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The worst that bureaucracy has to offer

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Former Employee - District Planner  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - District Planner in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Macy's

Pros

Some colleagues such as store managers and district vice presidents are the smartest retailers in the country. The workload is very reasonable given the level of pay.

Cons

The culture is one of bitter lifers, lying, backstabbing, ass kissing, CYA, and throwing everyone under the bus. The so called training programs are a joke. You will never get ahead in executive ranks if you were not born in this country. Promotions are based on who you know and not what you know.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Everyone knows that half of the private label initiatives are a joke, but no one dares to challenge the crap that we're forced to sell. You grew last year because the economy improved, not because you had a clue what customers wanted. Until there is true leadership that dares to challenge entrenched bureaucracy, Macy's will just be another bureaucratic nightmare that beats the creative spark out of every employee.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1.  

    Depends on your Department and Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Associate Buyer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Buyer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Macy's

    Pros

    Great name on your resume. Period.

    Cons

    Too much corporate BS and horrible HR personnel. With that said, your experience really depends on where you are placed (department wise). Some leaders are amazing and some are really disappointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better, especially ones you you have invested time in already so they have a desire to stay with you.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Your experience at Macy's depends on what department you are in.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Macy's

    Pros

    Hours are reasonable most of the time.

    Cons

    It's a sorority rather than a place of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen

    Approves of CEO
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