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Irvine, CA

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Pros
  • Nice salary, good discount, promote from within (in 181 reviews)

  • Not only does it extremely value customer service but the way they treat their employees is absolutely phenomenal (in 534 reviews)

Cons
  • I often struggle to find a good work/life balance (in 303 reviews)

  • Long hours a lot of returns customers that are very picky management is not so great not many days off especially around holidays (in 428 reviews)

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  1. "Nordstrom Sales Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Management is awesome depending on which location you work at. Really flexible with scheduling, easy to get shifts switched or covered. Very friendly and fun environment to work in.

    Cons

    Pay structure could be a little bit better.


  2. "Business Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours at this location. And the benefits are great too.

    Cons

    Management keeps constantly changing, too much favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    I think focusing on training and educating the staff would increase the volume for the department. Managers always leave questions unanswered and have very little experience on their roles.


  3. "Former Employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hours are good compared to other restaurant hours. Strong customer focused culture. Good health benefit plan.

    Cons

    Pay. Communication sometime is unclear.


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  5. "Seasonal Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Seasonal Sales Associate in Irvine, CA
    Former Contractor - Seasonal Sales Associate in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nordstrom as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Employee discount. Fast work environment. Commission allows for healthy competition and increases pay A LOT during holiday season.

    Cons

    Commission can cause coworkers to work against each other.


  6. "Okay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice co workers, free food at times, friendly customers

    Cons

    Early morning shifts three times a week


  7. "Great company. Lots of opportunities!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Stylist in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Beauty Stylist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities for growth as long as efforts is there. You have the ability to earn more but again you have to put in the work. Lots of support. Fun environment. Super competitive but I like that.

    Cons

    Some people are reward because they sell a ton even though it's not honest selling. I see to often that new people are sent out to the sales without training. The strong survive. I guess that's how you weed out people. You have to work weekends although you can take one weekend off. To many events.

    Advice to Management

    I think management is super supportful. If you have certain career goals they will let you know what it is that you have to do. They set clear expectations.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate - Hosiery"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and product training. I learned more than I would ever need to know about hosiery

    Cons

    Just standard retail cons, late hours, random schedules, customers requesting returns after 3 years of wearing an item.

    Advice to Management

    I loved my manager. She was young, but dedicated and honest. I felt supported and wanted. She was very understanding and fair with the scheduling each associate. We had a good group!


  9. "Trend Accessories Sales Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    Beautiful accessories and jewelry in this department that manage tp keep you busy just by looking at all the new arrivals. Very easy to use computer system.

    Cons

    Department may get a little boring depending on the traffic in the specific Nordstrom you're at. Trend has jewelry and bags that are a little pricey, but not necessarily by the well-known designers many women know, so many just walk away after looking at prices.

    Discount is not high enough.

    If you apply and they decide not to hire you, the e-mail they send back is a little snooty.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more of an incentive to reach sales goals.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Commissioned sales at an extremely low volume store."

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    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You build your paycheck. The harder you work the more you earn. Except when customers return everything they've purchased and it comes out of your commission.

    Cons

    Takes fffoooorrrreeevvveeerrrrr to get promoted once you go through their future nordstrom leader program. Not okay if you live on your own and pay your own bills. Most people that work there live with their parents.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those who are worthy faster. I should not have to be in my role 6 months in order to be considered for a promotion.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, crazy hours"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Pay is fair
    -People are great to work with
    -Awesome product

    Cons

    -Part time is 38 hours a week...so not really part time in my opinion
    -Scheduling can seem unfair (working all weekends or nights)

    Advice to Management

    Have more communication with employees about the schedule and put it out earlier than a couple weeks before the dates.



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