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Nordstrom

sales associate

June - August 2023 • Tacoma, WA

What I liked

great training and community in the store.

What I wish was different

Some sales goals were quite high and could add stress while working.

Advice

its all about taking action and being genuine with customers. I never regretted going the extra mile for a customer.
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Backend Software Engineer

June - August 2023 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The culture is very friendly and welcoming, and promotes good work-life balance. You get to work with a common enterprise tech tooling (Java, Spring, Go, SQL, cloud/SaaS, etc.) and gain a lot of real-world experience.

What I wish was different

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Intern

June - August 2023 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

I loved the Nordstrom community and gained valuable experience throughout my time there.

What I wish was different

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Salesperson

June - August 2023 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Be prepared to be busy. Working as a salesperson at Nordstrom means you are basically doing everything. Often times we would be short staffed which made work extremely difficult and stressful.
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Cashier

June - August 2023 • Portland, OR

What I liked

Great management and pay.

What I wish was different

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Sales Associate

August 2018 - September 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I liked the atmosphere and the environment. Learned a lot of good communication skills and marketing skills for product.

What I wish was different

Advice

That it is a great job for college students wanting to work in retail.
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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

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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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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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