Compare Macy's vs Nordstrom BETA

See how working at Macy's vs. Nordstrom compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Macy's vs. Nordstrom. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Macy's

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Nordstrom

Employee Ratings

  • Nordstrom scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 19126 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 11893 reviews)
Nordstrom employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
3.4
Nordstrom employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Nordstrom employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.8
Senior Management
3.2
Nordstrom employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
3.7
Nordstrom employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Macy's Ceo Jeff Gennette
65%
65%Jeff Gennette
CEO Approval
Nordstrom Ceo Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
88%
88%Erik B. Nordstrom and Peter E. Nordstrom
Nordstrom employees rated their CEO Approval 23% higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
53%
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Nordstrom employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 14% higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
28%
Positive Business Outlook
45%
Nordstrom employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 16% higher than Macy's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Macy's has 4 more total submitted salaries than Nordstrom.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Graduate Engineer1 Salaries
A$44,485/yr
Solicitor1 Salaries
A$86,301/yr
Gym Reception1 Salaries
A$28/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Engineer1 Salaries
A$65,000/yr
Senior Associate1 Salaries
A$211,148/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Pro at Macy's.
  • "Customer service" was the most mentioned Pro at Nordstrom.
  • "Credit cards" was the most mentioned Con at Macy's.
  • "Returns" was the most mentioned Con at Nordstrom.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 1640 reviews)
"Flexible schedule"(in 1066 reviews)
Pros
"Customer service"(in 700 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 468 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Credit cards"(in 957 reviews)
"Sales goals"(in 566 reviews)
Cons
"Returns"(in 743 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 632 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Trade Assistant

I have been working at Macy's part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

- Great work life balance - Great culture

Cons

No cons, I love the company

Advice to Management

Keep up the great work, the service manager is exceptional well organised

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Nordstrom part-time

Pros

Through Nordstrom's extensive training, I learned valuable customer service skills that have helped me excel in multiple positions in my career. The dedication they give each employee is outstanding.

Cons

I encountered some pushy sales associates who would take credit for some of my sales. Other than a select few, the team is incredible and supportive.

Job Postings

Macy's has 367 more recently posted open jobs than Nordstrom.