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Updated Nov 25, 2014
Updated Nov 25, 2014
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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, scheduled an interview a week later. Smooth and easy as long as you prepare. Hired on the spot. So what are you waiting for? Go Apply!! Uh Like now!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    9$/hour un negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    I was actually recruited by a Department Manager for Macy's. I Managed a small store in the Mall, and occasionally had lunch with a group of Department Managers from Macy's who encouraged me to talk to their HR manager about working for Macy's. I was hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked about my management style, how I would handle certain situations with difficult employees, and how I would conduct meetings.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was recruited, so I knew in advance what the offer was.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Seasonal Retail Stock Merchandising Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview was done over the phone. Fairly simple questions about personal experience and why I would be good at the job. Interview took about 5 minutes, which most of the time was spent reading over the job description. There is no room for wage negotiation and was told that the seasonal job ends January 1st. Got a job offer as soon as the interview was over and started the job the next week.

    Interview Questions
    • If there is a coworker that isn't doing a great job what will you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Visual Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellingham, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellingham, WA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I arrived for the interview and after I was led to a conference room- was told the position I applied for had been filled the previous day. It would have been courteous to let me know this prior to my arrival for the interview. They then tried to sell me on another position I was not interested in.

    Interview Questions
    • Discuss a time I saw a co-worker steal something- and what I did about it.   Answer Question
    • When did I have good customer service and how did I respond.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The position they offered was not what I applied for and paid minimum wage.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    it was a one on one interview, was very quick and easy & didn't require much knowledge but it's definitely helpful if you know about the company. She was very nice and positive and was very easy to talk to.

    Interview Questions
    • What if we didn't have an item, how would you go about it?   View Answer
    • When are you available/ holidays   View Answer
    • Name a time when someone did something that wasn't right and what did you do   View Answer
    • Why Macy's?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Seasonal Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bronx, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bronx, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Completed an online application and called in for an interview within one week. The interviewer asked me a series of questions. She told me they are in the process of interviewing and i should expect a call the following week. I haven't heard back. The interview was pleasant. Glassdoor is a very helpful resource. I found all the interview questions and some answers on this website.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your biggest pet peeve at work?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Traffic/Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    At least a 3 week process. You will meet with the janitor first and move your way up as they waste your time meeting with the managers, staff and then the actual decision makers, Directors and V.P's.

    Interview Questions
    • No really trick questions. If you memorize all of the standard questions of an interview, you should be alright.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation process. Their offer is the only offer they will go with.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Full Time Clinique Consultant Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Basically as in ALL Macy's positions, if nit more in cosmetics, the focus should be SALES, SALES SALES, and customer service. The interview was pretty simple. I had 2 interviews in one day plus a phone interview with Clinique a day or so later. Then you meet with the l9cal Account Exec tlwhivh pretty m7ch means you're hired

    Interview Questions
    • How would you persuade and promote a customer to buy an item and 8nsyre a repeat customer?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Able to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very short. Not much detail. Looking for those that are customer service focused and friendly with public. Makes sense since it's 100% public facing. Question we're not complicated. Overall easy interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Specific scenario with customers service scenario that you handled.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  11.  

    On-Call Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    The online process is done online. HR will send an email informing you to pick a date and time for your interview, if selected. The interview is situational-based. If the first interview was successful then you will be called in for a second interview. The second interview will be with the manager of the department you may be interested in. I was told I have to start somewhere so the manager granted me the job during my second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • I can't remember actually. I don't think I was asked a difficult or unexpected question.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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