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Macy's Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
4,462 Reviews

2.9
4,462 Reviews
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Macy's Chairman, President, and CEO Terry J. Lundgren
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The only "pro" about this job is the employee discount, but it isn't even that great (in 496 reviews)

  • The company offers some flexibility in terms of work/life balance (in 95 reviews)


Cons
  • If you don't push their credit card down the customers throat you get fired (in 326 reviews)

  • They promise a work/life balance but I have not figured that part out yet (in 100 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Store Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Store Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great co-workers that are highly committed to ensuring that the brand is successful.

    Cons

    Working holidays and weekends was a drag

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience for a first retail job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate  in  Elmhurst, NY
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Elmhurst, NY

    Pros

    Diverse work environment and motivated managers. It started out as a summer job but the flexible work schedule kept me there 4 years later.

    Cons

    While managers I've experienced were highly motivated, the pay doesn't match high level of expectations given

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Inventory Planner  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Inventory Planner in New York, NY

    Pros

    Fast advancements and promotions. great work-life balance

    Cons

    The compensation could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Buyer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Buyer in New York, NY

    Pros

    Amazing people. Very stable job security. Structured. Top of the line training throughout entire career here.

    Cons

    Not the best insurance policies. Pay is on the lower end for the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Macy's

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    Current Employee - Retail Support Associate  in  Elmhurst, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Support Associate in Elmhurst, NY

    Pros

    - Free donuts on Friday
    = 20% employee discount

    Cons

    -no hours/ low pay
    -too much word load
    -unorganized
    -bad management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Sales Associate- Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Freehold, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Freehold, NJ

    Pros

    Benefits and Discounts. Workplace culture changes store to store, manager to manager. It's not horrible.

    Cons

    You are a grunt. You do a lot of work and are expected to do a lot with extremely low pay. Zero promotion unless you are close with someone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are very valuable. Treat them better and treat them like humans and you'll get a lot more out of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Merch Planner

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great systems and leadership training available. Top Tier management's message was always clear and focused.

    Cons

    Although they preach work-life balance and create task force to eliminate unnecessary meetings, they continue to breach that agenda. Upper management's expectations of job roles and responsibilities change and fluctuate making it difficult to stay focus.

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Its definitely magical !

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in New York, NY

    Pros

    the atmosphere is fun, the diversity is wonderful and the customers from all around the world make it a joy to work there !

    Cons

    one major challenge is reaching your sales goals on a SLOW day -.-

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sales Associate? but got hired as Sale support?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    People are actually pretty nice!

    Cons

    Manager do not schedule me when I'm free.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    My experience working for Macys was very challenging for me , I learned many things in the retail industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate in Jersey City, NJ

    Pros

    The best thing was meeting new people and helping customers.

    Cons

    my challenings were learning all the aspects of retail and a fast pace environment.

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