Macy's Assistant Buyer Interview Questions

Updated Mar 2, 2015
Updated Mar 2, 2015
6 Interview Reviews

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Assistant Buyer Interview

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Macy's.

Interview

A combination of quantitative and behavioral based questions. An online aptitude test was required before on the onsite. Onsite consisted of 4 interviews and an in person case study with a presentation. The case study was a high level, open-ended merchandising scenario. A phone interview was the first step in the process.

Interview Questions

  • Explain a time you had to collaborate and lead a group to complete a mission.   Answer Question

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    Assistant Buyer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Macy's (New York, NY) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Months of interviews and of testing for the EDP program. Recruited from college. Three HR Interviews and one business strategy interview. Very competitive process. Previous knowledge of the business helped but was not required.

    Interview Questions

    • How have you fixed problems in the workforce in the past?   Answer Question
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    Assistant Buyer Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    Very detailed and analytical interviewing process

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions, but extensive profile and trait testing   Answer Question
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    Assistant Buyer Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    First it was a standard phone interview with a HR person. Then you'll be invited to a 2 day in office interview process. You'll first learn more about Macy's.com and the different business strategies they have in place. Then you'll go through 2 one on one interviews with current buyers or planners. You'll also take a really easy math assessment test. Lastly, you'll have a group presentation regarding a case that they give you.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you had a disagreement with a coworker and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question
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    Assistant Buyer Interview

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Macy's (New York, NY) in July 2010.

    Interview

    First met with the human resources manager. Filled out a 5 page application and signed a background check waiver. VERY basic questions. Such as biggest strength/weakness, biggest accomplishments, etc.

    HR manager contacted me the following day to schedule an interview the following week.

    Met with a buyer in the women's contemporary department. The interview was very laid back, in her small office. Basically did a comparison of how the buying department worked at Macy's vs. the other company I worked for. Didn't have much to say and the meeting wa s brief.

    Went through extensive background check. Copy of college diploma, called all previous employers for salary and date of hire/end dates, checked 4 references.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Decided to take a position at another company for more money.

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    Assistant Buyer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Macy's in February 2008.

    Interview

    Multiple rounds interview process:
    First step is with a Buyer or Planner who comes to campus: Asks a lot of general questions- Why want position, Name a time when you failed, describe a experience you are most proud of, describe an experience when you had to overcome an obstacle.

    2nd round: Called to NYC with a group of 20 other applicants. Broken into groups- asked to prepare presentation solving Buyer type problems.
    Also have 2 one on one interviews.
    Receive decision within 3 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think you can offer this position that most people can't   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Assistant Buyers have base salary. Usually 45K. If you interned at Macys, might be able to get an additional 2K.
    If your male have a better chance of getting a little more.

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