Macy's Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated Jul 10, 2014
Updated Jul 10, 2014
41 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    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+ weeks - interviewed 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
  2.  

    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.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Starting salary is fixed.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    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 1 week - interviewed 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
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    Commission 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 6 days - interviewed at Macy's in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very pleasant interview. Manager was engaging,. Sincere and interested in who I am and what I could contribute. He was extremely polite and attentive without being pretentious. Interview asked appropriate questions
    Odviously very intelligent with knowledge of the products in hie department.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were easy and to be expected for retail job.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very straightforward . Professional, not a lot of unnecessary chatter.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy 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 day - interviewed 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.  

    Part Time Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Corte Madera, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Corte Madera, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Interview process went very smoothly. I applied online and with-in a few days received an email saying they were interested in me. From there, I set up a date to go in and interview with the manager of the men's department. The interview took less than an hour and was hired on the spot. I was asked different questions about how I could benefit the company/increase sales, how I would react in different situations, etc. From there, they put me into a 3 day intensive training course on how to treat others and how to work the register. Overall, it was a very educational experience.

    Interview Questions
    • When dealing with a difficult customer, how would you remedy the situation?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Fulfillment 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+ weeks - interviewed at Macy's in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    After applying online, I received an e-mail saying I would be contacted soon. I was then allowed to go into a scheduling program and choose an interview date and time. I then got a confirmation e-mail. Arriving early, I waited in a rather shabby waiting room. And then an HR person came out and brought me into an office. She looked at my resume, asked me questions, left the room for about 5 minutes and then offered me a position.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    She made an hourly wage offer, and is accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sale Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Daly City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Daly City, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    To be honest, I haven't been interviewed at this store for the past several years since I have been coming in and out for several years now. However, I remember some of the questions that were asked several years ago.
    1) Why do you want to work at Macy's?
    2) If you find a problem at work with another co-worker, what would you do?
    3) You noticed your co-worker was stealing from the company, what would you do?
    4) If you noticed there was a broken elevator and a customer with a wheel chair wants to go up to the next level, what can you do to provide outstanding service?
    5) You have a long line during the sale, you have angry customers waiting to be served, what would you do? Would you say something? If so, what?
    6) You noticed a customer is acting suspicious, what would you do to prevent theft?

    Interview Questions
    • 1) Simple. Just tell them why you want to work at Macys.
      2) Talk to your manager or directly talk it out with a co worker and if it doesn't work, discuss this situation with your manager.
      3) Let my manager/loss prevention know.
      4) Not sure.
      5) Thank you for waiting.
      6) call LP!
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    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 1 week - interviewed 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

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