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Nordstrom Santa Monica Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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  • I often struggle to find a good work/life balance (in 324 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 442 reviews)

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  1. "Retail Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are responsible for your financial success.

    Cons

    This is mainly a commission based company and with that, sometimes competition arrises. Depending on your sales team, it can be a great situation or difficult.


  2. "Active/Swimwear Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    -Nordstrom has a great reputation for Customer Service, and is a good entry level "stepping stone" for other, better Customer Service jobs.
    -If you do decide to stay with the company, they promote from within, and they'll promote you fairly quickly if you are good.
    -If you love fashion and nice clothes, and keeping up with the latest trends, its a great place to work. You can dress stylish everyday.
    -Employee discount isn't bad (20%). Every few months they have special sales where employees can get up to 40% off

    Cons

    -Could be very boring when its slow.
    -On your feet ALL day long.
    -If you have a sucky manager, your job will suck.
    -Hated the commission structure, you could be selling a lot but depending on how many hours you are scheduled, you may or may not make commission.
    -Takes 11 months of working for the company before you are eligible for any type of benefits


  3. "Cosmetic bisnes manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    401K,Inshurins,good experience with customer service and learning products

    Cons

    No pay vacation,no pay sick days,nobody cares about employees.nobody apreashiate hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop be a micromanager and be more people person


  4. "Good Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, Competitive retail salary. Great sales incentives. In some cases very seasoned and very experienced leaders that are truly there to help you grow

    Cons

    People are promotes mainly based off there sales success. While this is great for sales management position Other positions such as store management and buying positions


  5. "Restaurant Division"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Nordstrom part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits in terms of discounts on retail, cafe and restaurants of Norstrom

    Cons

    Low pay. Retail was based on commission.


  6. "Lead Barista"

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    Current Employee - Lead Barista in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Barista in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    They have a good open door policy.

    Cons

    Staff. People are always not showing up and then nothing happens to them.

    Advice to Management

    Always call references to make sure about candidates.


  7. "Women Salon Shoes"

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    Former Employee - Women Shoes Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Women Shoes Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sell more, make more. 401k

    Cons

    Returns suck, bt just hustle and you will make it up. 10% commission on sales is pretty good, especially when you have designer brands.


  8. "Don't apply unless you're ready to suck up"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good hours
    Good benefits
    Great corporate management
    Clean
    Friendly

    Cons

    Worst in-store managers
    Really catty
    Too political
    Revolving door of employees
    Too much seniority applied

    Advice to Management

    Treat your restaurant employees better.


  9. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - Nordstrom Retail Sales in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Nordstrom Retail Sales in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the management. I loved that you made your own paycheck! Great place to work overall you can make a ton of money.

    Cons

    When there were no customers it was terrible!

    Advice to Management

    In Las Vegas you need NEW MANAGMENT!


  10. "Former saleswoman"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for a retail company
    Accessible management
    Room to grow

    Cons

    Fast paced, lots of work, late nights

    Advice to Management

    Be more of a resource to employees


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