Inside A Nordstrom Inc. Store Ahead Of Earnings Figures
An employee arranges a dress on a mannequin in a Nordstrom Inc. store in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. Nordstrom Inc. is scheduled to release earnings figures on February 18. Photographer: Ben Nelms/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesBen Nelms— Bloomberg via Getty Images

    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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    Company Info

    Rank last year92
    Years on list20
    HQ locationSeattle
    Total employees69,542
    Job openings (as of February 2017)5,333
    Revenue (2016 or most recent year)$14.1 billion
    Year founded1901
    Type of organizationPublic
    Number of work sites352


    100% health coverageNo
    Unlimited sick daysNo
    Onsite fitness centerYes
    Discounted gym membershipsNo
    Job sharingYes
    Compressed work weeksYes
    Fully-paid sabbaticalsNo
    Onsite medical care facilityNo
    Medical facility at all locationsNo
    Onsite childcareNo
    Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couplesYes
    Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientationYes
    Sick days for part-timersNo
    Health insurance for part-timersYes
    PTO for volunteeringNo
    College tuition reimbursementNo


    % 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-


    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-


    Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)30
    Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)45