Macy's Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Apr 23, 2015
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    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    Easy. Applied Friday, interviewed Sat., rejected Monday. Perhaps when she asked what hours I would prefer, I made the mistake of saying although I am available flex, part or full time, I answered full time but I said it didn't matter to me because I am flexible and would love flex part time as well. So the email said I didn't get it because I was not available for the times they needed even though I had every time and day option checked in the application. Will never know. So if you go in emphasize that you are eager to work what they need to fill only.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    I arrived at the agreed time of the interview. I ended up talking to the manager of the store. Basically they asked me questions about myself and my ability to read people.

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    • Do you like to play poker?   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (5)  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Macy's in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online 2 days later I got an e-mail to schedule an interview. I went to the interview and the lady was very nice that interviewed me which was my department manager. The interview questions were easy only 7 questions. Original questions such as "Why do you want to work at Macy's?" I was hired right on the spot.

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    • Describe a time when you and your co-worker had to achieve the same goal.   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    It was easy, I was invited to interview via email, got interviewed and was asked about upselling and what department I wanted to work in. The interviewer was nice and we really connected. She asked typical questions, "tell me about yourself" "why do you want to work here?" I basically had the first and second interview the same day. After I told her what department I wanted to work in she had the department manager come in and talk to me for a little bit, I signed some paper work and then I was hired.

    Interview Questions

    • If a customer is only buying pants and a shirt, what other things could you offer her to complete her outfit?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They matched my pay with my other job by 5 cents extra so I started (in 2013) with $8.85 an hour (85 cents above minimum wage)

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I came in met with the hiring manager talked for about 20 minutes and that was it. Didn't get the job because i didn't have enough sales experience. Hiring manager was nice but didnt really give a chance for you to really answer the questions.

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    • It was a packet full of questions that each macy's ask you and the hiring manager fills it out.   Answer Question
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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orland Park, IL
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Macy's (Orland Park, IL).

    Interview

    It was just the basic questions really that you would find an interview. However, I was told that I would get a call back and never one got. I was,also told that the hours can be flexible. You would find your schedule online and you can pick up hours that way

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    Sales Associate Interview

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    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    Asked me a few simple questions. Very personable. I dressed well, they treated me with respect... It was very informal. Took about 15-20 minutes. I honestly felt smarter than the manager who was interviewing me. They hired me on the spot.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's (Tampa, FL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and received an email the next day, inviting me to come interview. I could choose the time. One-on-one interview in private office. Interviewer wrote down all my answers. Standard interview questions. With a bit of common sense, it is fairly easy. There was time afterwards for my questions, and I was offered my choice of 2 jobs on the spot. Low pay and no negotiation at all, but commissions should bump it up a bit.

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    • Tell me about a time you saw someone doing something wrong, and what did you do about it.   Answer Question
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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Macy's (Pittsburgh, PA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The online application took about 30 minutes, if even, to complete. I got contacted the next day to schedule an interview. I really liked the idea of scheduling the interview. I scheduled for 5 days after I got the email. The woman who interviewed me at my particular location was awful. I showed up about 10 minutes early, and she came in about 5-7 minutes after my 4pm appointment. I dressed the part in a black and white polka dot pencil skirt, a nice white shell, and a black casual blazer. I shook her hand and introduced myself and felt an icy blast automatically. She would not unfold her hand for the handshake. Very odd. We went back into a little room and we discussed the basic questions. However, she would often question me on my answers.

    Interview Questions

    • -Why do you want to work here?
      -When were you in a team environment?
      -Have you ever had any conflict with coworkers?
      -Have you ever felt as if your confidence has been threatened? (very weird question to answer).

      I felt as if I was being interrogated for a murder! I am 18 years old, an AP/honors student in high school with plans to attend a vigorous 4 year university this coming fall. She asked A LOT about my availability. I answered with how my studies are a priority at this point in my life, and she asked WHY? I was disgusted. I was more than willing to work weekends and selective evenings during the school week. She then asked how long I was planning to work with them, and I said that since I will only be at school 20 minutes away, I could come home on weekends and work. Get ready for this statement, and I quote:

      "All you college-bound kids say you'll come work weekends and you never really do, so I don't know about that answer."

      You're interviewing ME, not "other college-bound kids". That comment really infuriated me. Then, her cell phone rings, someone asked to meet her for food. She answered and said "oh yes, I'm almost done with this thing." Thing?! It's a job interview. Be professional. It pretty much ended a few minutes about that. She said "Well I don't think I'll be making a decision today, but you seem nice so you may be in the running after I see how the other interviews go." I said thank you and to give me a call, but now that I've had some time to think about it, I don't think I'll answer.

      Macy's is not a bad place to work, I'm sure of it. It just wasn't the best place for someone with my availability at this time, or the fact I'm just a "college-bound kid."
       
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Macy's (Honolulu, HI) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online, got an email to schedule an interview. Went to the interview less than a week later. Basic interview question from a sheet of paper. Was told I would get a call within 2 weeks. Still no call.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time you went above and beyond to help a customer?   Answer Question

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