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"Cosmetic Counter Manager"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Palo Alto, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Nordstrom full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

If you are committed and work hard you will have opportunity to move up within the Company.

Cons

Long hours, pressure of making numbers, opening accounts, Inventory a few times a year .
For the work you do they really under pay the hardest workers.

Advice to Management

Make sure to recognize the truly dedicated workers and notice the ones that can make a difference instead of the ones who got in because of who they know.

Other Employee Reviews for Nordstrom

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Good Environment, OK Experience Depending on a Few Factors"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nordstrom (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hiring process is quick-usually find out if you have the job within a few days of interview and then are scheduled for training.
    Commission based pay- opportunity to make more money than most other retail positions
    surrounded by style, able to act as a personal shopper or stylist to fun customers
    Organized departments
    Ability to cross sell
    Schedules may be flexible depending on your fellow coworkers and manager's agreeability

    tip-make friends in other departments, it will make things much easier

    Cons

    Co-workers can be highly competitive and can be high school clique like with the managers acting like Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams in Mean Girls. Depending on your manager and the department you work in, your experience working here will vary significantly. If you want to move up, you have to be a yes-man and voice nothing in opposition. If you do that, make large numbers of sales, dress to impress, and make friends with the rest of the mean girls you have a slight chance of being invited to join their ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more thorough when selecting who to promote to management. Because most managers are young 20 somethings, they are very self-involved and too focused on making their numbers look good than actually doing their job. There is a huge problem with the hierarchy of management. If there is a problem with your manager, HR always sides with management.


  2. "Great Internship Program"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Retail & Management Internship in La Jolla, CA
    Former Intern - Retail & Management Internship in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nordstrom as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You learn a lot and the company is very open to you trying new roles, such as learning how to write schedules or going to monthly regional meetings.

    Cons

    I didnt stay on after my internship due to school starting back up, overall I had a great experience. The only con would be they lay out a lot of projects for the interns to do but in the end didnt care if the tasks got done.

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