Macy's

www.macysjobs.com
Employer Engaged

Macy's Interview Questions

Updated Mar 2, 2015
Updated Mar 2, 2015
3,049 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

60%
23%
16%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

82%
8%
4%

Interview Difficulty

2.3
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an application online. Got emailed a few days later, went in to give the interview. I wait in the HR room, after 20 minutes got called in. The lady was nice, she said she was the young HR director or something. She was basically reading of a paper in front of her. The questions were easy I would say. After the interview was done she want to talk to the beauty manager. She came back after 5 minutes to say NO JOB WAS AVAILABLE. I'm thinking wth? Why did I come in to waste my time and give an interview then. I think they might of done that because I was overqualified and would have negotiated on pay.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you lead a team?   Answer Question
    • Are you comfortable with putting makeup on peoples face, touching them with your hands?   Answer Question
    • How would you make clients come back to you? What is important for you to do with clients?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Macy's in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    The whole process didn't take very long. I saw they were hiring so I took an assessment and I did well enough that I was offered an interview that I scheduled online.

    Went to the interview, and there were 2 hiring managers interviewing (one was job shadowing the other). After a brief introduction, they went over my skills and asked basic questions about how I might go about handling different situations with customers and questions about my Personality and work ethic. When they were finishing their interview, I asked a few questions about the company; what job functions I might have to perform, dress code, etc. It took a brief 15 minutes, and wasn't really stressful. I think they just needed to add more employees in preparation for the holidays, so I felt like they weren't really nitpicky. They said they would be in contact soon regarding my interview.

    I shortly received an email the next day saying my interview went well and they were interested in hiring me. They offered minimum wage since I wouldn't be working on commission and it was a seasonal position. I needed the extra income so I accepted their offer.

    Interview Questions
    • what qualities do you think makes up a good sales associate?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hyattsville, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Hyattsville, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Macy's in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I inquired as to whether or not there were any openings in the area of retail sales. I was given an application to fill out, which I did, then I submitted it to the manager on duty, who interviewed me on the spot once she took care of a few things.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Easy interview, waste of time. After her showing up a hour late, she interviewed me just to tell me all their spots were filled. Which pissed me off because I already had trouble getting there(car was acting up). Btw, Macy's has a reputation of conducting interviews just to tell you they're not hiring. Even when they have a big"Now hiring" sign. Not to scare anyone.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you feel comfortable applying makeup?
      Name a time you had to think outside the box..
      Name a time you had to sell something, what was the outcome?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arcadia, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arcadia, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    If they call you in for an interview, it is more than likely that you've already gotten the job. They ask pretty basic questions, nothing that wasn't far from the normal interview questions. i.e "Why do you want to work for our company? , What do you consider to be some of your strengths, etc. " It is a great job for beginners to gain experience in the customer service field.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for seasonal position. Had a phone interview with one of the managers. She asked few basic question and set the training day. Got all of my paperwork done the same day, and called for a shift three days after.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle a customer with a very negative attitude   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Dulles, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Macy's in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online on Sunday and was sent an email to schedule an interview on Tuesday. I interviewed on Thursday. Interview was conducted in a pleasant manner. Interviewer was a manager, but not the hiring manager. Interview started out with Why Macy's question, then Tell me about yourself. Interview lasted about 20 minutes. Interviewer was very nice and personable.

    Interview Questions
    • How comfortable are you using technology to help a customer?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Had my first interview with the Macy's Head of Beauty and Cosmetics. she passed my details onto Clarins and I had a second interview with the Clarins Account Executive a few days later. Both interviews were very relaxed and it was a very friendly atmosphere, I felt very at ease in both interviews. I was offered the position at the end of the second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you feel about applying skincare,makeup to customers faces?   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time you worked as a team member and what your role was and the outcome.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate In Macy's Fine Jewelry Department Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Macy's in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got an email within a few days of applying. Needed a second interview with the manager of the Fine Jewelry Department. Interview was pretty easy, just basic questions. Whole process took about 2 weeks, from applying to starting.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a situation where you needed to convince an individual or a group to do a specific task?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    The Process was fairly quick. Got 3 interviews all in 1 week and got a job offer. I was told to apply at the store computers which reach to the management faster, then got called in 4 days. Got interviewed with Cosmetics Department Manager, 2 days later got interviewed by another Manager, and then same day got Interviewed by the Brand Manager, 2 days got a job offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Work at Macy's? Share Your Experiences

Macy's

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.