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Macy's Full Time Stock Associate Interview Questions

Updated Dec 4, 2014
Updated Dec 4, 2014
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    Stock Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Macy's in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    When you apply online and are emailed an invitation to schedule an appointment, the appointments aren't usually there the first time. I had to schedule mine a week after my application was accepted. Also, it's best to arrive early enough so you have time to actually find the interview room. I walked around for 10 minutes looking for it until I asked an associate to lead me to the waiting room herself. This didn't leave me a lot of time to review my prepared questions/answers. But when I brought in, the lady was friendly and diffused my nervousness fairly quickly. Now, I've never really had much experience in corporate retailing like Macy's, so some of the questions, she had to clarify. It went fairly quickly, only 15 minutes max. The main reason is probably because the job I applied for was already filled, but she said she'd keep my application for whenever they were in need. Overall, it was a pleasant interview.

    Questions I remember her asking me dealt with...

    Why I chose Macy's. It's best to do your research here. She was impressed that I mentioned Macy's has been around since 1858 and that it grew in size and reputation.

    What integrity meant to me and to clarify/give an example. (They need to know they can trust you, because most of the time during the job you won't be supervised. You'd be given instructions/some direction and the rest is all on you.)

    When working with a group provide an example of what you did when someone wasn't pulling their weight (this is asked because they want to know how you'll respond should it happen during the job. ie, you pick up the slack, you talk to them about it, tell the manager..etc.) For me, every time my co-worker wasn't pulling her weight, I'd pick up the slack for her. But I did tell my interviewer that if it's a recurring problem, I would tell her to help and tell the manager.

    Have you ever sold anything by yourself.

    What was my availability? (For this kind of job the hours are everywhere. There's no guarantee that you'd actually be working the 9 hours advertised. Because of this, the job is technically on-call. For me, I have open availability, and can handle that.)

    She talked about the different kinds of racks merchandisers work with; hanging for clothes/dresses, and flat for boxes. The goal for the support team would be to finish processing one rack in one hour. Each rack (hanging is what we discussed) can hold up to 150 double-racked, and 50-60 single racked. She asked how I'd go about making the goal. I said I'd make it a game, (she laughed at this) then that I'd see if I could take the challenge.

    I wasn't asked Macy's credit card questions, anything about clothes or up-selling a product.

    Interview Questions
    • I expected to be asked 9-15 questions like others mentioned, but I really only answered 4 or 5.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Stock Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Macy's in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Did the application online and they responded by email 2 days later. I scheduled an interview for the following week. (Wear all black if you can) That's the company's dress code. The interview went fairly quick. Most of the questions consisted of "Tell me about a time..."

    Reasons for Declining

    Pay could not compete with my last position.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Merchandising/Stock Associate (Seasonal) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Macy's in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online about 2 weeks ago, and few days after I applied I was emailed to schedule my appointment, but unfortunate for me the earliest I could get was about a week and a half later. Anyway I did my research, I personally decided to wear all black( slacks, black button up, and the darkest shade of brown boots).

      I arrived about 15min early, greeted everyone in sight and sat down waiting. Fast forward to the actual interview, my interview was quite pleasant. The department manager was very understanding that this would be my very first official job(even though i've done tons of voluntary work over the past several years). He also explained to me there were 3 type of positions involved in this particular department, which were merchandising/stocking(replenishment), processing( loading and unloading trucks), and pricing(price tagging,etc). I made it clear to him I was interested in the merchandising/stocking position, after a few more questions and scenarios, he said he would like to hire me. I start orientation/training next monday, I'll be more than happy to provide that experience as well if this review is received well.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain to me a time where you had to switch tasks in a quick manner.   View Answers (2)
    • If you saw an employee doing something wrong, what would you do?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    After our conversation, and his series of questions, he offered me the job. He was very considerate into making sure i was interested in the position, and I happily accepted. Also he mentioned that there will be paid training, but minimum wage(in Chicago, thats $8.25), and after training I would be making $8.50 an hour.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Stock Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Macy's in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online on Macy's site, received an interview via email in a week. When you check your email you have to schedule an appointment, I chose the day after the next. I think that's the reason why I wasn't prepared. Either way, I tried my best to study the questions and did my best. The interviewer was sweet even thought I knew I hesitated and spoke unclear. The job was a loss but that was on my part, either way the interview wasn't so bad.

    Interview Questions
    • Why Macy's?

      What do you know about the position you are applying for?

      Situation questions like "What do you do when someone has done something unlawful," or "name a situation..." etc.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Stock Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Got a call 3 days later and set up an interview at the HR department. Interview was basic retail questions and then they hired me on the spot and told me to wait a few days while they get me scheduled for training.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Stock Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Macy's in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Fill out online app, got the email for an interview, went to the interview manager was nice friendly I answered all the questions and thought I made a good impression. Think they wanted someone earlier in the morning and I could only do evening shift as the position I applied for.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
  8.  

    Stock Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    The process was extremely laid back, it was in a tiny room that looked like it wasn't meant to be an office but a storage closet. The questions were very easy and she hired me on the stop. However, the people who were to be my new bosses didn't seem to thrilled. I could hear them saying "this is the second person she's hired this week" from the other room.

    Interview Questions
    • Literally all the questions were online, nothing was hard.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Stock Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Questions were from a script. Hiring manager was very nice. Basic questions on customer service and how to balance work tasks. The hiring manager seemed very interested in my school and extracuricular life

    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Holiday Re-Stock Associate - Temporary Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salinas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salinas, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Macy's in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got an email, three days later, to make an interview appointment. I dressed in business attire and arrived 10 minutes early. When it was my turn, I greeted the interviewer and answered her questions. She asked Why Macy's?, a bunch of tell me when... questions, and then availability question at the end. I got the rejection email that week.

    Interview Questions
    • No real hard questions. I thought I did well until I got the rejection email.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Stock Associate Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Not that great. Interview started 30 min late. Interviewer was unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    • All the questions had really nothing to do with the job title. Same questions are asked to anyone that's interviewing for any position with Macy's. Very generic questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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