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Nordstrom Seattle Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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  • I often struggle to find a good work/life balance (in 314 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 434 reviews)

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  1. "It was the greatest career I have ever had!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shoe Shine in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Shoe Shine in Tacoma, WA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun coworkers, compitive work atmosphere, same schedule every week, hourly, plus tips

    Cons

    Salary work is not worth the pay and the returns hit your comission

    Advice to Management

    Stay out of management salary work, they don't pay you enough.


  2. "Retail Information Technology"

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

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you are a self starter and can deliver, they allow you to explore various aspects of the business you are interested in.

    Cons

    Upper management is in a state of transition with several open slots and retiring leadership


  3. "Cosmetic Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Cosmetic Management in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Cosmetic Management in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    The hours might be too long for some employees

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. "Nordstrom"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wit and Wonder in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Wit and Wonder in Tukwila, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay if you're seasonal & regular
    Lovely co-workers
    Work with all different departments

    Cons

    May be far from where you live


  6. "Nordstrom Ebar"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Barista in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, employee discount, and professional company. Manger and co-workers were very easy going and it was always easy to get time off when needed.

    Cons

    None except that the Ebar was always open way too late and the last three or four hours were terribly slow and little to no customers.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the about open and close times, it may have cost them more to stay open late since business was so slow during the evenings.


  7. "It was super fun"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people of very different backgrounds and personally connecting with some of them (your customers)
    Commission is great, and coworkers were so fun

    Cons

    Management scheduling was pretty unprofessional
    The very strict policies with internal discounts on employees sucked. No discount on alterations, can't use our own credit cards to purchase things, not get points as employees when we shop. Perks are perks - employees are important to have and sometimes should be given more appreciation


  8. "BP Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BP Shoes Sales Associate in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - BP Shoes Sales Associate in Lynnwood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nordstrom (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great experience to learn how to communicate with customers

    Cons

    -It can get a little catty in the back room


  9. "Sales associate for skincare in the cosmetics department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love being surrounded by fun options and product knowledge.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can get weird working at the downtown location because of the homeless population and drug abuse. It can also be difficult to find ways to promote within the company unless you are chosen to succeed.


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    "Nordstrom"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nordstrom (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, room for growth.

    Cons

    Too many managers making decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key.


  11. "Assistant Department Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Selling Department Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Selling Department Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Business management experience, in a fashion forward environment

    Cons

    varied schedule with lots of late hours, experience entirely dependent on direct manager's support, many managers in roles with lack of experience working with individuals and without ongoing training. High pressure goals for non-competitive wages.

    Advice to Management

    More pressure and guidance for those leading large teams with constant education when the roles become larger. Make compensation relative and competitive when asking employees to reach elevated goals and creating urgency and ultimately stress.


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