Macy's

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Pay is too low

Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Sarasota, FL
Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Sarasota, FL

I worked at Macy's part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Training was comprehensive
Calm environment (in the home store)
Work was usually easy
Store manager was very nice

Cons

Salary was way too low
Department manager was never satisfied
Sales and promotions are very confusing
All associates are constantly pressured to open credit accounts

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great environment with good opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Springfield, IL

    I have been working at Macy's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The environment at Macy's stores is great for people who like to work with others. If you are relatively solitary, I wouldn't recommend working for this store. The co-workers are great and there seems to be plenty of opportunity for advancement. There are also good benefits for all workers.

    Cons

    You are required to learn a lot in a short period of time. My first day on the job (after training) was on the sales floor, by myself. However, I felt that my training was sufficient to be on the sales floor and I was able to learn anything necessary to do my job quickly. There are some problems that come up though. Nevertheless, management is always easy to get a hold of when there's a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to not staff people alone on their first day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales/Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales/Cashier in New York, NY

    I worked at Macy's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a big place as everyone knows so you can start off small and set your sites for something bigger. Lots of variety in such a big store. You can start in regular sales & end up in commission sales, office position, management,etc.. If you have a good manager that recognizes good work and you apply yourself its good. I was never bored. When I was there they had a "Flyer" squad where you would get to work in a different aera most every day-so if you get bored easily thats a good place to be. They have decent benifits.

    Cons

    You must join a union if you start off in sales and want to stay beyond your trial. You may get stuck with a bad manager that does not work well with so many personalities. If you want a slow pace - choose your department/section carefully.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From what I saw not so bad until your higher ups want something done after your stock people are gone & you have no choice but to do it yourself. You please your uppers but, will get 'written up' and have an incident record that you went against 'The Union' not too sure what happens after or if you get "too many"- this of course applies to 'floor managers'

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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