Macy's Seasonal Part Time Interview Questions

Updated Apr 15, 2015
Updated Apr 15, 2015
387 Interview Reviews

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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Macy's (Pleasanton, CA).

    Interview

    There was a group interview where the went around and asked everyone questions. After the group interview if you got a follow up interview it was one on one. They did call backs to let you know if you got the position.

    Interview Questions

    • why do you want to work at macys. are you able to work seasonal hours. do you have prior experience in retail.   Answer Question
  2.  

    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    I applied online, and received an e-mail the next day to set up an appointment time for an interview. The interview itself was okay, mainly scenario questions. The interviewer just read off a paper for most of it. Afterwards, they asked about my availability and what area I might be interested in working.

    Interview Questions

    • A customer is trying on pants, and they do not fit. The customer starts to feel discouraged about having gained weight and having trouble fitting into the pants. How would you help this customer?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    Question and Answer session was pretty standard. The interview overall was very quick. The interview seemed a little dry, not many opportunities to "tell them about yourself" or highlight positive aspects of your resume.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you witnessed a wrong doing and how you handled that situation.   Answer Question
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  5.  

    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    Submitted application online, heard back within days and hired on the spot. During the interview I was asked about how I handled an ethical situation at work. The focus was mostly on my past experience in customer care.

    Interview Questions

    • Do accept this hourly wage?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I did not try to negotiate salary but felt it was slightly possible to get more than offered,.

  6.  

    Seasonal Support Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's (Memphis, TN) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Initial interview, mgr was professional, took notes, and attentive. Panel interview for different job-a mgr was texting on her phone, very unattentive, no notes were taken, and was basically told in the interview I wasn't getting the job and who was. Asked basic interview questions. The interview itself was easy. The difficult part was trying to ignore the unprofessional mgr that was texting and not paying attention.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time, you handled an irate customer and how did you resolve the manner.   Answer Question
  7.  

    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I applied online and within a few weeks, I had an interview set up. I went into their offices for the interview and was met a little awkwardly by someone who told me that I would have to wait for a little bit while the interviewer finished up with a meeting of some sort. I don't think it was this poor guy's job to handle people coming in for interviews, but he was kind of forced to do it since his desk was the closest to the front door. I think he would have rather wanted to be kept busy by whatever he was working on his computer screen then deal with the people coming in for possible seasonal work.

    After the awkwardness had passed, I waited a little bit past my scheduled appointment time for the interviewer to finish up their meeting and was then invited into her office for my interview. The interviewer had a list of required questions that she had to ask, prepared as I sat down and settled myself. Some of these questions were your usual and cliche questions that everyone should have prepared, but others were about technology use that kind of threw me for a loop.

    Macy's asked questions about how to operate portable devices like Ipads and the like. What made this even stranger is that the interviewer said that in New Mexico (the location of the Macy's I applied to), only management had the opportunity to use such devices.

    After she asked her mandatory questions, I started to ask her my own questions. I personally like to know the internal workings of a business (I aspire to be an entrepreneur) and how leaders or managers lead or organize their duties and constituents, so my questions were encompassed around those topics, and I thought we had some nice, fairly casual conversations, where the interviewer was very open with company policy and her own experiences in the company.

    At the closing of the interview, the interviewer said that she would "bench" my application, which is not a common thing that she did (so I assume that was a good thing), which was very uplifting, but in the end, nothing ever came from it.

    Interview Questions

    • How well I can use technology like an Ipad, even though the associates at Macy's's in my state do not even have access to the specific technology that interviewer's were required to ask about.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    Applied online. Received an email and was asked to come in for an interview. Went in and spojke to the Hr manager then on the following day met with the Beauty manager we spoke briefly and got the job.

    Interview Questions

  9.  

    Seasonal Support Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Macy's (Denton, TX).

    Interview

    Was called a couple weeks after application was submitted online. Arranging a meeting was simple and the interview was straightforward. The manager said they hire a lot of college students during this time of year. Manager was nice, although if you apply for more than one position, the manager here was unclear as to exactly what I was doing. Vague. I thought I was going to be an on call employee when I ended up working there more than planned.

    Interview Questions

    • what would you do if you caught someone stealing?   1 Answer
  10.  

    Seasonal Merchandising Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    The process was very easy, invited for an interview about a week or two after i applied. they told me on the spot that i was hired. she was very nice about the whole process.

    Interview Questions

    • nothing was really a surprise at the interview beside when i was told i was hired lol   Answer Question
  11.  

    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Pretty straight forward. Stock questions were read right off a piece of paper. She gushed about how great Macy's was to work for, how easy it would be for m to make commission and how I could write my own schedule. None of that was true. I don't think she meant to lie, I just don't think HR knows what it's like to be a sales associate.

    Interview Questions

    • "What was your most challenging decision regarding a difficult customer?"   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They told me I couldn't negotiate.

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