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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 specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 370 stores including, including 122 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 236 Nordstrom Racks; two Jeffrey ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

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

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

Company Updates

  • Come to our hiring events! They're being held at your local Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores October 19, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Proud to announce that Blake Nordstrom was named one of Glassdoor’s Top CEOs!

    When Glassdoor asked how our recruiting efforts reflect our industry, he noted, "People have choices [of] where to shop. There’s an even higher bar when you decide where you’re going to work. You are taking your character, your reputation and your integrity and saying, “I want to go work with that company and those people.” So at the end of the day, we want people to feel proud of the team and the company they’re associated with."

    More Than Just a Fad: Why Great Leadership Is Always In Style at Nordstrom

    It's not easy to be in retail these days. An increasing preference for online purchases over in-person shopping, high-quality goods over mass-produced products and a custom-tailored experience over an impersonal one have required many brands to rethink their strategy completely, many of them shuttering hundreds of brick-and-mortar stores in the process.

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Nordstrom – Why Work For 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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    I worked at Nordstrom full-time (More than 3 years)


    Great community, creative work environment, innovative company


    No downsides that I have experienced

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Nordstrom Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Commisioned Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Nordstrom (Las Vegas, NV) in October 2014.


    I applied online and a day later I received an invite for a phone interview. It was a basic interview. Why do you want to work for Nordstroms? Tell me about yourself. Stuff like that. I was invited for an interview with the department manager. We did a mock sell which was pretty easy.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time you went above and beyond for a customer.   1 Answer
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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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