Macy's Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014
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Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Plymouth Meeting, PA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plymouth Meeting, PA
Application Details

I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Macy's in November 2013.

Interview Details

Basic have your or have you not ever sold anything. What would you do to encourage a customer to buy more? Have you ever worked with a cash register? Have you ever dealt with difficult customers?

Negotiation Details
None
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

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    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Rio Rancho, NM
    Anonymous Employee in Rio Rancho, NM
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Macy's in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Generally, once you have been called in, they have you sin in the HR office with multiple seats and other candidates. But ,unfortunately , you can hear their conversations.So be prepared to say yes to $9.00 hour, for grunt work in the worst time of the year.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you be available to work any hour, of any day, at any time?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    i couldn't be available for just them when it was the season to work at it peak.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waikïkï, HI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waikïkï, HI
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Macy's in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    The hiring and interview process was very pleasant. Human Resources provide you with all the information you will need to know today, tomorrow, and next year. They guide you to website where you will be able to get your questions answered.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't remember encountering a difficult or unexpected question.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Calumet City, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calumet City, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Macy's in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied there online and got an email the next day to schedule myself for an interview. Following week I had my interview which consisted of a few basic questions, then the manager left out for a few minutes then he came back and congratulated me on the job. Only con though is that I didn't start working until like the first week in November. I guess because it was seasonal.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Palmdale, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Palmdale, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Macy's in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Well I applied for the position online after I was sent an e-mail so I can set up an interview time+date. I chose an interview for the nest day. The interview was really easy since I was prepared! I actually came to this sight to see what questions would be ask. I was asked most of these questions.. The interviewer said she really liked me and was going to give a call back the following monday.... She never did-_-
    So I took it upon myself to call Tuesday. Long story short she basically gave me the "run around".

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Durham, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Macy's in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    I came late but that didn't matter since no one was there and when they finally came I had to wait another 30 minutes. When I finally went to interview with a managet she asked me about 5 questions (i.e. Tell me about a time you were given great customer service) and told me she would call back if they had any open positions. After i left and was headed up the elevator she stopped me and told me they had a postion and asked me to come and fill out paperwork.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Owings Mills, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Owings Mills, MD
    Application Details

    The process took 3 days - interviewed at Macy's in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I did the online assessment and got an email asking me to schedule an interview scheduled it for 11:30 that friday.I showed up about 15 minutes early and asked a sales associate on the floor where the person who was to interview me was and she told me to wait there until she found someone. I waited in the room for a ten minutes. Then a guy came in wearing jeans and a shirt. ( Mind you, I was in business casual) and I realized he had been waiting as well. At this point it is 11:30. Finally, a lady came in, apologized and took the guy who had been waiting. His interview was about 15 minutes long, and as he walked out, she told him she would be in touch. He also left with papers in his hand (I'm assuming they were drug testing papers or something.) Anyway, it was my turn to be interviewed. She asked me standard situational questions and questions related to the job. She seemed pleased with my answers. She told me seasonal employment would start in about 2 to 3 weeks. Then she asked my availability. I told her two nights of the week were unavailable . She expressed that this would probably be a problem. I explained that my commitment would probably be over by the time the hiring began. She said she would note that on my application and said that even though that would be a problem, she would still give my app to the person making the decision. My interview was slightly shorter than the other guys. I read in glassdoor that usually after an interview a email would be sent, but I got no email and no call back. Very unprofessional in my opinion.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if we placed you in a department that was unfamilar to you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

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

    The process took a day - interviewed at Macy's in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Easy questions: Why Macy's? What would you tell the customer who ask for help? What is youe experience in retail? Other questions are the same as from reviews before me.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negatiation, all seasonal have the same rate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Macy's in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    I scheduled an interview time online- got an interview offer and went in. I had to wait a good thirty minutes before the interviewer came to get me, and it seemed as if she took her sweet time to get there. She seemed inexperienced as an interviewer, but asked me a bunch of questions that I had to ask her to repeat- due to not clearly comprehending what she was asking. The employees all seemed unwelcoming and all ignored and looked in a different direction when passing by. I would suggest to definitely prepare and practice interview questions before going in, go well dressed, and have a good bright attitude.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you do in your spare time ?   Answer Question
    • How would you feel if you were moved to another department you were not familiar with ?   Answer Question
    • What do you think is the difference of needs and expectancy of a business/executive customer (person of 'high' occupation) compared to the average customer ?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Commack, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Commack, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Macy's in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and the next day got an email asking to schedule an interview online. 2 days later i went into the store for the interview and was hired after only a few questions. I filled out paperwork and started training the next day. The questions were simple and the actual interview only took about 15-20 minutes. The woman interviewing me was very friendly so it made the interview easier.

    Interview Questions
    • If we were short handed in another department you don't work in and we asked you to help there, how would you be able to help the customers with little knowledge about the department.   View Answer
    • Describe a time where you had to pitch an idea or sell something and the outcome was succesfull.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    because its seasonal there is no negotiation. full time is $8.50 an hour.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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