Compare Macy's vs Nordstrom BETA

See how working at Macy's 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 Macy's vs. Nordstrom. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Macy's

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Nordstrom

Employee Ratings

  • Nordstrom scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 20488 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 15231 reviews)
Nordstrom employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
3.4
Nordstrom employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Nordstrom employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
3.2
Nordstrom employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.7
Nordstrom employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Macy's Ceo Jeff Gennette
62%
62%Jeff Gennette
CEO Approval
Nordstrom Ceo Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
86%
86%Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
Nordstrom employees rated their CEO Approval 24% higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
53%
% Recommend to a friend
68%
Nordstrom employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 15% higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
28%
Positive Business Outlook
45%
Nordstrom employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 16% higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Macy's has 8,421 more total submitted salaries than Nordstrom.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Retail Sales Associate2330 Salaries
$11/hr
Cosmetics Counter Manager903 Salaries
$15/hr
Assistant Buyer212 Salaries
$60,246/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Commissioned Sales Associate1911 Salaries
$14/hr
Cosmetics Counter Manager458 Salaries
$20/hr
Department Manager567 Salaries
$53,753/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Pro at Macy's.
  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Nordstrom.
  • Nordstrom had 137 more reviews than Macy's that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 1697 reviews)
"Flexible schedule"(in 1119 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 733 reviews)
"Great company"(in 568 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Credit cards"(in 993 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 605 reviews)
Cons
"Returns"(in 780 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 742 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser

I worked at Macy's part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Hours are flexible and managers are willing to work around your schedule. Coworkers were friendly and helpful. Employees get a nice discount on merchandise.

Cons

Short staffed once COVID hit, however, more employees were being hired when I left.

Advice to Management

Continue to be flexible with schedules. Some employees would not be able to work without the flexibility.

"Great experience"Jan 23, 2021

Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser

I worked at Nordstrom full-time

Pros

Creative job, discount, coworkers are like family

Cons

Terrible work hours, very physical

Job Postings

Nordstrom has 1,236 more recently posted open jobs than Macy's.