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Macy's Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated Nov 16, 2014
Updated Nov 16, 2014
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  1.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Few weeks later received an email to schedule for an interview. Came to the interview 30 minutes early. Checked in. One-on-one interview. She was really nice. After that interview I was then interviewed ny another lady and im guessing that was a department manager that I was going to be with if i was hired. She was sweet to. It was nerve wrecking but got over it

    Interview Questions
    • How would you up sale a customer if she was only buying jeans?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Commissioned 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 a weekinterviewed at Macy's in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    A few days after applying I recieved an email to schedule an in store interview. During the interview you go to the HR department and call for the manager.
    We met and went through routine questions "tell me a time when you had to sell to a stranger" after answering the questions I recieved an offer of employment.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you sell a product to a complete stranger?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They told me the base pay and the percentage of comission. It was satisfactory so I agreed. Set up my schedule for the following week.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Loss Prevention Detective Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    1 phone interview and 2 in person interview. Met with other detectives to see if we get along, then contingent job offer, background check, no drug test then job offer

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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  5.  

    Executive Development Program Interview

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

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    After the resume drop, a college recruiter will contact you for an in-person interview on campus. You will interview with two people at this time and those two individuals' roles vary. I was interviewed by an HR Manager and a Store Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Case study/ role play of how you would address and coach an associate on one metric on their scorecard. The interviewer will evaluate why you chose this metric to coach to and assess how confident you are when delivering your feedback.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Starting salary is fixed.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Mainly asked what my working hours were and if I had any sales experience. Nothing too hard.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when someone you worked with did something you knew was wrong, how you handled it, and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    interviewed at Macy's in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received an email for me to schedule my interview date and time (5.30pm). Went to the Macys office 15 mins early and spoke to some kind of a supervisor , it took us 15 mins to finish the interview and go the offer but when I asked the wage :(.

    Interview Questions
    • its just basic, common sense and more on for customer service.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    minimum wage..

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Marketing Manager Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview then onsite interview that consisted of 3 rounds. The questions were a combination of job specific and behavior. When I left, 10 minutes later, I got a phone call saying that they would like to extend an offer. Quickest turnaround I've ever experienced.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The bonus and benefits are almost non-existent. Negotiate for a higher base to cover these limitations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Principal Quality Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Macy's in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    They have intermediate selection process starting from HR interview, technical phone screen, programming test followed by technical in person interview. After all if Macys would like to offer at all, there will be a director/ VP interview followed by compensation discussion/negotiation.

    Interview Questions
    • They provided me a computer and informed the current problem they are facing. You have been given 15 minutes time to think of, followed by explain you approach.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Bonus they never give compulsory. In case of compensation is not upto the mark, you can ask for joining bonus from 10K to 15K approximately.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Makeup Artist Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    I was hired by Macy's on the spot during a very casual 20 minute in person interview. However, when working for a cosmetic line you also have to interview with them after, depending on the company this may be another 1-3 interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • The phone interview with any Estee Lauder companies is called "Talent Plus" it is a little unnerving the structure is that they ask a question and don't converse at all you feel like you're talking to yourself until they ask the following question.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was a little room for negotiation. But usually there isn't much room to change the offer, since both Macys & the cosmetic company have to budget and agree on your salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Sales Support Associate Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online and was notified to make an appointment for interview. The interviewer asked a few basic questions, then offered me the position. I accepted and was set asked to return in a few days to begin training.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time where you had to convince someone of an idea you had   Answer Question
    • Describe a time where you caught someone doing something unethical. What did you do?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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