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Nordstrom Interview Questions in Santa Monica, CA

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    Seasonal Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Nordstrom (Santa Monica, CA) in November 2015.

    Interview

    The phone interview came first. I was on the phone for no more than 5 minutes. At the end of our phone conversation I was scheduled me for an in-store interview for the very next day.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time that you weren't reaching your goals and how did you overcome it?
      Give examples of a time where you had to work as apart of a team and what was your role?  
      Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Nordstrom (Santa Monica, CA) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online, had phone interview. Was called into the store. They asked similar questions as they did on the phone and then i was released on the floor for some sales technique. Got hired a week later. long process

    Interview Questions

    • How would you deal if a customer complained about you?   Answer Question
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    Jewelry Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Nordstrom (Santa Monica, CA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    So Easy! You go in for one interview and if they like you will be hired! The process takes less than a week. The managers are so amazing and very easy going. Try to dress professional and go in with a go getter attitude and you will do perfect!

    Interview Questions

    • What was your past experience?
      Why Nordstrom?
      Are you comfortable with commission based position?  
      1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Try and sale your self, and let them know how good of a sales person you are! Mention you work with people very well!

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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nordstrom (Santa Monica, CA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    I applied online and about 2 days later I got a call which turned out to be a screening. I had prewritten answers for the usual retail/customer service questions (i.e. Why us? What is customer service to you? What was your first experience at our establishment? Tell us about a time where...?) The phone interview went well because of this and she asked me to come in for an in person interview. When I got there I was offered a drink but declined because I wanted it after. I was interviewed by the manager and the "manager in training" the manager was very nice and would say "nice" after all my responses (good sign). The manager in training was young and seemed bored which was natural for a girl her age. Afterwards the manager began telling me about different options for parking as far as passes, certain lots, shuttles, and such that were available to employees (good sign when a manager speaks on the future). She then asked for me to repeat my availability which was limited at the time. She told me I'd hear back within a week. I got an email about a week later saying they chose other candidates. I already knew it was my limited availability, good thing I had a job somewhere else before I even got the email.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time where you had a conflict with a co-worker? - This was only weird because you never want to sound negative in an interview.   1 Answer
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    Cosmetics Counter Manager for MAC Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Nordstrom (Santa Monica, CA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    You get first screened by their phone bank, if you pass then you will be seen by Nordstroms Department manager/what ever cosmetic brand that you are applying for. Do your research about the company, figure out their values. Be aware of what brand you're applying for. Be authentic, answer truthfully, not what they want to hear. The questions are honestly common sense.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Nordstrom?   1 Answer
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    Business Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Nordstrom (Santa Monica, CA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Easy and quick, didn't have to go through A million people, they responded after the interview quickly. Very easy process. I spoke with the hr manager, then the department manager and assistant . They were great, they showed me around the store and were enthusiastic. I also transferred with this job to Florida and that was also a very easy process. They worked really hard and making sure I was happy.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you work well as a team   1 Answer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Nordstrom (Santa Monica, CA) in July 2010.

    Interview

    I saw that there were several openings on the Nordstrom website for Santa Monica and applied for them. After doing so, the profile I created online required a personality test (I hear the most neutral you are during this test, the better). I received a call to interview one on one and did. Most of the questions involved listing strengths and weaknesses, reviewed my sales background, asked me why I'd like to work at Nordstrom and asked me to sell their pen to them.

    Interview Questions

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    Waitress Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nordstrom (Santa Monica, CA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    I filed an application on line after coming across a job position in the new Full line Nordstroms in the New and improved Santa Monica Place. I completed a personality testnin regards to my integrity and my strengths an weaknesses. I was than contacted by email at 10:45 pm. I was invited for a phone interview and was to login and schedule it. Well being I'm not much oF a person to be Online with my info. I never really crate passwords with secret questions. Funny thing was I could not remeber either. I than contaced the corporate office and spoke to a nice man who told me to contact tech-support. I did but I had to wait until Monday when they would be in. I did and I was contacted by email win a new password. I than thanked them and was able to log in. Sadly, there were no available times. The site said to check back often and so I did but still no openings. I love the diverse culture and great customer service of nordstroms. Being recognized for my potential and being compensated in many ways for a frat job. I really wantto work fir this company. I share he same values in regards to providing great customer service. I admire how he company "Sees You". I couldn't give up on this oppurtunity. When I had first contaced corporate the nice man gave me the recruiters contact info for my area. I was now ready to contact her. I really want my interview. She wasnout the two days but had Han left a number for another contact person who can help. She was very bubbly and I can hear her smile. I than contacted this lady ( I will not name names for their security) and I left her a message. She than contacts me the next day and I told her of my situation in regards to there being no open time slots. She than said she would email HR in regards to any available times. This lady also was nice and I can tell this company is where I need to be. I than checked the very net day and Yes!! Time slots. Of course this my finals week so being able to pick my own day was great. After I chose the perfect time. I was emailed shortly after of confirmation. I can see this company is on top of things. As I wait for he big day and study for my big tests. Out of no where I get a call from a lady from the corporate office wondering if I had been able to resolve my problem and if I needed any help or had any questions. I was glad to be contacted in regards to see if all was taken care of. Thank you Nordstroms. Although I have shared my smile You can hear over the phone with a few Nordstroms administrators. I still look forward to my phone interview and I very much look forward to a career and growing with this company.

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