Sales Associate (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – August 6, 2012
A great place to work if you are self motivated and enjoy helping customers solve their fashion related concerns. The management at Nordstrom is very consistent and encouraging. They encourage growth so that individuals can move up within the company.
The most difficult part about the job is that I am unable to help and contact customers outside of my scheduled hours. Despite this one flaw, working for Nordstrom has been one of my best retail experiences
great management, lot of independence to grow your own personal business
health care benefits are a little difficult to obtain
Great place for Salespeople, Lacks consistent direction and vision
Department Manager (Former Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – September 22, 2017
Nordstrom excels at providing an atmosphere in which people can thrive, as long as they stay sales people. There are ample opportunities for career advancement, but no consistent guidance to make sure that everyone is on the same page. This leads to many people being told contradictory messages at multiple levels of the company.
Assistant Loss Prevention Manager (Former Employee) – King of Prussia, PA – September 22, 2017
Will sell out even their best employees to save their a**, image, or a dollar. After 5.5 years of blood sweat and tears I was thrown under the bus to cover up a liability & publicity nightmare that I was the victim of and didn't give a second thought to my life being endangered for doing my job and protecting the company.
Specialty Coffee Manager (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – September 22, 2017
I love the Nordstrom culture. They make sure customers are always first and management is there to support their employees. The benefits are amazing as well. The hardest part of the job would include a difficult work and life balance. Due to being in customer service, you must sacrifice family events or any event that will fall on a weekend or holiday. However, it is very rewarding to see that you can be the best part of someones' day by providing wonderful service to them.
Retail Associate (Former Employee) – Troy, MI – September 20, 2017
Working at Nordstrom was great experience. I built positive and successful relationships with customers as well as employees. My management team was very supportive and flexible. Nordstrom always has the opportunity for growth if the employee is ready and flexible enough. Overall, it was a wonderful company to work for because of the diversity, incentives and support.
Salon Shoes Specialist (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – September 20, 2017
Nordstrom has to be one of the best places to work in the Fashion Retail giants. Hands down. the culture, the ethics and the management style is bar none. Also the quality of the products sold is top notch and they do not take customer service lightly which is a perk in itself. Highly recommend working at Nordstrom.
Nordstrom is one of the best retail companies to work for in the industry
Women Shoes Sales Brea (Former Employee) – Brea, CA – September 19, 2017
I was in management for the majority of my career with Nordstrom and learned so much from it from the culture they instill in their employees which I have taken with me in my subsequent positions. The core concept of under promise and over delivery and treating customers as if it is your own business has been a valuable tool to use in any position. They promote creating an environment of taking care of the customer at all times. I enjoyed being able to provide the customer with great service and follow up and having a happy repeat customer.
FOOTWEAR MANAGER (Former Employee) – Plano, TX – September 19, 2017
Upper Management was terrible at communicating with lower management and employees. Everything was done last minute because management would drop the ball on communicating important task. So once they decide to communicate this huge task you only have a day or two to complete it.
Buying and Planning Intern (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – September 19, 2017
I loved working here. I wish that Nordstrom had corporate offices on the East coast because I would be there in a second. The culture at Nordstrom is encouraging of continual professional growth which I believe is a sign of a healthy company.
Best retailer to work for, always a clean environment.
Client Service Specialist/Salon Shoes (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – September 19, 2017
I worked in Salon Shoes and a typical day starts with 30 min stock time then you get put on rotation for customers if it is slow which it usually is. The hardest part of the job is competing with the pacesetters and the down time. Workplace culture is kind of snobby. Most enjoyable part of the job is its not crazy hectic and messy.
Logistics Manager (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – September 18, 2017
A typical day at Nordstrom depends on what time of the year it is. During the busy times, it is busy but that makes the day go by fast. I learned how to multi-task and truly take care of the customer. Nordstrom has a great workplace culture, they try to hear what the employees want out of their jobs. The hardest part of the job is during the busy season, there is not much of a work live balance if you want to do well at your job. The most enjoyable part of the job has to be the people. Great people work at Nordstrom.
Discount, relocation packets with management postitons, able to move upn the company pretty fast
working like crazy during the holidays and summer, not easy to get rid of bad employees
fast pace and fun place to work if you love fashion and being social
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Bellevue, WA – September 18, 2017
Great place to work at if you are a social person who loves fashion. Had a good time shopping with customers and helping them with there shopping needs. The pay was good. The only thing I didn't like are the random hours which made it hard to balance personal life and job. And how u are on you're feet all day long can get extremely exhausting by the end of a the day..especially during a sale.
Packing and Shipping (Former Employee) – Cedar Rapids, IA – September 18, 2017
While employed here I was happy with some management and not so happy with most employees. I had a kitchen fire and a car accident the next day with a doctors excusing me from two days of work and still received a points on my attendance.
Pep incentive should be designed so that it helps all.