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72. Nordstrom
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 72 (Previous rank: 36)
What makes it so great?
As the retailer's sales declined late in the year, three Nordstroms -- Blake, Pete, and Erik -- fanned out to 12 cities to hold town hall meetings with employees. No cuts were made in pay or benefits.
Headquarters: 1700 Seventh Avenue, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101
2007 revenue ($ millions): 8,828
U.S. employees 49,236
Employees outside U.S. 0
New jobs (1 year) -2,421
% job growth (1 year) -8%
% voluntary turnover N.A.%
Applicants 410,073
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009) 50+
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Sales Department Manager
Most common job (hourly):
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center No
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program No
Compressed workweek No
Telecommuting No
% minorities 42%
% women 72%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 46
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 95
From the February 2, 2009 issue
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2007 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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