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Updated Feb 24, 2015
Updated Feb 24, 2015
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    It was easy, I was invited to interview via email, got interviewed and was asked about upselling and what department I wanted to work in. The interviewer was nice and we really connected. She asked typical questions, "tell me about yourself" "why do you want to work here?" I basically had the first and second interview the same day. After I told her what department I wanted to work in she had the department manager come in and talk to me for a little bit, I signed some paper work and then I was hired.

    Interview Questions
    • If a customer is only buying pants and a shirt, what other things could you offer her to complete her outfit?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They matched my pay with my other job by 5 cents extra so I started (in 2013) with $8.85 an hour (85 cents above minimum wage)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Detective Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Filled out application on-line. Next day I recieved an email to set up a phone interview. I picked the following day at 1:30. I recieved no call. I got a call at 2:45 from the department manager and I asked him if he knew what time my interview was for, he said 2. I told him that he was incorrect and that it was for 1:30 and regardless he was still late. Very unprofessional. He asked if I had time to conduct the interview and we proceeded. He asked me to then come in for a face to face interview within two days. I had an interview with the department manager and his assistant. I was given a call back within two days with a job offer and was asked to come in to complete some paperwork in HR. I came in the same day. I was sat down at a computer, put my Macy's Careers login information in and was asked to put in my social and birthday and that was it. I left. I got a call within 15 from HR asking to confirm my social and address. I confirmed and was told I should receive an email with a link to the background check within a few hours, it's now been over 48 hours, checking my inbox and spam folder. Still nothing.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toledo, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toledo, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Macy's in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    The interview process went great! I literally just got out of the interview an hour ago! Not only was the cosmetic department manager super cool but she made the interview process extremely comfortable. The questions were pretty brief and there were additional questions that she could've asked but felt she had already had the gist of my personality and dedication down. I am waiting for a call to meet with the store manager. Only thing I was iffy about was the fact that I didn't feel comfortable just yet asking about the pay and she never said anything about the pay. I will approach that in the next interview. Online it said they were hiring part time/full time beauty advisors, there were two openings and they both ended up being full time. I was told Clarins was one of the vendors unfortunately I was not told about the other and was told I would be great to work in Clarins. She also stated the woman who had worked in Clarins got promoted to the manager of Estee Lauder!

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time where you had to work as a team to accomplish a task and as a leader how did you educate this team?   Answer Question
    • How would you approach a customer to sell a product, not only sell but also educate and inform them about this product?   View Answer
    • Why do you want to work for Macy's?   View Answer
    • How do you feel about applying product on a customers face?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Asked me a few simple questions. Very personable. I dressed well, they treated me with respect... It was very informal. Took about 15-20 minutes. I honestly felt smarter than the manager who was interviewing me. They hired me on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received an email the next day, inviting me to come interview. I could choose the time. One-on-one interview in private office. Interviewer wrote down all my answers. Standard interview questions. With a bit of common sense, it is fairly easy. There was time afterwards for my questions, and I was offered my choice of 2 jobs on the spot. Low pay and no negotiation at all, but commissions should bump it up a bit.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you saw someone doing something wrong, and what did you do about it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Macy's in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online 2 days later I got an e-mail to schedule an interview. I went to the interview and the lady was very nice that interviewed me which was my department manager. The interview questions were easy only 7 questions. Original questions such as "Why do you want to work at Macy's?" I was hired right on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you and your co-worker had to achieve the same goal.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received an appointment for an interview through the email. I went to the interview dressed as usual, but elegant compared with the women associates look as deaumbulants, horrible hairs, very unprofessional, looks dirty.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Submitted application online, heard back within days and hired on the spot. During the interview I was asked about how I handled an ethical situation at work. The focus was mostly on my past experience in customer care.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not try to negotiate salary but felt it was slightly possible to get more than offered,.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    You sit down with a hiring manager and you're asked about your experience within retail and also in the cosmetic field. Such as have you ever applied makeup to other people other than yourself. Are you quick on your feet? Can you handle work under pressure? And also can you handle multiple personalities? Once you are hired you are then put into a room where you will learn all of the following macys procedures.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you do when a customer asked what are the benefits of opening a Macy's card?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Received an email and was asked to come in for an interview. Went in and spojke to the Hr manager then on the following day met with the Beauty manager we spoke briefly and got the job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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