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Nordstrom Reviews

Updated 9 December 2018
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Pros
  • "They promote from within and if you are mobile there are a lot of opportunities for growth" (in 214 reviews)

  • "Great work life balance - The Best" (in 203 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance can be hard at times" (in 430 reviews)

  • "Long hours just like every retail job" (in 547 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Stylist"

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    Former Employee - Interior Design Consultant in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Interior Design Consultant in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great community, creative work environment, innovative company

    Cons

    No downsides that I have experienced

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Commission. Discounts, opportunity to move up

    Cons

    Pushing credit cards and customer is always right

  3. "Entry level job with potential to make decent wage"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits available

    Cons

    Pressure to meet sales quotas


  4. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Beauty Concierge in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Beauty Concierge in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great discount
    Decent benefits
    Nice bonuses when you did well

    Cons

    Long hours during events
    Favoritism
    Cut Throat sales associates
    Lots of pressure to meet goals


  5. "Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time

    Pros

    Loved being part of the Nordstrom culture. Gained customer service skills
    that are an asset for future employment anywhere

    Cons

    Younger management lacking life experience with unrealistic expectation
     in regards to real life employee circumstances


  6. "Counter manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top company in the US to work for

    Cons

    Retail hours are exactly that. Weekends and evenings


  7. "Reputable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nordstrom full-time

    Pros

    Reputable Company
    Great Benefits
    Always experiencing new customers

    Cons

    Frequent Busy Workloads
    Hard to rise up the ladder without years of experience

  8. "Visual Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company benefits, relaxed environment, the company cares

    Cons

    non flexible hours, support staff is often overlooked because the selling staff makes the money for the company

    Advice to Management

    HR communication could improve. Could pay attention to support staff a bit more.


  9. "Assistant Department Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time

    Pros

    Great company atmosphere, 401K, and benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of evenings and weekends hours spent working


  10. "Great company with great values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nordstrom part-time

    Pros

    company values
    looks out for employees
    team work
    being in nordstrom feels like christmas all the time
    30% employee discount during christmas
    opportunity for promotions

    Cons

    customers are spoiled
    commission based salary causes competitive work environment