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    Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle by John W. Nordstrom, this upscale fashion retailer now boasts of 323 stores in 39 states. With three fourth generation Nordstrom brothers — Blake, Peter and Erik — as co-presidents of the retailer, however, the company still maintains a strong family feel. Erik, for instance, runs nordstrom.com, and invites each new hire of the online arm into his office for coffee and a get-to-know-you session. When Blake heard about how St. Louis store employees were impacted personally for months after the events in Ferguson, he wrote a message to all Nordstrom leaders stressing the need for open communications. “This isn’t about conducting a new-hire training session, a 60-day review, an Annual Performance Review, or calling formal meetings,” he wrote. “It’s person-to-person, regular communications with an emphasis on listening.” Read the Great Place to Work review here.

    Company Info

    Rank last year93
    # of years on list
    19
    Industry
    Retail
    Year founded1,901
    CEO/Top executive
    Blake Nordstrom
    HQ location
    Seattle, Washington
    Type of organization
    Public
    Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
    $13.5 billion
    Web addresshttp://www.nordstrom.com
    Total U.S. employees
    67,614
    Total employees outside the U.S.
    1,529
    Full-time jobs added in last year
    2,407
    FT job growth in the past year
    7%
    Number of work sites
    333

    Perks

    Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
    no
    Offers health insurance to part-timers
    yes
    Offers telecommuting
    yes
    Offers job sharing
    yes
    Offers onsite childcare
    no
    Offers compressed work weeks
    yes
    Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    no
    Onsite medical care facility
    yes
    Location of medical facility
    -
    Offers college tuition reimbursement
    no
    Max tuition
    -
    Offers paid time off for volunteering
    no
    Max PTO for volunteering
    -

    Diversity

    % Women71
    % Minorities50
    % African-American/Black
    17
    % Asian
    9.1
    % Caucasian/White
    49.8
    % Hispanic/Latino
    18.9
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    0.5
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    0.7
    % Two or more races
    3.8
    Same-sex benefits
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy
    yes

    Paid Time Off (FT employees)

    Holidays
    6
    Vacation
    -
    Sick days
    Set
    General PTO
    13
    Total PTO after 5 years
    24

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    Full-line Store Sales Department Manager
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$55,281
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)-
    Total pay (salaried position)$55,281.00
    Most common job (for hourly employee)
    Full-Line Salesperson
    Avg. base pay (hourly)$42,162
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)-
    Total pay (hourly position)-

    Hiring/Staffing

    # of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)1,512
    # of job applicants
    456,661
    Avg. # of applicants per opening
    11.09
    FT voluntary turnover
    -
    # of jobs filled
    68,441
    Jobs filled internally
    11,097
    % of jobs filled by referral
    -
    # new graduates hired-

    Training

    Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)30
    Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)60