
    You have to always be doing something even when theres no customers.
    Customers will sometimes look down on you because sales person have more knowledge about shoes than cashiers.
    Multitasking is a big plus like answering phone calls and speaking with customers at the same time.
    The training isn't very helpful because they cover very vague areas of being a cashier like using a cash register when in reality, you have to learn like 10 different methods to ring someone up for different circumstances.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Summer internship

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Nordstrom as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Inside view of the company (more than what a regular sales employee would experience); able to meet and hear from Blake Nordstrom and other company executives; commission-based; awesome training sessions; 20% discount; ability to continue working after summer internship is over

    Cons

    Dealing with rude customers; working nights and weekends; beware of fellow co-workers who try to take your sales

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    sales

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Nordstrom part-time

    Pros

    The store is busy so you can do well in commission but it depends on the department you work in. Work in the departments that offer %10 commission

    Cons

    The hours for retail are not good. Weekends, nights and holidays which are not good. Long hours standing. It is a good job for part time but not for full time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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