Much like being in high school -- competitive and catty environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Natick and Burlington MA – August 23, 2014
Very great learning opportunity: typical day was pleasant, customers generally nice and liked hand holding aspect. Management supportive. Hardest part of job was dealing with the very high school atmosphere of co-workers. But I learned! Best part of job: surrounded by lovely merchandise.
Assistant to senior Visual merchandiser (Former Employee), South Miami, FL – August 22, 2014
Nordstrom has a lot to learn from. The associate fight over sales and they are always changing the policies to keep employees happy. non of the department ever made goals unless you worked for the shoe department. but; I'm glad i intern at nordstrom because the experience made me open my eyes wider....
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Beverly Hills, CA – August 22, 2014
Pros: positive energy, great treatment to customers and employees
Loved having hands on with the merchandise. Get to see the new designs and fashion trends come in before it is even released to shelves in the store. My co-workers were amazing. They never hesitated in helping one another. Co-workers never complained about having to close store after work hours. The work room and store floor was so filled with such – more... positive energy. Clean and organized sales floor. – less
Support/ Stock (Former Employee), Orlando, FL – August 21, 2014
Assess tasks as needed, execute objectives in a timely manner and be as efficient as possible. I learned that I am not very fond of the retail environment Management is dialed in from long distance through standardized modules my job was not hard my job was not enjoyable
Rover (Current Employee), Birmingham, AL – August 21, 2014
The great thing about Nordstrom is that they hire management from within. All managers started out as sales associates at some point or another, so they have a fair perspective on the difficulties of the job and know the products well. All of the managers were a delight to work with at my store. With the constant communication (via headsets/radios), – more... the atmosphere between everyone becomes a family-like team environment. At Nordstrom, they give you a pretty clear path on what you have to do in order to move "Down the Pyramid." There are no invisible hoops you have to jump through. It's a set path that everyone has to move through. Also, there is a "Future Nordstrom Leader" program for associates who wish to "Move Down." It's a great program, and I personally learned a lot while getting to network with people and management from other Rack and Full-line stores in my area.
The open door policy makes it a comfortable and easy environment to confide in management about any issues happening on the sales floor. Management welcomes ideas and solutions from sales associates. Basically, it feels like they genuinely care. I think they do a good job of recognizing and rewarding hard-workers too. – less
Wardrobe Stylist (Former Employee), Santa Monica, CA – August 20, 2014
i loved working for Nordstrom. image great money at young age but was only seasonal. the hardest part of my job was a knowing it was going to end. The most enjoyable part was helping my clients with garment selection and having them leave my dept. satisfied.
Store Administrator (Current Employee), Pentagon City, Virginia – August 19, 2014
Nordstrom is an amazing company to work for. They value customer service and that is what their culture is all about. They hire the best talent. The retail field is the hardest part of the job, but making customers happy and the people on your team make it worth it.
Business Manager (Former Employee), Short Hills, NJ – August 18, 2014
Pros: meeting new people enjoying doing makeup
Cons: the lack of busines at times
typical days was organizing the counter and products greeting customers, calls customers about events we have coming up and restocking with the customers, also tracking my daily business goals. work there I have grown a lot of knowledge about different skin care and make up brands.. I have also learn how to maintain a long relationship with my customers. – more... the co workers were fun and easy to work with. the hard part of my job was dealing with the company trying not wanting to change of there event to make them more exciting and to compete with other retailers. the most enjoyable part about working with customers building a relationship and trust with them and also making them feel beautiful and confident when they leave my chair. – less
A typical day in my position at Nordstrom consists of walking the floor to aid in the growth of selling employees, answering questions on orders, technology, and customer situations. Management is strong, mobile, and are knowledgeable as well as passionate about the company. Co-workers range from different backgrounds and goals but all are at work with – more... the soul purpose to continue to help the extraordinary company continue to grow. The hardest part of my job is dealing with difficult customers who try to commit fraud, work the system, etc. But the most enjoyable part of my job is being surrounded by fashion! In an ever changing field, fashion is what makes Nordstrom and it is fun and thrilling to see the changes while the company remains strong. – less