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Regional structure

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Regional in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Regional in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at macys.com full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Autonomous , collaberation with stores. Various teams. Provides GMM scope of business, if you use position correctly your knowledge base of retail grows substantially among many different operating pros.

Cons

As a regional planning manager you are responsible for everything with authority over very little. Interaction with central decision makers can be positive or negative it depends on the GMM. Sometimes it seems you are responsible for store execution, and other times reprimands for getting out of your lane.

Advice to Management

The old school leadership by fear still remains based on legacy individuals.

Other Employee Reviews for macys.com

  1. Helpful (1)

    Executive Development Program

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at macys.com full-time

    Pros

    Macy's is an amazing company to work for. You are part of a sheltered team as an "EDP," which means as long as you keep in communication with the necessary people, the company will help you advance to where you want to be. HR and management cares a lot about your growth, whether it is beneficial or detrimental to the store you're at. If you are currently placed in X store as a sales manager but find yourself more interested in operations, visual, or even .com, there will be someone helping you plan your next move. In terms of the work environment, it differs from store to store. The bigger the store, the more resources you get. The top execs, are usually the most polite, professional, and helpful people, which may be because they've gone through years of dealing with customers as associates and sales managers to get to where they are now. It is also a great place to network. Many top HRs of other big companies are recruited from Macy's.

    Cons

    Retail hours. Enough said. It will take some getting used to. Only bright side to it is that you have the rest of the management team to suffer with.

    Advice to Management

    Have a rotational program.


  2. Helpful (3)

    experience varies widely across the org, from meh to great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Person in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Person in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at macys.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    (These comments apply if you're looking to be a dev, tech lead, qa, systems analyst, or product manager) * If you are on a team with a great director/manager, you'll get to do great work on fun technology with good process support and feel appreciated. * Work/life balance culture is good--you can leave at 5 without feeling like a slacker * summer fridays! * no shortage of meaningful work! growing like gangbusters. * mature agile process for a bigcorp. we don't have dogs deploying code, but we have (mostly) good PMs doing the scrummaster thing, good user stories, environments, CI, etc.

    Cons

    * politics, both micro and macro. If you're not a manager you'll be mostly shielded from it, but nonsensical/frustrating things will happen to your projects and colleagues * project process can feel s..l...o....w. This is not a place where "move fast, break things" applies. * relationship with corp technology in atlanta is fraught--vast cultural differences * QA automation immature (but improving) * low pay for the SF market * talent varies wildly--some stars, some dead weight, some downright incompetence. This extends to management as well! * someone has let loose the six-sigma-mba types and they are wreaking havoc with the orgchart, and in a bad way * typical bigCo heavyweight administrative overhead (process, hr, budgeting, etc)

    Advice to Management

    * Allow for new projects to get proposed/funded/started more than once a year! Seeing good projects repeatedly getting punted 2-3 years down the line makes me sad. * Ditch the crappy skillport and give devs an O'Reilly Safari subscription. Give them good training materials and watch the workforce improve and innovate * Try new delivery models--see what lessons can be learned from the idealab process and how to apply them to regular projects. A more startup-like environment will make you competitive with the rest of the bay area and attract and retain top talent.


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