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Employee Review

"Part time sales associate"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Associate
Former Employee - Sales Associate
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Very fun job to work part time as a student. Depending on how hard you want to work, you will be compensated fairly as it is a commission vs draw pay schedule. Lots of incentives to work harder such as free clothes or even cash. Managers are usually very flexible with your personal life and hours. You will meet a lot of great people working here. If you have the desire to move up in the company, the managers will have no issues with helping you in doing so.
You will get most holidays off such as Christmas and thanksgiving.
This is not like any other hourly retail job. if you're willing to work, it is a great job.

Cons

Being that it is a commission based pay rate, you will be competing against your coworkers for sales and this can easily leads towards animosity and drama. Also means your pay checks can be incredibly big one month and pitifully small the next.
How good your manager is can be a hit or a miss. A really good one will keep your department running smoothly and help you be more successful. A poor one will make life harder for you and your department and paycheck will suffer.

Advice to Management

not much.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "up and down..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Merchandize is high end, Prada, Gucci, Balenciaga, Mason Margiela, great benefits, beautiful store

    Cons

    Commission based, so up and down, great months but many pay periods are a real struggle. Some co workers are real sharks and will steal your sales.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you are available, shoe department need floor watchers at any time


  2. "Sales Representative - Kids Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Nordstrom part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and energetic work environment

    Cons

    Long hours during holiday season

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