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"Great Retail Store"

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Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Palo Alto, CA

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

Pros

It's a fun environment, a great place to gain sales experience and is one of the best retail stores to work for!

Cons

Can be really competitive as it is commission based

Other Employee Reviews for Nordstrom

  1. Helpful (3)

    "You couldn't design a more perfectly horrible company to work for if you tried,"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you have no education, skills or other options available in your life you may be able to make a decent income in sales here. Consider it to be just a temporary job and do not apply for a 'Support', (non-sales) job under any conditions.

    Cons

    This company is the perfect storm of misery. No work life balance, work every holiday, work most weekends, the A/C isn't even turned on until the store is opened to customers so it's surprise, surprise... hot as hell! Managers are promoted from sales people and usually don't know how to manage. Managers who flagrantly break labor laws will not be fired just as long as they drink that nordstrom Kool-aide. Expect to report to four or more managers from different lines of business all of whom demand that you make specific changes to your department that completely contradict the other managers. HR's primary role is to fabricate legally legitimate reasons to terminate people that they want to terminate for personal reasons (I was told this by a friend who was an HR Manager there). Can't move up unless you're willing to relocate back and forth across the country every two years or so. It doesn't matter how educated you are, if you work in a support department you'll be treated like a drooling imbecile and looked down upon by 21yo new hire sales managers. There are so many things wrong with this company that no list could possibly be comprehensive, but consider yourself fair warned.

    Advice to Management

    I can't give any advice to a two-faced, double-talking nordstrom manager, and any response you get from a nordstrom manager is like a line out of Animal Farm, i.e. be prepared for them to mean or at least believe the exact opposite of what they are telling you.


  2. "Mostly Positive."

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    Former Employee - Comissioned Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Comissioned Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nordstrom is a relatively great place to work. You drive your own business, so the pay is up to you. Money can be good, as long as you work for it. Hours are flexible, and Management is for the most part supportive.

    Cons

    At times, you can feel overworked and undervalued. During slow times, the sales are hard, but the long hours and hard work remains the same.

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