Macy's Merchandiser Interview Questions

Updated Jun 25, 2015
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Canton, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's (Canton, OH) in June 2015.

    Interview

    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.

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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's (San Jose, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    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!!!

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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Macy's (College Station, TX) in June 2015.

    Interview

    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.

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    Visual Merchandising Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Macy's (San Antonio, TX) in June 2015.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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.
       
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Metairie, LA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Macy's (Metairie, LA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you able to lift up to 50 lbs and climb up to a 12 ft ladder?   1 Answer
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    Visual Merchandising ( Macy's) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Macy's (Orlando, FL) in June 2015.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your experiences in retail stores?   1 Answer
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oregon City, OR
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's (Oregon City, OR).

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Would you be interested in a sales associate position?   Answer Question
  9. Helpful (1)  

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your long term career goals with the company?   Answer Question
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    Merchandise Team Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Is there a time when a team member did not show up and you have to take over their job,and how would you handle it?   Answer Question
    • If you see someone is cheating on the job,what would you do?   1 Answer
    • How good are in coping multiple responsibilities?   Answer Question
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's (Kennesaw, GA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    After reading about other people's experiences with applying for this position , I was prepared going into my interview for someone to tell me this position was filled, not know that I had an appointment, etc. I called the HR office at the store that morning to confirm my appointment since I scheduled it online and never talked to an actual person. I got an answering machine-no one returned my call. When I arrived, I was quickly introduced to the person who was interviewing me. He was friendly and enthusiastic. The interview was very basic-he asked typical questions and we walked around the store so he could show me some of the marketing materials. HOWEVER, he tried to sell me on going to a different store location the entire time-a location that's in a VERY dangerous part of town. He kept telling me what a great fit I would be for that store and that I would be able to work more independently there. He was showing me things around the store in a way that seemed like he was telling me what the other location was having problems with and what I would need to fix over there. I think they were trying to bring in people for interviews at a popular store so they could try and talk them into going to another location that probably isn't receiving many applicants since it's in a dangerous area. Very sketchy!

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you had to deal with a co-worker who was doing something dishonest. (Stealing, lying, etc.)   Answer Question

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