Macy's

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Macy's Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
677 Reviews
2.9
677 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • the employee discount is good even though one must use their Macys card to get it (in 589 reviews)

  • The company offers some flexibility in terms of work/life balance (in 107 reviews)


Cons
  • They promise a work/life balance but I have not figured that part out yet (in 118 reviews)

  • There is a great deal of pressure to sell Macy's credit cards to customers (in 373 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great team, great opportunity to grow, work life balance can be better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Loved the people! I worked at Macys Merchandising Group and the people I worked with were great. If you work hard and make yourself visible, you can grow.

    Cons

    If you work hard and dont speak up about advancement, you will stay right where you are for a LONG, LONG time. They love vocal people. You will work hard, and they can improve with work/life balance for their associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage work life balance, dont be so obvious with favorites.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great people, processes could be improved

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Macy's full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people for the most part

    Cons

    Opportunity to improve training classes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on retaining talent who matter- the inspirational & innovative

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Making Magic!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Handler in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Merchandise Handler in New York, NY

    I have been working at Macy's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very organized
    Union based
    Room for growth and opportunity to learn all aspects of retail.

    Cons

    Non-comeptitive salaries
    Vendors should have more say on the pay rate that their vendor-paid representatives receive without say from HR whom often does not know the extreme talent of said employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work is about money- but also having a soul is important. Employees are people with lives. Understanding, compassion, and reality checks would be kosher to obtain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good people, but that's about it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mio Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Mio Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Colleagues were wonderful
    Additional Discount Days
    Lots of opportunities to move around
    Volunteer opportunities
    Training opportunities, both instructor led and online
    Denim Fridays
    Laid back culture

    Cons

    HR is unhelpful.
    Work is not challenging basically data entry with fancy excel tools.
    Salary is low and raises are non-existent.
    Colleagues do not always seem motivated.
    Culture makes you feel like a employee number versus a person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out ways to automate the data entry and checks so that people can actually do something challenging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Retail basic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Support Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Macy's

    Pros

    Friendly co workers, weekly checks, Insite

    Cons

    Disorganized and leads that don't want to lead

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Macy's Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Macy's full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Macy's gives people the opportunity to take ownership of your work/tasks/business unit.

    Cons

    If you are not in the "right" division, no movement, no real opportunity for growth or promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start promoting your people regardless of division or business unit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Macys

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Macy's

    Pros

    But company with lots of new innovations, great new work space, lots of opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Upper management can be unprofessional

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great culture, typical retail work, easy seasonal job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Men’s Shoes Commission Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Men’s Shoes Commission Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Macy's part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Base + Commission of sales
    People are hard working
    Good work/life balance
    Schedule is known for two weeks

    Cons

    Hours can be demanding
    Customers can be rude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people with training a little more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good not great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planning Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Planning Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Macy's

    Pros

    Dynamic, young, challenging and cutting edge in the retail world.
    Seeming lack of glass ceiling.
    Emphasis on cross movement within the company.

    Cons

    Pay package below industry standards.
    Glass ceiling for ethnic minorities.
    No interaction with HR regarding personal growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beside such a large company, information tends to get lost. It is not easy to obtain information about benefits, leave structure, etc.
    NY corporate office has lack of basic amenities such as proper wash rooms, lunch room and lactation rooms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    corporate cluture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fashion Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Fashion Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Macy's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are liked they will advance you fast - if you are not part of the "cool kids" then you will be pushed out.

    Cons

    If you are liked they will advance you fast but as a result there are a lot of "kids" in power positions that do not know how to handle real situations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who have real experience not just promote from with in -to advance KIDS!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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