Macy's

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, MD
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, MD

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

Pros

The best part is the people you will meet. There are some customers and colleagues who are nice and will even make you laugh. You have a chance to make some friends while working here. There is also the employee discount. The orientation was enjoyable because you get paid to do nothing. Occasionally, there is food for employees in the lunch room.

Cons

It takes a toll on your body to lift so many heavy items. The pay is very low even after earning a Bachelors degree. The worst part is being on your feet for such a long time. Black Friday and inventory days are things I would never wish on my worst adversary. There are some colleagues and some customers who are disrespectful. There is no reward for meeting/exceeding sales goals. Working outside is another problem especially in inclement weather. Parking can be a hassle. Management tells you to sell Macy's cards, but it is pointless. Not all departments have base plus commission. No benefits like dental, 401K, vision, prescription drug card. The morning meetings (rallies) are not very inspiring. Employees are terminated for no reason. There was one incident where a manager vouched for an employee because that employee stole merchandise, so that manager was fired. Some managers are unqualified. The employee discount and coupons don't always work. Training was dreadful. If you are new, then you might be all by yourself on the sales floor (which is intimidating).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There needs to be some real incentive for getting customers to signup for Macy's cards. At best, you receive a trivial raise. There also needs to be incentive to meeting/exceeding sales goals. When you are new, you should be paired up with someone instead of being on the sales floor solo.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    horrible place to work. people drop like flies

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    Current Employee - Saleses in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Saleses in Maplewood, MN

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

    Pros

    you get a discount. thats pretty much it.

    Cons

    everything! constantly losing and hiring new people makes it so NO ONE knows what they're doing. management is a joke that treats everyone like little kids and trys to get them motivated in the morning to sell sell sell! its pathetic. they also have a points system where you're docked for being late more than 5 mins by a half of a point and if you miss a day thats a whole point. run out of points and its instant termination. stupid part is - everyone has the same number of points. it doesnt matter if you've been there 30 years or 8 months. the system was a basically a way to get rid of employees who had been with the company for a long time and replace them with new young kids who they could pay next to nothing!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FIX IT

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not recommended.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Merchant
    Former Employee - District Merchant

    I worked at Macy's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great concept of the My Macy's program. This program is a great in theory and needs to be allowed to work in all size stores.

    Cons

    No work/life balance - expect to work long hours and six day work weeks are very common. Many days started work at 7am and ended at 9pm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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