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 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)
3.4
(based on 23622 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 18157 reviews)
Nordstrom employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
3.4
Nordstrom employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 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
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
3.2
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
68%
68%Jeff Gennette
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 15% higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
54%
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Nordstrom employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 13% higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
41%
Positive Business Outlook
51%
Nordstrom employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Macy's salaries averaged $844 higher than Nordstrom.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate2633 Salaries
$13/hr
Retail Sales Associate974 Salaries
$13/hr
Assistant Buyer237 Salaries
$62,692/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate1759 Salaries
$15/hr
Retail Sales Associate503 Salaries
$14/hr
Department Manager646 Salaries
$60,155/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Pro at Macy's.
  • "Nordstrom" was the most mentioned Pro at Nordstrom.
  • "Credit cards" was the most mentioned Con at Macy's.
  • "Nordstrom" was the most mentioned Con at Nordstrom.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 1888 reviews)
"Flexible schedule"(in 1264 reviews)
Pros
"Nordstrom"(in 1491 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 848 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Credit cards"(in 1054 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 1040 reviews)
Cons
"Nordstrom"(in 1136 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 865 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Sales Associate

I worked at Macy's part-time for less than a year

Pros

Retail environment with great training program

Cons

Not alot of benefits for part-time employees

"Really Great"Nov 2, 2021

KEY NOT FOUND: companyCompare.reviews.seasonalCurrent - Student

I have been working at Nordstrom

Pros

Very fun and enjoying environment overall.

Cons

Sometimes customers are a bit rude

Job Postings

Macy's has 5,028 more recently posted open jobs than Nordstrom.
Recent Jobs
Recent Jobs
Macy's company logo9,229 Jobs
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30+ days ago
WarehouseSecaucus, NJ
5 days ago
13 days ago
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Nordstrom company logo4,201 Jobs
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