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Macy's Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Saint Louis, MO

I applied online - interviewed at Macy's in October 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online then 2 weeks later got an interview. The interview was great nice average questions.I was hired on the stop and asked what department I wanted to work in. Then, the interview ended and they never contacted me again until I showed up and asked what was going on. The Department manager that hired forgot that she had hired me. So, I had to interview again and got hired again.

Interview Question – What would you do if you knew a coworker was stealing from the company?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I accepted the start wage which was 8.00


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Loss Prevention Detective Interview

Loss Prevention Detective

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Macy's in December 2013.

Interview Details – First received and email asking to set up and initial phone interview. Once phone interview completed had face to face interview. interview process is the same as other jobs . Except they do ask a lot of questions relating to theft and how you feel about situations.

Interview Question – What would you do if you caught someone stealing?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – no negotiation just accept base or not.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Boca Raton, FL

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Macy's in October 2012.

Interview Details – The people at the front desk were very cold and ignored me so I had to be pushy to let them know I was here and ask what they wanted me to do. Then after a long time of waiting and other people interviewing I was pulled to the back and asked about my availability and what it meant to work for them. I was asked what customer service means to me. I was asked if I had ready transportation every day and how I'd engage a customer.

Interview Question – Explain what customer service is to you   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate it was my first job


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Bops Interview

Bops

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Macy's.

Interview Details – I work there already and wanted to switch positions so i ask my manger and told what kind of job i really wanted. She referred me to the BOPS. She called the other manger and i have the interview the next day and it was simple questions and i was hired on the spot and i filled out transfer papers and started in a coupe of days.

Negotiation Details – maybe


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Executive Development Program Interview

Executive Development Program
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Macy's in March 2012.

Interview Details – Interview process was pretty straightforward. I met with an HR Representative as well as a Product Manager, which was helpful (in my opinion). There are the standard questions i.e. Why do you want to work for Macy's etc. but there were also a slew of behavioral questions. My advice to those who plan to interview for this program: practice answering questions relating to real life/ work scenarios.

Interview Question – Give an example of a time you were able to persuade someone to see your point of view.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations. Sign on Bonus.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Support Manager Interview

Support Manager

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Macy's in October 2013.

Interview Details – 7 easy questions that any retailer would ask you.
You will be interview by whatever manager is available, no matter if you will report to them or not. It's a very easy process. Don't sike yourself out.
What made you apply for Macy's?
Tell me about a time when someone wasn't completing their share of the workload?

Interview Question – None of the questions are difficult at all. You just have to know how to answer them.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Receiving Associate Interview

Receiving Associate

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Macy's in August 2014.

Interview Details – i filled the application form online , after 3 days i got a call regarding interview on the phone , they asked me several questions which were easy to answer :)

Interview Question – why do u like to work here?
if u saw someone is stilling what would you do?
do you have any experience regarding sales?
  Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Macy's in November 2013.

Interview Details – I applied and received an email a few days later asking to set up an interview. It took a while for an appt time to be posted, which was about a week later. The interview was straight forward. They asked questions about my previous experience in retail. I got the job on the spot.

Interview Question – The most difficult questions was "How did I respond to seeing some stealing?"   View Answer

Negotiation Details – None.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Los Angeles, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Macy's in August 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online and received an email the next day telling me to schedule an interview. It took a few days for any interview appointments to become available but finally one opened up. The interview was very quick and easy. The interviewer was friendly which put me at ease. He asked me a total of 5 questions with some chit chat in between. After "seeing what openings they had", I was offered a position.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 2 years?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. I was told I would be making $9.20/hour.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Operations Manager Interview

Operations Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Macy's.

Interview Details – It took 2 weeks. I submitted my resume through a contact and they called me within 2-3 days. I was initially phone interviewed by the director, and then my final face to face interview was with the VP and HR Director.

Interview Question – They grilled me. My most difficult question was what is your greatest weakness?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate

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