I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Macy's in February 2014.
Interview Details – Dropped my resume and attended info. session at my university. Was contacted a couple weeks later to have an in-person interview on campus. Two separate interviews, each about 30 minutes long, both strictly behavioral questions/basic resume review. I was then contacted about a week later by the company saying I had been selected to attend a two day interview process in New York. The New York interview is in 3 weeks.
Interview Question – I had to fill out a pretty detailed online questionnaire asking simple behavioral and word association questions, and take a simple math test (mostly addition and subtraction.) In-person interview questions were very standard. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Macy's in February 2014.
Interview Details – A video chat interview with two employees from Macy's. The interview consisted of mostly behavioral questions. Each employee asked similar questions. A lot of questions were in the format, "tell me about a time..." and others were similar to that.
Interview Question – This was your average interview. Answer Question
I interviewed at Macy's in April 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process is nothing to worry about. You will come in for a brief interview. They will ask several questions about yourself. As well as questions about your work experience.
Interview Question – The most difficult question to prepare for is: What is your weakness Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Macy's in February 2014.
Interview Details – Applied online, received an email a day or two later to schedule a time for interview. Went to the interview, was brief, interviewer was very friendly and kindly explained the position and duties.
Interview Question – Mostly scenario questions and questions about availability. Easy to answer. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate. Simply accepted because i wanted and needed the job.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Macy's in October 2013.
Interview Details – I got a first round interview by submitting my resume through my campus OCR. The initial interview consisted of a standard 30 minute behavioral interview, along with asking if you are okay with working nights and weekends. Then I was sent to another room with a different interview who did a 10 minute behavioral, and 20 minute coaching exercise. The coaching exercise is a description of several different employees, and then you are given time to describe which one you would choose to coach, how you would improve them, and why you picked them in the first place. The second round interview is a overnight experience. Mine was located in Los Angeles, and they flew people in from Arizona, Norcal and Utah. The first afternoon/evening consists of information sessions and then dinner with some recruiters. The second day consists of 2 1-on-1 interviews, 1 of which the questions are based upon the responses you gave on a online personality test before you arrived to the second round. The other 2 events of the day are a business acumen exercise (given a store sales sheet, talk about how to improve sales, etc.) and a group exercise where you must come to an agreement about a hiring issue. Creativity is key in succeeding in both of these exercises, but they are not at all difficult. The day ends with a session about the career path of the store executive. I was offered the job about a week later. Macy's has a "at-will" policy, so they (and you) can terminate employment at any time, without reason.
Interview Question – Given the sales of these departments, how would you drive sales and allocate resources? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Did not attempt to negotiate
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Macy's in February 2014.
Interview Details – The manager that interviewed me was very nice and super nonchalant. She read the questions off a sheet and wrote down my answers. She was super friendly and everything was very easy, she did her best to put my nerves at ease.
They asked basic questions such as why I wanted to work for Macy's, where I heard about this job, my hour availability, if I could use computers and technology, if I worked well as a team, do I like a stable environment or a changing one, which department I wanted to work in and why, ect. There weren't any difficult questions, really.
After the interview she explained that the cosmetics department (the department I asked to work in) requires a second interview. So we set up that interview for a few days later. Unfortunately the cosmetics position was filled so I was offered a position in another department (with the first women who interviewed me) and I accepted.
Interview Question – There were really no difficult questions.
Tell me about a time when you had to work with coworkers to solve a problem View Answer
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Macy's.
Interview Details – Interviewed for one position, was offered another. Ended up double hiring for a position and I was without a job. I filled out the new employer paperwork and everything. Showed up for orientation and they didn't have an employee number for me and they couldn't begin the orientation for me. They said I had to wait until another requisition number was open. They never got back to me.
Interview Question – Do you have retail experience? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I accepted but I ended up still without a job.
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Macy's in September 2013.
Interview Details – Initially, they had me use their computer ( which didn't work that day so I finished at home ) to fill out my application. I got a call back to interview with a manager and that went well. Waited a few days and got another call back to interview with another manager.
Interview Question – Nothing too unexpected for retail. Lots of "Tell me about a time when you..." requests. Anything from displayed leadership to solved a problem to motivated a team. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Macy's in November 2013.
Interview Details – To be honest, I haven't been interviewed at this store for the past several years since I have been coming in and out for several years now. However, I remember some of the questions that were asked several years ago.
1) Why do you want to work at Macy's?
2) If you find a problem at work with another co-worker, what would you do?
3) You noticed your co-worker was stealing from the company, what would you do?
4) If you noticed there was a broken elevator and a customer with a wheel chair wants to go up to the next level, what can you do to provide outstanding service?
5) You have a long line during the sale, you have angry customers waiting to be served, what would you do? Would you say something? If so, what?
6) You noticed a customer is acting suspicious, what would you do to prevent theft?
Interview Question – 1) Simple. Just tell them why you want to work at Macys.
2) Talk to your manager or directly talk it out with a co worker and if it doesn't work, discuss this situation with your manager.
3) Let my manager/loss prevention know.
4) Not sure.
5) Thank you for waiting.
6) call LP! Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Macy's.
Interview Details – First I had to complete an extremely long personality survey, then I got an email for an interview shortly afterwards. When I went for the interview I got hired on the spot.
Interview Question – I don't remember it so long ago but the questions were pretty easy to answer. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
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