Compare Nordstrom vs Pottery Barn BETA

See how working at Nordstrom vs. Pottery Barn compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Nordstrom vs. Pottery Barn. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Nordstrom

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Pottery Barn

Employee Ratings

  • Nordstrom scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 11846 reviews)
Nordstrom employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than Pottery Barn employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.0
(based on 860 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Nordstrom employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.8 higher than Pottery Barn employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Nordstrom employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.0 higher than Pottery Barn employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Nordstrom employees rated their Senior Management 0.7 higher than Pottery Barn employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Nordstrom employees rated their Culture & Values 0.9 higher than Pottery Barn employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Nordstrom Ceo Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
88%
88%Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
Nordstrom employees rated their CEO Approval 40% higher than Pottery Barn employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Pottery Barn Ceo Laura J. Alber
48%
48%Laura J. Alber
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
68%
Nordstrom employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 19% higher than Pottery Barn employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
49%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
45%
Nordstrom employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 9% higher than Pottery Barn employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
36%

Salaries

Nordstrom has 322 more total submitted salaries than Pottery Barn.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate45 Salaries
CA$14/hr
Visual Merchandiser6 Salaries
CA$22/hr
Department Manager7 Salaries
CA$57,970/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate5 Salaries
CA$14/hr
Stock Associate4 Salaries
CA$14/hr
Manager1 Salaries
CA$99,817/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Customer service" was the most mentioned Pro at Nordstrom.
  • "Great discount" was the most mentioned Pro at Pottery Barn.
  • "Returns" was the most mentioned Con at Nordstrom.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Pottery Barn.
Pros
Pros
"Customer service"(in 698 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 468 reviews)
Pros
"Great discount"(in 101 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 71 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Returns"(in 742 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 630 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 47 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 40 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Stylist Assistant

I worked at Nordstrom part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Employee discount from Day 1, great people and work culture, great location with numerous options for lunch break, safe covered parking for employees, store manager truly cares about employees

Cons

Anniversary Sale can make for some LONG workdays, but definitely worth it!

"5*"Aug 26, 2017

Current Employee - Stock Associate

I have been working at Pottery Barn part-time for more than a year

Pros

Extremely nice managers and flexible hours

Cons

Physically tiring on shipment days.

Job Postings

Nordstrom has 322 more recently posted open jobs than Pottery Barn.