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53. Nordstrom
Nordstrom
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 53 (Previous rank: 72)
What makes it so great?
Retailer survived the recession with zero layoffs. Employee entrances carry signs like this: through these doors pass the worldís most courteous people.
Headquarters: 500 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
2008 revenue ($ millions): 8,573

Is Nordstrom a great employer, or what?
Nordstrom stats
Employees  
U.S. employees 45,853
Employees outside U.S. 0
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) -2,151
% job growth (1 year) -8%
% voluntary turnover N.A.%
Applicants 476,139
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) 4,766
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Sales Department Manager
$49,500
Most common job (hourly):
Salesperson
$39,100
Benefits  
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center No
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Work-life  
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek No
Telecommuting Yes
Diversity  
% minorities 42%
% women 73%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 48
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 115
From the Feb. 8, 2010 issue
Notes:
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 2008 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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