Macy's Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014
2,562 interviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    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
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    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Seasonal Retal Stock Receiving Part-Time 5am-2pm Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Harper Woods, MI
    Anonymous Employee in Harper Woods, MI
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    After appying online I received an email invitation to schedule interview via email after about a week of trying was finally allowed to schedule interview. I was dressed in all blak pants suit shirt and shoes with matching small clutch purse was complimented on how nice I looked. I w as interviewed by Stock receiving supervisor dressed in black stretch capris, sneakers at top and sweater....

    Interview Questions
    • Standard questions:
      Why do you want to work for Macy's?
      What would you do if you saw a coworker stealing?
      Give an example of you showing team work on the job.
      Availability?

      Nothing diffcult about the questions.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Macy's in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Basic have your or have you not ever sold anything. What would you do to encourage a customer to buy more? Have you ever worked with a cash register? Have you ever dealt with difficult customers?

    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The time between the online application process and my in-store interview was less than one week. The person who interviewed me was incredibly friendly. She had not reviewed my application beforehand, so she asked me to tell her about myself while she flipped through it. Then, she read some interview questions pretty much verbatim from questions described on Glassdoor (i.e. study up!).
    Let me say this: I had ZERO retail experience. It helped my interview that I took the time to learn what Macy's looks for in a Sales Associate (a motivated, enthusiastic team player who has proven to work well with people) and demonstrate those qualities in my answers. Maybe I'm an overachiever, but I practiced (and still do) my Macy's credit sales pitch on my boyfriend.
    I was not hired on the spot, but on the same-day. By the end of that week, my paperwork and 2-day training was complete!

    Interview Questions
    • There was a question asking how I would act if someone I knew did something unethical, such as steal.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Macy's does not let you negotiate. You get paid based on your retail experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Just a few basic questions asked by the manager followed the list. simple questions about customer services, team work, and so on. There were a lot of people in the waiting room. They didn't talk about the pay or any other things.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

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