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Good people but the process ruins the ability to create good software

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Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Lorain, OH
Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Lorain, OH

I worked at Macy's

Pros

The people are good to work with and the employee discount's not bad

Cons

The development process is wasteful and over complicated.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Agile is better.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Macy's a volitile, uncertain place in a shrinking market....run- don't walk from this struggling retail giant.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Macy's

    Pros

    If you are flexible and relocatable it is fine, but consolidations will continue as the dept. store giant tries to cut expense in an industry that is losing market share. In the Northwest division the best thing about Macy's was the work life balance they offered and the community outreach programs they were involved with in the community.

    Cons

    In the Northwest division which is now consolidated and doesn't exist as of May 2nd 2008, there was a huge disconnect between what merchants were compensated vs. the rest of the company. Also, the HR dept was a complete disaster, employees had no real place to turn when they felt they were treated unfairly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To Terrry Lundgren, take a hard look at the salary and benefits you are giving to your executive team and realize that you could save people's jobs who do the real work if you cut some of these people's bonuses alone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start a career.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Planner in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Planner in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Macy's

    Pros

    The company has a great entry-level training program and is a good place to start a career. Strong college recruiting program provides smooth transition from college to buying offices for new hires. Structured opportunities for advancement for merchants. Nice emphasis on work/life balance.

    Cons

    Corporate downsizing and challenging retail environment. Would be a great place to work if sales were strong and layoffs were not likely. Unfortunately, costs must be cut when sales goals are not met. The company experienced a difficult integration of May Co and has not rebounded since. In future, buying offices may consolidate and centralize in order to push overhead costs down to remain competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the communications between Senior Management and employees.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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