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How much can you make a year at Nordstrom?

post #1 of 36
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Anyone know? With comissions?
post #2 of 36
I'd be curious to know, as well!
post #3 of 36
I think I heard somewhere that some of the guys selling suits @ neimans have made triple digits ... so I guess that could apply to Nordstrom?
post #4 of 36
depends on what department you are selling in... and how much you end up spending on clothes there
post #5 of 36
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Originally Posted by MiztaMike View Post
I think I heard somewhere that some of the guys selling suits @ neimans have made triple digits ... so I guess that could apply to Nordstrom?
Neiman Marcus carries a much finer selection of apparel than Nordstrom, and they pride themselves as being more elite. Statistics say that only 1% of the population can really afford to shop @ NM. I am pretty sure NM's salespeople make substantially more.
post #6 of 36
my friend worked at nords, she made like 10-12 bucks an hour plus comission. retail also sucks too
post #7 of 36
If you want to work for nordies go work in corporate.
post #8 of 36
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If you want to work for nordies go work in corporate.
I searched and all the jobs are in WA, so that could be a little difficult.
post #9 of 36
^

You can make a lot depending on how good you are. Up here I like to use the Harry Rosen pay structure to set a good example. Most of high end retail pays somewhat similar depending if you get paid an hourly or not.. Harry Rosen (a chain of high end men’s shops in Canada) pays 7% commission, and no hourly. If a sales person sells 1 million a year, the SA makes 70K a year. Most Harry Rosen locations have at least 1 - 2 Million dollar sellers per store. Not all commission structures are the same mind you, other stores work on commission levels where you can achieve higher commission rates depending on how much you sell. Personal shoppers generally sell a lot (well over a million a year in most cases), and good experienced sales people usually have enough clientele to sell well over half a million to a million or more a year. Selling takes time, you will not make a good income unless you put the time into developing clientele. This can take years. If you’re just interested in working here and there, working in high end retail has its perks, you get a pretty good discount after all.
post #10 of 36
I worked there, you can PM me and by the way there are only about a handful of people in the entire company (salespeople that is) who make triple digits in commission
post #11 of 36
what percentage is the commission for nordstrom??
post #12 of 36
mmm it varies, 10% in designer shoe salon (much harder items to sell, you sell fewer per day) in my department activewear it was like 5.75 or 6.75%...it depends on the department really
post #13 of 36
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my friend worked at nords, she made like 10-12 bucks an hour plus comission. retail also sucks too
Retail sucks, BIG TIME! I don't care how much money a person can make. . . ughhhhh!
post #14 of 36
I hate working on commission. Evil. Even though I love Nordstroms.
post #15 of 36
why does retail suck? like working as a sales associate? ima noob when it comes to these things lols
post #16 of 36
I have a question - do they still get commission on sale items at dept stores?
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why does retail suck? like working as a sales associate? ima noob when it comes to these things lols
pressure to make certain sales quotas + pain in the butt customers
post #18 of 36
IMO, retail sucks because of the hours & fluctuations in pay...in December you work your ass off with long extended hours BUT you have plenty of money to spend, and come January (if you're on commission) you're eating PB&J sandwiches for lunch AND dinner. Not to mention the fact that you have to deal with the general public, some of which are A) illogical, B) assholes, C) stupid, or D) a combo of all of the above. Just my two cents!
post #19 of 36
so whats the best position working for nordstrom or NM? hehe
post #20 of 36
i have some commission at my job, but its not much. it usually adds $1 an hour to my pay, $2 an hour on a good day. it sucks b/c i have to try to get people to check out at my register to get the commission, but a lot of times they want to check out somewhere else b/c they have a prescription/photos, etc. also, i only get commission on certain items and not when they're on sale.
post #21 of 36
if i was a lady of leisure, i'd work for a couple of hours a day at neimans...just for fun. but what i think would suck about retail is all the damn folding. ugh.
post #22 of 36
I think at Nordies, mens suits gets more commission and designer probably does too.
post #23 of 36
What's the discount at Nordstrom/etc, people who have worked there?

Any tips on how to get hired?
post #24 of 36
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IMO, retail sucks because of the hours & fluctuations in pay...in December you work your ass off with long extended hours BUT you have plenty of money to spend, and come January (if you're on commission) you're eating PB&J sandwiches for lunch AND dinner. Not to mention the fact that you have to deal with the general public, some of which are A) illogical, B) assholes, C) stupid, or D) a combo of all of the above. Just my two cents!
Which is why, most people are not cut out for lives in retail. Some people can handle it, and most people can not. For the ones who can, generally they love their jobs, and make good money doing it. Some people can't stand office jobs, or doing sanation work, but I'm sure some people do.
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What's the discount at Nordstrom/etc, people who have worked there?

Any tips on how to get hired?
i know someone who works at nords..she gets 20% most of the time and there are, i guess "events," where the employees get 30 or 40% off w/restrictions (i.e., certain brands, online and/or in-store only, etc.)
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