Macy's Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
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    Sensonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Greenville, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenville, SC
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Macy's in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process for Macy's in Simpsonville, SC was pretty straight forward. I filled out the on-line application. I arrived early and the interviewer was very nice and professional. I was sadden to find out that no matter what type of experience you have or how many years you have worked in retail, they start all the new hires at the same low rate

    Interview Questions
    • I did not like the fact that the web site needed my social security number and asked my permission to pull my credit score before I was even offered a job. If you did not say "yes" you were not able to move forward to continue to apply for the job.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no room for negotiation all worker applying at this time all received the same starting rate regardless of experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Administrative Support Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Macy's in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    A ton of "Tell me about a time when..." questions, as is typical with Macy's. They ask every candidate the exact same questions, so make sure to give unique, personal answers. He had very difficult follow-ups to every question. I answered a question with "I never sacrifice accuracy for speed" and he asked "what if I needed you to get something done fast?"

    Interview Questions
    • "Tell me about a time when you listened well"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Staff Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Macy's in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    First interview consisted of a phone interview with an in-house recruiter. The phone interview consisted of basic questions: "Why are you seeking to leave your current role?" and "How does this role fit into my career goals?" I had a follow-up interview a week later. I was pleased to learn that the company was flexible in either completing the follow-up interview face-to-face or via phone if schedules conflicted.

    Interview Questions
    • There really weren't any unexpected questions. My advice to any job seeker would be to do your homework prior to the interview. Rehearse your responses to typical behavior-based interview questions. Know your strengths and weaknesses and be ready to sell yourself. Also, remember this is your opportunity to see if the company culture is a fit for you.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Food Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    It took 2-3 months for them to get back to me about being hired seasonal. The interview was easy. There was a group interview of about 20-40 people. Then they called you in individually for a 1:1. At the end of the 1:1 they let you know if you where hired and asked you to go sit back in the open area. You got your paperwork and date to report to orientation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Macy's in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I waited in a common area for at least 20 minutes waiting for the interviewer. She was very polite but read from a script the entire interview. It made things very tense and uncomfortable. She asked me at least 10 difficult questions that I was not prepared for in the slightest. They were all 3-4 sentences in length and after I would answer, she would spend the next two minutes writing down my word for word answer..... Every question seemed to end with "Tell me a time when you......". It was extremely awkward.

    Interview Questions
    • ....Tell me about a time when you witnessed a coworker being dishonest and how you handled the situation. Explain to me how you showed integrity.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    HR contacted me to set up an interview about a week after applying online. The interview was pretty straightforward. The interviewer asked questions off a list. So the questions were pretty standard stuff that you would here anywhere else. ex. Why work at macys? Strengths and weaknesses?, Describe a time where you had to use teamwork to solve a problem? ....

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions, but quite a few situational questions, so be prepared with your examples that show your teamwork, leadership, problem-solving skills, etc...   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chesapeake, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Macy's in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got an email to schedule an interview. Picked the first available day, showed up went to HR office and sat and waited forever. Interviewer shuffled through paperwork to ask me questions. Said I would get an email if I did or did not get the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you had a group assignment. What was your task and how did you handle this.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very simple and straight forward. Nothing difficult. The interview process is very basic and not very long. They just want to know that you at least has some personality and aren't a total lunatic. I would simply suggest that you relax and be yourself without trying too hard to impress

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Be honest and upfront about what you want
    Accepted Offer
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received an email back to schedule an appointment for an interview. Got there ON TIME and was told that the woman that was supposed to interview me was on lunch. had to wait 20 minutes before the lady came back. I was led into a room where the interview was actually conducted.

    Interview Questions
    • Wasn't a difficult question but the biggest question was describe an experience in which you provided excellent customer service?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I wasn't able to negotiate, but I received more than my last job so I was okay with the salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Fulfillment Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    HR sent me an email to scheduled the interview. Interview was with the department manager. He described the job and give me the option to choose between 2 positions available. Hired me on the spot. HR start with the background check process. Have to call to the HR office asking about the job was offered to me (manager forgot to call me) manager call me right away. Easy interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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