Nordstrom Reviews

Updated May 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Working at Nordstrom taught me vital skills for the workforce.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Experience Specialist in Bowie, MD
    Former Employee - Service Experience Specialist in Bowie, MD

    I worked at Nordstrom (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Trust from the employer to service the customer to the best of my abilities.

    Cons

    A lot of the managers are unaware how to manage a team proficiently.

    Advice to Management

    Take a management course on a college level to understand how to manage versus making "goal".

  2. Fun place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Former Employee - Department Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits.
    Merchandise discount.
    Always have the ability to grow with the company.
    Human resources is very helpful.

    Cons

    Shifts.
    Busiest times of the year are inconvenient for personal life.
    Management tends to favor people with "cheerleader" personalities.
    Corporate implements new ways of doing things that seem out of touch with the store environment.

  3. sales associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nordstrom

    Pros

    great pay & environment. Good experience

    Cons

    competitive atmosphere with commission based environment

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  5. Shoe Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nordstrom

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly but competitive environment

    Cons

    There is a pressure to open Fashion Reward Cards

  6. Human Resources

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nordstrom

    Pros

    Amazing retail experience! Treats employees as they would their customers, great benefits including 401k, stock purchase plan, great health benefits, etc.

    Cons

    Turnover is less than industry average, but still a major focus.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

  7. Retail Management Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at Nordstrom

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I really enjoyed this internship, I learned a TON of information about Nordstrom and I got to learn what it would be like to be a manager. I enjoyed all of our meetings and I loved how they train you to be yourself with the customers.

    Cons

    I didn't like how some of the managers critique you so much to the point you feel like you are being watched like a hawk. Make sure to hire people that are mature enough for the jobs.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have advice

  8. Telecommunications

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nordstrom

    Pros

    Great place to be, very family oriented.

    Cons

    Gotten into to much bad food choices from the food court!...lol

  9. Best company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nordstrom Department Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Nordstrom Department Manager in Dallas, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great friendly people and other employees. Nordstrom culture is a great culture to be apart of and thrive in. If you are great at people and multitasking, this is the place for you. Nordstrom loves to develop people to promote.

    Cons

    You must learn how to work with different types of people and be able to stay organized! Time management in an upper level position is critical.

    Advice to Management

    You've been doing it right for over a century. Keep it up.

  10. Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nordstrom

    Pros

    Mobility, company always evolving, advancement

    Cons

    Favoritism, lose sight of original values.

  11. Sales Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Managment is great, my co-workers were fun to be around, 20% discount, commission and bonuses were good. I felt like management cared about my life/work balance, even though shifts are long.

    Cons

    Returns count against your numbers, so if someone returns something you sold them, that money then gets taken out of your next check. Also, management favors younger, conventionally attractive workers for promotion, but I was young so it worked in my favor. It is also hard to switch shifts with other workers if something comes up.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to fairly pay people for time worked when the store is closed and therefore commission cannot be earned.

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