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Good place to work while in school. Flexible schedule. Bad management and pay.

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Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Get good discounts on products. Work well around your schedule, good place to work while also in school.

Cons

The pay is not great if you are a sale's associate. They give little hours if you are part time - I was usually scheduled 12-15 hours a week. Management is poor.

Advice to Management

Be more professional and stop gossiping about your employees, it gets around. Also, spend more personal time coaching your employees instead of acting like it's a waste of your time.

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  1. Store Management Internship

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    Former Employee - Store Management Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Store Management Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Macy's full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, mentor, opportunity to work with the whole department team

    Cons

    distance to work was far, long hours, work weekends and nights sometimes they act like you're a typical sales associate and make you do remedial work older employees want nothing to do with you some managers thought I was their assistant

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your store team understands what an intern is.


  2. Easy, boring, and unrewarding

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    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Madison, WI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is easy, and if you do it, management will love you, mostly. They have some of the most progressive diversity hiring practices I have ever encountered - which is good... until you realize why - that they treat everyone the same - poorly.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no opportunity for advancement within the company. none. Managers are almost universally hired from outside the company, and often have no retail experience. During my time at Macy's I couldn't figure out why they made many of the hiring decisions that they did. The pay is a joke. Seriously. Even in commissioned areas (which are disappearing), it is not possible to earn a living wage. The health benefits are awful. Don't get me started about scheduling.

    Advice to Management

    Offer some opportunity for advancement. I LOVED working at Macy's, but the hope of working myself out of wage-slavery never materialized - for anyone.


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