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Nordstrom Reviews in McLean, VA

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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3.5 18 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Nordstrom President and Director Blake W. Nordstrom

Blake W. Nordstrom

(13 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also, this company likes to promote from within so that does add some motivation(in 109 reviews)

  • People are generally representative of the Nordstrom customer service culture(in 203 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be difficult at times especially if you have children(in 95 reviews)

  • You work long hours consistently, and are not compensated for working over time(in 158 reviews)

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    Women Shoes (Former Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsGreat culture. A lot of opportunity to grow if you work hard.

    Consits retail, commissioned based only. employees fight over customers

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

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    Overall a good company to work for.

    Commissioned Sales Associate (Former Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsThe benefits are good. The discounts are reasonable, most of the people are awesome. The company culture is wonderful. They promote from within. They carry some great merchandise much of it reasonably priced.

    ConsTheir return policy is great for the customer but awful for the salesperson. Some sales expectations are unreasonable, especially in a down economy. Holiday hours are crappy for any kind of meaningful family time. If you are not a shark or barracuda type salesperson it is difficult to make a great living, especially with their return policy. Any customer could bring back any item even well worn old styles & if they had their receipt it didn't matter how long ago it was purchased it came out of your commission if you were the salesperson.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAfter 1 year returns should be eaten by the company, penalizing the salesperson for fickle customers is not employee friendly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Decent job to work while in college especially if you are a go getter in sales.

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsPay is about as good as can be expected while still in school. As a salesperson it is really up to you how much money you want to make.

    ConsTrying to move up in management is tough. There is a lot of brown nosing that must be done to the right people. Hard work goes unnoticed a lot of the time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of promoting your buddies, look to see who is actually best at his/her job.

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    I loved my job but the hours were long and there was no work/life balance

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsGreat company and the pay was decent

    Conshours-if you want to succeed in a comission environment you must work every weekend and holiday

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The environment is fun, trendy, and encouraging

    Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsHires from within, have opportunity to grow. Great team moral, very rewarding.

    ConsMust meet goals and is commission based so there is competitiveness. But you should want to push yourself to succeed.

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

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    This was NOT an "internship" as advertised.

    Intern (Former Employee) McLean, VA

    Prosmake a lot of money if you sold a lot

    Consanyone can do this job, definitely don't need a college degree- so why they have an "internship" that they try to trick well-educated students into entering is beyond me. i went to a top college and during the internship i was literally just working as a salesperson alongside highschoolers. Also, needing to work every weekend (in the summer, when I wanted to take weekend trips) was not fun. Surprisingly, even in the DC area, the fashion industry is full of vicious backstabbers.

    Advice to Senior Managementbe more transparents and not so fake,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    enjoyable atmosphere

    Commissioned Sales Associate (Former Employee) McLean, VA

    Pros-can be very rewarding
    -typically nice atmosphere
    -exciting if you love fashion

    Cons-extreme micromanaging to a fault
    -too much pressure to meet sales goals, especially during slow seasons

    Advice to Senior Managementless micromanaging

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

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    I handle the voice circuit

    Voice Tech Specialist (Current Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsI gained a lot of experience with voice systems.

    ConsI don't see any cons on this job

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou will not be disappointed hiring me because I have a great reputation, experience and education background for this position.

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

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    Great Company Culture

    Commissioned Sales Associate (Current Employee) McLean, VA

    Pros-"Use good judgement" rule
    -Unlimited earning potential
    -Able to sell almost anything in the store (not stuck in one department)
    -Get in what you put out
    -Employee discount
    -Selling contests

    Cons-Constant schedule changes
    -Difficult to find work/life balance
    -No true base salary

    Advice to Senior Management-Help your employees have a more fixed schedule with certain days off and closing/opening shifts

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

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    Prestigious company with great benefits

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) McLean, VA

    ProsGreat HR team, friendly employees, wonderful environment, opportunities to grow.

    ConsNothing to complain about. Great team of people to work with.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep promoting good customer service among staff.

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

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