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Nordstrom

Retail Management Intern

June - August 2022 • Oak Brook, IL

What I liked

I got to meet so many different people in the industry under one roof and learn new skills on a daily basis.

What I wish was different

Having a little more time with the other interns through the whole process so we could learn from each other and develop lasting relationships.

Advice

Be ready for a new situation everyday and staying on your toes physically and mentally.
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Marketing Intern

June - August 2022 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

- Liked my team, they were all very friendly and supportive as I was learning about the responsibilities of the email planning team - My project was the highlight of my experience, I got to create a SMS strategy for the company

What I wish was different

- Wished there was more communication going on between HR and the interns. We were all confused when it came around to return offers

Advice

- Be open to learning about the retail industry - Network with executives and people, we had lots of opportunities to connect with the CEO, CTO, CFO, and CMO at the company
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Nordstrom Floor

August 2022 • Kirkland, WA

What I liked

I like how friendly the team is and how understanding the managers are.

What I wish was different

What I wish had been different was hour flexibility. I am currently working while in school and I thought I could make it work but it seems like everything is school/work.

Advice

Always talk to your manager even if it seems scary. Research the job and talk to the people who work there to understand the job you’re applying to.
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Logistics processor

June 2021 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

The employees were very nice, the pay was decent, and the technology I needed to use for my job worked.

What I wish was different

I wish management hadn't changed so quickly. There also was an employee turnover while I've been working. Training could have been more comprehensive and over a longer amount of time.

Advice

Make sure you take initiative to learn and improve for yourself. No one knows what you don't know unless you tell them. Often managers are too busy to tell you everything they should tell you.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I got to work on a meaningful, full-stack project and learned so much about full stack development. I also received mentorship from two mentors throughout my internship, which helped me so much and they taught me a lot.

What I wish was different

My experience was perfect, I have no complaints.

Advice

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Warehouse Stocker

June - August 2021 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

Good work environment with good people.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Work culture was great

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Just practice coding questions
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Sales Associate

July 2021 • Garden City, NY

What I liked

I really liked interacting with customers and coworkers

What I wish was different

Advice

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Sales Associate

June - August 2021 • Mission Viejo, CA

What I liked

The community environment. Everyone was so welcoming and willing to help when you have questions. The managers are amazing!

What I wish was different

The competitive environment due to commission is challenging.

Advice

Have good customer service skills going into this position as pay is based of commission.
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Lead barista

November 2020 • Lone Tree, CO

What I liked

I loved the atmosphere and the fast pace intensive work environment.

What I wish was different

I wish customers were a bit more respectful of COVID guidelines, and understanding it’s not the employees but the company setting rules.

Advice

If you work hard and are reliable there can be room for growth in the company.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

It was a great experience, Nordstrom has a very well structured internship program.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to do more frontend work.

Advice

Don't stress too much, if you put in the work you will succeed.
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Salesperson

May 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Nordstrom as a company is very organized and professional; I was immediately delved into a complex work environment that is truly invested in the spirit of marketing and exceptional customer service.

What I wish was different

On weekdays, it could be kind of slow, but it’s out of your control and not the end of the world.

Advice

If you’re interested in fashion, business, marketing or communications, working at Nordstrom is great because it’s very easy to continuously work your way up in the business.
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Logistics

June - August 2018 • Santa Monica, CA

What I liked

It was quick paced and continuously busy. Met a lot of new people and learned a lot of new things.

What I wish was different

Advice

Take some time to learn the layout of the land.
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Sales Associate

May - August 2018 • Skokie, IL

What I liked

I loved connecting with customers and providing excellent customer service through knowing the product and providing recommendations.

What I wish was different

I wish the job was not commission-based, or that commission was an added component with a base pay, as this made the environment tense at times.

Advice

Retail is both a challenging and incredible learning experience!
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Customer Service Representative

May 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Helping find solutions to problems. Working with all departments in the store.

What I wish was different

The pandemic has definitely changed the way we do business. Not as many people are out shopping during this time.

Advice

Always be in the moment. Listen to customers needs and do everything you can to meet there demands.
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Fufillment and Logistics Processor

June - August 2019 • Lynnwood, WA

What I liked

I was able to work overtime if I wanted to, and the managers were understanding about scheduling. I liked the fast pace environment and always moving around.

What I wish was different

Scheduling came out a little late for some time periods.

Advice

Be able to be on your feet all day, and be able to learn quickly.
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Customer Service Representative

February 2018 - September 2019 • Tukwila, WA

What I liked

The environment was always friendly, with coworkers and customers.

What I wish was different

I wish I put myself out more with my coworkers in different departments.

Advice

Be ready too be standing for long periods of time.
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Sales Associate

June - August 2019 • Costa Mesa, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed working in a fast paced environment that relied on my ability to communicate effectively.

What I wish was different

Nothing, I really enjoyed my time at Nordstrom.

Advice

No matter what you do, do it well.
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Customer Service Representative

June - August 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Great environment, friendly & helpful team members

What I wish was different

Less customers

Advice

This position is good for someone who likes talking to people and can quickly problem solve, can be a little high-stress if you do not like pressure.
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Logistics Processor

July - August 2018 • Overland Park, KS

What I liked

My boss was great, the hours were good, and I really loved the company.

What I wish was different

Nothing. I have no complaints.

Advice

You never know what could happen, so apply for anything.
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