Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Macy's
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- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.
- Applied online through Macy's website. - Was contacted through phone by the Merchandising manager, she asked to set an interview - Interview was short and easy; the manager explained the position and asked a few basic questions
- Basic questions about the job Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Macy's (Canton, OH) in June 2015.
I used to work for Macy's in Arizona, so I was thrilled to have that great experience again. As soon as I applied for the position at Macy's in Canton, Ohio, I was sent a link to schedule an interview time and day. I set it for June 4th, 2015. Before heading to the executive offices, I took a walk around the store and headed to the ladies room. (The stall I was in was completely out of toilet paper, and I didn't realize.) After the bathroom fiasco, I started to the Executive Offices to find nobody back there. I had to go two departments over to find someone to call a manager to see me, though I was only ten minutes early. Another gentleman also had to wait awhile for his interview, too. A lady dressed in black came out and called my name, shook my hand, and invited me back. The first words out of her mouth were, "Well, I've already filled this position, but I wanted to interview you anyway..." I had read about previous comments on how some Macy's stores post the Visual Merchandise position with the intention to fill lesser positions. I didn't think it to be true since my Arizona store interview went great, along with getting the position I desired. But at this one, she offered me just a Merchandising position, at 9 bucks an hour, and 4-10 hours a week. She suggested I take the position since many "current merchandising team members fill this position as a second job". I'm new to town, so I unfortunately had to take it for (some) money to get around. The HR lady I was sent to next, forgot to do the paperwork for the background check while I was there, so now I have to go tomorrow just for that, and then we figure out when to do paperwork on a different day. I just wanted to let others know that this store isn't true to their word. Make sure you ask what they're interviewing you for and know when to say no if it doesn't match your skill level. I hope everyone else has a better experience than I did.
- What's your past experience in retail and visual? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Macy's (San Jose, CA) in June 2015.
Well I arrived 5 minutes before the interview time, the interviewer was half an hour late. After asking me all the questions, she told me that this position is already filled and are you interested in cosmetic sales which I replied no and she was trying to convince me into it. I think Macy's should be more honest and responsible for the time and commuting expenses of the interviewees!!!
- Why Macy's and why this job Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Macy's (College Station, TX) in June 2015.
Received an email to schedule an interview. Interviewer was not an HR manager, just a cosmetics manager. Read the interview questions off a piece of paper and wrote them down.
- Name a time you had to help a customer Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Macy's (Metairie, LA) in June 2015.
My expectation of professionalism was not met from an interview. She stopped twice during the interview to answer a text message, addressed her questions concerning the job with judgement in her voice and discussed her personal life during the interview. My past experience was in management and job role was interviewing potential hires. That being said, I would never treat the interviewee with such poor regard during the process. I would also suggest that they train their management on a proper interview process.
- Are you able to lift up to 50 lbs and climb up to a 12 ft ladder? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Macy's (San Antonio, TX) in June 2015.
It ran about 40 minutes late to begin with. The interview WAS for the actual position and I did speak with the VM manager. He asked me the required and obvious Macy's questions that others have listed- What do u do if someone is pulling their weight? How do you motivate people? Do you work with ladders? We then talked candidly for a few minutes. Then he had me speak w manager of furniture department. It was a good interview. I got a call back 10 days later to come back four days later, and meet with the supervisor to the Manager. That interview is in Four days. I will try to continue post, to give follow up.
- Name a time that you had to get someone to go along with what you would like them to do? What would you do if you saw a coworker stealing. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Macy's (Orlando, FL) in June 2015.
I applied at Macy's website as retail visual merchandising and received an email the next day to schedule an interview. I scheduled my interview on Wednesday. The next day I went to get ready to for my interview. After going to the resources office, I told the employees that I'm here for an interview, so I waited 20 minutes to be called. Once I was called to interview, the guy that wants me to interview and he was very nice. Basically he ask me about my work experience and why do you want work at Macy's and do you have experience in visual merchandising and i was like I had somewhat experience in art or store layout. But sadly I didn't get the job because he was look for someone who has strong interest visual merchandising with years of experience but he recommended me to apply as retail commission sales associate because this is something that I am interested in and benefits it has. So I jumped to the computer after the interview and apply as retail commission sales waiting for invitation for another interview. Overall, I had a good experience at the interview and hopefully I can get the job soon.
- What are your experiences in retail stores? 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Macy's (Oregon City, OR).
Got an email the day after I applied asking me schedule an interview. It was for a week later. Two or three days before the interview I got an email with directions for how to find the HR office, the day before I got an automated call reminding me about my interview. I got super dressed up, rehearsed, printed a portfolio, and showed up 15 min early. I waited for a long time before a woman came out and was pretty much like "Here's the thing, we already filled this position. If you want to apply for the sale associate position, you can, and maybe you can interview again." Then she spent like five minutes asking me about my job experience, to make me feel better I guess. Finally I was excused and able to get away from there before I got upset. They wasted my time over something that could have been fixed with a simple phone call. If you schedule an interview for this position, beware.
- Would you be interested in a sales associate position? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
It is a two part process. So be prepared to stay a while. They are very professional and timely. You will be interviewed by two different people. Make sure you're familiar with the acronym MYMACYS.
- What are your long term career goals with the company? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Macy's.
I applied on line.Within few days I got a email to schedule a interview.The interview was very casual.the interview lasted for 30 min.They offered me the job on the spot.
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