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Nordstrom Seattle Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  • Nice salary, good discount, promote from within (in 191 reviews)

  • Not only does it extremely value customer service but the way they treat their employees is absolutely phenomenal (in 559 reviews)

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  1. "Worked here before attending college. It was a great first job!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associative in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great store, employees, discount and pay. Met a lot of nice people. Very goal-oriented store. (You are likely to see celebrities here).

    Cons

    None. It was a very positive environment with genuine coworkers, managers and customers. It's nothing like many other pretentious stores in downtown Seattle.

    Advice to Management

    Great Management...


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High standards, great people, fun place to work.

    Cons

    Change and downsizing. More hiring from within.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down

  3. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and product are the best

    Cons

    stick to your values, do not chase AMAZON

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going


  4. "Product Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Product Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Product Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun, experience, people, busy, samples

    Cons

    management, difficult, underpaid, stressful, understaffed

    Advice to Management

    1 pc for each dept


  5. "Great Start to a Career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Lower than relative pay from other local companies.


  6. "Nordstrom really does care."

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

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

    Pros

    I worked at the flagship Nordstrom and the logistics department seem quite nice.

    Cons

    The music that plays over and over again in the store will get you.

    Advice to Management

    Not much.


  7. "Large Company but not focused"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Not a very technical company so a lot of system and practices are old. Benefits are in the stone ages.

    Advice to Management

    Give better benefits for IT folks

  8. "Cult Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Merchandise discount, if you get into the right department it could be a great place to work.

    Cons

    Devil wears Prada attitude in Seattle, WA. HR is useless - they turn around and tell your boss. Never seen so many people cry at work before. It really depends what department you go to - your life can be great or totally miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't see how people are being treated. Need a new HR departmnet that cares - they just seem to cover things up to make everything seem ok.


  9. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunities and they care about their employees.

    Cons

    Having to work weekends and holidays.


  10. "Company does not treat employees nearly as well as it treats customers"

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    Former Intern - MERCHANDISING & PLANNING in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - MERCHANDISING & PLANNING in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nordstrom as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great location in Seattle, good employee discount, about half of the people are very nice and fun.

    Cons

    The culture needs improvement. Employees are undertrained, overworked, and underpaid. The company is cutthroat and does not treat employees nearly as well as it claims to treat customers. This is a dream company for so many people until the job starts and it turns into a nightmare. Managers do not train employees well enough and expect them to know way more than they should

    Advice to Management

    Be more patient with new employees, train people better, and improve work/life balance.


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