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Nordstrom McLean Reviews

Updated January 9, 2017
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McLean, VA

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  • I often struggle to find a good work/life balance (in 317 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 436 reviews)

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  1. "Developing talent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    opportunity for growth and promote from within
    supportive environment
    tools to be successful
    not afraid to make company wide changes to stay relevant

    Cons

    non competitive pay
    must be relocatable for most career growth opportunities


  2. "Stylist assistant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned so much. Assisted multimillion dollar sellers. Met great people

    Cons

    Do not become a sales person if you do not have stable clients.

    Advice to Management

    Be there for sales associates a bit more


  3. "Fun place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Buyer in McLean, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people were wonderful. Working with like minded individuals who all work towards the most exceptional customer service. Flexible scheduling. No micromanaging - they trust you to do your job.

    Cons

    Salaries/compensation wasn't the best but it was a good trade off for a great working environment. Also, Tyson's Corner traffic was a bear to deal with. Not their fault but getting in and out of work during the holidays was a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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  5. "Department Makes a Difference"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people and mostly nice customers. Store is very clean and employees get free merchandise from time to time as promotional gifts. Met some contacts that helped move me to the next job.

    Cons

    If you get a less expensive department you're sort of stuck. I hoped to transition onto their visual merchandising team but they only promote interns.


  6. "Regional Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Regional Merchandiser in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Regional Merchandiser in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nordstrom is a great company. Your career is in your hands. The growth and opportunity within the company is limitless.

    Cons

    Mobility is crucial to a strong career with Nordstrom

    Advice to Management

    Balance of employees- longevity employees and new employees. Win win situation by learning from each other and continuing to evolve moving towards a successful future


  7. "It is a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Sales Person in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Person in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great pay and future opportunities.

    Cons

    On slow days, it can get really boring. beides that the return will hurt the company and employee.


  8. "Overall a good company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good. The discounts are reasonable, most of the people are awesome. The company culture is wonderful. They promote from within. They carry some great merchandise much of it reasonably priced.

    Cons

    Their return policy is great for the customer but awful for the salesperson. Some sales expectations are unreasonable, especially in a down economy. Holiday hours are crappy for any kind of meaningful family time. If you are not a shark or barracuda type salesperson it is difficult to make a great living, especially with their return policy. Any customer could bring back any item even well worn old styles & if they had their receipt it didn't matter how long ago it was purchased it came out of your commission if you were the salesperson.

    Advice to Management

    After 1 year returns should be eaten by the company, penalizing the salesperson for fickle customers is not employee friendly.


  9. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Women Shoes in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Women Shoes in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. A lot of opportunity to grow if you work hard.

    Cons

    its retail, commissioned based only. employees fight over customers


  10. "Decent job to work while in college especially if you are a go getter in sales."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Pay is about as good as can be expected while still in school. As a salesperson it is really up to you how much money you want to make.

    Cons

    Trying to move up in management is tough. There is a lot of brown nosing that must be done to the right people. Hard work goes unnoticed a lot of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of promoting your buddies, look to see who is actually best at his/her job.


  11. "I loved my job but the hours were long and there was no work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and the pay was decent

    Cons

    hours-if you want to succeed in a comission environment you must work every weekend and holiday


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