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Helpful (3)

Great holiday job but best to leave after the holidays

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

I was mostly a retail virgin, and I was surprised how much better the pay turned out to be compared to other 'mall' stores. It was draw+commission, I made an average of $20 a hour during the holidays. I was in a good area of the store, and regular associates in my area made more since their commission rates are higher than seasonal staff and they are generally better sellers. I also really like that you pick your own schedule at Macy's. The shifts are usually 7 - 9 hours long, and sometimes a manager would ask people to stay later if it was very busy still. Many retailers schedule people in 3 hour shifts now a days, so I saw this as a big plus. I liked the incentives in opening credit cards. You receive 3 dollars of Macy's money for each card you open and sometimes there are other treats as well.

Cons

The orientation process took up a week's worth of time ( a week where you couldn't pick up shifts thereby delaying your actualy start date by 2 wks) and a waste of time for temporary staff if you ask me. One time they called me to come in for one hr of orientation. I couldn't go onto the next part of orientation, because each had its 'own day'. I personally never shopped at a Macy's before working there, because they are so overcrowded with junk. But when the going gets rough... Anyways it was annoying working around broken pieces of displays and trash, because there was nowhere to put stuff. The people are mostly nice, but there are some strange and seemingly katty characters. Don't expect people to go out of their way to help you. After the holidays is inventory and they added inventory shifts onto my schedule without asking me. There is no commission obviously with working these shifts which meant minimum wage for me, and you leave the store at 3 am to walk to your car alone which you must park very far away : ( Alot of people return things after the holidays and the commission gets deducted from your pay check so I jumped ship pretty soon after. Can't deduct from a pay check that you are giving. This was not too bad of an experience. Luckily I don't need to work anymore; not sure I would have wanted to at a Macy's.

Other Employee Reviews for Macy's

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Culture, Great Place to Work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swansea, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swansea, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Macy's offers opportunity for growth, a great Sales Management Team and outstanding support and recognition. Can't say enough about the Store Manager and Sales Management Team. The Associates are all kind and very helpful as well as committed to making magic.

    Cons

    The initial salaries are low compared to cost of living. Sometimes the schedules can be a bit confusing, but are very flexible.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find ways to offer embedded professional development to employees, so that they have opportunities. Find ways to actively listen and interpret the concerns and needs of the associates in order to preserve the positive culture.


  2. AWESOME

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Okemos, MI
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Okemos, MI
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Made a lot of money it was so much fun i loved how i made a lot of extra money with the commision

    Cons

    i really hated touching the customers feet at time i always had to carry freaking a hand sanitiser because i did not wanted to touch there nasty feed

    Advice to Management

    dont act like your so high class because you are the manager of MACYS okayyyy you dont work as a ceo of a high class company


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