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Updated February 20, 2017
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  • I often struggle to find a good work/life balance (in 298 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 422 reviews)

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  1. "great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    benefits not always offered to all employees


  2. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Package Handler in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Package Handler in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to make a lot of money at Cristmas time

    Cons

    In order to make that money at Christmas time u have to give up your life

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of favoritism


  3. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    value their employees
    good commissions
    employee discount

    Cons

    retail
    unorganized management
    inventory days
    return policy
    snarky sales environment

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees yourself!


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  5. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nordstrom part-time

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to make a lot of money and managers were really nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Since its commission it can be very competitive with other associates and some might try to take your sales


  6. "Wonderful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, benefits, and just a fun work environment.

    Cons

    They hire a lot of temps, so don't expect to become part-time or receive benefits anytime soon.


  7. "Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Superior culture, compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Spread very thin, need additional infrastructure to support growth.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Positive experience, but no room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wonderful company, love and appreciate their passion for the customer, just wish they had that fit their employees, creative work, free orca card,

    Cons

    Under paid, worked a lot, the benefits were just okay, judgemental, no room for growth, my team in particular wasnt understanding as a new parent


  9. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Dior Beauty Specialist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Dior Beauty Specialist in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nordstrom hires the best people and attracts amazing customers

    Cons

    I wish there were more locations so I could work closer to home!


  10. "Great Company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and fellow employees!

    Cons

    None that I can think of!


  11. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time

    Pros

    Clear expectations, friendly work environment, helpful co-workers

    Cons

    Favoritism, competitive environment, they do not trust their employees



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