Macy's

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Macy's Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
5,272 Reviews
2.9
5,272 Reviews
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Macy's Chairman, President, and CEO Terry J. Lundgren
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1,542 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Loved my time here but it's not the same anymore. Especially in my field.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Visual Merchandising
    Current Employee - Director of Visual Merchandising

    I have been working at Macy's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, collaboration and partnerships.

    Cons

    Health benefit cost, some of upper management is unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop forcing out the tenure and value our knowledge and dedication. Review some of those in VP positions that are unfair and unprofessional. No knowledge of human resource basics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to start your career, currently a logjam to promotion

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Macy's

    Pros

    Great compensation for entry level, a lot of young intelligent individuals. Summer Fridays are a plus

    Cons

    Workload can get heavy quickly, and lack of developmental direction. They hire so many entry level MA/Allocators, but do not always have placement for them. There is a plateau to your growth, unless you are female.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Packed, disorganized

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shoe Expeditor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Shoe Expeditor in New York, NY

    I worked at Macy's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very diverse company, great coworkers

    Cons

    Disorganized, always crowded, confusing management team

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Seasonal Sales Department Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Smyrna, GA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Smyrna, GA

    I worked at Macy's

    Pros

    Employee Discount
    Nice Environment
    Energetic people
    Good culture
    Positive Values
    Exposure to different store departments
    Time goes by fast

    Cons

    Long hours
    Weekend shifts
    Holiday shifts
    Minimal training provided
    Feedback to employees was inadequate
    No benefits
    Low salary
    On feet all day
    No advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more feedback to associates
    Increase salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Sales Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Macy's

    Pros

    Interacting with customers and coworkers, some wonderful skill and talent which is ever changing.

    Cons

    Low pay, not so liberal time off policies near holiday periods, wanting weekends off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Pretty decent

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

    I have been working at Macy's

    Pros

    Commision + wage
    weekly pay
    flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Opening credits every week until you get the hang of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust employees and don't bother them too mucj

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    shoe sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Macy's

    Pros

    very happy work environment. Loved morning meetings.

    Cons

    busy at times and didn't get breaks

  9.  

    inventory

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Macy's

    Pros

    training, movement, great people, decent pay

    Cons

    work/life balance, raises, office need updating, not alot of perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen more to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing experience working with this company.

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

    I worked at Macy's

    Pros

    There was different benefits to working for this company whether it was time off or compensation. The employees were delightful to work with and I couldn't help but enjoy showing up for work each and every day.

    Cons

    Balancing life was great but being promoted was a tough thing to do if you are interested in advancing further into the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to take pride in all of your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not bad, not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of work—time goes by fast. Decent employee discount.

    Cons

    Slim likelihood of advancement in the corporate side. Lots of politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should work harder to create an atmosphere of inclusion and reward hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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