Department Manager (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – March 6, 2013
They ONLY promote from within. Starting as sales associate is sometimes necessary to get your foot in the door. Should you show that you can perform and are professional, you will advance very quickly.
Cosmetics Department Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – San Mateo, CA/San Jose, CA – June 21, 2017
I typically had a number of different things to do daily. I was never stagnant. I learned how to deal with many types of people and how to teach them the correct way of the company. The management was always helpful. The hardest part was learning how to manage so many different personalities but the rewards were seeing all of these personalities come together as a team.
Fifth and pine (Former Employee) – Beachwood, OH – June 21, 2017
this job sucked the managers were the worst and they would try to talk to you any kind of way they cut your hours after holidays and they just don't care worst place to work don't like black people at all this is in beachwood ohio.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Buford, GA – June 21, 2017
Nordstrom is a great company. Our location however did not receive a lot of business. Most days were slow ad t was hard to reach our daily goals. The Location ended up closing shortly after i started working there.
Seasonal Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – June 20, 2017
Because of the commission-based sales environment, it is best to work in a busy location if you actually want to make money. Manager ratings can vary, I've had great experiences, but I've heard horror stores about other department managers.
Really fun environment to work in. Management could do better at recognizing hard workers and acknowledging the positive. It's hard to get more than a 3 out of 5 on your evaluation, which is really discouraging when you work really hard. They tend to play favorites when making decisions on promotions. I would recommend working at Nordstrom Rack to anybody, but to move up to fullline as soon as possible if you are needing or wanting to make more money and/or work up.
One of the best companies to work for. Productive, motivated team-lead environment
Retail Management Intern (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – June 20, 2017
This summer internship is giving me the ability to work with this amazing company to find out where I want to be in the fashion world. Nordstrom has taught me that teamwork and dedicated, motivated people are the keys to successfully running a business.
Assistant Department Manager (Former Employee) – Boca Raton, FL – June 20, 2017
Depending on location and season Nordstrom is usually a fast paced environment. The shoe department and Cosmetics department will be the most busy, especially during holidays or in store events. Nordstrom is all about servicing the customer with your best judgement, so making your customer feel comfortable is most important. Over all, if you are ok with a "retail life" schedule, this is the place for you.
Customer Service/Logistics/Loss Prevention (Former Employee) – Brentwood, MO – June 19, 2017
Overall not a bad job for being retail, if you are a salesperson you stand on a tile and greet customers all day. And general public isn't always very kind due to you earning off commission and having to push your product hard at times, which can enrage people. The management is usually decent people but they can come off fake at times but how else can you make selling overpriced clothes exciting. Also fraternization can be an issue depending on location. I've seen both and it kills the moral of the store when the upper chain doesn't see hard work when they are advancing their friends.
Is a solid job in the retail world.
Pay isn't great depending on what department you are in.