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Macy's Executive Development Program Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Macy's in February 2014.

Interview Details – I did the phone interview in November and received a call to fly to Miami for an in person interview. It was a two day process. The first day is mainly seminars and orientation about the company. The secondary is two interviews, an individual presentation, and then a team assignment.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to lead a team.   View Answer

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Bloomington, IN

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Macy's in March 2012.

Interview Details – The process will consist of meeting the recruiters at a fair or panel discussion. From there they talk about the interview process. The process is based on behavioral questions and then there is another part that is based on a scenario that you have to solve the problem as if you were a sales manager. I believe they may give you a scorecard of several associates and you have to pick the one that you would coach to make better and be able to tell why.

Interview Question – There really werent any difficuly questions. I would say if you could have several examples of your behavioral questions then you will do fine   Answer Question

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

Interview Details – First round interview was two behavioral interviews. One by a buyer one by a planner. They are looking for down to earth people who can have a conversation

Interview Question – Explain how you have convinced someone of a decision using numbers   Answer Question

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

Interview Details – Met recruiters at a college career fair, was invited to an information session, and given an interview. There were two interviewers and I spent 30 mins with each of them- both were approachable and forgiving. Three weeks and an 1.5 hrs of online math and critical thinking tests later, invited to a second round interview in NYC. Preparing for that now.

Interview Question – If you were an office supply, what office supply would you be?   Answer Question

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New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Macy's in January 2014.

Interview Details – apply online, 20 minute phone interview, 2nd in person interview, let you know within 30 days

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I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Macy's.

Interview Details – I applied through my career center website and was contacted soon after for an on-campus interview. The initial interview was in two parts: a 30-minute behavioral interview and a 30-minute "coaching" exercise, in which you had to choose an employee from a list to coach and explain your reasoning.

A few days later (process was very quick), I was invited to the Mid-Atlantic on site interviews. This was a 2 day process. On the first day, you get a lot of information about the program, listen to speakers, and have a Q&A with people currently in the program. They take you to a nice dinner with the other candidates and recruiters. They also put you up in a nice hotel for the night. The next day is a full day of interviews, including behavioral interviews, a group exercise, and another (more intense) coaching exercise that analyzes your business acumen.

I got an offer 2 weeks later over the phone. The experience was very pleasant and worth the time I put into it.

Interview Question – Do you mostly follow your intuition or the facts?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.

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New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Macy's in November 2013.

Interview Details – Very diligent. First round was on campus at my university then the second round was in NYC.

Interview Question – Do you prefer looking at details or the bigger picture?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate.

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Atlanta, GA

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Macy's in October 2013.

Interview Details – Went to an on campus information session then applied. Was contacted for a first round interview on campus, was contacted a week later to take online assessments. Its been over two months and I have not heard anything from them while I do know people who were flown to NYC for the final round and were given offers.

Interview Question – Completely behavioral   Answer Question

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New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Macy's in November 2013.

Interview Details – Series of interviews. Both online and in person. Had to take a math exam and many other critical thinking assessments. Then flew to NYC for a two day interview with around 30 other people for the final round.

Interview Question – When was a time you had to use numerical reasoning to solve a real-life problem?   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee
Seattle, WA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Macy's in November 2013.

Interview Details – First interviews: two part series. First half was a situation based question, tested your analytical and business skills. Second half was more behavioral type questions.

Waited two weeks to hear back from the college recruiter. Went through 2-day interview for second round. The company paid for a night at a hotel nearby the flagship store where I would have my interview. First day was full of introductions, second day was full of interviews (both group and individual).

Heard back from recruiter two weeks later.

Interview Question – Are you a risk taker or do you play it safe? Why?   Answer Question

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