Macy's Interview Questions

Updated Oct 19, 2014
Updated Oct 19, 2014
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  1. 16 people found this helpful  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    The interviewing process wasn't really all that difficult. For the First interview it was just the basics : "Tell me about a time when..." and "How would you handle this situation". I got called back for a second interview, but they told me the position was filled and offered me another position instead which was great.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you make a customer feel better if they're feeling guilty about leaving the store without buying anything?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Got there 15 minutes early. Interview started 30 minutes after scheduled time, but interviewer apologized and was very polite. Got the paperwork and took me into the back room. There was a packet of questions. She read off the paper and wrote down my answers. Asked about availability. I was offered the position immediately after. $7.95 an hour. Interview lasted a max of 15 minutes. Questions included:
    Tell me a time when you had to use integrity to deal with a situation.
    Tell me a time when you had to offer an alternate solution to a customer and what was the solution.
    Tell me about a time when you had to sell something to a stranger and what did you say and what was the end result.
    How do you think you will fit in at this company.
    Why Macy's? What attracted you to work here?

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to sell something to a stranger and what did you say and what was the end result.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    it was a one on one interview, was very quick and easy & didn't require much knowledge but it's definitely helpful if you know about the company. She was very nice and positive and was very easy to talk to.

    Interview Questions
    • What if we didn't have an item, how would you go about it?   View Answer
    • When are you available/ holidays   View Answer
    • Name a time when someone did something that wasn't right and what did you do   View Answer
    • Why Macy's?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    I have applied only. The next day I have received an email to schedule an interview with one store manager. Went to the interview. There were some general questions regarding how to sale something, how to treat customers.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Received an offer on the place
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, scheduled an interview a week later. Smooth and easy as long as you prepare. Hired on the spot. So what are you waiting for? Go Apply!! Uh Like now!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    9$/hour un negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    I was actually recruited by a Department Manager for Macy's. I Managed a small store in the Mall, and occasionally had lunch with a group of Department Managers from Macy's who encouraged me to talk to their HR manager about working for Macy's. I was hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked about my management style, how I would handle certain situations with difficult employees, and how I would conduct meetings.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was recruited, so I knew in advance what the offer was.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Seasonal Retail Stock Merchandising Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview was done over the phone. Fairly simple questions about personal experience and why I would be good at the job. Interview took about 5 minutes, which most of the time was spent reading over the job description. There is no room for wage negotiation and was told that the seasonal job ends January 1st. Got a job offer as soon as the interview was over and started the job the next week.

    Interview Questions
    • If there is a coworker that isn't doing a great job what will you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellingham, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellingham, WA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I arrived for the interview and after I was led to a conference room- was told the position I applied for had been filled the previous day. It would have been courteous to let me know this prior to my arrival for the interview. They then tried to sell me on another position I was not interested in.

    Interview Questions
    • Discuss a time I saw a co-worker steal something- and what I did about it.   Answer Question
    • When did I have good customer service and how did I respond.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The position they offered was not what I applied for and paid minimum wage.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Traffic/Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    At least a 3 week process. You will meet with the janitor first and move your way up as they waste your time meeting with the managers, staff and then the actual decision makers, Directors and V.P's.

    Interview Questions
    • No really trick questions. If you memorize all of the standard questions of an interview, you should be alright.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation process. Their offer is the only offer they will go with.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Full Time Clinique Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alpharetta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alpharetta, GA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Basically as in ALL Macy's positions, if nit more in cosmetics, the focus should be SALES, SALES SALES, and customer service. The interview was pretty simple. I had 2 interviews in one day plus a phone interview with Clinique a day or so later. Then you meet with the l9cal Account Exec tlwhivh pretty m7ch means you're hired

    Interview Questions
    • How would you persuade and promote a customer to buy an item and 8nsyre a repeat customer?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Able to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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