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Nordstrom Reviews

Updated January 19, 2018
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  • The managers definitely care about your growth as a sales Associate and love to promote from within if you are looking to grow with the company (in 205 reviews)

  • They work extremely close with their customers making sure they are delivering the best customer service (in 599 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (19)

    "Excellent Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nordstrom is a great company to work for at any age. They work extremely close with their customers making sure they are delivering the best customer service. Nordstrom puts customer service first which really makes this retail company stand out compared to others.

    Cons

    I don't have any Cons about this company


  2. "Excellent Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Finance Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It provides great training for new employees. It allows employees to communicate with managers openly.

    Cons

    I do not see there is any con for working at the company.

  3. "Sales associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time

    Pros

    Positive and supportive work environment

    Cons

    Competitive environment to move up


  4. "Overall good 10-year experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Promoted early in career, learned a lot.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there no longer was a clear path for me to move forward in my career, and towards the end, I felt the concern for the business was greater than the concern for the employees.


  5. "A great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    meeting new people, 1st hand experience of new products

    Cons

    late hours and holiday work


  6. "Sales Summer Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Nordstrom part-time

    Pros

    I word in Nordstrom in the summer as a seasonal sales associate. It was amazing, I meet so many new people and gained lot of experience.

    Cons

    Some days it was long hours on your feet, learned to wear comfy shoes.


  7. "Good company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive culture, flexible scheduling for students

    Cons

    Hard to break base and earn commission

    Advice to Management

    Communication is somewhat lacking at times (in terms of management communicating with staff) but when staff have any issues, management is always responsive

  8. "Friendly People"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Love my coworkers. I had a good team work at the same time the managers will let you work individually in some days. The team got your back. The company takes care of you if you're interested in moving further. I would love to come back working for the company.

    Cons

    A lot of standing. Owning good pair of shoes is a must.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work maintain good communication with your team.


  9. "Salesman"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The fine-dining in the retail world

    Cons

    Stock work sometimes can take quite long


  10. "Cosmetic Counter Mgr"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, High Customer Service, Amazing Benefits , Fun High-Energy paced, Beautiful Store and Product , High Standards, Merch discounts and discounts at other retailers like Apple, Sprint, Disney etc

    Cons

    It’s Retail so extended time off around Thanksgiving or Christmas is a NONo , but really not a big deal

    Advice to Management

    Lead by Example


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