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Macy's needs to re-think their organizational structure

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Loss Prevention Manager
Current Employee - Loss Prevention Manager
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Training is exceptional, Great company to get your feet wet and develop skills in the loss prevention side. They are great recognition programs for employee level positions (lack in management recognition). Information is available to all on the company website for all departments and tools are given on these websites for use (if you know how to navigate your way through the website).

Cons

Lack of moving up, unfairness with pay. Hit a glass ceiling at middle management, lack of communication between stores and corp offices. Low morale within the stores and departments. There is lack of ownership among store management. Work/life balance is hard, a lot is expected with little or no compensation or appreciation.

Advice to Management

If there are not immediate advancement opportunities for management, I would suggest about every 3-5 years moving or making changes in lateral moves to keep the position or manager from becoming stagnant. This will keep your talented people happy, the fire/energy going which in turns produces better results until opportunities open. This will also retain your talented people to stay on board.

Other Employee Reviews for Macy's

  1. start at Macy's, but don't stay too long

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance. Training for the BDP squad is great, otherwise prepare to receive little to no training for your position.

    Cons

    Compensation is low. Increases are insulting. macy's is a very "young" company with many inexperienced middle managers. Strong performance has no bearing on advancement. Managers and HR reps develop employee development plans with no regard to the individual's career desires. This is not negotiable.

    Advice to Management

    give your employees the "tools" needed to complete their jobs. Pay for talent and focus on employee retention. make goals and objectives realistic. many are based on sales/measures outside of the employee's control.


  2. Decent job for a daylight full-time bored doctor's wife who loves the discount on their overpriced merchandise.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Altoona, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Altoona, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours and decent discount. I worked there part-time while attending college and the ability to schedule hours around my college schedule was beneficial.

    Cons

    Disrespectful management, relatively low morale, and the difficulty in breaking out of the "floater " status as they call it. If you get a part-time job there, you're constantly (for several months at least) just shifted around from department to department. The downside to this is that besides knowing how to work the register (which is really the only thing you learn there), you feel like it's your first day everyday there because you're always in a new dept. with new employees and customers and merchandise. The pay is also low and they expect you to sell so many credit cards per month.

    Advice to Management

    Assign your part-timers to one dept. only.


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