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Nordstrom Reviews

Updated 22 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Promote from within environment" (in 218 reviews)

  • "Supports a healthy work/life balance" (in 207 reviews)

Cons
  • "Difficult work-life balance sometimes" (in 445 reviews)

  • "Long hours, high stress coffee shop job" (in 558 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Stylist"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Good Company, Good for current situation"

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    Current Employee - Lead Barista
    Current Employee - Lead Barista

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

    Pros

    Flexible, competitive pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Massive cooperate process, hard to get your voice heard

  3. "Great experience and many growing opportunities."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Men's Shoes in Paramus, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Men's Shoes in Paramus, NJ (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience to put on a resume! Many opportunities for growth. You will learn a lot about how to manage a sales floor even when you are not the manager. You will learn how to be a more professional person in your everyday life... well I did. This job has helped me carry myself in a more serious and professional manner.

    Cons

    Hours are rough. Hard to have a balanced work and social life. At times your work life and friends become your social life.

    Advice to Management

    Goal expectancy is a bit high when business is slow. The world is evolving into a more eCommerce shopping environment, this should reflect on the stores goal expectancy. Ex: online sales increase = store sales decrease


  4. "Wonderful company"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Buy Planner in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Buy Planner in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive leadership, benefits, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Highly competitive, longer hours than 9 to 5


  5. "Positive overall experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Naples, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Naples, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount
    Commission sales
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Retail hours (late nights and weekends)

    Advice to Management

    A lot of growth opportunities


  6. "Great Experience for College"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in La Jolla, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in La Jolla, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy interview process, fairly easy to request days off depending on your manager

    Cons

    There are no half-days of work so everything is full time. If you're applying here, you should put "full-time" as seasonally and hope to get asked to come back full-time. It can be competitive so if you want to reach the commission mark, you have to work extra hard to get customers before other employees do.


  7. "Great place and friendly co workers"

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    Former Employee - Salesman in Oak Brook, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Salesman in Oak Brook, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy way to make money if you're out going and have a passion

    Cons

    Needs a mens bathroom on the second floor.

  8. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had a great department manager and coworkers that made the workplace more enjoyable.

    Cons

    It's tough to earn enough commission to make more than your base salary in the Men's department, especially during slow periods.


  9. "Secure Job"

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    Current Employee - Lead Barista
    Current Employee - Lead Barista
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, great benefits, flexible schedules

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity, no growth room in small departments


  10. "Awesome place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Burlington, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Burlington, MA (US)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Culture is great, good benefits

    Cons

    Not enough hours, no parking