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Updated Jun 8, 2014
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Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate
Rio Rancho, NM

I applied online and 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 Question – Can you be available to work any hour, of any day, at any time?   View Answer

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate
Waikïkï, HI

I applied online and 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 Question – I don't remember encountering a difficult or unexpected question.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate
Calumet City, IL

I applied online and 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


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate
Palmdale, CA

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 Question – Why would you like to work for Macy's?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate
Durham, NC

I applied online and 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.

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate
Owings Mills, MD

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 Question – What would you do if we placed you in a department that was unfamilar to you?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate
Frisco, TX

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.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate
Los Angeles, CA

I applied online and 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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate
Commack, NY

I applied online and 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

Very Easy Interview

Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate
Torrance, CA

The process took a day - interviewed at Macy's in October 2010.

Interview Details – Very easy. Asked simple questions anyone can answer, plus it's seasonal and it's not hard to get hired because it's only seasonal.

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