Compare Nordstrom vs Ulta Beauty BETA

See how working at Nordstrom vs. Ulta Beauty compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Nordstrom vs. Ulta Beauty. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Nordstrom

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Ulta Beauty

Employee Ratings

  • Nordstrom scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Ulta Beauty scored higher in 1 area: Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 14392 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 5392 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Nordstrom employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Ulta Beauty employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Nordstrom employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Ulta Beauty employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Nordstrom Ceo Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
85%
85%Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
Nordstrom employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Ulta Beauty employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Ulta Beauty Ceo Mary Dillon
80%
80%Mary Dillon
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
65%
Nordstrom employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Ulta Beauty employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
62%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
43%
Positive Business Outlook
51%
Ulta Beauty employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 8% higher than Nordstrom employees rated theirs.

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What Employees Say

  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Nordstrom.
  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Pro at Ulta Beauty.
  • "Returns" was the most mentioned Con at Nordstrom.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Ulta Beauty.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 699 reviews)
"Great company"(in 546 reviews)
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 366 reviews)
"Fun environment"(in 188 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Returns"(in 767 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 713 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 196 reviews)
"Beauty"(in 192 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great company"29 Sep 2020

Former Employee - Replenishment Buyer

I worked at Nordstrom full-time

Pros

Loved working here. Super fun work atmosphere, strong teams, great benefits

Cons

Having to be in the same role for a minimum amount of years before being able to apply for next job

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time

Pros

everything is done in a right way

Cons

long hours and work Saturdays - not many holidays, 30 min break

Job Postings

Ulta Beauty has 3,656 more recently posted open jobs than Nordstrom.