Fun and good work experience
Salesperson (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 March 2017
A typical day at work would be coming in and checking updates (new stock/product, customer e-mails and following up), after that would be just focusing on selling and giving amazing service.
At my time here at Nordstrom, I've learnt more about how business and service works comparative to being in business school. There's such an obtuse amount of skills to learn, especially when you make your own paychecks. The big thing I learnt was it's all about the connection and the relationship that is built when you meet a customer, you want them to come back to you because you connect with them on a different level and not just trying to sell to them.
Management is a interesting thing here, it changed quite often as they promote within; So there's a lot o movement within the company every so month or two. Managers are generally very pushy when it comes to making sale goals but that just has to do with the nature of retail. Although, my experience with management has been for the most part positive here. They genuinely care and want you to succeed as much as possible, there are times were its not very consistent about their support.
The hardest part of my job is when working in commission its very unstable but also as much as I love working as a team there are people who will absolutely dislike you for being successful in sales. It makes it very hard to work with, but when you are successful, other successful people surround you with positivity and customer can see that and enjoy being around you and creating a relationship, that is what I enjoy the most.