Used to work at Nordstrom. Don't Work There If You Have Wrinkles
All Men's Divisions - Complaint
SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS -- I worked for this great retailer in the late 1980's in Southern California when the company was growing like crazy. Maybe it was a great time in my life, but I loved working at the Redondo Beach Store.
I went back to the company in the 1990's and worked at Oak Brook and loved it as well. The company even has an employee relief fund which is funded by the workers. This demonstrates the company really cares about its workers - or it did in the past
Then I worked for the Schaumburg store in the 2010 through 2012. I was almost fired. I was pushed by managers constantly. Managers who just wanted to advance to the top at all costs. I feel sorry for the hr department. They always have their hands full. They are cutting hours for all. Trying to make sure that very few employees get a full load of hours so they don't get medical benefits. It looks like the last 2 classes of new hires came right out of high school. Very young. They don't want to hire older people because they are to experienced and too expensive. They even hire younger salespeople in college and pay them less than the other salespeople; they call them internships. They pay them less and that saves the company a lot of money. Then they try to get them in management because they are young and naive and will work 60 hours in management at salary for half the pay a more experienced (aka older worker).
They will probably have a lawsuit for age discrimination on their hands in no time. See what happens when you vote the union out. Nordstrom did away with the retail workers union either in the 1960s or 1970s. The employees voted them out.
Now, this is a great company with a great reputation and great workers. It is being poorly managed by many now and everyone looks the other way.. I don't' think the Nordstrom family wants to continue with there legacy any more. Get ready for the family to sell. Then the Legacy will disappear