Nordstrom Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2020

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3.6
67%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
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Nordstrom Co-President Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom (no image)
Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
539 Ratings
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  • "Returns deducted from commission(in 743 reviews)

  • "Long hours (but in sales so understandable)(in 631 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stylist Assistant in Oak Brook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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!

  2. "Good Experience"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    benefits, product knowledge,culture,helful HR,team work

    Cons

    work life balance, Associates, store manager favors, politics, not much

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  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Nordstrom part-time

    Pros

    Hours are flexible and environment is great.

    Cons

    Staff are so competitive with sales.

  4. "A good start"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Nordstrom part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities for earning more than base pay

    Cons

    Not the best idea for people who aren’t crazy about fashion

  5. "Great atmosphere"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salesperson 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nordstrom part-time

    Pros

    Supportive management, friendly atmosphere, commission based

    Cons

    Odd hours sometimes, not a steady schedule

  6. "overall good experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Cashier 

    I worked at Nordstrom part-time

    Pros

    opportunities for promotions, paid 15 minute breaks given

    Cons

    long shifts, may be up to 10 hours

  7. "Neutral Experience"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Calgary, AB
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nordstrom part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to make more because of commission, sense of community

    Cons

    Discount is small, management cares only about sales

  8. Helpful (1)

    "The most homophobic/ transphobic and racist company"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros at working at nordstrom. Unless you are Homophobic, transphobic white supremacist

    Cons

    They lure you in with false hope that you can grow within the company, that they celebrate diversity and that they care about you as a worker. It's all lies. I worked there from opening and from day 1 I was sexually assaulted by customers AND managers, verbally harassed, made fun of for my race, body size, sexuality and what I ate and even how I spoke. Multiple time I went to HR , regional managers and even the store manager and nothing was done. THEY DON'T PROTECT or BELIEVE VICTIMS. Here's a list of a few things Nordstrom stands behind: - They are taught to racially profile customers and will follow you around the store if you are BIPOC or have tattoos because "You will steel" -They will make fun of you if you don't fit their "ideal clientele" - If you don't look like you have money you will be ignored - If you are trans they tell you which washroom you may use and yell at you if you use the accessible washroom. All because they don't want to offend the customer. - They will do all they can to save a buck, lie about how much vacation you have and even threaten to not pay you out if you don't want to take it. They say you "use it or lose it"... which is against BC law. - They WILL AVOID hiring you if you a physical disability, and if you are hired and then tell them you need something to aid you in your work, they will not give it to you. - They will willingly carry products owned by racist companies. EX. Micheal Kors, Tory Burch, Vancouver Candle Co. - Lastly, YOU WILL NEVER GET A PAY RAISE! They do a tier system for support staff and once you hit the top, you will never make more. So if you are Visual, LP, Logistics, Customer service you will NEVER make more then $47K a year.

  9. "Working at Nordstrom"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time

    Pros

    Has a great HR department and my manager was really good

    Cons

    Competitive and cliquey. Hard to fit in.

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  10. "good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Nordstrom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work environment is very friendly

    Cons

    Not too much bad things

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