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Fullfillment Associate

June - August 2018 • Des Peres, MO

What I liked

The job was very quick paced. There was always something to do and my team served as support for the entire store which was super rewarding! My passion for fashion also grew so much while working for Nordstrom.

What I wish was different

The shifts got to be very long during anniversary sale: 10 hours sometimes.

Advice

The only piece of advice I can give is for the interview- speak about fashion as a passion and talk a bit about Nordstrom as a whole. Know their mission and what's up and coming within the company because they're always changing to stay customer-obsessed.
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Sales associate

July - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I loved working in retail; since I want to become a buyer for Nordstrom, getting to really connect with HR and the managers was a perfect way to network within the company for the future.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been in a department I really had a passion for like shoes, instead of lingerie.

Advice

Customer service is key when running a business.
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Seasonal Sales Associate

June - August 2018 • Beachwood, OH

What I liked

I was given a lot of responsibility that allowed me to grow on my own, but I also received a large amount of support from my coworkers and managers towards reaching my goals! Nordstrom taught me a lot about the tremendous amount of work and effort it takes to deliver optimal customer experiences.

What I wish was different

I would not have changed too much about the experience. If anything, I would have enjoyed seeing more coaching and education about job opportunities moving forward from the sales associate level!

Advice

Keep your big picture in mind and study how your experience will give your relevant learnings for your future! Retail sales is an amazing and complicated world that can provide anyone with a lot of challenges and knowledge to take with you.
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Retail Management Intern

June - August 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I gained managerial experience and advanced leadership skills through performing duties such as re-merchandising sales floor plans according to business needs, planning inventory transfers, and reviewing sales trends and opportunities. I also generated business plans alongside other interns in order to create new techniques to implement more technology into Nordstrom brick and mortar stores.

What I wish was different

More variation in seeing all aspects of the business, like visiting different departments of the store and meeting up with the other interns more consistently.

Advice

The internship is very sales oriented and the depth of the managerial experiences depends on the stores managers commitment.
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Sales Associate

May - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I loved my coworkers, they were all really different which made the experience even more amazing.

What I wish was different

I wish I didn't have such a full schedule, I was working 8 hours a day for five days including weekends. It felt like I was an adult, repeating a cycle almost everyday.

Advice

Working at a place you love goes a long way.
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Service Experience

July - August 2018 • Hurst, TX

What I liked

Loved working with customers, my coworkers and managers were very friendly

What I wish was different

I only wish I could have started sooner, a month was too short

Advice

Keep in contact with old jobs that you like, make sure they know you'll be available
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Sales Associate

June 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Loved styling and selling designer products, as well as spreading my love for shopping to my customers.

What I wish was different

Wish the base pay was higher, and that customers were more aware that we were commission based. Too many of my sales happened when I wasn't there.

Advice

Stick to your personal taste, and envision yourself as the customer. Wear comfortable shoes too!
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