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Nordstrom

Sales Associate

May - August 2019 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

Emphasis on customer service Flexible hours Competitive Pay

What I wish was different

Advice

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Nordstrom Sales Stylist

June - August 2019 • Lynnwood, WA

What I liked

I loved working with customers to show them new styles that were on-trend and what new pieces they could add to their existing wardrobe to make old pieces look new again

What I wish was different

I wish the management would have been more structured, however, this was a temporary issue that has now been resolved.

Advice

I highly recommend familiarizing yourself with the store, what brands are where and what is popular in each age group. This allows you to serve more clients effectively rather than you running around the store trying to find something or to find a brand.
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Retail Salesperson

June - September 2019 • Clackamas, OR

What I liked

I like connecting with customer everyday and finding an outfit that fits their personality and the event they are going too.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to stay there longer and make better relationships with coworkers.

Advice

Be confident and own what you are doing. If not people will see right through you.
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Customer Service Representative

June - August 2019 • Troy, MI

What I liked

Constantly working in different departments and helping customers with different issues

What I wish was different

Advice

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Warehouse Associate

June - August 2019 • Cedar Rapids, IA

What I liked

The people I worked with.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more overtime offered.

Advice

Take headphones and find podcasts to listen to.
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Warehouse worker

June 2019 • Elizabethtown, PA

What I liked

I liked the individual tasks and working at my own pace.

What I wish was different

I enjoy some team work, however there is not much team work done in my job.

Advice

The pay is decent, but it’s a meaningless job.
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Sales associate

May - August 2019 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Working in sales is a great summer job after freshmen year to learn lots of work life skills.
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Nordstrom Sales Associate

June - August 2019 • Broomfield, CO

What I liked

I had a lot of freedom.

What I wish was different

The pay structure since it is commission is really competitive and can cause a lot of distress.

Advice

Know what you are getting into
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retail

June - August 2019 • Brea, CA

What I liked

I liked how the environment was very friendly and welcoming. I also liked that i was able to gain more experience in customer service

What I wish was different

I wish that there was a Nordstrom store in the same city i go to school i’m so that way i can work there while going to school.

Advice

It’s important to start your day off in a good mood by saying hello to co workers in the morning because it will allow you to have a more positive day.
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Retail Management intern

June - July 2019 • Tampa, FL

What I liked

They were a very strong company with valued engraved so deeply you couldn’t help but enjoy it. We got to sell merchandise, shadow every job in the building and work Anniversary sale which is their biggest event of the year. They took extremely good care of their interns and made sure we had one of the best summers ever.

What I wish was different

I wish I would’ve been more confident in my selling and taken more initiative on cross selling.

Advice

Go in with an open mind and an itch to learn. Things move very quickly and it just takes a positive attitude and willingness to learn.
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Sales Associate

May 2017 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I love meeting new people every single day!

What I wish was different

Advice

If you love fashion, don’t mind retail, and are sales driven you can make a lot of money!
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Retail Intern

June - August 2019 • Burlington, MA

What I liked

The shadowing experience

What I wish was different

Nordstrom could have been more prepared to take interns

Advice

Ask as many questions as possible
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sales associate

May - August 2019 • Miami, FL

What I liked

Loved the atmosphere and my coworkers!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Cashier

May - August 2019 • Murray, UT

What I liked

I loved the environment and I loved the flexible scheduling.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Work hard at what you do!
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Logistics Processor

June 2019 • Tigard, OR

What I liked

The management at Nordstrom was amazing. The job was fairly easy, yet so entertaining. Looking at all the new inflow of product everyday was great (not so much for my bank account). I loved their flexibility with breaks and lunches, if it had been a long busy day at work, management would offer incentives and extra breaks to those who needed it.

What I wish was different

The one thing I did not enjoy about Nordstrom was the attitudes from other co-workers in the sales departments to those working in stock/fulfillment. They would often look down on you and push you to the side for no reason at all. Management took awhile to fix this issue, but on the upside it eventually got better.

Advice

My advice to anyone wanting to work at Nordstrom is to apply to any department! They are so flexible within their departments and always want to see you succeed, whether that being moving up the ladder or simply going to a different department to try something new out.
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Salesperson

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Lots of hours, good team environment, positive reinforcement, commission

What I wish was different

Management, working too many hours

Advice

Be prepared to provide lots of examples for the interview.
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Sales Associate

June - September 2019 • Austin, TX

What I liked

Overall I loved the experience I was gaining because I was able to work with great people who welcomed questions about how the business itself works and not just trying to sell products.

What I wish was different

My schedule was not very consistent through the summer and as someone who enjoys routine I would like to have a consistent schedule next summer whether it is at Nordstrom or in a business application internship.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions, Nordstrom is bar far the best place I've ever worked, so my advice would be to of course work hard but also enjoy the process.
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Service Experience Representative

May - August 2019 • Scottsdale, AZ

What I liked

The team I worked with and the atmosphere was very welcoming. Also, I was always given a challenge to further my understanding of our POS system.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be yourself in the interview process as Nordstrom’s looks for individuality. Also, do not be afraid to ask questions throughout the process as they also love people who are devoted to becoming a team member at their store.
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Retail Management Intern

May - August 2016 • Coral Gables, FL

What I liked

Being able to participate in manager meetings on a weekly basis to know what is store up to in the next upcoming weeks. The training on how to sell - very useful for any career path.

What I wish was different

85% of this internship is you selling on the sales floor/department store. Its really challenging especially because you are paid on commission. I wish there was less selling and more "retail management" like they said the internship was going to be.

Advice

Be confident and sell, sell, sell.
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Retail Salesperson

May - August 2018 • Anchorage, AK

What I liked

I liked the pay, since it was commission. I liked my coworkers and some customers.

What I wish was different

Not much other than I worked close to 40 hours. I wish I had some more time with family.

Advice

It's a good job where you can learn a lot and make a lot. There's plenty of experience there and you can easily rise on the ladder if you try.
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