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Nordstrom Reviews

Updated 19 April 2018
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Pros
  • They promote from within and if you are mobile there are a lot of opportunities for growth (in 209 reviews)

  • Company looks great on resume due to the amazing customer service reputation (in 617 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to maintain work/life balance (in 383 reviews)

  • Long hours (but you learn a lot) Sometimes we would work until 4AM (in 517 reviews)

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  1. "great"

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

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time

    Pros

    good hours and excellent pay

    Cons

    annoying customers but managers always help

    Advice to Management

    keep up good work


  2. "Retail Intern"

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

    Pros

    Amazing company, great opportunities for growth

    Cons

    The internship was too focused on the sales floor

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "A decent department store"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nordstrom part-time

    Pros

    Employee discount, Friendly staff in most departments, the company trains new employees very well!

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales goals, Cosmetics Department Manager was very critical with minimal positive feedback, paranoid about employee theft.


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Potential to make a lot of money if you're good at selling.

    Cons

    On bad days you will make no money, or even lose money.


  5. "Personal Stylist"

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

    Pros

    Freedom, great company culture, great co-workers, competitive environment

    Cons

    long hours, retail, omission-based salary (not consistent)


  6. "Part Time Designer Floor Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Nordstrom part-time

    Pros

    Beautiful environment, prestigious brand, discounts. For a part-time job, it's great.

    Cons

    Because of Nordstrom's liberal return policies, retail salespeople are in a bad position when a customer decides to return merchandise. Unfortunately, when customers take advantage of the policy the salesperson loses income.

    This is understandable but not equitable.


  7. "Overall amazing company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time

    Pros

    Fun work culture and great perks.

    Cons

    Sales between co-workers can be competitive.

  8. "restaurant server at Nordstrom"

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

    I have been working at Nordstrom part-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits compared to most serving jobs

    Cons

    workplace drama like many retail spaces


  9. "Great...for the most part!"

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

    I worked at Nordstrom part-time

    Pros

    Everyone there seems to really love what they do. They’re passionate about their work, and they seem to always stay current.

    Cons

    Working as a part time sales associate can be difficult. Some of the more seasoned salespeople can be a little bit protective of new business.


  10. "Sales Associate"

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

    I worked at Nordstrom part-time

    Pros

    -They give you training and they pay you for it!
    -You can make more through commission
    -Managers and store managers are super friendly and willing to help and assist you
    -You may work for different departments on your floor if your manager handles more then one department
    -Hours are flexible
    -You get employer discount on top of sales!
    -There's constant room for growth within the company

    Cons

    -Customers know about the tire story and tend to make lots of returns which can take a huge chunk out of your commission


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