Nordstrom Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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  1. Loved working for this organization. Management and HR are great to work with. They definitely want to see you succeed.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lone Tree, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lone Tree, CO

    I worked at Nordstrom

    Pros

    Great management, great co-workers except the "sharks". The atmosphere makes it an amazing place to work at. Never a dull moment with customers and re-occurring clients!

    Cons

    Draw pay structure for sales associate. Be motivated to reach your goal each day or you'll make minimum wage. Choose a department that you can be successful in, one department was 40% return rate, which will hurt your pay check.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management did excellent, very motivating and they really strive to make sure you reach your goals!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Very competitive, you will succeed if you have the will.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    Eco-friendly company, helpful managers, lots of training to be successful.

    Cons

    They transfer a lot of managers, so if you want to move up in the company, you will most likely have to move to another store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to start if you are still unsure of future career.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Getting time-off is really easy and will work around your schedule. There is always room for personal growth within the company. There are really great employee benefits.

    Cons

    commission-based can be difficult especially during the slower months and pay can be very inconsistent. You might have to jump through a lot of hoops and sacrifice a lot of time to even be considered as a candidate for corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    share knowledge of possible career openings to employees and encourage personal growth. Have managers be more hands-on with training new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. sales associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    flexible, good people, ok discount

    Cons

    not enough income and not enough room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    comp drives behavior...

  6. The Family Owned Machine

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    Current Employee - Christian Dior Account Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Christian Dior Account Coordinator in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing work environment, true open door policy, tight nit family enviroment

    Cons

    hard goals, rapidly expanding .com with struggling brick and mortar business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have more incentive to shop in store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Excellent. Spoiled.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nordstrom

    Pros

    No shame working retail here. Truly upscale.

    Cons

    Feet hurt but I love the work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. I work in the Men's Sportswear department in a 100% commission department. I build and maintain customer relationships.

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    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Being in a 100% commission environment helps create motivated sales associates who strive to sell as much as they can on a daily basis. I am able to build lasting relationships with customers and have repeat clientele that only shop with me.

    Cons

    Pay checks vary every two weeks so you never have a consistent salary, which can be good during busy months but it's hard during the slow months. A 100% commission environment can make the sales floor very competitive and aggressive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training for new hires would be beneficial, they will know more about the product and the computer system we use.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. A lot of growth-sales

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Nordstrom

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Takes care or employees
    Promoting is fast and there's a lot of growth
    Doesn't require a degree
    Everyday is a new challenge

    Cons

    Commission is hard especially in slower seasons
    The base is minimum wage
    Hours are retail hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Nordstrom somerset

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Money is great when busy

    Cons

    All commision, set pay plus commision would be great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees! They know!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I worked at Nordstrom

    Pros

    Fun working with clients.
    Great coaching.
    Looks good on your resume.
    Commission based paid.

    Cons

    No permanent works schedule.
    Commission based pay is great during the busy seasons, but when its slow you suffer.
    On your feet all day (but this is true for any retail position).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it would be better if employees were paid commission on top of a salary. This would encourage people to see Nordstrom as a career and not a job making sales associates into sales professionals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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