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"Only good for the College kids..."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Nordstrom part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

The customers can be fun to shop with.
You have access to all the latest fashion trends on a daily basis.
If you like shopping you will like Nordstrom

Cons

Favortism
*"schedule is based on merit" -Direct quote from HR but noone can seem to define what that means.
*"turnover % is high because we constantly need new people to light a fire under the tenured employees "behinds" to show them that they have competition..." That was pretty much a direct quote.
*The customer service all star award is an award that is given to who the managers LIKE the most...yes, that's true, there are no SPECIFIC #'s to attain etc...it is TRULY a popularity contest.
*The employee who is a top performer can do no wrong...if their behavior is bad towards others noone cares as long as they are performing.

Advice to Management

Im not even going to bother giving any advice because as you will see, former and current employees have been giving advice for years...its 2012 and I would give the exact same advice that was given by others in 2010...so sad.

Other Employee Reviews for Nordstrom

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A bit overratted"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Hurst, TX
    Current Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Hurst, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This company does provide many opportunities for advancement into management. They do promote from within.

    Cons

    The managers do not have great follow-up or communication to their employees. They do not set clear expdectations. They do play favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Show a little more concern for your employees and they will perform better.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good for restaurant industry.... but if you want something else look elsewhere"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Restaurant Manager in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Restaurant Manager in Coral Gables, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Learning tools
    401k
    Good for a hospitality recent graduate

    Cons

    Slow pace for promotions
    Need to be buddy buddy with you supervisor to move up
    Not enough opportunities
    Work hourly positions to save labor

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