Nordstrom Interview Questions
Updated Jun 1, 2023
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Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
I interviewed at Nordstrom (Chicago, IL)
Interview process was very easy - a couple of phone calls with managers and a final in-person interview at clubhouse. They give you a tour of the clubhouse during interview.
- Styling experience, career goals, sales experience
I interviewed at Nordstrom
It was a zoom interview Asked about my exprience Asked what i would do in certain situations Asked what my experience of working from home was and if i was tech savvy
- Have you ever worked from home?
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Alright ladies I need help. Full remote the last 3 years where my dress code was a tee & yoga pants. Now I’m back in an office whose dress code is business casual/professional depending on if there are executive meetings. Ugh…my go to shops used to be Nordstrom, Ann Taylor & Talbots. I want to meet the dress code while remaining comfortable. Is that possible for someone in their early 50s?
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Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
I applied online. I interviewed at Nordstrom (San Francisco, CA)
Recruiters were really nice and informative. Don’t feel like it’s exactly representative of the culture once I actually took the job but I didn’t really need to talk to anymore besides the recruiter to get the position
- Describe one of your weaknesses
Anonymous Interview Candidate
I applied online. I interviewed at Nordstrom
Applied online through company site then received a email to set up in person interview the same week. One part interview with manager. Quick 30 mins. Asked questions on experience and why Nordstrom’s. After interview gave tour of sales floor. Very easy interview not hard.
- Let me a time when you…
Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
I interviewed at Nordstrom (Schaumburg, IL)
Very energetic and engaging! You have to be a people person that delivers direct eye contact with assurance in your interview responses. Overall an excellent interview experience. I admired the passion the interviewer had for the department as if it was her newborn baby! My experience in retail was put under a microscope once becoming part of the Nordstrom full line department store. Very informative!
- What drive me to retail and why particularly customer service?
Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
I applied online. I interviewed at Nordstrom (Las Vegas, NV)
The interview process is easy. First they have you submit a resume followed by a few interactive customer service questions. If you are chosen for a second interview, the company has you record video responses of questions they ask you. You have a few minutes to prepare and answer. If you make it past this interview, you interview over zoom with a recruiter and if they like you, you are hired.
- What does diversity and inclusion mean to you?
I interviewed at Nordstrom
Very Simple and easy. Show your eager. Easy communication. Reliable. All commission though. Questions were really to show if you have good communication skills and a self-motivator. Ceiling is high and you can make as much as you can sell.
- What drives you in your daily life?
Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA
I interviewed at Nordstrom (Tysons Corner, VA)
The interview process here was very quick and easy. The store had a hiring fair that featured multiple positions in multiple departments. There were a number of hiring managers on-site for the interviews. Was offered a job on the spot.
- Asked if any previous retail experience
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Costa Mesa, CA
I applied online. I interviewed at Nordstrom (Costa Mesa, CA)
The first interview was a video interview that asked you questions and you submitted videos of you answering them. Then the second was with a real person. You heard back about the second interview within a couple weeks.
- How would you exemplify diversity in the workplace
I interviewed at Nordstrom
You get an email to interview and go in person. When you get there you go to the HR Deparatment and they ask you what you would do in different scenarios and what you know about nordstrom and why you want to work there
- Why do you think you would be a good fit here?
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Glassdoor users rated their interview experience at Nordstrom as 72.7% positive with a difficulty rating score of 2.44 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty). Candidates interviewing for MAC Makeup Artist and Seasonal Associate rated their interviews as the hardest, whereas interviews for Associate and Part Time Cashier roles were rated as the easiest.
The hiring process at Nordstrom takes an average of 14.35 days when considering 4,989 user submitted interviews across all job titles. Candidates applying for Photo Supervisor had the quickest hiring process (on average 1 day), whereas Backstock roles had the slowest hiring process (on average 240 days).
Common stages of the interview process at Nordstrom according to 4,989 Glassdoor interviews include:
One on One Interview: 28.25%
Phone Interview: 26.97%
Background Check: 9.64%
Group Panel Interview: 6.61%
Skills Test: 6.60%
Personality Test: 6.49%
Drug Test: 4.72%
IQ Intelligence Test: 3.04%