Macy's

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A very stagnant work place

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Macy's

Pros

No overtime permitted. Great work life balance. Enjoyable group of people.

Cons

It feels like everyone who works there is just putting in time. There doesn't seem to be anyone who has passion about their job. The exciting projects were often farmed out leaving the regular staff with a lot of drudge work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You hire a lot of good and talented people then stick them in positions that give no creative freedom. they have no incentive to do their best for you.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    The opportunities are there, it just depends on what you want to do.

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Macy's

    Pros

    Good employee discount.
    Great sales outlook and training programs for developing not only the managers but all associates.
    Teamwork environment truly encouraged and supported.
    Great weekly feedback system through scorecards that when utilitzed properly can allow managers to change employee results and really drive their own performance.
    There are a lot of great employees who want to drive results and impress, and with the right manager (who is developed by the right store manager (VPSM)), you can get amazing results out of them.

    Cons

    While you can hire your own departments, the problem is working with current associates who might be legacy associates that have tenure and no longer care about their job. They are the ones driving your results and to them, its just a weekly pay check that they're getting paid too little and they're used to manager turn over and don't care about you and your career/goals.
    Also, if you have a call out. You are accountable for your results, but if another manager doesn't care, you're just thrown someone at random.
    Pressure to open credit cards from senior management for bottom line results of profitability in some already saturated markets with people concerned about the economy and their own finances.
    Opportunities are there for advancement, but you don't fully control your results. If you have a top performing business in the store, of course you're going to outperform your peers and get more recognition than a smaller area that's a specialist area. Conversely: if you come from a huge performing area and move to a new market, you have to prove yourself all over again. Changing markets/jobs doesn't mean you have any sort of tenure towards a new position: its just a reboot on your performance and any 5 year plan needs to be revised.
    Management varies by store, and some are more supportive than others.
    Pay is alright, but when you move to a new market with a higher cost of living, that is not taking into consideration with any raises and you are only allowed at most a 3% increase.
    Unnecessary paperwork and meetings about processes cloud the job and the chance to truly coach and change results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really get into the trenches and work alongside your managers. Your title is Vice President of Selling Managers: let your managers sell and stop making them do so much unnecessary paperwork. If your managers are supposed to be coaches, let them truly coach the MAGIC selling you're having them learn. Also, their title is SALES MANAGERS. Yes, that means they manage the sales process, but you're bringing in so many young individuals from outside the company to pay them less as new graduates--that's great for them, but you're demoralizing a lot of individuals within the company who are interested in advancement and their own careers and development. Work harder to get the managers who are jaded and complacent out of their roles because they're stifling a lot of great sales associate talent who may have had one bad incident years ago, leaving a bad taste in that manager's mouth. Your sales associates put a lot of sweat and tears into their jobs, reward them a little more and give them the opportunities that you and your sales managers had to grow.

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  2.  

    A good place for a student to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Macy's

    Pros

    Neutral, easy environment to work in

    Cons

    Not much a place to work as a career.

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