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Macy's Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

I applied online - interviewed at Macy's in July 2014.

Interview Details – They ask me typical interview questions. Why Macy's? How are you going to sell a pair of jeans? Do you have computer skills? When can I start. The interview was 45 minutes and they tell me the results immidietly

Interview Question – How will you handle with rude customer   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Part-Time Sales Associate Interview

Part-Time Sales Associate

The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Macy's in June 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online and it took one day to be able to schedule an interview. I wore all black to my interview. At the interview, I met with a manager at the executive office and answers his questions. He asked me about my availability, how I would sell a Macy's card, my experience in customer service and why I would want to work for Macy's. I kept it honest, was myself and looked him directly in his eyes. I kept confident and relaxed. He said he was impressed with my answers. After this, a few days later I was contacted for a second interview. At the second interview, I met with another manager, she was very friendly and easy to talk to. She asked me how good I am multitasking and dealing with different customer needs at the same time. She offered me the position. I came in the next day to start training which took two days and I was paid for it. The only thing that caught me by surprise is that they did not ask for a background check for my position as it was not required and that I would not able able to work until 3 weeks from then because the schedule was already posted, but I can pick up shifts online if someone wants to drop it. So be prepared for the wait.

Interview Questions

  • Why do you want to work for Macy's?   View Answer
  • How would you get a customer to apply for a Macy's credit card?   View Answer
  • Describe a time when you had to tell your manager about something wrong you saw your coworker do.   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

Seasonal Sales Associate
Chula Vista, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Macy's.

Interview Details – I applied online and they sent me an email to schedule for an interview a few weeks later. The interview process was like 20 mins long and they ask pretty general questions most that are on this website.

Interview Question – Pretty Easy.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Wayne, NJ

I applied online and interviewed at Macy's.

Interview Details – I applied online. The process took a few days and then I got an email to schedule an interview. It was the easiest interview i ever got and I got hired on the spot.

Interview Question – No difficult question. It was all easy.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate. It was my first real job that wasn't a temp job. The manager basically guided me through the interview and was really nice. She even gave me hints.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Retail Sales Associate Interview

Retail Sales Associate

I applied online - interviewed at Macy's in February 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online, answered a questionnaire on behavioral/situational things. Emailed a few weeks later and asked to pick an interview time. I arrived 15 mins early and used the specified phone to let them know of my arrival and they said they would be with me shortly. My interview was at 11 am, I was not called in until 11:55. The interviewer looked bored and stared around the room as I spoke. In the end, it was all just a waste of time; she said they wanted to hire me but there aren't any jobs available. I was pretty mad at how unprofessional the company and the employees were. If you don't want to hire someone be forward with them.

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself?
How would sell a pair jeans?
Name a time when you had work with a coworker to solve a problem?
  Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Retail Sales Associate Interview

Retail Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Macy's.

Interview Details – I applied online around the Holidays. The application was pretty standard. Was called for an interview a couple of days later and met with a manager. After a brief interview that was basically what department do you want to work in, I was offered a position. It was pretty easy, but they were hiring for the holidays so that was probably why. Mostly they want to know that you will push their credit card and try to reach your sales goal.

Interview Question – Asked what my sales background was   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate

Interviewed at Macy's

Interview Details – Very long and tiring but very hands off
Company relies on computer versus human to human reaction. It could be more better to get the interaction of supervisors and trainees but that is not the case.
Macy could do better with creating excitement moving forward.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Cary, NC

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Macy's in March 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online and received an email invitation to schedule my interview online, via Macy's Scheduling Center. I scheduled an interview for the following week. The person that interviewed me read the questions from a list that she had. They do not deviate from the questionnaire, they will not try to get to know your work style on a personal level...every question is straight from the list. I was contacted via email the next day, informing me that I was not a candidate for the position.

Interview Question – All questions were customer service related...the "what would you do if" type of questions, and the "tell me a time when you experienced such and such with a customer." Typical customer advice questions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Aaaociate Interview

Sales Aaaociate
Sarasota, FL

I applied online - interviewed at Macy's in September 2013.

Interview Details – several interviews for various positions, two stores in Sarasota, various positions, one interview the Manager and I were laughing all the time we talked, only glitch-had orientation scheduled for day I worked at another job. Kinks worked out, rescheduled and started, able to take time during orientation to learn register

Interview Question – what would I do in certain situation   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

GIFT REGISTRY ADVISOR Interview

GIFT REGISTRY ADVISOR
Austin, TX

I applied online - interviewed at Macy's in July 2014.

Interview Details – The online application is lengthy. Then you are required to fill out a questionnaire that is a bit of a psychological profile. It's over 50 questions. I was invited to schedule an interivew, which I did. The entire process up to this point was automated. When I arrived for the interview, I was told that the person hiring for the position was off that day, and I would be interviewed by the office manager. It was clear this was a waste of my time. We went through the interview, however, which consisted of a shorter version of the online questionnaire. "What would you do if you saw a fellow employee steal." "Give an example of a time you showed integrity at work." Stuff like that. The next day I received an email telling me I was not being offered the position because of the times I indicated I was available to work. I found this humurous since I had indicated in written and verbal form that I was available days, weekends, night and holidays. When else is there?

Interview Question – Give an example of a time you showed integrity at work.   Answer Question

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