Macy's Merchandiser Interview Questions

Updated Mar 9, 2015
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Merchandising Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university – interviewed at Macy's.

Interview

There were two back-to-back interviews on campus. The questions were mostly behavioral based but also asked questions about the company and the industry. I learned that I got an interview a few weeks after submitting my resume and then heard back from the recruiter about a week after my interview.

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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    the interview process was very easy and short. one of the easiest I have ever done. the wait for actual interview was linger than the interview itself. the manager filled out hiring papers before she even asked me questions

    Interview Questions

    • they didn't really ask much mainly because it was seasonal and they needed positions filled quickly   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    none

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    Merchandising Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Just your basic behavioral questions -- nothing tricky. The frustrating part was that after I went in for an in person interview, they never responded back again. I even followed up by e-mail, but never received any response. It would be nice for them just to give me any form update -- instead of having no reply.

    Interview Questions

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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Keep it open and watch their words if really serious to work as team and enjoy on the jobs daily tasks? Ask about hours and will get more hours in future? Not to cut off and no interesting for job tasks? Any one be salesperson, got be kidding to ask EACH customer for open new credit card account? Jobs out there are short...

    Reasons for Declining

    To get new job next level and turned down. Because boss chose favorism employees.

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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Very standard. However, the hiring manager was unsure of anything about her department

    Interview Questions

    • The unexpected question came when she asked me what animal would I describe myself as.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    there was no negotiating they gave you a hiring amount and that was that...I'm guessing it was because I was a college student.

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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Macy's in September 2013.

    Interview

    I applied online and recieved an e-mail saying they would like to interview me. A week later I went in for my interview and the manager was very nice.. She asked about 6 questions such as name a time where you were on a team and someone wasn't participating what did you do? and name a time when you saw someone doing something immoral and what did you do to stop it. she also asked about my past experiances.. She told me that they actually didn't have any spots available but she would call me if something came up. About a week later she called and offered me the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Many of the questions were basic. Very easy interview.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate

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    Merchandising Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Macy's in August 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online. Received email to set up interview a week or so later. Interviewer didn't have my application because it "wouldn't print", so knew nothing about me with the exception of my name. Thankfully, I had shown up with a resume.

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions were schedule-related, logistics, availability. Only one "Explain what you would do..." question. It was concerning time constraints on the job. Oh, and there was, of course the "Tell me about yourself?"   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Minimum wage

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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Valley Stream, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's (Valley Stream, NY).

    Interview

    got called back for the interview within 2 weeks. Got asked questions like, why do i want to work at Macys, Years of retail experience, How to make the store a better place, and stuff like that. After that they said they would call me, but they never call they usually email. Took about another 2 weeks for them to get back to me saying i got the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here. Never answer for the money. Some people do and thats a no no. say something like the environment, the public and when it comes to holidays there is no place better to work and be, (except maybe home) throw in a joke if your interviewer is a joker and is laughing.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They offered me $8.75 and wasn't really a negotiation just told me when i would start working.

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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Macy's (Pittsburgh, PA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    only had one interview, there were only a few simple questions, the lady interviewing me was very friendly and up front about the hours. The background check took the longest. They did some training after I started, but not a lot.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There isn't a lot of negotiation, but I had retail experience so I did ask for than the offer.

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    Merchandising Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    It was a very short interview. The interviewer was nice, and went over a couple of questions. He told me what the job would be like, and to see if I was still interested.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I wasn't able to negotiate.

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