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Seattle, WA 98101
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About Nordstrom Inc.

Employees
10,000+
Industry
Clothing, Fashion & Textiles, Consumer Products, Retail
Public/Private
Public
Year Founded
1901
Non-profit Status
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Pay & Benefits

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Pay
Based on 146 responses
  • Good
    49%
  • Excellent
    29%
  • Average
    18%
  • Poor
    4%
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What's the most unique benefit or perk?
Based on 146 responses
Report
  • Pays well for retail
    41%
  • Flexible Work Hours
    32%
  • discounts at sister companies
    10%
  • hours i work
    4%
  • Free Coffee
    2%
  • employee discount
    1%
  • On-site Gym
    1%
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57%
of employees say healthcare coverage is good or excellent.146 responses
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58%
of employees say retirement benefits are good or excellent.146 responses
Poll
50%
of employees say the family leave policy is good or excellent.146 responses
Poll
54%
of employees say paid time off/vacation days are good or excellent.146 responses

Growth Opportunities

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How long do employees tend to stay?
Based on 146 responses
  • Less than Two Years
    21%
  • Two to Five Years
    48%
  • Five to Ten Years
    23%
  • More than Ten Years
    8%
Poll
62%
of employees don't worry about layoffs.146 responses
Poll
Agree/Disagree: Taking a job here was a good decision.
Based on 146 responses
  • Strongly Disagree
    1%
  • Disagree
    3%
  • Neutral
    18%
  • Agree
    40%
  • Strongly Agree
    38%
Poll
62%
of employees say good work leads to promotion.146 responses
40%
of employees believe their work helps make the world a better place.146 responses

Management

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Agree/Disagree: Managers care about employees
Based on 146 responses
  • Strongly Disagree
    3%
  • Disagree
    6%
  • Neutral
    23%
  • Agree
    37%
  • Strongly Agree
    31%
Poll
67%
of employees say the workplace runs efficiently.146 responses
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54%
of employees say management is transparent.146 responses

Work-Life Balance

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68%
of employees say hours are flexible.146 responses
Poll
Agree/Disagree: Hours are long
Based on 146 responses
  • Strongly Disagree
    1%
  • Disagree
    12%
  • Neutral
    36%
  • Agree
    38%
  • Strongly Agree
    12%
  • N/A
    1%
31%
of employees say it's easy to work remotely.146 responses
49%
of employees say schedules are predictable.146 responses
31%
of employees say taking vacation is encouraged.146 responses
60%
of employees say the workplace is parent friendly.146 responses

Company Culture

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What one word or phrase best describes the culture?
Based on 146 responses
Report
  • Competitive
    29%
  • Friendly
    22%
  • Work hard, play hard
    19%
  • Always Evolving
    13%
  • Fast Paced
    12%
  • Strained
    3%
  • Catty
    1%
58%
of employees are happy to work here.146 responses
90%
of employees say coworkers socialize.146 responses
72%
of employees think their coworkers are smart.146 responses
82%
of employees like their coworkers.146 responses

Employees

Poll
Describe the average political opinions in this organization.
Based on 146 responses
  • Very Conservative
    1%
  • Somewhat Conservative
    1%
  • Mixed
    58%
  • Somewhat Liberal
    19%
  • Very Liberal
    10%
  • N/A
    11%
51%
of employees say the company is mostly women.146 responses
42%
of employees say the company is very diverse.146 responses
77%
of employees say the employees are diverse in age.146 responses
About the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Walkability
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$76,003
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,444
National
$949
Median Home Value
$598,880
National
$184,700
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I have worked at both Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack. There are pros and cons to both, but overall I have been satisfied with my time working for Nordstrom, Inc.! The 20% employee discount goes a long way on larger purchases, and we do get perks from the company, such as extra discounts during the holiday time. Retail is tough, but I feel that Nordstrom takes good care of it’s employees through these benefits and more! The 401k match is great too. Good management depends on the store, some managers are only in it for selfish reasons but the majority want to help you and see you succeed. Most of the managers I’ve had in the 3 years I’ve been with the company are flexible with my academic (I’m currently a college student) and social life because they understand work/life balance. Customers are customers, you will encounter the good and the bad. The culture here is mostly positive and I would recommend working here for the life experience.
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I am currently employed as a sales associate, while I am in school, and absolutely love it! I am quite the people person, and have several engaging conversations on the daily basis. I feel that my job is of high importance, I help people exhibit their inner persona on the outside. I also aid with matters of self confidence, and expression. Compensation is primarily commission based, however, there is base pay. Essentially, your compensation is matched according to your efforts. Hours are on an opening/closing shift basis. Eight hour work shifts are usually the norm, and include an hour lunch.Scheduling is pretty sporadic, not predictable by any means, this is due to the managers attempting to balance the open to close ratio amongst employees. In closing, if shopping is your favorite hobby, or past time, this would be the position for you.
I have been with Nordstrom for nearly four years and have loved every minute! Begining as a seasonal employee, I was rehired twice before I was offered a permanent sales position in the BP/Topshop/Savvy department. I found sales to be hard work, but overwhelming with opportunity. Nordstrom follows an inverted pyramid business model and heavily invests in their employees. They offer multiple avenues in growing your career, starting from entry-level positions. I am now working full time as a Service Experience Professional. Personally, this position offers a better work-life balance and stable income, in addition to a set hourly pay well above minimum wage. Working with Nordstrom is a great way to gain experience working with different personalities, and gain experience in sales and exceptional customer service.