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Macy's Interview Questions in Houston, TX

Updated Dec 14, 2014
Updated Dec 14, 2014
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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview went really well. The person who interviewed me was very nice and energetic. She asked basic questions. Such as why Macy's? How are you with people etc. She also asked a lot of scenario questions. After the interview she left and then came back into the room within a matter of minutes and offered me an open position. Overall the experience was great.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you used teamwork to achieve a task?   Answer Question
    • If you just sold jeans to a customer how would get them to come back next time?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very fast. Minimum wage. Macy's discount. Must have open availability Saturday and Sunday.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    AST Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Macy's in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    My interview was filled with surprised as I interviewed with 3 supervisors- the 1st in which after perusing my résumé felt there were two other positions more suitable than the one I was there to interview for. The final interview was with the HR Director. I was offered the AST position. The interview process was a very positive one.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    A negotiation phase was not required.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Humble, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Humble, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Interview was uneventful. Basic questions about style and selling. I was called in and interviewed by the floor manager for my dept and was offered the job immediately after the interview. Everyone seemed really pleasant and welcoming. The manager that interviewed me seemed to pause and glare at times which was strange and mildly uncomfortable.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to tell in detail about my most challenging customer service customer.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    non-negotiable offer although I was informed of opportunities to win cash via store selling contests for highest sales for the month
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Macy's in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online...Got an e-mail two days later about an interview....Interviewed the next day and was hired on the spot. They was pretty much hiring those who was available without too much looking into retail experience. Interview questions was done from a sheet....The lady seemed more interested in my availability while asking the typical interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you caught a co-worker doing something wrong and how did you handle it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Executive Development Store Management Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Macy's in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted about a month later by a recruiter. The first interview was a 30 min behavioral interview. A couple days later I was asked to interview with another recruiter by webcam--this interview was also behavioral.

    After my first two interviews, I received an email about a week after inviting me to Macy's "On-Site" interview--the final round. This interview lasted two days and consisted of 4 interviews: two behavioral interviews, a one-on-one interview, and also a group interview. Be sure to be knowledgeable about Macy's key marketing strategies!

    After the final round interviews, I was contacted less than a week later with an offer. The entire process took about a month.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions were behavioral so make sure to have 5-10 examples showcasing your leadership skills.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate because the starting salary is great for a recent college grad.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Back Room/Stock Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I basically applied online like every other candidate, and later received a email a couple of days later. I called the store and setup an interview approximately 2 days later. I went in and they asked me general questions, and he basically offered me the position on the spot. No room for negotiation, and the pay was low at $7.75. I offered a call back, but I never called back because the low pay rate.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Did not get what I applied for.(had 2 interviews) I was asked some personal, non job related questions.**see below in interview questions 4 details.

     NO communication about hourly rate or hours/schedule.(details you pick up along the way) Not really shown much you have to ask. You must be a quick self taught learner or it will be a difficult and stressful place to work. Many friendly employees.

    I like the diversity,culture and want to be a part of Macy's. Training needs a little improvement. The flexibility of most of the employees at macy's is very good.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have kids,are you married, Are you going to school.(these put me on the spot and was uncomfortable) Not job related. I believe these questions didn't have anything to do with experience in my opinion. I guess it could go either way depending on who you talk to.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in The Woodlands, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in The Woodlands, TX
    Application Details

    interviewed at Macy's in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received a call back within 3 days. Went online to schedule my appointment.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Used one of the reviews here. Got offered a position. Thank you.
    The manager was very nice and I passed the interview, but the other manager for that exact department was not working that day, so I will follow up the day after.
    But I am confident that I'll get a job.
    I have had a Macy's interview before and was not offered a position. They told me "we'll call you". The manager from this interview told me they tell that to everyone who didn't pass the interview.
    I wore a black satin dress with some flowers, black tights, black pumps and a jacket. A simple leather purse as well, very chick. I think it helped too, it showed that I have a sense of style and can really fit in the clothing department. It also means that I can help other people dress nicely as well. (As soon as I walked in, she complimented me and I knew that we had a connection.)
    Anyway, just be yourself and good luck!
    Oh and try to remember that personality questions from the online will be asked and checked for being truthful.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you react if you did a great job and noone praised you?   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    Still have a second interview.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Macys Mens Shoe Department Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Manager made me feel comfortable told me to take my time and not be nervous. Common situational questions very easy
    How would you celebrate a purchase?
    why Macy's?
    example when you were part of a team what was your role?
    how would you sell a Macy's credit card? etc

    Interview Questions
    • how would you upscale jeans to bigger purchases?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I was aiming for 8 dollars an up offer was 7.50 and 7.25 during training process this was not my first retail job.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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