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"Very competitive, at time cutthroat"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Nordstrom full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Fast paced environment, motivated employees, opportunities for earning a greater paycheck if you work hard

Cons

Lack of a good onboarding process (fault of manager, not company as a whole), no baseline pay, so you only earn as much as you sell, and if business is slow, it means you aren't making much per hour, and your time in the stock room and reshelving and cleaning dressing rooms isn't compensated. Also, oftentimes fulltime sales women have the big spender clients, and the pickings are pretty slim for younger, more temporary workers. It's very competitive and takes a lot of smooth maneuvering to get enough customers while not looking like you are trying to walk them through a sale.

Advice to Management

Make sure the onboarding process is thorough for all employees and truly introduces them to the lay of the business and how to make a sale.

Other Employee Reviews for Nordstrom

  1. "okay, not a "real job""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nordstrom part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nice environment, flexible schedule, great for college

    Cons

    low pay, poor commission structure


  2. "Memorable"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people, health benefits, 401k

    Cons

    Hours, must be mobile, commission sales not steady

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