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Nordstrom

There’s only one rule employees need to follow while working at this fashion specialty retailer: “Use good judgment.” People at the retail mainstay say they are “empowered” to “run their own business” and feel “trusted and respected.” Nordstrom is “the most supportive company that I have ever worked for,” says one employee.

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Rank last year

92

Years on list

20

HQ location

Seattle

Total employees

69,542

Job openings (as of February 2017)

5,333

Industry

Retail

Revenue (2016 or most recent year)

$14.1 billion

Year founded

1901

Type of organization

Public

Number of work sites

352

Perks
offers
Onsite fitness center
Telecommuting
Job sharing
Compressed work weeks
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
Health insurance for part-timers
Diversity
% Women70%
% Minorities51%
% African-American/Black17%
% Asian10%
% Caucasian/White49%
% Hispanic/Latino19%
% Native American/Alaska Native< 1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1%
% Two or more races4%
% Unknown ethnicity< 1%
Paid Time Off
General PTO22
Total PTO after 5 years22
# Sick days-
Max hours PTO for volunteering-
General PTO for part-timers19
# Sick days for part-timers-
Compensation
Most common job (for salaried employee)Full-line Store Sales Department Manager
Avg. base pay (salaried)$54,954
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$4,826
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$59,780
Most common job (for hourly employee)Full-Line Salesperson
Avg. base pay (hourly)$42,661
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
Total pay for most common job (hourly)$42,661
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare-
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time job growth %-1%
# of job applicants400,102
Avg. # of applicants per opening14
FT voluntary turnover-
Jobs filled internally10,322
% Jobs filled by referral33
# New graduates hired-
Avg. college tuition reimbursed-
Training
Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)30
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)45

News about Nordstrom

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Videos about Nordstrom

Nordstrom Considers Going Private

The luxury department store disclosed it was pursuing a potential sale.

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