Compare Nordstrom vs MAC Cosmetics BETA

See how working at Nordstrom vs. MAC Cosmetics 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. MAC Cosmetics. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Nordstrom

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MAC Cosmetics

Employee Ratings

  • Nordstrom scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • MAC Cosmetics scored higher in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 15231 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 1589 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Nordstrom employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than MAC Cosmetics employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
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 MAC Cosmetics employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
MAC Cosmetics Ceo John Demsey
62%
62%John Demsey
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
68%
Nordstrom employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than MAC Cosmetics employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
61%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
45%
Nordstrom employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 7% higher than MAC Cosmetics employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
38%

Salaries

Nordstrom has 16,606 more total submitted salaries than MAC Cosmetics.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Commissioned Sales Associate1911 Salaries
$14/hr
Department Manager567 Salaries
$53,753/yr
Cosmetics Counter Manager458 Salaries
$20/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Retail Sales Manager7 Salaries
$55,609/yr
Assistant Manager31 Salaries
$50,645/yr
MAC Artist128 Salaries
$18/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Nordstrom.
  • "Great discount" was the most mentioned Pro at MAC Cosmetics.
  • "Returns" was the most mentioned Con at Nordstrom.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at MAC Cosmetics.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 733 reviews)
"Great company"(in 568 reviews)
Pros
"Great discount"(in 76 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 72 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Returns"(in 780 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 742 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 180 reviews)
"Sales goals"(in 123 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great Company"Jan 24, 2021

Former Employee - Seasonal Sales

I worked at Nordstrom part-time

Pros

Really good company culture and amazing on boarding program.

Cons

No cons while working there.

"Good job"Jan 24, 2021

Current Employee - Retail Makeup Artist

I have been working at MAC Cosmetics part-time

Pros

Creative environment with lots of hands on training

Cons

Being on feet for long hours

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