Compare Nordstrom vs Williams-Sonoma BETA

See how working at Nordstrom vs. Williams-Sonoma 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. Williams-Sonoma. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Nordstrom

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Williams-Sonoma

Employee Ratings

  • Nordstrom scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and 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 16348 reviews)
Nordstrom employees rated their Overall Rating 0.7 higher than Williams-Sonoma employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.0
(based on 2425 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Nordstrom employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Williams-Sonoma employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Nordstrom employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than Williams-Sonoma employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Nordstrom employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Williams-Sonoma employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Nordstrom employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Williams-Sonoma employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Nordstrom employees rated their Culture & Values 0.8 higher than Williams-Sonoma employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.9
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 24% higher than Williams-Sonoma employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Williams-Sonoma Ceo Laura J. Alber
61%
61%Laura J. Alber
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Nordstrom employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 20% higher than Williams-Sonoma employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
47%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
48%
Nordstrom employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 3% higher than Williams-Sonoma employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
45%

Salaries

Nordstrom has 16,837 more total submitted salaries than Williams-Sonoma.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Commissioned Sales Associate1633 Salaries
$15/hr
Department Manager1030 Salaries
$55,214/yr
Customer Service Representative720 Salaries
$15/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate191 Salaries
$11/hr
General Manager118 Salaries
$72,986/yr
Customer Service Representative265 Salaries
$13/hr

What Employees Say

  • Nordstrom had 380 more reviews than Williams-Sonoma that mentioned "Employee discount" as a Pro.
  • "Returns" was the most mentioned Con at Nordstrom.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Williams-Sonoma.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 745 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 585 reviews)
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 205 reviews)
"Great discount"(in 197 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Returns"(in 787 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 751 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 108 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 86 reviews)
Featured Review
"All-Star!"Apr 9, 2021

Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate

I worked at Nordstrom full-time

Pros

Accomplishments are acknowledged and rewarded

Cons

Making commission only happens once you exceed your hourly wages in sales. This probably should be broken down more before hiring.

"Love"Apr 6, 2021

Former Employee - Seasonal Associate

I worked at Williams-Sonoma full-time for less than a year

Pros

Work from home is great

Cons

Schedule not flexible once you choose shift

Advice to Management

Provide more shift options

Job Postings

Nordstrom has 1,598 more recently posted open jobs than Williams-Sonoma.