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Unrealstic Sales Goals
Stylist (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON18 November 2018
The ratio of Traffic in the store versus the amount of money that one should make in one day is not realistic even though the department manager strongly enforces the goal.
Pros
Opportunity for advancement
Cons
High Expectations
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Salesperson (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 November 2018
Long hours on your feet. Management doesn't want to hire summer students anymore. Daily sales targets are unachievable on an ongoing basis.

They'll hire you for a predetermined length of time and then let you go weeks before your end date.
Pros
good hours
Cons
they'll cut you if it's slow
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Horrible work environment
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 November 2018
Managers here(especially ones brought from the US) bully you out if they don't like the way you look/talk/work. Instead of coaching you like a good manager, they make your life horrible until you quit. The turnover is very high because of this, and most of the time now, they just fire you. Lots of backstabbing and drama as well. Stay away.
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Terrible management
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 November 2018
Theres a lot of office politics here. Managers really don't care about anything else other than how much sales your making. Being a team player doesnt really matter here
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Good pay no life
Visual Merchandiser (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 November 2018
good pay.
Watch The Devil Wears Prada to get an idea of the people you'll be working with.
No work/ life balance
lower level staff are great, management is pretentious, HR does their due diligence.
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4.0
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great place to work
SALESPERSON (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON6 November 2018
Better than any other retailer I've worked for. Company really takes care of you and they offer a lot of opportunities to grow from within and to further your knowledge about fashion and the company itself.
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Worst job
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB30 October 2018
worst job ever... I don't recommend working here as they bully you. The manager of the store was terrible and hated everyone and thats it. None of my co workers lasted
Pros
nothing
Cons
everything
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5.0
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Great group of employees poor management
SE Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 October 2018
Nordstrom values its customers and consistently goes above and beyonf for them unfortunately doesn't with regard to employees. The Beauty department is the overall best place to be.The best management,the best team overall best department to be in,build and grow with.
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Not recommended
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 October 2018
I worked at the Nordstrom eaton centre location from its opening day in august of 2016 until January 2017. The only positives about this company is great co workers and good work/life balance aside from that nothing. The department I worked for had very little traffic most days thus difficult to hit daily sales targets, also very little assistance from management aside from threatening to fire you for not hitting targets.
Pros
good co workers
Cons
little pay for amount of work, bad management, bad discount.
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5.0
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Good Place to work
LOGISTICS MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 October 2018
Many benefits
work life balance very flexible
very diverse, you will feel at home
hardest part about the job would be all of the different people you have to interact with on a daily basis, gets mentally draining
as well as the many different department heads.
Loved having my own department and being able to do things my way,
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5.0
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Fun
Sales associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB17 October 2018
It was a great place to learn interpersonal skills with competitive commission rate and hourly wage. I learnt a lot about retail sales in the short time being there
Pros
Employee discount
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Great but not for me
Stylist (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 October 2018
I did not know what to expect from the new store opening of Toronto, It was a really great experience and very fun but at the end it just was not for me.
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fun
Assistant Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC4 October 2018
creative
fun
great team and the leader
early morning jobs
lots of things to do during Christmas
beautiful decoration
taking down Christmas decoration was hardest time
but putting it on was the best part
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5.0
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summary
Management Intern (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON2 October 2018
awesome management and amazing team. supportive and creative atmosphere. competitive and goal oriented environment that keeps you on your toes overall
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4.0
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Great Core Values
Department Manager (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON2 October 2018
Nordstrom has a great inclusive and diverse workplace. They support minorities and participate in their community. They provide great tools to create an excellent customer service experience.
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Terrible Management
Sales (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB1 October 2018
This company hires the worst possible management. They are all young individuals who micro-manage and do not care at all about their employees. It was an absolute nightmare.
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3.0
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Productive workplace
Supply Chain Distribution Center Analyst (Current Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON1 October 2018
Employer is new to Canada and there are still some learning curves with regards to how business is run in Canada.
Upper Management is somewhat difficult to deal with and they do not include Canadian employees in decision making processes.
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Fun, Inclusive Workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON25 September 2018
Awesome workplace culture, full-time employees are treated with benefits.
Management is always there to help and assist in anything you need. All together a supportive work environment.
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store manager is rude
Store Cleaner (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON14 September 2018
Most managers are rude and treat you like a number. They let their job title get to their heads. i strongly believe that Nordstrom is a good company but they need to train their managers peoples skills.
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fun place if you're into fashion and making commission
Service experience Specialist (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 September 2018
in selling departments long hours of standing is the worst part but if you're busy selling during those time you're basically writing your own paycheck based off of the amount that you sold that day.
in service you're busy taking phone calls resolving issues with clients face to face, teaching and troubleshooting with employees. multitasking to say the least.
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