100 Best Companies to Work For
Nordstrom
Rank: 46 (2005 rank: 88)
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Headquarters: Seattle, WA
Industry: General Merchandisers
Large Companies Rank: 12
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 7,100
U.S. Sites: 174
Website: http://www.nordstrom.com
What makes it so great?
Act as if "it's your name on the door" is the motto at this chain of upscale specialty stores, where salespeople have the power to make decisions about refunds or exchanges-and top sellers can earn over $100,000 a year in commissions.
U.S. employees 45,112
Employees outside U.S. 8
% minorities 41
% women 72
New jobs (1 year) 793
% job growth (1 year) 3
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 60
% voluntary turnover N.A.
Applicants N.A.
Most common job (salaried) Sales Department Manager $46,200
Most common job (hourly) Salesperson $34,500
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. Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees. Revenues are for 2004 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.