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Nordstrom Reviews

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202 Reviews

3.6
202 Reviews
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Nordstrom President and Director Blake W. Nordstrom
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Learning and growing experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA

    Pros

    Gives people the opportunity to learn how to deal with different types of customers and enables people to grow personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Making numbers is very important. Sales is a lot of times very cut throat because everyone is competing against one another.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    o.k.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH

    Pros

    Great place to learn all about customer service.

    Cons

    Customers take advantage of return policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay managers more so it is a job that is wanted by salespeople.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to start a career!

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    Former Employee - Sales Intern  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Detroit, MI

    Pros

    Believe in personal growth, open door policy, pay based on commission

    Cons

    Retail hours, you make a lot more in commission depending on the store you work at

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked extrememly long hours which when divided by my salary; was not enough to keep me around.

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    Former Employee - Buyer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Buyer in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    The travel and exposure to fashion.

    Cons

    the long hours. On your feet constantly. Low level education of peers. Young workers getting younger. Giving up many years of holidays spent with your family due to work expectations.

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    It's not all about competition in the workplace.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    So good, so far!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naples, FL

    Pros

    Pay is decent, people are friendly and opportunities to advance in the company.

    Cons

    Customers abuse the return policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful

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    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    It is a great place to learn and grow wether you want a career in retail or while you are pursuing education in something else, or just looking for work.

    Cons

    I personally can not think of any downsides of working at Nordstrom. I guess the only thing is that if you are looking for promotion opportunities you really need to be mobile, because in cities like Orlando a lot of the people in management positions are there because they want to be in and stay in Orlando for family reasons, or personal reasons. There fore they are not mobile, and the positions do not open as often. So like I said, if you are looking to stay in Orlando, moving up in the company could take some time.

    Recommends
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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at nordstrom was positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    Pros

    Chance to make a lot of money.

    Cons

    Managers are terrible. horrible hours

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Competitive

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    Current Employee - Nordstrom Cashier  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Nordstrom Cashier in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Benefits, advancement, discounts, positive energy

    Cons

    Majority of the time on your feet...must wear comfortable stylish shoes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good hours, benefits, discounts, fun atmosphere

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fast pace and exciting work!

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Intern in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Great company, great coworkers! Overall positive experience!

    Cons

    Metrics used to evaluate employees are not entirely fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more opportunities for raises.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience, learned a lot about the company

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Intern in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Brand, Culture, Clientele, Commission pay

    Cons

    Hours, Poor management, very cut throat on the sales floor

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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