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Nordstrom

Stock

February - September 2018 • San Bernardino, CA

What I liked

Job

What I wish was different

Pay

Advice

Keep learning
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Sales

June - September 2018 • Tigard, OR

What I liked

I personally loved it and I have been with the company for two years now and really enjoy growing as a sales person there.

What I wish was different

The hours I wanted to work more. As well as I wish I could have learned more of the background stuff while I was there.

Advice

Put the customer first.
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Cashier

July - August 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

I enjoyed working in a large corporation with a lot of structure and strong company culture. My coworkers were very friendly and my manager gave me great feedback.

What I wish was different

My manager was not often present, and always absent when there was an emergency. The rest of us did not feel prepared to deal with an emergency.

Advice

Don't underestimate the importance of friendly coworkers. Plus, as most students do not have a lot of experience, looking for jobs that train their employees thoroughly is something to take into consideration.
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Customer Service Representative Intern

June - August 2018 • Peabody, MA

What I liked

Nordstrom offers a completely transparent work environment where you will always have the ability to ask questions, receive suggestions to improve your work performance, and be in the know regarding ways to work “up the ladder” in the company regarding other positions and possible promotions. While I do not intend to move further in the field of customer relations (I had previously worked at Nordstrom solely as a summer job and was then offered this position, which I took as I was abroad the months prior and was looking to work when I returned home to the States) I would absolutely recommend this company as a posible employer for anyone interested in media, marketing, communications, and/or customer relations/service.

What I wish was different

Better guidance regarding the possibly to transfer to another location, or how to possibly continue working a full-time or part-time position after the summer ended

Advice

Do not be afraid to ask questions! Nordstrom is an entirely open company that has an “open door” policy, meaning any and everyone will be available to answer any questions or doubts you may have. Communicating efficiently and frequently with your management is your best resource to get ahead in the position and acclimate yourself quickly to the work environment.
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Sales associate

June - August 2018 • Clackamas, OR

What I liked

Commisson based salary. Good coworkers and management. Great discount and so many growth opportunities.

What I wish was different

N/a

Advice

Be ready to work long hours, you have to be a good seller and make your sales goals.
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Retail Sales Intern

June - August 2018 • Walnut Creek, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed working in a retail setting and getting to supervise the many elements that go into managing a department in a major retail store.

What I wish was different

I think there should have been more corporate training!

Advice

Everything is temporary & always ask what you can do to achieve your next role.
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Logistics

December 2016 • Beachwood, OH

What I liked

Nordstrom has a reputation of creating a family environment for their employees and customers. The environment was the best part. Everyone was willing to help out the logistics team during holidays.

What I wish was different

The hours were hard to get through. Logistics is a fast paced job and one would have to travel around the whole Nordstrom store to complete the job. The Nordstrom store is three stories so imagine doing an 8 hour job, running around a department store. It was exhausting.

Advice

Get to know everyone in every department and help out. Employees appreciate when other teams help them get through their shift. Team work is not limited to logistics, it goes to the sales floor.
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Processor and shipping

June 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

I enjoyed experiencing a different type of environment i'm used to. I wanted gain experience in my field and Nordstrom gave me the perfect opportunity to learn things about warehousing! I enjoyed the managers and co-worker. I loved how I wasnt micromanaged and when I wanted improve on something, I could ask any employee to help me.

What I wish was different

I wish I could've experience more towards the supply chain and logistics side.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions. Showing that you care about your job gives you more opportunity to grow in the business.
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Sales Associate

June - August 2018 • Troy, MI

What I liked

I loved interacting with customers, and helping them find ther perfect ensamble for their occasion.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Retail Salesperson

May - August 2018 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I really enjoyed this job even if it was for a short while. I loved that this job gave me the opportunity to branch out and learn even greater communication and customer service skills. This opportunity also have me the ability to see a glimpse into the fashion world. I was able to see what I was capable and I loved it because I did things that I never thought I could accomplish in such a short time. Overall, best experience and glad that I seized the moment.

