Compare Nordstrom vs American Eagle Outfitters BETA

See how working at Nordstrom vs. American Eagle Outfitters 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 Nordstrom vs. American Eagle Outfitters. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Nordstrom

Employee Ratings

  • Nordstrom scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management and CEO Approval.
  • American Eagle Outfitters scored higher in 3 areas: Work-life balance, Culture & Values and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and % Recommend to a friend.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 11952 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 4571 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Nordstrom employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than American Eagle Outfitters employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Nordstrom employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than American Eagle Outfitters employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Nordstrom Ceo Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
88%
88%Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
Nordstrom employees rated their CEO Approval 9% higher than American Eagle Outfitters employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
American Eagle Outfitters Ceo Jay Schottenstein
79%
79%Jay Schottenstein
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
68%
% Recommend to a friend
68%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
44%
Positive Business Outlook
46%

Salaries

Nordstrom has 8,630 more total submitted salaries than American Eagle Outfitters.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate805 Salaries
$12/hr
Department Manager466 Salaries
$51,459/yr
Retail Sales Associate277 Salaries
$11/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate991 Salaries
$9/hr
Assistant Manager172 Salaries
$17/hr
Retail Sales Associate254 Salaries
$9/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Customer service" was the most mentioned Pro at Nordstrom.
  • "Great discount" was the most mentioned Pro at American Eagle Outfitters.
  • "Returns" was the most mentioned Con at Nordstrom.
  • "Credit cards" was the most mentioned Con at American Eagle Outfitters.
Pros
Pros
"Customer service"(in 701 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 469 reviews)
Pros
"Great discount"(in 595 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 490 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Returns"(in 744 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 635 reviews)
Cons
"Credit cards"(in 261 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 179 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great company"Mar 23, 2020

Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser

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

Pros

They really care about employees, good benefits, good hours, much growth

Cons

Have to move to grow with company

"Easy job"Jun 10, 2020

Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate

I worked at American Eagle Outfitters part-time for less than a year

Pros

-i got to work in the store of my favorite brand. -Employee discounts.

Cons

it was only a seasonal position.

Job Postings

American Eagle Outfitters has 1,755 more recently posted open jobs than Nordstrom.