Thread regarding Nordstrom layoffs

Corporate Campus Layoffs Underway

Corporate Campus is undergoing a massive reorganization that started on 6/8. You are either laid off, demoted, pay cuts and/or transferred to another team. If you turn down their offer to stay (with a pay cut, demotion or transfer) you are considered as “quitting” and are not eligible for a severance or unemployment. I was laid off on 6/9 and my last day is 6/19. Moving very, very swiftly.

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Yeah I haven't seen any news coverage or anything on the investors page? When will this hit the news?

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Post ID: @5rba+15oNI72m

Strange, no WARN filing, no press coverage of this action. Is it over, or still ongoing? Was this overshadowed by the store closings?

2,800 in Corp Center, if true, dwarfs the 2016 actions, and illustrates the severity and seriousness of the crisis for the company.

Compare the the series of articles in various outlets from 2016, the layoffs in that March, some notable mid-management exits, the "400" promised for later that summer (I'm not sure if that ever completed). Later, the drama with that incredibly bad CTO pick, and a quiet, voluntary exodus of many fine Technology people for the rest of the year. We saw it happen.

Nordstrom then panicked and apparently threw too much money at Technology, once again. That horse has been beaten to death in this forum.

Best wishes for the newly departed. It s—s and is horrible, but there are better employers out there, outside the dying rag trade. It takes some work, but you can find your place, as I did.

I can't imagine working for Nordstrom ever again, no, thank you, never!

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Post ID: @3cpg+15oNI72m

2800 corporate folks let go in the carnage this week.

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Post ID: @2hfq+15oNI72m

So glad I left Nordstroms last year after working there for 8 years. I saw the writing on the wall as the company continued to cut combine positions with minimal pay increase. Online is taking over and this ship is sinking fast

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Post ID: @2aes+15oNI72m

Are they giving a farewell lunch or dinner? Are they handing out some vouchers to spend at the store? I got a 30% one

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Post ID: @2qjl+15oNI72m

JWN maybe known for customer service but not for loving the employees, at least on their way out. What a joke! Waiting for JWN brand to become history. Shop elsewhere

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Post ID: @1odp+15oNI72m

Worked retail side here, in facilities, as a manager. Got a scripted call from someone that was replacing my current supervisor yesterday. Told me my last day was 6/12. Cited COVID taking a toll, but I blanked out after that. I just knew I had the same fate as every other person in my region, in my role. I feel used, as they used us to clean the locations, setup supplies and take a lot of initial COVID risk when this started. To then get them setup, operating and they cut us loose is hard. There’s so much talk of family and team until the numbers are down and they cut you out with a scripted phone call and send you down the river. I guess I expected more from a company that prices itself on service. But life goes on. Unfortunately, Nordstrom is circling the drain. If I didn’t lose my job this week, the same fear would be there until I inevitably did. Things aren’t going to get better there. I’m sad for the work relationships I’ll miss, but happy I’m hopping off a ship headed to the bottom.

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Post ID: @1tat+15oNI72m

In Corp VM, nearly all Managers were laid off. Layoffs appear to be based off tenure, with the longest employed let go. They are also loosing all knowledge, as Nordstrom VM functions off tribal knowledge, with no set process or systems.
Directors allowed to "pick" directs to keep. VM continues to be a mean girl club where leadership protect their friends and protegees, even when they have proven to be ineffective and incompetent leaders. How many teams do you need to have taken away from you?

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Post ID: @1tou+15oNI72m

It’s a sinking ship. Happy to see it going down. Gives me so much joy

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Post ID: @1glx+15oNI72m

Above is correct, I'm another "deleted" employee with last day of 06/19. They had approx 200 early retirement "volunteers" before the layoffs started.

Of the two teams I interacted with - 22 people total, I think about 13 were deleted/retired. I'm a bit relieved that I am not still there, it is going to be hellish.

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