Macy's Reviews in McLean, VA

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
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Pros
  • the employee discount is good even though one must use their Macys card to get it (in 565 reviews)

  • The company offers some flexibility in terms of work/life balance (in 103 reviews)


Cons
  • If you don't push their credit card down the customers throat you get fired (in 358 reviews)

  • They promise a work/life balance but I have not figured that part out yet (in 108 reviews)

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    Sales Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    The people I work with can be really cool unless they are the type to get over on you because you are new.

    Cons

    Pushing sales, Managers that feel they need to prove something, and other workers that do not really like helping. After training they do not really help you out much they throw you right on the floor and leave you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers are really good, but some of them should not be managers because they barely know answers to questions, and they never answer their extensions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Executive Development Program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Development Program in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Executive Development Program in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay, learned some valuable information, some of the Sale Associates are AWESOME, had some good manager friends at work and an AWESOME Assistant Store Manager.

    Cons

    If you are working at a BIG store... be prepared to throw your college education in the garbage. You will instantly be the cleaning lady/man. I had the Ready To Wear department (Women's clothing) and ALL I did was fold table, put away clothes, refold table...! During inventory... I worked 23 hours STRAIGHT and when I went to take a 10 minute break to grab food (because I felt like I was going to faint) my Store Manager gave me the WORST look.

    ... I do have to say... I transferred to different district (due to location) and am a Sales Manager at a smaller store and I my views I have had for Macy's have been starting to change. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my boss. He is an AWESOME guy who actually understands that we have a life other than retail and is a great mentor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have been working at the same store for over 5 years and it STILL is terrible ... please do us all a favor and look for another job! Some of the upper management had been there for ages and were the WORST to work with.

    If you are at a BIG store, please be DIRECT. No need for the fluff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pays some of the bills

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Employee discounts - but 20% discount does not apply to all departments.

    Cons

    Management does not care. Everyone is expendable. Department managers often refuse to handle difficult situations and are mad when actually have to come to help. Employees are rude to one another to the point of not acknowledging other employees when asking questions. Unrealistic demands and quotas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect. Listen to employees' concerns rather than viewing them as troublemakers. Look at why employee turnover is high. Training is incomplete at best. Stop telling employees that managers are there to help. Employees are not the enemy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    I like the ways we can communicate to each other.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Macy's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I like the environment, atmosphere and the system in general. The company gives us power and authority to handle the customer services

    Cons

    Salary and commissions must be increased and time management and scheduling is the one of tour challenges as part-time employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Extremely flexible company that has a lot of opportunities for full time employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Macy's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great way to start if you're new in retail and want to get good at customer service

    Cons

    Pay is decent but not extremely well for a college student.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Partial insurance for part time would be useful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience overall working with cooperative management with friendly environment and reward programs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in McLean, VA

    I worked at Macy's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good like insurance , 401 k , paid vocation

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for the first 3 weeks and then horrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in McLean, VA

    I worked at Macy's

    Pros

    Employee Discounts, Fair pay, willing to give a lot of hours, if you are willing to work hard they are willing to help you be better!

    Cons

    Unethical Business in that they pressure employees to skip their breaks "No, you can't go on break even though you have been here 8 hours.", stay after their scheduled shift (And I don't mean "we really need help." or "Would you be willing?" it's "You may not leave." or "We have been here X amount of hours you can pull a few more.", and just generally treat their employees like crap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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