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Macy's Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Dec 19, 2014
Updated Dec 19, 2014
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online. You must be 18+ to work here. If you get an interview, you're basically hired. They will hire you on the spot. Questions: 1) why macy's? 2)what do you do to celebrate a sale? 3) how do you encourage customers to buy more things? etc
    Answer they are looking for: 1) macy's is a long standing company. 2) "thank you for shopping with us!" 3) telling them that we have a lot of sales and coupons!

    Interview Questions
    • The questions are really basic. They often ask you the same questions over again but in a different way.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got an email requesting an interview then next day. The process was really quick and easy, really basic. It's not hard at all. The job is a total shoe-in :)

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for us? What would you do if you saw another associate stealing?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Middlesex, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Middlesex, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Macy's in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and after 6 days I received an email to schedule for an interview thru a link which I did, the interview date I picked was Dec 2 2014 by 12:15pm, I arrived there by 11:00am, and I walked to the office and the secretary told me to drop my name and phone number down that if the manager is free before my appointment time I will be called if not till 12:15pm, she said I should just hang around, so I decided to do some window shopping around the store, while I was walking round i saw one of their staff with a cart of items to restock and the cart was about to fall from her so I ran to help her and she tried to fix the leg of the cart that fell out, after that she thanked me and we both smiled at each other, while I was still walking I saw a customer and she said to me that I look good and I smiled and said thank you and I told her her hair looks good and we both smiled and maybe because I was wearing black on black with long boot she thought am a staff lol,she told me that she was looking for a red round neck sweater and all she could see was a v neck and I helped her to check also and we did not see so she had to pick the pink color, and I left her and told her to enjoy her shopping, when I left her i walk to another direction and i saw exactly what she was looking for and I took it to her and she was soooo happy and she thanked me and said I am her angel for that day and I smiled, when it was 12:05pm I went to the office again and the secretary told me that I should exercise patience that the manager will soon be free so I went out again. I decided to stand close to the office to wait and while I was waiting I saw the staff I helped early walked thru to the office and we smiled at each other, about 12:25pm i received a call that they are ready for the interview and I walked in and the secretary introduced me to the sale supervisor "the same person I had helped with the cart"and said she will interview me and the woman smiled at me and said " hmm we meet again" and we both smiled, she then took me to the interview room, there were chairs and tables there she then pulled out a chair and told me to seat and she sat also, she now proceeded with the questions from a book, 1, Tell me about yourself, 2, have you ever sold something to a stranger and how did it go, 3, if your team is given a task to do and everybody thinks it is done but you feel it is not done what will you do, 4, why Macy's, 5, Are you a risk taker, 6, How well can you use technology, 7, Has your integrity been tested before, have you seen coworker stealing and what did you do about it, 8, Availability, 9, what method of payment did you use at your last job. I was so bold answering the question and I even gave an example of the lady I help to get the red sweater and that made her happy as well, because I had early seen these questions on glassdoor and as I was answering I was looking into her eyes and she was writing down things, after i have answered all the questions she now told me that they pay their seasonal $8:25, and weekend is compulsory and some late night also.i was worried about the late night cos I went with bus so she said I should discuss it with my husband and call her the next day unfailingly cos other people are still coming for interview. She even said if I perform well they might even hire me for permanent, the next day I called her and told her that I am available for the job so she said the will give me a call to come for the paperwork, the pay is not too ok for me but I just needed to include Macy's in my CV and to get some experience there.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    When I applied I put $9:75 but they said they pay their seasonal $8:25, so I had to accept it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brandon, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brandon, FL
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Interview started right on time yesterday. The woman conducting the interview was very nice. She told me right away that there were no positions available at this time, but she said she would hold onto my application and call if something opened up. I was asked 4-5 questions, all of which I found on Glassdoor before going in. The actual interview only took about 5-10 minutes, but the woman was very nice and we were just talking the rest of the time.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you celebrate a new pair of jeans with a customer?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got an email to do an phone interview. The phone interview came a week later, it was about 15 minutes long, pretty basic. He was really nice, the questions were all fairly easy. Was offered after the interview. Being that it was a phone interview where the interview can't see you, you have to rely on your speech and tone.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions, all were pretty basic, most questions are found on Glassdoor   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, I took the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    The interview went really well. The person who interviewed me was very nice and energetic. She asked basic questions. Such as why Macy's? How are you with people etc. She also asked a lot of scenario questions. After the interview she left and then came back into the room within a matter of minutes and offered me an open position. Overall the experience was great.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you used teamwork to achieve a task?   Answer Question
    • If you just sold jeans to a customer how would get them to come back next time?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very fast. Minimum wage. Macy's discount. Must have open availability Saturday and Sunday.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Seasonal Sales Associate/Part Time Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Macy's in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and was sent an email that I was chosen for an interview. I picked the next available date (online) about a week later. Arrived 20 minutes early and waited to be called (I was the only one there but they were also expecting another girl whom I didn't see) but it seemed that all the managers were still out to lunch (1pm) an AST supervisor did the interview one on one in an office. I was prepared and just a tad nervous but the supervisor was easy to speak to. She asked if I was aware it was seasonal, temp job and i said yes. Told me that since it is, i didn't have to go thru the whole interview process. asked me a few questions and told me to fill out some info and gave me a paper with a list of things I should bring to verify i can work (told me she wasn't allowed to say which one but to choose from column a or b and c) Said she will call me in a week. Just 24hrs later, i got a customary rejection email from HR:

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for Macys?
      Do you have any retail experience?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Pretty straight forward one on one interview. But for cosmetics there are two interviews one with a counter manager and one with the cosmetics manager. She was basically just explaining what our duties where and talking about the different lines of makeup the store has. She set me up with an interview with the manager of cosmetics later that week. The second interview was light she was just asking about my avaliability and what counter I would like to work at.Then after I filled out some papers and had to come in next week for training.

    Negotiation Details
    Depends on your experience. Cosmetic associates get commission as well.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    The interview was simple and the person interviewing was very kind. She asked about previous jobs and why I'd had left. We made small talk and we had a few laughs. It was very forward and fast.

    Interview Questions
    • Was there a time when you had to make a difficult choice? What did you do and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Sale Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    3 weeks maybe a little more..online app...in person interview..hired on the spot pretty straight forward..you don't need many skills to get the job...job is best for a high school student or someone who lives at home with their parents

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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