Women's Job Satisfaction

(5=very satisfied)
58%say women are treated fairly
and equally to men
46%would recommend
to other women
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    Lady Kay

    No bonuses unless you're a manager, and no raises in a lot of departments. Cost of living raise is 0-3%, but usually about 1%. A lot of attention is paid to whether you get along with people or come across as inviting and smiley, regardless of your actual results. The word "b*tchy" was used regularly by my superiors to describe why I wasn't going to be promoted or given a raise, despite the fact that I got along very well with my peers. Other women received similar reviews. I was also criticized for not sharing more about my personal life and not getting emotional over feedback -- when my boss gave me negative feedback, he started crying, and remarked that he was surprised I wasn't crying myself. It later showed up on my formal review that I didn't convey I cared much about negative feedback and didn't take it seriously.

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    SkincareQueen Beauty StylistRetail

    I worked in Cosmetics as a counter manager and a beauty stylist and got up 8 weeks of 60% paid maternity leave, which was great. Since the environment is commission based, it was difficult to be a breastfeeding/pumping mother when I came back, as time away from the floor was looked down on. Sales floor was very competitive, as jobs are constantly threatened if goals are not met. Rarely were people actually fired though--it is used more as a scare tactic. Gay men were given preference in every area, as the general assumption was that women would purchase more from them.

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    Lady Ryver Operations Manager

    Work life balance is non-existent. If you have a family, re-think working in this field. You are expected to work holidays with no time in-between. When you grow into management you are expected to work 6 days a week during events or high season - with no extra compensation. Men are promoted through the operations divisions quicker then women. However, a majority of sales managers are female.

Crowdsourced Employer Benefits

  • Median / Consensus
  • 2.5

    PTO / Vacation Allowance (weeks)

  • 12

    Paid Maternity Leave (weeks)

  • 9

    Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks)

  • 6

    Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)

Flextime, Healthcare, On-Site Childcare, 401k and more...

How do women feel about working at Nordstrom, Inc.? 58% think they are treated fairly and equally to men. 46% would recommend Nordstrom, Inc. to other women, and women have a job satisfaction rating of 3.3 out of 5. What are the benefits at Nordstrom, Inc.? Nordstrom, Inc. offers 12 weeks of paid maternity leave, 9 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, healthcare, flextime, 401-k matching. These benefits are based on tips anonymously submitted by Nordstrom, Inc. employees.

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