Macy's Part-Time Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jun 17, 2015
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Part-Time Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Macy's.

Interview

I applied online and a few days later I received an email from Macy's asking me to schedule an interview. The link they sent in the e-mail to schedule an interview was valid for 14 days. I scheduled the date and time for interview then I received the e-mail confirmation which also include direction where to go for the interview.

I arrived 15 minutes before the designated time, announced my presence 5 minutes before the scheduled time and then the interviewer asked me to wait outside and told me she would call me when she's ready. A few minutes later, she came out and asked me in. She introduced herself and asked me what name I applied with. After she retrieved my paperwork from her system, she proceeded to ask me questions. The interviewer was very friendly and to the point. I was hired on the spot.

Interview Questions

  • *Why do you apply at Macy's?
    *How would you sell a product and make customers come back to you?
    *What would you do if you caught someone is stealing?
    *If you see someone is cheating on the job, what would you do?
    *Tell me about a difficult problem you encountered and how did you solve it?
    *How would you sell me a Macy's credit card?
     
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    Part-Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    The recruiter was very nice. I came in 15 minutes early and she noted my early presence, which was a huge plus for her. She asked me about the position I was applying for, which was odd to me since I had already mentioned that on the job application. She directly told me that even though they probably couldn't hire me as a temp over the summer, she would check after my interview. There was a packet containing questions that she read from and she would write down notes as I went. The questions were standard, like why do you want to work here, how would you deal with a difficult customer, when was a time when you had to deal with a difficult situation.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you get someone to open up a Macy's gift card?   Answer Question
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    Part-Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Honolulu, HI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's (Honolulu, HI).

    Interview

    I got the email to schedule an interview time the day after I filled out and submitted everything. I got there at 11:30, my appointment was at 12 (it's good to get there a little early because the person that interviewed me was happy I came early). On the way to get interviewed the lady and I did some small talk and it helped with getting comfortable and helped with the nerves a little bit. I did the interview and it helped that I found this cite because the questions she asked me were basically what everyone on here said. The only difference was I was asked so many questions, (a lot of scenario questions) guess it depends on who is interviewing you. At the end the lady went out of the room and came back to tell me I got the job then from there I filled out paperwork.

    Interview Questions

    • When facing a difficult task do you look at it negatively or in a positive way??   1 Answer
    • When facing a obtacle how do you plan to overcome it??   Answer Question
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    Part-Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's (Los Angeles, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    It was a quick interview. The questions were fairly easy but we're just asking the same thing over and over again. The interviewer was nice but her phone kept doing off during the interview and she didn't really look like she was paying attention.

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    Part-Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's (New York, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    i applied on line, they send me an email the day after. I had my interview in the same week. It's was a formal interview in the human resourse department. The interview went on for 15 minutes.

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    Part-Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Macy's (Phoenix, AZ).

    Interview

    The woman who interviewed me was very friendly however she kind of talked to me like I was a child even when I was serious(I'm 18). The interview consisted of her reading off of a paper that told you to give them scenarios of past experiences you've had. The only problem was my schedule. I am a student so it limited my flexibility.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me a time where you and your coworkers worked together and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
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    Part-Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's (Brooklyn, NY).

    Interview

    During interview other staff kept walking in and out. The manager was very standoffish and made it clear that I had to eat breathe and sleep macys. She couje careless if you had anything that would interrupt with the job

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    Part-Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's (Sherman Oaks, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and was contacted to set up an interview the next day. Interviewed several days later and was offered the job on the spot. Accepted it even though the pay was lower than what I wanted because it offered flexibility. Went in for online training which took two days. As soon as I had left the second day, I got a call from the man who had interviewed me saying the job he had hired me for was already taken by an internal hire so he was going to move me to a different department and give me a pay cut. He kept saying this was better for me and I'd like it so much more, even though it meant more work for less pay, and when I pointed this out to him he threatened to fire me before I had even started. I refused the position.

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    Part-Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's (Boston, MA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Got the invitation the next day, then I scheduled an interview asap. I went to the office, the manager ask me some simple question, something like your prefer time, what is your prior experience. The interview was short, only 15 mins. When she finished, she said they would contact me later. And I never get any future infomation. Disappointed with them. They need to let me know the result even thought they did not provide the offer!

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    Part-Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Macy's (Tampa, FL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Was pretty straightforward. Just be honest in you answers and let your personality shine and I should go well. He wanted to know how my traits fit in with the companies traits. Be prepared to give a lot of examples of how you solved a problem or how you would handle a hypothetical situation. I would recommend reading Macy's mission statement and values before going into the interview as it helps you prepare for the questions you will be asked.

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