Macy's Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated Jun 17, 2014
Updated Jun 17, 2014
25 Interview Reviews

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    Sales Associate Women's Shoes Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Concord, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Macy's in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the job the night before I got two emails inviting me to come interview with Macy's/Bloomingdales and to schedule an interview. I got there and someone else had my interview time slot as well, which was strange to me. I was mostly prepared for the interview but there were like 3 pages worth of questions and I wasn't prepared for ALL of those...so, the interview ended, she asked my availability, told me about the points system and also that the position for shoes was filled... but asked me if there was anywhere in particular I would prefer to work. I told her I was flexible and could manage working in just about any department I was needed... and after all that, I still didn't get the job. I was informed by e-mail I didn't get it the next day.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time where you were faced with a difficult question in an unfamiliar subject and what solution did you come up with or something like that.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Walnut Creek, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walnut Creek, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Macy's in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, two days later interviewed in the WalnutCreek store. It went great- I had a rapport with the lady and she commented on leadership. Then I received an automatic email stating that my salary on my application was inappropriate, though I stated I'd be flexible. Pay hadn't been discussed.

    Interview Questions
    • What was a time you had to address a co-worker or friend doing something wrong or against the rules? What did you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Release Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Second time interviewing for position. Interview went well, people were nice, 0 feedback or response.

    Interview Questions
    • Lots of situational what-ifs; likely related to current issues or system constraints.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Holiday Retail Merchandise Placement Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Macy's in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got there early & waited outside amongst 3 other interviewees.
    The interviewers called people in by their time & mine was 11oclock. She lead me into a room and asked what position I applied for.
    Questions:
    How do you work in a group?
    Was there a time you had to question someone's integrity?
    Name a time when you had a coworker who wasn't supposed to do what they're doing & how did you handle it.

    Interview Questions
    • She asked about my availability for the job & it was a shift I could not make.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Macy's in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and had the interview within the same week. The interview process itself was very fast, a total of 15 minutes perhaps. This is not surprising, as there were 4 people for probably the same position behind me. The hiring manager was friendly, but talked very fast. 10 out of 15 minutes total he explained what kind of job sales associates do. This was ok but his text was so memorized that he sounded like a robot.

    Interview Questions
    • Name an incident where you prevented something from happening.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Software Engineer - Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    I met them at a career fair and was invited to an onsite interview. They gave me a problem sheet with Unix commands, Java code, what would you do scenarios, and some puzzle type questions. You have about a half hour to finish it. It isn't hard if you're familiar with every aspect of it but I was not so I ended up not finishing.

    Interview Questions
    • If I remember correctly there was a brain teaser question about how to weight something using a some constraints (e.g. only weighting things 3 times, can't put this and that together, etc). I've seen it before but I didn't know it off the top of my head and didn't have time to think about it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Concord, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Macy's in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for three different positions at the same location in early August and I got an email saying I was eligible for an interview within a week after. I scheduled for the first available interview time a couple days later and prepped reviewing questions and answers on Glassdoor.
    The interview started almost a half hour after the scheduled time, but, overall, the interview went very well. The manager and other staff were very friendly and accommodating and the questions were just as expected based on feedback on Glassdoor.
    Unfortunately, I am a full time college student so my schedule didn't match the required shifts for the positions I applied to and I was declined via email a day or two after I met with the manager. Nevertheless, I had a very encouraging experience with Macy's.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic retail questions (was only asked a few):
      Why Macy's?
      How would you begin a conversation with a customer?
      How would you upscale a purchase?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got an email to schedule an interview 2 days later, I went to the interview 15 minutes early. I sat down with the interviewer and they asked me a couple of situational questions lasting about 5-8 minutes and it was over.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Administrative Support Team Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasanton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Macy's in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied on-line on a Thursday and received an e-mail the next day requesting I schedule myself for an interview. The site was very easy and so I scheduled my interview for the following Monday.

    My first interview was with the Administrative Support Manager. The questions were in STAR format, which can be difficult if you're not prepared, but the questions asked were very easy. The ASM also went over the job description and that they were looking for someone who could handle the HR and Administrative tasks of the store. The interview went really well and I was asked to come back for a 2nd interview with the HR manager the next day.

    My second interview was alright and easier than the first, but I really felt the HR Manager was in no-way as engaging in the interview as the ASM. She was smiling and upbeat the whole time, but I kept getting the sense that she couldn't wait for me to leave. At the end of the interview the HR Manager told me that the hiring decision would be left up to the ASM and I would hear back in a couple days.

    Unfortunately, the very next morning I get an automated e-mail saying my application is no longer being considered. I was very disappointed given that I have a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, work experience in HR Administration, AND I used to work for Macy's back in '05-'06. I guess that wasn't good enough.

    Overall, this could have been a positive interview experience, but the automated rejection e-mail was a despicable way to end an interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you had a sell a product/idea to a customer.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time you received outstanding customer service.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you encountered another employee giving bad customer service and what did you do?   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you had to gather and present information to multiple people.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Walnut Creek, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Walnut Creek, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Macy's in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received an email a few days later notifying me that I was invited to interview with an HR. I arrived about 10-15 minutes early and was able to meet with the HR. She was really friendly and professional. The questions were straightforward

    Interview Questions
    • What are three strengths and three weaknesses that you have? The question stumped me a little because I didn't know how to turn my weaknesses into something I would improve or benefit for the company.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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