Nordstrom

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Worst retail job I have ever held due to the gross incompetence of management

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)
Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Nordstrom

Pros

Pay is excellent compared to other retail companies

Cons

No flexibilty when it comes to scheduliing
They rank co-workers against each other using the rankings as a means of distributing hours
Do as I say not as I do attitude of managemet
Favoritetism abounds

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Due away with the archaic system of ranking non commisioned employees against with other. It breeds contempt amongst co-workers who are supposed to work together as a team to carry-out the goals of the company.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, high expectations

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in La Jolla, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in La Jolla, CA (US)

    I worked at Nordstrom

    Pros

    Nordstrom has some good benefits, and if you really work hard and focus on sales, you will be rewarded. Nordstrom has an excellent reputation, so most customers come in with a positive impression. Nordstrom has very strict policies for appearance and customer service, so you don't feel like you are working in a teenager's bedroom, like some stores. Vendor meetings and free product giveaways are also nice.

    Cons

    Commissioned retail can be very demanding, and at Nordstrom there is the added layer of "the customer is always right". You really need to be able to manage your temper, and stay in control, even if a customer is treating you poorly. Success is almost entirely based on your ability to meet your sales goals, and that can be stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember, its retail, not neurosurgery.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Proud to have worked at Nordstrom

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Nordstrom

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Fair and smart senior leadership

    Cons

    compensation
    somewhat cliquie
    PTO is combined sick and vacation.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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