Compare Nordstrom vs Ulta Beauty BETA

See how Ulta Beauty vs. Nordstrom compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 11234 reviews)
3.2
(based on 4719 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.4
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
2.9
Work-life balance
3.1
3.0
Senior Management
3.0
2.7
Culture & Values
3.6
3.2
CEO Approval
Nordstrom Ceo Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
86%Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
Ulta Beauty Ceo Mary Dillon
77%Mary Dillon
% Recommend to a friend
65%
52%
Positive Business Outlook
45%
42%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Cosmetics Counter Manager205 Salaries
$19/hr
Department Manager426 Salaries
$48,748/yr
Sales Associate461 Salaries
$11/hr
Beauty Advisor839 Salaries
$10/hr
General Manager291 Salaries
$64,648/yr
Retail Operations Manager92 Salaries
$18/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Customer service"(in 684 reviews)
"Great company"(in 452 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 289 reviews)
"Fun environment"(in 167 reviews)
Cons
"Returns"(in 723 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 604 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 184 reviews)
"Beauty"(in 175 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Management

I worked at Nordstrom full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

-Employee growth -Benefits -Opportunities -Supported by Leadership

Cons

-Store hours -Inventory nights/ prep

"Awesome company"Jul 16, 2019

Current Employee - Salon Manager

I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great work/personal life balance, management in store, upper management, benefits, education, team work, goal oriented, employee discounts as well as extra employee discounts every so often. Able to... meet with high people in the company every so often. Representatives of different cosmetic companies hold events in store. Great collab of artists. Endless opportunities to grow within company.

Cons

Hard to pass up all the new skin care, makeup and hair supplies that are so tempting upon checkout.

Advice to Management

This is a place that is all about team work and winning together. Customers are why we stay in business. Creating a positive team bleeds positive vibes to customers. I do not recommend for someone... that is not skilled at communication, working in groups nor customer service. Definitely a rewarding job and position. Thanks for all you do, Ulta.

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