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Merchandising Support Associate/Signing and Pricing

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Current Employee - Merchandising Assistant/Signing and Pricing Associate in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Merchandising Assistant/Signing and Pricing Associate in Boston, MA

I have been working at Macy's

Pros

As a merchandising associate, it is a pretty straight forward and easy job.Just do the tasks that the supervisor wants, in a timely and efficient way and your set. Clock in and out on time and you'll win the praise of the supervisor.
Pricing and signing is straightforward as well. Be efficient and organized and you'll be good.

Cons

Most departments are understaffed. When someone calls out its the duty of the remaining associates to cover for that person. Although they are always looking for call-in associates, they rarely bring them in for at all and never use them in the right departments.

The pricing and signing team is extremely understaffed. Majority of floor managers and sales associates are not very knowledgeable when it comes to sales, clearance, and pricing, so don't expect a lot of help or understanding when things aren't don't correctly or finished.

HR did a bad job of restructuring departments when cutting hours. Pay is lower than expectations.

Inventory is never up to demand. Either there is no inventory check or they don't do it correctly, because you will find a gross amount of one set of merchandising and find another understocked. When shipments come in, they are erratic and useless.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Staff the floor better. Inventory needs more accuracy.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Macy's good place for students to work.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Eugene, OR

    I worked at Macy's

    Pros

    - Very flexible
    - Allowed for time off
    - They gave good recognition on jobs that were done well
    - The ability to earn commission off of sales of shoes, and fragrances is an added bonus
    - Weekly give aways to the employees who worked hard, and achieved their sales goals
    - Large give aways of up $1000 in the store
    - The manager made sure the employees were safe
    - Called to allow employees to have the option of not coming in to work because of black ice on the roads
    - 20% discount on all goods, plus discount with using the card

    Cons

    There really aren't too many downsides to working at Macy's West. Other than that you can expect to make minimum wage when you start, and it takes awhile to advance, but thats like most places. Another downside is having to stand all day, which can be a bother on your feet especially if your shoes are uncomfortable.
    Another downside is sometimes you get a customer who is extremely rude, and you have to be able to put on a happy face, and take being berated at for some obscure problem that you may or may not have been involved with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say for them to continue what they're doing. They did a good job of making sure the employees were safe and taken care of, and didn't demand them to do anything that was out of their job description.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    going to 1 division is not a smart move

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    Current Employee - Retail Planner in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Planner in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Macy's

    Pros

    exciting merchandise mix, great group of creative people, leader in retail industry in northern and southern clafi

    Cons

    downsized feb 09 ---limited amount of jobs now, too many chiefs and not enough indians. with new structure there will be very little uniqueness in store merchandising...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you really blew it when you closed macys west

    Disapproves of CEO
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