Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 August 2017
It was such a great experience working at Nordstrom,Calgary.The atmosphere was very friendly and we had a great team working with my coworkers and managers to meet our daily and weekly sales goal.Im so good in commiunication with people and also I have a very good taste in Fashion and find a perfect look for people,So my customers always were loyal to do shopping with me.
Beauty Advisor (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 June 2017
Working in a department store like Nordstrom, I received so much love from my coworkers and management team. I gained a lot of knowledge from this job, I learned how to successfully contact customers, communicate between different departments, handle products that are being shipped out, link the reward system between the Canadian and the American system, time management to adjust time to schedule customers for services such as makeover, hand massage and facial. I have also improved my customer service skills by communicating with customers based on the customers' interests. Overall this is a great place to work in, the environment and the people make the job experience enjoyable.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 14 June 2017
• Skillfully o ering an authentic shopping experience for clients while successfully creating a stylish look • E ectively developing & maintaining clientele by providing courteous and personalized service through the use of sales and customer care experience • Working well under pressure in a sales driven environment • Continuously met and exceeded monthly sales targets • Constantly assisting clientele in all 3 languages listed above to be able to recommend custom based solutions to their fashion needs
management (Current Employee) – Canada – 7 June 2017
Nordstrom has a strong sense of culture and pride in what they do, and rightfully so. Coming into Canada, Nordstrom hit the mark in engaging their people to follow along and drink the proverbial cool aid, however with business not doing as well as expected, the culture has been deteriorating rapidly and replaced with stress projection from the top down. Communication is not as strong as when the initial teams were being assembled, and unfortunately has become yet another retailer that does not care for its employees well being.
you have to be a certain type of person to work here
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 June 2017
Of course its a competitive work place but its a dog eat dog situation for sales. Almost like a high school the way rumors spread around in the store. Nordstrom culture hypnotizes the people with low ambitions to want to "work there way up in the company." But it depends on your personality how you will grow, of course sales are important for that, but you will kiss butt to grow". Lots of young people that are in management that dont know how to manage properly as it is there first time.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 27 May 2017
Managers dont treat everyone fairly. They play favoritism and its all about politics. You get promoted if you the favoourite not by performance. Im one of the top sellers, constantly ask for opportunities to grow with the company but never given a chance. Human Resource is not even helpful, they are always on the companys side not on the employees'. Nordstrom is a good place to work for if you want to earn quick money, however, a horrible place for a career. The managers dont care about employees they care only about their well being. I've been with the company for more than 2 years and came across quite a few managers ( they are all the same=selfish).
Assistant Manager of Specialty Coffee (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 May 2017
If management was a lot better, I would've never left. The salary/benefits are fantastic, connecting with other departments to help boost business is a fantastic way to build up the culture of Nordstrom and there are many ways to move up in the company.
Unfortunately, there are also many negatives. Most important thing to know is the upper management is terrible. Too many rules, too much ranking systems/ corporate structures and as per usual, favoritism is way too visible and obvious. The favourites move up and get the most light, and the others are shoved aside.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 April 2017
When I started working for the Nordstrom company back in August, they promised the world to us. We started with 800 employees all so excited to work for a company that believed in us. Slowly as the We are down to less than 300 now. Most of the good employees realized what the company was about. They were not going to make the money they said we were going to. Months passed and sales were coming in. Returns were rolling in as we were supposed to tell the customers "We have no return policy, you can bring it back for a full refund anytime" This affects your pay and the company wins by gaining the customer. The pay is terrible if you are trying to support yourself. You can work at McDonald's and make more money. Management steals your customers and they have a schedule with at least 6 different time slots. You cannot plan your life around that. Evening shifts you need to wait until the restaurant is empty before you can do your cash there are nights you will leave passed 11pm Management promise you the moon just to keep you going but they are all empty promises. It's a lie, they don't promote within maybe 10% the rest is hired from outside. Find yourself another job where you don't expect empty promises and work for a team of inexperienced managers.
Great shoes and designer handbags
Management needs to get some training on how to train better
Barista & Service Cashier (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 April 2017
I've had plenty of ups and downs when I worked at the Chinook location when it first opened, but I was resilient because I loved the work itself, and the employees I was surrounded with. It was typically busy on weekends, and traffic is a little slow on weekdays. It's an awesome entry level job for students looking to develop their work experience, and pay was mediocre. It's not really the best place to stay employed long term unless you have expectations of wanting to grow with the company, just because the pay is not sufficient enough for a living, and your hours can get cut if the day is going by slow.
Free drinks, and half off on your meal at the bar and restaurant