Macy's Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
4,496 Reviews

2.9
4,496 Reviews
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Macy's Chairman, President, and CEO Terry J. Lundgren
Terry J. Lundgren
1,292 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fun and reasonable job.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    My co-workers were great. Scheduling was flexible and easy.

    Cons

    Low starting pay. Difficulty transferring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fair company, good people

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    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    employee discount! co-workers, management

    Cons

    open too late during holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't lose sight of what the holidays are about, a little less profit but happier employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Macy's

    Pros

    great place to work and store management is very supportive and good benefits and good working schedule and good training programs.

    Cons

    i did not find any challenges working at macys. they are a supportive company that assist you when needed.

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  5.  

    its a cool company when you first start

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Macy's part-time

    Pros

    the management is nice, the hours are very flexible. the merchandice is nice.

    Cons

    pay is not good,

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

    Flexible Schedule

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Macy's

    Pros

    Complete Control of your schedule!

    Cons

    Unqualified management and poor employee morale and attitudes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live by your examples and words.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience for a first retail job

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    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate  in  Elmhurst, NY
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Elmhurst, NY

    I have been working at Macy's part-time for more than 3 years

    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
  8.  

    fast-paced at times, but easily adaptable and comfortable work environment

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Minnetonka, MN

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

    Pros

    simple register POS system, easily learned organization of product/apparel floor layout, discounts

    Cons

    busy during sales/holiday season, coupon system is confusing at times for both associates and customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not always in touch with employees (as a seasonal employee last holiday season, I never met my manager)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Vice President Store Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Store Manager in New York, NY

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

    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
  10.  

    Long and unsatisfying

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Macy's

    Pros

    The Support Team Manager is amazing and will pretty much bend over backwards to try and help you out

    Cons

    The Sales Team and their managers cannot seem to comprehend their own job requirements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into your sales managers and check out if their really doing their jobs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    beauty advisor water tower

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    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    employees are nice and located in a central area lots to do on lunch break.

    Cons

    does not pay enough and managers could be a lot more useful...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in employees more....and they will add more value to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend

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