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Getting an Interview
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- Loss Prevention Detective (14)
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Stock Associate Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Macy's (Spokane Valley, Spokane, WA) in February 2015.
I arrived early at the location specified for the interview and waited about 3 minutes before the manager himself arrived to greet me and lead me to his office. After asking a question, listening to my response, and taking notes, he would explain the job in detail and what it would require of me. All of the questions were about theoretical scenarios, probably because I had no work history that directly related to the position. Very friendly and energetic.
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Macy's in December 2014.
When you apply online and are emailed an invitation to schedule an appointment, the appointments aren't usually there the first time. I had to schedule mine a week after my application was accepted. Also, it's best to arrive early enough so you have time to actually find the interview room. I walked around for 10 minutes looking for it until I asked an associate to lead me to the waiting room herself. This didn't leave me a lot of time to review my prepared questions/answers. But when I brought in, the lady was friendly and diffused my nervousness fairly quickly. Now, I've never really had much experience in corporate retailing like Macy's, so some of the questions, she had to clarify. It went fairly quickly, only 15 minutes max. The main reason is probably because the job I applied for was already filled, but she said she'd keep my application for whenever they were in need. Overall, it was a pleasant interview.
Questions I remember her asking me dealt with...
Why I chose Macy's. It's best to do your research here. She was impressed that I mentioned Macy's has been around since 1858 and that it grew in size and reputation.
What integrity meant to me and to clarify/give an example. (They need to know they can trust you, because most of the time during the job you won't be supervised. You'd be given instructions/some direction and the rest is all on you.)
When working with a group provide an example of what you did when someone wasn't pulling their weight (this is asked because they want to know how you'll respond should it happen during the job. ie, you pick up the slack, you talk to them about it, tell the manager..etc.) For me, every time my co-worker wasn't pulling her weight, I'd pick up the slack for her. But I did tell my interviewer that if it's a recurring problem, I would tell her to help and tell the manager.
Have you ever sold anything by yourself.
What was my availability? (For this kind of job the hours are everywhere. There's no guarantee that you'd actually be working the 9 hours advertised. Because of this, the job is technically on-call. For me, I have open availability, and can handle that.)
She talked about the different kinds of racks merchandisers work with; hanging for clothes/dresses, and flat for boxes. The goal for the support team would be to finish processing one rack in one hour. Each rack (hanging is what we discussed) can hold up to 150 double-racked, and 50-60 single racked. She asked how I'd go about making the goal. I said I'd make it a game, (she laughed at this) then that I'd see if I could take the challenge.
I wasn't asked Macy's credit card questions, anything about clothes or up-selling a product.
- I expected to be asked 9-15 questions like others mentioned, but I really only answered 4 or 5. Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took a day – interviewed at Macy's in October 2014.
Did the application online and they responded by email 2 days later. I scheduled an interview for the following week. (Wear all black if you can) That's the company's dress code. The interview went fairly quick. Most of the questions consisted of "Tell me about a time..."
Reasons for Declining
Pay could not compete with my last position.
Stock Associate InterviewDeclined OfferEasy InterviewDeclined OfferEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Macy's (New York, NY) in September 2014.
I've had two interviews and the questions were easy enough. Most of them were a tell me a time when questions. The latest one, I got there early with an afternoon appointment and had to wait for about 10 mins and the interview fun and only lasted about 15-20 minutes.
- Tell me a time when you felt a coworker wasn't doing their share of the work. 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
Stock Associate InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 days – interviewed at Macy's (Las Vegas, NV) in August 2014.
Applied online on Macy's site, received an interview via email in a week. When you check your email you have to schedule an appointment, I chose the day after the next. I think that's the reason why I wasn't prepared. Either way, I tried my best to study the questions and did my best. The interviewer was sweet even thought I knew I hesitated and spoke unclear. The job was a loss but that was on my part, either way the interview wasn't so bad.
- Why Macy's?
What do you know about the position you are applying for?
Situation questions like "What do you do when someone has done something unlawful," or "name a situation..." etc. Answer Question
- Why Macy's?
Stock Associate InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Macy's in August 2014.
Applied online. Got a call 3 days later and set up an interview at the HR department. Interview was basic retail questions and then they hired me on the spot and told me to wait a few days while they get me scheduled for training.
- What is a difficult situation you handled? Answer Question
Stock Associate InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceNo OfferNeutral Experience
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Macy's (Greensboro, NC) in July 2014.
Fill out online app, got the email for an interview, went to the interview manager was nice friendly I answered all the questions and thought I made a good impression. Think they wanted someone earlier in the morning and I could only do evening shift as the position I applied for.
Stock Associate InterviewAccepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.
The process was extremely laid back, it was in a tiny room that looked like it wasn't meant to be an office but a storage closet. The questions were very easy and she hired me on the stop. However, the people who were to be my new bosses didn't seem to thrilled. I could hear them saying "this is the second person she's hired this week" from the other room.
- Literally all the questions were online, nothing was hard. 1 Answer
Stock Associate InterviewNo OfferEasy InterviewNo OfferEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Macy's.
Questions were from a script. Hiring manager was very nice. Basic questions on customer service and how to balance work tasks. The hiring manager seemed very interested in my school and extracuricular life
Stock Associate InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Macy's (Decatur, GA) in June 2013.
Not that great. Interview started 30 min late. Interviewer was unprofessional.
- All the questions had really nothing to do with the job title. Same questions are asked to anyone that's interviewing for any position with Macy's. Very generic questions. Answer Question
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