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"Good Management Experience but Retail is not for me"

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Manager in Hayward, CA
Former Employee - Sales Manager in Hayward, CA
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Macy's full-time

Pros

-Room for career advancement for ambitious, successful managers -Compensation and benefits are fair and raises/bonuses are performance based -Autonomous work environment allows you to develop your personal management style -Friendly, diverse and open work environment

Cons

-Work life balance in retail management is tough and doesn't get better when looking for career advancement -Little follow through and feedback from upper management on the practices that are supposed to grow the company -"Drama" and "gossip" -pushed to open credit accounts with many customers who probably can't afford it and shouldn't be using credit

Advice to Management

-Spend more time teaching and following up on company directives that are designed to grow the business and the quality of managers/employees -Upgrade the database system so that Sales Managers can easily find the information needed to affect their business -drop the "cheesy" slogans and give associates honest and direct feedback

Other Employee Reviews for Macy's

  1. Good people, But Just not Worth it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I like the people and it is challenging to coach and groom associates. Solid people and structured hiring to find decent people. (Only hire for yourself, not other managers Please!) Big focus on credit and the coaching binder. If you are in a good Store there are opportunities, if you are in a small store, be ready to settle

    Cons

    I did not sign up to do book reports each week. I have 35 associates and the expectation is that I will spend time doing activities with them each week and then go and write reports on what I have done. All this in addition to regular job duties....while being coached on expectations by learning and development people who had never been in your shoes. PAY ME, I manage 10M in sales, my salary is less than a half percent of the sales that I am responsible for. Expectations are set a year in advance. They can plan to do high growth in vendors and when something outside of your control goes wrong you are still responsible for those results which drive your reviews and determine your raises. Why do I get penalized when I am out trending last year but not making plan because someone in the district office had lofty expectations for a vendor and it didnt turn out?

    Advice to Management

    Nothing will ever be enough, there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You can be #1 and people will constantly ask you what you can do to squeeze that last drop of productivity, credit app or sale out of a high performing associate. I understand the process but nothing is ever good enough. We wonder why people get burnt out and this is the reason. Competition within the store is great but take a break every now and then to focus on what is going right, it will help morale.


  2. Should have stayed as Marshall Fields

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macy's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The discount is not bad especially when combined with any ongoing sales, flexibility/freedom since the store is so big there aren't always managers micromanaging, cash/macy's money incentives

    Cons

    Some of the shifts they make you work are pointless, such as a three hour shift. More like wasting gas getting there than making money.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at those who are actually doing their job and acknowledge/recognize them.


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