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Macy's Merchandiser Interview Questions

Updated Dec 12, 2014
Updated Dec 12, 2014
132 Interview Reviews

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    Merchandise Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied for the Executive Development Program as a friend had gone through the process. First there is a phone interview. Then, there is a 3 day on site interview with about 25 other individuals. At the time, they let you choose between going to the Department Stores or .COM. You also choose between buying and planning. The 3 days consist of ice breaking sessions, speeches from past EDP's, HR managers and senior executives for both stores and .COM, There is also a retail math test as well as a case study where you work with your peers. Last, there is a one on one interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of one time where you helped your team achieve results   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Seasonal Retail Stock Merchandising Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online and the next day I received an email saying that I could schedule an interview appointment online. At first when I went to the website to schedule an appointment, there were no available times. I checked again the next morning and was able to schedule an appointment two weeks away.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Seasonal Retail Stock Merchandising Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview was done over the phone. Fairly simple questions about personal experience and why I would be good at the job. Interview took about 5 minutes, which most of the time was spent reading over the job description. There is no room for wage negotiation and was told that the seasonal job ends January 1st. Got a job offer as soon as the interview was over and started the job the next week.

    Interview Questions
    • If there is a coworker that isn't doing a great job what will you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellingham, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellingham, WA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I arrived for the interview and after I was led to a conference room- was told the position I applied for had been filled the previous day. It would have been courteous to let me know this prior to my arrival for the interview. They then tried to sell me on another position I was not interested in.

    Interview Questions
    • Discuss a time I saw a co-worker steal something- and what I did about it.   Answer Question
    • When did I have good customer service and how did I respond.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The position they offered was not what I applied for and paid minimum wage.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Merchandiser Seasonal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    online application, email for interview to set up time. Upon going into the office for an interview I was in an office with a man who was the Executive manager for over 15 mins without introducing himself and even after the job was offered to me I then had to ask the man his name... Was interviewed by the dept manager, and didn't introduce herself either... After being hired I was told that even though I had applied for a 5am to 2 pm position that they were changing my schedule to night shift. I was extremely disappointed that I had gone through all the paper work for the hiring process before I was informed of the change in my schedule I informed the man I would have like to have been informed of this before I gave them all of my personal information because I would have respectfully declined then.

    Interview Questions
    • Alot of situational questions, name a time when you saw someone do something unethical, name a time when you had to work in a team, how would you acknowledge a customer...   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The hours I applied for were changed without informing me.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Erie, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Erie, PA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The process took two weeks. I applied online and received and e-mail inviting me to schedule an interview. I booked the very first interview appt. available. As others have said, the seasonal Visual Merchandiser position was filled before I arrived. I was hired on the spot as a seasonal Recovery Associate instead. The HR rep was very pleasant, but it was a little bit of a let down that the VM job was filled.

    Interview Questions
    • If a member of your team is not pulling their weight, what is your response?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, take it or leave it
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Seasonal Stock Merchandising Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane, WA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received an email within a few weeks about scheduling an interview through a website. Everything was automated, meaning I didn't speak to any real human being until the day of the interview. Had a hard time finding the offices with the instructions they sent me since it was a three level store in a mall and I didn't realize the lower level of the store was called a "basement." I thought they meant the mall's basement. After feeling winded from running all over the place trying to find the offices, I was ushered into a small room where I was interviewed by one person. Since I hadn't had a legit interview since 2010, and had never been good at interviewing to start with, I realized it was time to seek help in improving my ability to interview. They let me know--by automated email--within the first day that I was not selected. The person who interviewed me was at least kind, and she complemented me on my outfit.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you were given a project to complete, and once you got to a certain point, how did you know what the next step needed to be?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Visual Merchandising Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I had been wanting to get into visual merchandising for a long time so when I got the call for an interview I was so excited! The day of the interview I couldn't have been more prepared and I drove an hour away to get there. Obviously that's how bad I wanted the job, anyways I drove all that way just to hear them say the position was filled. I never have been so disappointed. I understand they may have had other interviews, but they don't take the time to interview everyone and then decide? And they couldn't have called me ahead of time to let me know? They took the time to call and schedule an interview? They just told me to apply for other positions, but they were positions I wasn't interested in. I did get a second call from a different location and got to interview with them and it went great! Very comfortable and nice people. It was more than one person so it made me nervous at first, but talking with them made me feel right at home.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Visual Merchandiser- Part Time/Seasonal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I was prepared, showed up on time. They didn't even ask my name or review my application. Asked my availability. Said my schedule was not enough and that was it.

    Interview Questions
    • The position applied for is filled, are you interested in another position?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Part-Time Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Ana, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Ana, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I filled an online application and was notified in a week to schedule an appointment. I reached on time, dressed trendy-chic, met with a nice young woman who interviewed me. The questions were very basic interview Q's. I had prepared for the interview and answered appropriately. I have a design background and the job felt very appropriate and in line with my skills. I provided the lady a copy of my Resume' and also showed her my related design portfolio - Everything went well and the intvw lasted 15 mins. I shook hands and was told to expect an e-mail in 1-1.5 weeks. However the following morning i received an e-mail declining my candidacy. I don't know what went wrong.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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