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 15325 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 5966 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.2
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
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
3.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Nordstrom Ceo Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
85%
85%Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
Nordstrom employees rated their CEO Approval 3% higher than Ulta Beauty employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Ulta Beauty Ceo Mary Dillon
82%
82%Mary Dillon
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
68%
Nordstrom employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Ulta Beauty employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
65%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
46%
Positive Business Outlook
52%
Ulta Beauty employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 6% higher than Nordstrom employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Nordstrom has 9,221 more total submitted salaries than Ulta Beauty.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Commissioned Sales Associate1911 Salaries
$14/hr
Stylist111 Salaries
$34,554/yr
Department Manager567 Salaries
$53,753/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Retail Sales Manager145 Salaries
$18/hr
Beauty Advisor1174 Salaries
$11/hr
General Manager357 Salaries
$65,832/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Nordstrom.
  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Pro at Ulta Beauty.
  • "Returns" was the most mentioned Con at Nordstrom.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Ulta Beauty.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 733 reviews)
"Great company"(in 568 reviews)
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 396 reviews)
"Fun environment"(in 237 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Returns"(in 780 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 742 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 209 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 209 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great company"Jan 8, 2021

Former Employee - Sales Associate

I worked at Nordstrom part-time

Pros

Opportunities for growth within the company. The sky is the limit with uncapped commission

Cons

Every department has that one person who is aggressive about commissions and will try to steal customers from you or hog them.

"good"Dec 22, 2020

Current Employee - Student

I have been working at Ulta Beauty part-time

Pros

good company to work for

Cons

good company to work for while in school

Job Postings

Ulta Beauty has 4,740 more recently posted open jobs than Nordstrom.