Nordstrom

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Not too bad

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Nordstrom part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Unlimited earning potential (depending on the department you work in)

Generally a laid back and fun place to work if selling is your thing and it comes natural to you

Discount's (but it isn't much) however your discount is valid at "the Rack" and if you are familiar with that, it's Nordstrom stuff that has been marked down so that can be a bargain

Hour lunch!

Cash incentives for signing customers up for the "Nordstrom rewards card" and that can mean a free lunch with the 5-15 dollars you can earn for each one.

Cons

Similar to the pros:

If you are in a slow department, one that is overcrowded with employees or just one that doesn't have high priced goods like "accessories" you may have a hard time selling or making a lot of money

Some people take the whole selling culture a bit too far and literally "steal" your sales while you are working with another customer. So treachery and overall r espect for others. Before I was ever hired I read a similar excerpt about that on this site and I didn't believe it. Believe it! The selling culture and the fact that you pretty much have control over your paycheck breeds that type of behavior in certain individuals so watch out

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be a little bit more up to speed with all of the functions in your respective department. It could've just been my department (kidswear) and the one directly next to me (kids shoes) but neither manager really knew how to do anything, I found myself asking them, then they'd refer me to another employee.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    False Opportunities Guaranteed at hire

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Providence, RI (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Providence, RI (US)

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    20% discount
    Access to items before they hit the floor

    Cons

    Stuck up employees
    Working on commission means there are some very bad weeks
    Nobody cares about you, you are completely replaceable to the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    good place overall

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nordstrom

    Pros

    good place to work for, friendly environment, all about customer service. promotes within.

    Cons

    to much all about cutomer service if you ask me. you can return items without a receit if you make a big fuss about it, this promotes a problem with returns and for loss prevention, makes company loose more money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none good management, open door policy.

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