Compare J. C. Penney vs Nordstrom BETA

See how working at J. C. Penney vs. Nordstrom compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at J. C. Penney vs. Nordstrom. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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J. C. Penney

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Nordstrom

Employee Ratings

  • Nordstrom scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 10187 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 17792 reviews)
Nordstrom employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
3.4
Nordstrom employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Nordstrom employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.8
Nordstrom employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
J. C. Penney Ceo Jill Soltau
56%
56%Jill Soltau
CEO Approval
Nordstrom Ceo Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
83%
83%Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
Nordstrom employees rated their CEO Approval 27% higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
52%
% Recommend to a friend
68%
Nordstrom employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 16% higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
28%
Positive Business Outlook
53%
Nordstrom employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 24% higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Nordstrom salaries averaged $19,701 higher than J. C. Penney.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate1281 Salaries
$11/hr
Retail Sales Associate376 Salaries
$10/hr
Department Supervisor182 Salaries
$17/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate1713 Salaries
$15/hr
Retail Sales Associate493 Salaries
$14/hr
Department Manager636 Salaries
$59,114/yr

What Employees Say

  • J. C. Penney had 27 more reviews than Nordstrom that mentioned "Employee discount" as a Pro.
  • Nordstrom had 530 more reviews than J. C. Penney that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 612 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 312 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 745 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 585 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 221 reviews)
Cons
"Returns"(in 787 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 751 reviews)
Featured Review
"Job"Dec 1, 2021

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at J. C. Penney part-time for less than a year

Pros

Great place to have a job

Cons

Customers can be a bit demanding

"Great"Dec 1, 2021

Current Freelancer - Stylist

I have been working at Nordstrom for more than 10 years

Pros

I set my own hours and love it. They really take care of you if you put in the work. Been here 11 years

Cons

Work life balance doesn’t really exist.

Advice to Management

Put effort into the relationships you have with your employees

Job Postings

J. C. Penney has 2,206 more recently posted open jobs than Nordstrom.