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"A lot of hard work with a lot of knowledge gained."

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Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Nordstrom has great training programs in place so you feel prepared to work when you step onto the floor. The teachings continue throughout your employment so you are always learning how to better yourself. The open door policy is great making it very easy for people at a lower ranking to make suggestions to people with a higher job title. When making suggestions I felt as though they actually took my thoughts and suggestions seriously. The promote from within policy is a great incentive to work hard. The culture of Nordstrom is great and makes you proud to work for a company with such a great history.

Cons

One con but is also a pro is the promote from within policy because I feel as though people who are not qualified to hold high ranking positions work their way into positions of power without the knowledge or ability to perform well.

Advice to Management

Well the culture of Nordstrom is strong and alive in the Seattle area and makes working their beyond enjoyable the same can not be said for out of state stores.

Other Employee Reviews for Nordstrom

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Managers encourage backstabbing and stealing customers and sales from co workers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the employee discount
    getting to work in such a beautiful store

    Cons

    Managers turn their heads at co-workers stealing customers and sales from other employees and then promote the ones that do therefore encouraging this type of behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Store managers need to hire more experienced department managers. Just because a sales associate is the top performer doesn't always make them the best candidate for dept manager...sometimes there is a reason why they are the top performer.


  2. "Competitive selling and working in teams"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    opportunity to take on additional responsibilities
    ability and encouragement to take control of your own success- computer program allows you to maintain and grow relationships with customers

    Cons

    sales associates in most departments (as far as i know) rely strictly on commission, so you really have to stay on top of your game at all times because just like in any retail store, there are slow days and you have to find a way to sell if you want to make money and stay in managements good graces.

    Advice to Management

    Nordstrom thoroughly prepares you to work there. training typically consists of 3 days in which a representative familiarizes you with the corporate history and culture, reviews general employee protocol and guidelines, and teaches you how to use the computers


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