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Norm Thompson Reviews

Updated Dec 21, 2016

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norm Thompson full-time

    Pros

    Great people and team environment! Culture is one of being able to make your own decisions and being responsible in helping grow the future of the company. We are encouraged to be entrepreneurials and make changes as needed to move the company forward. There are a lot of passionate people here working towards the same common goal!

    Cons

    The only con is that it's retail. You have to have the drive and passion to work retail. It's not for everyone. Are there long hours? Sometimes yes, that's retail. Are there direction changes, last minute changes and a little bit of craziness? Sometimes yes, that's retail and reacting to the immediate needs of the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Need system upgrades.

    Norm Thompson2015-09-18
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Going, going gone."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Norm Thompson full-time

    Pros

    Best co-workers ever: supportive, talented, flexible, undaunted.

    Cons

    Majority of executive leadership was a circus ring of egos without focus. Recent HR was an absolute joke and a truly crippling blow to the company.

    Advice to Management

    You never cared what we thought before—why listen now?

    Norm Thompson2016-12-21
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing ending"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Norm Thompson

    Pros

    The people were fantastic to work with.

    Cons

    Bluestem has closed down the creative department in the Hillsboro office.

    Norm Thompson2016-10-06
  4. "NT Review"

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    Inventory Planner in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Norm Thompson

    Pros

    The people made the company. Everyone was very professional and cared for each other. Benefits were good and you were able to train and advance

    Cons

    Company was bought out by a corporation and it lost the family atmosphere. Upper management did not seem to care as much about employees or customers. They only cared about the bottom line

    Advice to Management

    Put customers first in action and not just name.

    Norm Thompson2016-08-18
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Lead Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Troutdale, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Norm Thompson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The corporate office manager was amazing and treated everyone fairly no matter if you were at the top as the VP of Merchandising or at the bottom as the girl who hung up the clothes and price tagged each item, you were treated as an equal by her.

    Cons

    ZERO EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT! The loss prevention department started treating us employee's like we were complete theifs and crooks.

    Advice to Management

    Pull your head outta your butts and start treating EVERY SINGLE employee even a percentage of the way that the corporate office manager treated people!

    Norm Thompson2016-07-31
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Graphic Designer"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Norm Thompson

    Pros

    Great resources, great environment, nice work flow.

    Cons

    Conservative work environment and approach

    Norm Thompson2016-06-07
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    "Inventory Planner"

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    Inventory Planner in Portland, OR
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Norm Thompson for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great community of people, hard working, flexible, excellent place to learn and grow in your career

    Cons

    Mixed focus, big swings in focus, major upper management turnover, pay not competitive

    Norm Thompson2016-05-24
  8. Helpful (5)

    "not a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Norm Thompson full-time

    Pros

    Empty parking lot. Nice campus. Not a lot of good things to say actually. Good sample sales.

    Cons

    Relocating to MA is not going to resolve the fundamental issues with these brands.

    Norm Thompson2016-06-21
  9. Helpful (7)

    "What is left?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aloha, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Norm Thompson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Close to home at least.

    Cons

    Absolutely no culture left. Most employers have been here less than two years.

    Norm Thompson2016-03-11
  10. Helpful (8)

    "buyer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Norm Thompson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Okay Health Insurance, PTO & 401K friendly staff

    Cons

    Large amount of turnover in employees Upper management turnover COO turnover No work life balance Very low pay with very little raises and promotions Have never made year end sales numbers since I've been there

    Advice to Management

    Learn to respect your workers.. who do it all for you. Give them a work life balance.

    Norm Thompson2016-02-16
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