Great pay! Horrible everything else...
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 August 2018
Honestly it was an amazing experience being able to work closely with the brands I've always loved but the biggest downfall would have to be the stores management skills.
If something were to occur they don't bother to speak to you in private, I've been yelled at in front of all my coworkers over something as petty as having a drink on the sales floor despite my shift being over and I was on my way home. They have no regards for your personal life, they want you to be about Nordstrom quiet literally 24/7.
As for the workplace culture, it seemed to be a friendly environment at first but as the time went on I felt like I was back in high school dealing with petty drama everyday. People were constantly arguing about stealing sales from one another while others would try and get someone fired because they claimed to have "stolen" their customer.
It seems like all I've said were just a bunch of bad experiences but that's honestly all I could remember after working there. Just about the only positive experience I can openly admit to having would be that I met my best friend there and gained the opportunity to travel to South Korea, a place I've always dreamed of going, but of course with that I had to quit working there because they weren't willing to give me the designated time I needed off for it... Yet somehow their managers always seemed to despair for months on end then magically returned and claimed they were "sick".
But don't let me cloud your judgement, maybe you'll end up having a better time than I did.
Very competitive, Horrible management skills