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No Offer – Interviewed in Pasadena, CA May 2013 – Reviewed May 17, 2013 New
Interview Details – I applied online, within 2 days got an email inviting me for the interview, for 1 week later. I arrived 10 minutes early, She came an introduced herself, she seemed very nice and friendly, quite casual. All She did was read from a list of questions, then wrote down my answers, nothing difficult all the questions have been posted on here. She then left the room for a couple of minutes telling me she will check what they have, On her return she said I'm sorry we don't have any positions available at this time, I will keep your application open, Thank you for your time. It ended very abruptly. 4 Days later i receive an email saying thank you for your interest but we do not have positions to suit your expertise at this time.. I don't understand why they post Job offers when they don't have any to give?? Its a waste of everyone's time.
Interview Question – Nothing difficult , all sales related questions Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Oviedo, FL May 2013 – Reviewed May 17, 2013 New
Interview Details –
I had submitted my application and resume online and got an email the next day asking to schedule an interview. Within the time between scheduling and the actual interview I mostly looked on this website for insight as to what to expect when I am there. The questions are pretty much the same as everything that is on here from "Why do you want to work at Macy's?" to "What would you do if you say an employee or customer acting suspiciously?" The woman I interviewed with was very nice, friendly, and easy going.
In general if you want to have a good interview I'd say get there around ten minutes early, make sure you go over in your head what you would say to the questions posted on this website, and be natural. They like honest people who aren't shy and nervous. Try to be welcoming to any person you see while you're going to or waiting for your interview as well, I actually met my interviewer downstairs before I even knew who she was.
Interview Question –
"Describe a situation where you were forced to make a quick decision that you were unhappy in making?"
She said, though, that if I had not experienced it then just to say if I would get over it or brood over it the whole day. Obviously the better answer to say is that you would get over it. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. As I was going for a part-time, non-commission, flexible scheduling option they could only put me in three departments that all paid minimum wage.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Oct 2012 – Reviewed May 14, 2013 New
Interview Details – I had applied online and received an email to set up an interview at the store. The interview blocks were set in fifteen minute increments. A few quick questions were given. It was not very hard at all. I was applying for the holiday season, and it appear that they looking for people immediately. So, if you make a really good impression, then it is safe to expect to be hired on.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for Macy's? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Lynchburg, VA Apr 2013 – Reviewed May 13, 2013 New
Interview Details – I went into the waiting area where they hold interviews, and waited about 20-25 minutes but I was about 10 minutes early. The interviewer was a very nice lady, she took me into a small office and asked me a number of questions, most of them are available on here. I was a bit nervous initially but overall I didn't feel like the interview process went terrible. She said she would be in touch and I received an email a day or two later telling me that I did not get the job.
Interview Question – What is your biggest strength/weakness? View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Columbia, MD May 2013 – Reviewed May 12, 2013 New
Interview Details – I showed up to the interview 5 minutes early and upon arrival the folks in the office had no idea who was supposed to be interviewing me. When they finally found him, he came up and we immediately set to business. The questions were pretty simple, though he talked very fast and I felt a bit rushed. There are the standard "where do you see yourself..." and "what would you do in this scenario..." questions. I was offered a job at the conclusion of the interview.
Interview Question – "What would you consider to be your biggest weakest/strength?" Is always pretty difficult. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Nearly nonexistent. I said that I've been steadily getting increased pay over the last years and wanted/expected $8.00 but he said the job was $7.90.
No Offer – Reviewed May 11, 2013 New
Interview Details – Applied and got an interview offer really quick. Asked basic questions, most questions already listed were asked for the most part. You have to go through another round after the first round with a recruiter/manager
Interview Question – Basic questions, see what people already posted below. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Apr 2013 – Reviewed May 11, 2013 New
Interview Details – i did not like the interviewer at all. she just sat there with a piece of paper application that i could have filled out myself. it was hard to feel comfortable throughout the interview because she just jotted down as i spoke so i kept staring at her paper. didnt think intervuiews go like that.
Interview Question – how would you complete the transaction? (seriously? -_-) View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Vernon Hills, IL Apr 2013 – Reviewed May 10, 2013 New
Interview Details – I was notified to schedule my interview via email the day after I applied. I went in to meet with the interviewer and everything went smoothly. It was less of an interview, and more of an overview of the job expectations. I was offered the job at the end of our conversation.
Interview Question – I was asked what do I value.. very vague and open-ended question that can throw you off if you're not prepared. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – PArt-time wage is minnimum wage and non-negotiable, I did, however, get a choice of what department I wanted to most work in.
No Offer – Reviewed May 9, 2013 New
Interview Details – I received an e-mail after submitting application online, interviewed in store and manager was nice, but many questions. She didn't seemed interested in hiring. Wore professional clothing to interview. Received rejection e-mail a week or two later.
Interview Question – How would you get other people to do their part? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Burbank, CA Mar 2010 – Reviewed May 7, 2013 New
Interview Details – I was interviewed with a group of other girls at the Macy's in Burbank.
Interview Question – They didn't really ask us a lot of questions; they just wanted to see how everyone interacted with one another. Answer Question
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