Macy's Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
4,665 Reviews
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4,665 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.  

    Holiday worker, good job with good pay...great experience

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser  in  Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Short Hills, NJ

    I worked at Macy's as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Discounts. Wore all black. Decent pay. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Favoritism! There was alot of favoritism at this location at the time.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    supervisor

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    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in New York, NY

    I worked at Macy's for less than a year

    Pros

    great pay great people to work with

    Cons

    wasn't told when my last day was until the day before very unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Temps should not be excluded from management team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great if you're into retail

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Merchandise Planner  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Merchandise Planner in New York, NY

    I worked at Macy's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Super knowledgeable and respectable people at the helm. Never for a moment doubted senior executives knew what they were doing.

    Compensation was extremely fair. Management will definitely look out for you if you put in the work and have a motivated and 'can do' attitude.

    Vacation time was great and bonus structure was as well.

    Very laid back teams of down to earth people.

    Friendly and open culture.

    Cons

    Some teams had tendency to look at minutiae rather than big picture. Very common for buyers to become emotional about products and lose sight of $ value.

    Like any large corporation, implementing change against established norms tended to be difficult.

    Low pay for lower levels and difficult to get ahead if you're in a department not in the main spotlight.

    HR NOT good for helping with growth. Definitely on you to blaze your own path. Speak up and get noticed. If not, you'll stay where you are forever, regardless of how good you are.

    Super cliquey with an overemphasis on fashion rather than the numbers behind it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Need additional contact with senior management. Nebulous link between VP and buyers / planners.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Seasonal employee

    Former Employee - Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Macy's Seasonal Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    creating your own work schedule

    Cons

    management lack of communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Macy's Magnates College

    Former Employee - Macy's Magnate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Macy's Magnate in New York, NY

    I worked at Macy's

    Pros

    Great opportunity to gain insight of the Retail Industry

    Cons

    A wonderful, short- lived experience that should have been extended

    Recommends
  7.  

    Technical design intern for a summer.

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    Former Employee - Technical Design Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Design Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Macy's as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The hours were regular/consistent and they do summer fridays. Everyone I worked with was very helpful and I'd say it's overall a positive work environment.

    Cons

    At times it was slow and there was not much to do. I heard from employees I worked with that it was hard to transition to other parts or different areas/fields of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My manager was extremely encouraging and always up for explaining or answering any questions...this is a good example to follow while working with interns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Worked there for a year

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Lake Grove, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Lake Grove, NY

    I have been working at Macy's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    nice people, good benefits clean store

    Cons

    not to many low pat

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember your employees are human beings with families who love them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great co-workers and work life balance

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Salary + overtime, which I thought was odd. Really great people and culture and creative team. Fun seasonal outings.

    Cons

    The systems you use to do your job are outdated and difficult to work with. Other than that I like it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Pleasant experience with good management.

    Former Employee - Retail Associate  in  Bay Shore, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Bay Shore, NY

    I worked at Macy's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was fun working here as my first job. Got introduced to building team skills and working towards accomplishing end of the week/month goals. As a floater, I worked most departments and had experiences working with different team members. Workers got their 20% all year round.

    Cons

    The pay was decent. I never received any sort of bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

  11.  

    It is a learning experience

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    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Agent  in  Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Agent in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at Macy's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Always get 40 hours and 1 hour lunch

    Cons

    The Pay could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better team environment Sale associates and LP don't really talk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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