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Logistics

May - August 2018 • Lynnwood, WA

What I liked

I liked the flexibility of my schedule, the fast-paced environment, and the people I worked with.

What I wish was different

I wish that there had been better hours, because hours would change drastically on sales.

Advice

Nordstrom’s is a great company to work for, and it’s not difficult to establish a higher position there once you have the experience. They’re also very understanding and accommodating to student schedules.
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Apparel Salesperson

May - September 2018 • Bloomington, MN

What I liked

-Working one on one with customers -Very flexible scheduling wise -Very good money

What I wish was different

It's rather competitive due to the commission based pay and I am not naturally an aggressive person when it comes to sales.

Advice

Put yourself out there and try it, it's a fun environment and everyone was very welcoming. Loved the job overall.
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Sales

May 2015 • Tacoma, WA

What I liked

Flexible hours

What I wish was different

Hourly rate

Advice

If you don’t like customer service, this isn’t the job for you!
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Personal Stylists Assistant

July - August 2018 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

Loved the fast pace, the people interaction, and just the fact that I was working in retail for one of the greatest retail companies

What I wish was different

It was just a seasonal position but I wish it would have been for longer because I did love it so much.

Advice

This job really showed me how to persevere. Making sure you are able to make something work even if your initial plan didn’t pan out.
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Apparel Salesperson

May - August 2018 • Short Hills, NJ

What I liked

I loved being able to interact and explain each product, finding the perfect apparel tailored for someone's taste. Our salary was based on commission, so it was fun being able to sell things.

What I wish was different

Scheduling was a little odd timings, and there was a lot of sales overlap in my section. I wish we had our own time slots to work without overlapping with a coworker and competing for customers to make commission.

Advice

Be friendly and genuine, try not to be too "fake" in your presentation to people. People are drawn to honesty and good energy, and being always present with clients and people you interact will get you noticed. I worked there for a month and became top salesperson!
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Retail associate

May - September 2018 • Pasadena, CA

What I liked

I got to stay busy while interacting with the customers

What I wish was different

I wish that it paid more.

Advice

Its a good job to have for someone who wants to work a lot.
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Seasonal Customer Care Specialist

June - July 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Meeting the other people. Most of my coworkers were other college students/recent grads.

What I wish was different

It’s very fast-paced and draining work sometimes with little time to re-energize. Sometimes you feel treated like a number. And help isn’t always timely as you need it to be.

Advice

Talk with your coworkers about receiving help and support when you need it
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Sales associate

June - October 2018 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

Working with fun employees and meeting interesting customers

What I wish was different

Better communication between the buyers and the department managers. Many times we were missing certain replenishment items to do our daily tasks.

Advice

This can be a tiring job, but fun at the same time. You have to give each customer 100% no matter what mood you're in.
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sales associate

June - October 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

I liked working in retail and getting first hand experience to help me later in school, internships, jobs.

What I wish was different

i wish I had the time to continue during the school year

Advice

n/a
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Retail Management Intern

June - August 2018 • Las Vegas, NV

What I liked

I liked the hands-on experience about the retail industry that I gained through completing Nordstrom's Retail Management Internship program. I learned not only about how to sell product and merchandise the sales floor but also how to lead a team and do other managerial tasks.

What I wish was different

I did not like how the job required me to work on weekends and additionally the amount of physical work that was required. I had to stand for around 8 hours each day which I was not accustomed to doing.

Advice

I would be aware that the internship program is not very flexible, making it hard to do other things during the summer such as taking online classes or vacations, etc.
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Retail Stocker

June - August 2018 • Roseville, CA

What I liked

Lots of hours

What I wish was different

more to do

Advice

Learned about how to work in retail
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Sales

May - August 2018 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

I loved the experience of working in sales, and the initial training and hiring progress

What I wish was different

I wish there would have been more communications about my options during the interview, and more of the logistic stuff would have been in writing, such as amount of weekly hours agreed upon etc. Since these were not kept in mind much, also it is not permitted to take any day off the schedule, even if one is only in a part time position.

Advice

Make sure to go into it , having researched the different teams as much as possible, and know what department you definitely do not want to be in. teams are separated by departments, and they can make or break the experience
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Sales Associate

May - August 2018 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Long-time employees will not help you; the commission-based sales create an unhealthy, competitive atmosphere where every man or woman is for him or herself.
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Salesman

May - August 2018 • Riverside, CA

What I liked

Best working experience I have had in my life. Fantastic company that cares for its employee.

What I wish was different

Invested more of my cash

Advice

Nordstrom is a great company
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Stock Control

June - August 2018 • Cedar Rapids, IA

What I liked

The money was really good, because there was so much overtime.

What I wish was different

I wish the breaks had be longer.

Advice

Even though the job is somewhat physical the work is not hard and the money is too good not to work for the summer, or over winter break.
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Sales

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Fashion and style, working at a big company, the fast pace energy, the high class atmosphere

What I wish was different

More flexible time off

Advice

Working in customer service gives you really important skills and I would highly recommend everyone gaining similar experience in some way if they can
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Retail Management intern

June - August 2018 • Tysons Corner, VA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Nordstrom is a great company to work for, however, be prepared to spend much more time selling than learning about management.
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Sales and Service Support

June - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Getting first hand customer service experience in an industry of interest

What I wish was different

Would have liked to work an internship rather than a summer job

Advice

Take all experiences you are given as a learning experience
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Service Experience Representative

June - August 2018 • Short Hills, NJ

What I liked

Working along side a great team of coworkers. Everyone who I worked with was extremely kind and fun to be around, even when the job got difficult and tedious.

What I wish was different

Dealing with some of the customers sometimes got difficult to deal with and impatient. It was often my job to be on the first line of defense for fraudulent returns, which was stressful.

Advice

Be extremely patient and open to other people.
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Sales Associate

June - August 2018 • Glendale, CA

What I liked

-working with fellow employees and gaining product knowledge. -marketing and selling clothing to customers -being incentivized by commission to sell as much as possible -values and mission emphasized in their business model

What I wish was different

Advice

It is a great opportunity to get accustomed to the world of retail and a chance to implement communication and selling skills.
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