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74. Nordstrom

Nordstrom
Rank: 74 (Previous rank: 53)
What makes it so great?
Now in its 110th year, upscale specialty retailer continues to live by its one-sentence doctrine: "Use good judgment in all situations."
Headquarters:
1617 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
2009 revenue ($ millions): 8,627
Website: www.nordstrom.com
 
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Employees  
U.S. employees 49,447
Employees outside U.S. 0
Jobs  
New jobs (1 year) 4,734
% job growth (1 year) 19%
% voluntary turnover N.A.
Applicants 559,380
Job openings (as of 1/7/11) 3,663
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Sales Department Manager
$49,500
Most common job (hourly):
Salesperson
$40,000
Benefits  
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
Health  
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center No
Subsidized gym membership No
Work-life  
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
Diversity  
% minorities 41%
% 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.): 73
From the Feb. 7, 2011 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 2009 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees, except job openings, which are worldwide.
* 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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