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Updated Nov 17, 2014
Updated Nov 17, 2014
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Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

Interview Details

The interview was simple and the person interviewing was very kind. She asked about previous jobs and why I'd had left. We made small talk and we had a few laughs. It was very forward and fast.

Interview Questions
  • Was there a time when you had to make a difficult choice? What did you do and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and the next day I got an email saying I got an interview! I scheduled my interview for two weeks later. It was very easy and quick! I got there 15 mins. early and waited until my interview time. It took about 30 min. A lot of "describe a time when.." questions! Nothing too hard to handle!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Filled out application online and was later asked to schedule an interview. Went to the interview 30 minutes early. Dressed in all black (pants,blouse,blazer). Greeted by an employee and later sat down with interviewer. Was asked only 4 questions. Very comfortable and easy. Questions on glass door definitely helped, so look them before interview! Didn't get the job because they wanted someone with open availability.

    Interview Questions
    • Fairly easy. All questions on glass door are the ones asked!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    I applied to Macy's to be a regular part time associate. The interview was normal. The manager went through the paper and asked the questions. I was a little nervous because this was my first real interview for a job EVER. Needless to say, I didn't get the job. In October as the holidays approached, I applied again to become a seasonal sales associate. I was called and did a phone interview. It was very easy. She asked me a few questions and then hired me. I just want to tell everyone DON'T GIVE UP!!! The seasonal sales associate position can lead to part time so do your best!!!

    Interview Questions
    • There was no difficult question. Just be prepared with examples.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alpharetta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alpharetta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Macy's in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online in late October. Got an email the same day saying I would be getting a call soon. I waited and got a bit discouraged until I got a call in early November for a phone interview. Call was a little over 15 minutes and the questions were pretty easy. Was offered a position on the phone.

    Interview Questions
    • The only difficult one I can think of was along the lines of what I would do if I caught someone doing something bad (at work, school, etc)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Macy's in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was rejected! I cannot imagine why. Is it because I put down that I have an M.A.?
    The process for Macy's is an online app - as is usual these days. They ask three or more pages of questions that were obviously designed to weed out certain personality types. The questions are repeated (in different ways) as many as five times.I thought I was answering correctly although I know there are no correct answers - but things like "do you feel responsible to always stop what you are doing to help out another associate" are obvious - or so I thought. The wording is complicated. Sometimes I would, other times, I would not. It all depends on the circumstances, and in retail you cannot always drop what you are doing at the moment. They are also keyed to see how you accept authority "Would you always tell a supervisor if they were wrong" (again of course, depends...)
    I was really counting on this job. Not to be conceited, but I am very personable outgoing and well presented. I also love retail stores. Do not have years of experience, but thought seasonal would be a good way in, thought they hired freely as it is so easy to fire these days.

    Interview Questions
    • "Do you feel it is always your job to tell a supervisor if you think they are wrong" or something along those lines   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I was there about 20 minutes early, but in less than 5 I was called in for the interview. I was brought into a room with tables and chairs so while I was being interviewed so were others. It was straight forward and easy, especially because I reviewed the questions on Glassdoor which is what she asked. She was very friendly and I was offered the job on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example where you had to use integrity, tell me about a time where you had to sell something to a stranger and how did you do it? As well as, tell me about yourself and why do you want to work at Macy's?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Macy's in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online one thursday in the middle of the night, and like 10 hours after they send me an email to schedule an interview. I was surprised because the invitation for the interview was very fast. So, I chose the interview for 2 days after. I had enough time to prepare myself for the interview. I have to say that all the questions and comments in this website were very helpful for me. I went to my interview on Sunday morning and all the personnel were friendly with me. The interviewer was very nice as well. The interview was quick and easy, just 4 questions and after 15 minutes the manager makes me an offer and i was hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself? ...what experience do you have?   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time where you had to sell an idea or item to someone?   Answer Question
    • ( about integrity).... Have you ever seen a coworker do something illegal, what did you do?   Answer Question
    • Describe a time a customer came to you with a problem and how you handle it   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The position was for seasonal part time sales associate but the manager offered me the permanent position and full time, that was great. Maybe my lucky day.. in 3 days i applied, had an interview and hired. Good luck to everyone. Just be yourself and try to answer the questions with examples of your previous employment history.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    The interview was casual and easy, I loved my boss, she was kind and sympathetic to everyone's individual needs. She even allowed me to charge for a new pair of comfortable shoes to wear until I got my first paycheck, I thought that was so kind of her and showed her trust in her employee's. I would work for Macy's again in a heart beat ! It would get quite busy and sometimes you didn't get to ring up your own sales and as a result one time I didn't make nearly the amount of commission sales I should have and she was quite disappointed in the girls for that, but I learned from that experience, this was back in the late 1990's so I don't know if they have upgraded the system for recording your sales in the cash register, but I thought it could of been more fail proof and easier at the time to say the least. Overall I loved it and would and will work for them again, I love Macy's it's like a second home to me and I especially love it at Christmas time with all the decoration's and music, it wouldn't be Christmas to me without it !!

    Interview Questions
    • There was nothing difficult about it at all, I had worked for other locations I believe Woodbridge Commons and Menlo Park Mall.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received an email the next day to schedule my own interview. Went in at the end of the week for the interview. Waited with one other person before being called in. Sat for a one on one interview and was asked fairly simple questions such as "Tell me about a time when.." and "What would you do in this situation.." Was told I would be contacted by phone or email to learn the status of my interview, was never contacted

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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