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"Hiring from within isn't always a "win""

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great place for those interested in relationship selling and delivering great customer service.

Cons

Department managers are frequently immature with no management coaching. Feedback focused on what you did wrong is management by fear.

Advice to Management

Think strategically about what the business needs, and hire the best problem solvers- not just those who have toe'd the company line

Other Employee Reviews for Nordstrom

  1. Helpful (1)

    "High pressure, low reward, blame based work environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Building is nice. Facilities are generally well maintained.

    Cons

    Low tolerance for mistakes has made a work environment that is not creative, and dynamic. Fear of failure drives decisions that are neither creative or on the cutting edge. Focus on the customer has driven the business plan for decades, and I totally support that view, but not at the expense of those that drive the systems that support that service. Position discriptions are written intentially to keep employees on the lower end of the pay scale for their positions.

    Advice to Management

    Raise salaries & change the culture of blame.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Blah Na"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay well compared to other stores, good program (FNL) to promote within. Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Too much gossip amoung managers, Hours are not steady, you will need another job to pay bills. Not a good company to work around school schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade technology! Systems are too slow, makes it a hassle to help customers in a timely fashion, when you have to use several devices to service a guest. Also, there isnt enough men at management positions, the women who are gossip too much.

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