competitive high paced environment, always being watched
Nike Maven (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 14 January 2018
my department was managed by one of the worst people I have met in my life. Constantly criticizing in an offensive manner and never praising when deserved. Seems like everyone in the store is always watching your every move and trying to tell on you
Drive sales (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 28 December 2017
I did like working there but management was to concentrated on there own image and sales, forgot about their team and what really mattered. Team building did not start at ground level but at GM level and tricked down which was not a good feeling.
hourly or commission is not a good way to pay someone
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 27 November 2017
The best part of this job is that Nordstrom allows you to go above and beyond in the name of customer service. Making sales is so much easier and more fun when a company wants you to be yourself and have fun!
It was fun and different for those who never worked a tad higher end
sales, shipment, fitting (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 November 2017
My experience on the job was quite an eye opener because of the different characters and colours you see while working sales. The experience opened my eyes to more than just a job it's the way the industry works and the people you interact around you.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Canada – 21 October 2017
I quit a job I enjoyed due to promises about pay and moving up in the company during my interview. I quickly realized I was lied to and led on. I was treated like a child by being micromanaged every day and being talked to in a way that made me feel like I was about to be put in time out for not forcing customers to buy products they didn't want.
A typical day at work is being given a huge goal while the floor is overstaffed with no customers. If you start doing too well you'll be given tasks to not be paid commission and then made to feel like it's your fault for not having a decent pay. I went broke during this job.
I learned to not agree to anything in a job without having written and signed proof of the job description.
Employees are put down every single day. Me and many others had cried on breaks from being put down by management. They change the rules every day so you can get ''talks'' about dress code or policies you never knew about. The hardest part of the job was not quitting on the spot and having to hold my tongue while I was put down or while management would contradict themselves. They even touch your phone and look at the home screen if you have it in the back room. Don't let you talk or be friends with the other staff so there's no team-work.
There's also no work/life balance. I would end at 11pm then have to come in some days at 7am. I was too exhausted to do anything on days off and would sometimes have to work 9-10 day stretches during sales working 9 hour days.
I do not recommend working for this company.
Full time hours
Bad discount, bad management, stressful, depressing
cleaner (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 September 2017
This company will not respect you as a person or your time. Store manager from Yorkdale location, could care less about any workers other than the sales people. Short staff? be prepare to work overnight even if you are hire for mornings, or the other way around. You will be call garbage guy/lady. Benefits and maybe pay its the only good thing about this job.
store manager doesn't respect workers, therefore other manager follow along
Service Experience Specialist (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 29 September 2017
I worked for 7 months as a Service Experience Specialist. Allot of responsibility and accountability in this position as it supported the customer and educational training of staff. Highly technical apptitued and experience required. They have great training and team support to help you along, however the hours are long and you must be entirely flexible to work evenings until 12 am or later, then back to work at 8:30 am. It can be grueling and difficult to maintain a happy life and work balance.
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