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Nordstrom Overview

Seattle, WA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (JWN)
Department, Clothing, & Shoe Stores
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 380 stores in 40 states, including 121 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 245 Nordstrom Rack stores; three Jeffrey ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2012 (#44), 2009 (#27)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#89), 2017 (#98), 2015 (#29), 2014 (#24), 2013 (#29)

Company Updates

  • In this time of great need, we’re looking for unique ways to help in our communities. For example, we’re sewing 100k masks in Washington, Oregon, Texas and California that will be distributed to Providence Health & Services. We’re also continuing to support our partners providing critical services to those impacted by COVID-19. Click below to read more about all our efforts and how you can help.

  • Our Nordstrom stores are hiring interns! Check out our job postings for more details.

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Nordstrom – Why Work With Us?

As a Nordstrom employee, you should feel confident that your health and well-being are among our highest priorities. To that end, Nordstrom offers comprehensive, flexible benefits to our employees and their families.


Wellness Program


Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
Life Insurance
Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance


401(k) Plan
Employee Stock Purchase Plan


Paid Time Off 
Bereavement Leave
Leave of Absence 
Sabbatical Leave


Dependent Care 
Health Care
Health Savings


Merchandise Discount
Transit Subsidy
Adoption Financial Assistance
Employee Assistance Program
Group Home/Auto Insurance
Group Legal Services

At Nordstrom, we value the richness that diversity brings to our company—it makes us better and the communities we serve stronger. We're deeply committed to cultivating an environment where the contributions of every employeecustomer and vendor are respected and apprecited.


Our people are the foundation of who we are as a company. Attracting, hiring and retaining diverse talent enable us to be more innovative and better serve our employees, customers and communities.

Nordstrom is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of sex; race; color; creed; national origin; religion; age; marital status; pregnancy; physical, mental or sensory disability; sexual orientation or gender identity. We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, their spouses and dependents, including life partners of eligible employees.

We've made great strides in recruiting qualified and enthusiastic candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences. In 1988, 15.7% of Nordstrom managers were people of color. In 2016, of our company's total employment, 53% are people of color and 70% are women, while 40.7% of our management population is comprised of people of color and 69.4% are women.

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At Nordstrom, we celebrate new store openings by greeting our customers with resounding cheers and applause. But the true excitement begins once we get down to the business of serving our new communities!

Apply online for stores that are currently hiring.

For stores that are not yet accepting applications, create your profile and let us know what store you're interested in. You'll receive an email notification once we begin accepting applications.





We work hard to be a company our employees and customers can be proud of. For us, that means doing our part totake care of our communities and respect the environment.

As a company, each year we support hundreds of nonprofits in the communities where we do business. We know this idea of giving back is important to our people, too. Through our Employee Charitable Match and Volunteer Program, we provide up to $5,000 annually per employee to match their personal contributions of cash or volunteer time to qualified nonprofit organizations. 

Our employees are also helping us to minimize the impact our business has on the environment through things like reducing our carbon footprint, conserving resources, and offering sustainable and healthier products in our stores and restaurants.

To learn more about our efforts, visit

Nordstrom Reviews

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    Helpful (15)

    "Amazing work environment!"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Los Angeles, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time (More than 3 years)


    -Employee growth
    -Supported by Leadership


    -Store hours
    -Inventory nights/ prep

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Nordstrom Photos

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Nordstrom Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    BP Shoes Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    The whole process took about one week. I applied online and received an email back three days later to set up an introduction phone call. They talked about my availability and when I could start. Three days later, I was called by the department manager to set up an in-person interview. The interview took about 30 minutes and included a few simple questions and an on the floor shopping exercise

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself
      Pull two outfits out for a 13-year-old girl who's mom does not want her to show too much skin but the daughter only wants cropped tops and mini skirts.   Answer Question
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Nordstrom Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2013
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2015
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2016
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2016
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