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Nordstrom Seattle Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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  • I believe it comes from their promote from within philosophy (in 202 reviews)

  • Nordstrom puts customer service first which really makes this retail company stand out compared to others (in 597 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Employer"

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    • 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.


  2. "Recruiting Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Recruiting Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Recruiting Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Nordstrom as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Takes longer time to hire for FTE positions

  3. "Sales Support"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Management and corporate culture.

    Cons

    Retail hours mean your schedule shifts around a lot and your days off vary.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you're doing.


  4. "Excellent Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nordstrom (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Managers work hard, help you when you need it, most coworkers are great, discount is cool.

    Cons

    No base pay, very competitive

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees a base pay instead of net comission


  5. "Cosmetic Department Manager lacks leadership experience. Bellevue"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    7 years of passionate service from a company “overall” that empowers their employees to own their business

    Cons

    Leadership in some departments are inconsistent with trend of leadership within the rest of company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the associates and the business managers with the same respect you demand. Be more willing to drop the attitude and work with your team leads.


  6. "Good company in good but expensive city"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Photo Retoucher in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Photo Retoucher in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a very relaxed but inspiring environment in the Marketing department. Good pay and benefits plus merchandise discount. Always busy!

    Cons

    It's a very large corporation so it's possible to go unnoticed for your work. Advancement opportunities vary from departments and


  7. "Overall rewarding and fulfilling experience, if you are free weekends"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interactive, competitive, ability to create and build relationships

    Cons

    Challenging during certain seasons, long hours and weekends required

  8. "Item Set Up Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Item Set Up Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Item Set Up Specialist in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits/discounts
    Fashion forward
    Set career path

    Cons

    Limited work-life balance
    Some employees are difficult to work with


  9. "Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Encourage moves around Company

    Cons

    Flat structure—limited opportunity for upward growth

    Advice to Management

    Level all divisions for career pathing


  10. "Some feedback"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many job options and avenues, best Customer service

    Cons

    As a manager, not always all the hard work you do gets noticed or appreciated... Lots of politics

    Advice to Management

    Please celebrate all efforts and develop and value your people that truly care and are doing a great job!


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