What I wish was different

Honestly, I cannot say that I would have done anything different. I truly appreciated the opportunity and can truly say that I enjoyed and was excited to go to work every day.

Advice

I would say do not be afraid to put yourself out there and take more chances and risks. I definitely went out of my box and comfort zone with this job but that is what benefited me in the end. I wasn't scared to talk to people, sell myself, sell the product, and in the end better the company as a whole. I would encourage anyone going into any field to take risks because you never know when that moment will pass you by.
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Sales Associate

June - August 2018 • Burlington, MA

What I liked

Loved working with great people Was a new experience and great incentive to work in a commission based environment

What I wish was different

Advice

Get to know your coworkers and have fun
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Warehouse associate

June - August 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

Laid back. Already set procedures. Open for suggestion. Guaranteed hours.

What I wish was different

Less repetitive movements but that comes with the work

Advice

Show up on time and work till you sweat because they will like you and ask for your return. If you are going to school and are looking for more of the business side, you’ve already stepped foot in a company and left a good reputation, so if you were to apply for a different position you’d have people in the company to back you up
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Corporate Finance Intern

June - August 2017 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The best thing about Nordstrom was getting to mix my passion for fashion with my love for the study of finance and numbers. Nordstrom has a very hands on internship program that gives you insight on all aspects of the company while fostering a company culture that is conducive to personal and professional growth.

What I wish was different

Nordstrom has an extremely well thought out internship. They provided us with free housing, mentors, internal and external immersion days, and even sponsored a family weekend, so the only thing I wish I did differently was get involved with Nordstrom earlier!

Advice

Start with companies you already know and love. The more passionate you are about the company and role you will take on, the more comfortable you will be identifying what strengths make you an asset for the team and overall company.
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Software Engineer intern

June - August 2017 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Competitive pay and program to tech companies in the area. Housing is paid for, there are tons of events for interns, great community, amazing place to work.

What I wish was different

I loved everything.

Advice

Communicate with your boss a lot! I got a return offer out of it just by working hard and asking.
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Retail Management Intern

June - August 2016 • Miami, FL

What I liked

I liked learning about the selling techniques and customer service. And the employee discount was a nice perk.

What I wish was different

This internship was 85% retail (working on the sales floor) and 15% management; for me, it was too much selling and working as a sales person than actual "retail management".

Advice

Make sure to get outside of your comfort zone and be able to sell.
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Apparel Salesperson

May - August 2018 • Newport Beach, CA

What I liked

The commission, work environment, flexibility with my schedule

What I wish was different

Advice

It’s all about what you make of it. Nordstrom essentially provides you a space to conduct your own business. I ended up making great connections for future jobs and internships by being the best salesperson I could be.
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Logistics Processor

June - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

It took some time getting used to but it was really fun. It was satisfying slowly getting to learn the different floors of such a large flagship store.

What I wish was different

There isn’t anything that I’d wish was different.

Advice

Work hard.
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Cashier

June - August 2018 • Arcadia, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed having a seasonal job and learning more about the company before applying to a full time job at the end of summer.

What I wish was different

I wish that it was all summer instead of just a month and a half.

Advice

Seasonal jobs or internships give you the opportunity to see if the job or company is a good match for you.
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sales associate

May - August 2018 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

Very supportive team to work with. High level of sale competion for comission so I was able to earn good experience in sales. Also Nordstrom highlights on their strict customer service policy so I gained strong experiecne in this area as well.

What I wish was different

n/a

Advice

Have to be a quick learner and efficiet worker. You decide how much you make based on your sales.
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Merchandising and Planning Intern

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The culture, people, and opportunity for career growth.

What I wish was different

I wish I would’ve used my time to reach out to more people in different areas of the company.

Advice

It is a very tedious role and takes a lot of effort and dedication but it’s super beneficial. Keep an open mind and positive outlook.
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