Compare Nordstrom vs Ulta Beauty BETA

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

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Ulta Beauty

Employee Ratings

  • Nordstrom scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Ulta Beauty scored higher in 1 area: Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 19077 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 8557 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Nordstrom employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Ulta Beauty employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
3.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Nordstrom Ceo Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
78%
78%Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
Nordstrom employees rated their CEO Approval 4% higher than Ulta Beauty employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Ulta Beauty Ceo Mary Dillon
74%
74%Mary Dillon
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
69%
Nordstrom employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 8% higher than Ulta Beauty employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
61%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
52%
Positive Business Outlook
53%

Salaries

Nordstrom has 11,303 more total submitted salaries than Ulta Beauty.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Cosmetics Counter Manager352 Salaries
$22/hr
Sales Associate1913 Salaries
$16/hr
Department Manager671 Salaries
$61,595/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Beauty Advisor2132 Salaries
$12/hr
Retail Sales Manager272 Salaries
$20/hr
General Manager520 Salaries
$71,070/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Nordstrom" was the most mentioned Pro at Nordstrom.
  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Pro at Ulta Beauty.
  • "Nordstrom" was the most mentioned Con at Nordstrom.
  • "Ulta" was the most mentioned Con at Ulta Beauty.
Pros
Pros
"Nordstrom"(in 1491 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 848 reviews)
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 501 reviews)
"Ulta"(in 327 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Nordstrom"(in 1136 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 865 reviews)
Cons
"Ulta"(in 404 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 290 reviews)
Featured Review
"Good place"Apr 8, 2022

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Nordstrom part-time for less than a year

Pros

Good family environment nice coworkers

Cons

There isn’t anything too bad

"Ulta Cares!"May 18, 2022

Current Employee - Manager

I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

*Listens to employees feedback *Ulta cares about their employees *Benefits *Growth possibilities

Cons

*Need more hours for task and operations during non operational hours.

Advice to Management

Take the time to train and develop your team continuously.

Job Postings

Ulta Beauty has 425 more recently posted open jobs than Nordstrom.
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