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Macy's Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Jun 5, 2014
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2.7 53 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

Macy's Chairman, President, and CEO Terry J. Lundgren

Terry J. Lundgren

(18 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The only "pro" about this job is the employee discount, but it isn't even that great(in 486 reviews)

  • Work Life balance, advancement opportunities are a great part of Macy's(in 94 reviews)


Cons
  • If you don't push their credit card down the customers throat you get fired(in 315 reviews)

  • They promise a work/life balance but I have not figured that part out yet(in 95 reviews)

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    meh

    Merchandiser (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosthe best thing is the discount and some of the people are cool

    Consthere are barely and hours to go around and when they are you get worked to death, and the pay is terrible

    Advice to Senior Managementprovide more hours and better pay

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    they are great

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosgod people to work with

    Consnone at all i dont have anything negative to say

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    A wonderful work experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe vast variety of people you meet on a daily bases and the employee discount of course.

    ConsGet benefits for the part timers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at your talent and promote from within for those who have proven they are capable of doing the job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Retail Salesman

    Retail Sales Associate (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGood place to work on the weekend if you're a high school student.

    ConsTerrible pay, management, and benefits. No growth in the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake your employees feel appreciated & promote base on performance not favoritism.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's retail

    Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsYou get to have random wednesdays off during the week

    Consmulti-tasking all responsibilities is tough... Responsible for doing everything

    Advice to Senior Managementpay people more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great seasonal retail position

    Retail Sales (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsFlexibility!
    Above average pay for a seasonal retail position
    Can work in many different departments, which keeps it interesting

    ConsGetting hours can be competitive - not a lot of shifts available if you want to work in one department only

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Extremely friendly, but can be boring.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe pay, flexible schedule, can always call others for help if needed.

    ConsLanguage barriers, typically working by yourself, inventory is tiring.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay place to work.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe employee discount is a pro.

    ConsLack of communication between management and associates.

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    Good company with plenty of opportunity

    Sales Support Associate (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThis is a great place for advancement if you're willing to put in the hours. I started as seasonal over the holidays, and I was offered permanent employment, even including the possibility of joining management. The pay was decent too for the position I held, and I took plenty of advantage of the employee discount.

    ConsThis is a job with long hours, especially after working there over the holidays. And there was a lot of walking. I was in a sales supervisory assistant position only created for the holidays, and I spent a lot of time trekking across the store from one side to the other. This is not a position for an unfit individual. Also, I was often expected to remain long after my shift was over to help clean the store.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    strict corporate culture, hard work, low pay, demanding unamenable

    Shoe Sales Associate (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosok pay, ok perks, professional

    was terminated for being absent too many times because of having pink eye and a serious bacterial infection.

    Consdemanding sales quotas
    unamenable policies
    Hard work

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't know

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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