Macy's Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Macy's (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great company , bright people , advanced technology

    Cons

    management is great , so can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    keep up great work

  2. If you're looking for a security position apply for detective.

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    Former Employee - Loss Prevention in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Macy's part-time

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

    Pros

    Most of the workers are nice

    Cons

    Having to deal with snobbish patrons.
    Full-time is rarely available to those in lower rank.

  3. Helpful (2)

    I was well trained & gained a vast understanding of visual.

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Macy's (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good mgmt, 401k matching contributions, profit sharing, medical benefits, & employee discounts

    Cons

    Understaffed, work overload, low pay, small raises, vacation time blackouts

    Advice to Management

    mgmt & support staff are understaffed & overworked w/unrealistic objectives. There needs to be more staff & incentives for support. Too many floor moves, @ critical times of the year, & store visits on top of under trained associates.

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  5. Decent ok pay

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meeting a lot of great people everyone was happy and in a good mood

    Cons

    Work schedule always working weeekends

    Advice to Management

    rotate schedules more so you don't have to work every single Saturday and sunday

  6. Weirdo place to work

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Macy's

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

    Pros

    1. Can get macys and macys.com products at a discount
    2. Beauty queens parade around the work place soothing the senses of men
    3. Situated in downtown area therefore there are lot of restaraunts around

    Cons

    1. The technical team there had no interest in work. They were actually enacting a drama
    2. Somebody from other team mentioned that the team I worked for had the thickest skin
    3. If you schedule meetings people might not show up. so its optional
    4. I dont know if this is a pro or a con but people do not have to work
    5. There was some really stinky guy around, so I guess you dont have to work.

    Advice to Management

    Throw caution in the wind for new hires.

  7. Summer Intern - MCOM

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    Former Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture and involvement. Breakfasts with Execs was really interesting. Beautiful brand new building in San Francisco. Interesting dynamic with intern project. Very much enjoyed it.

    Cons

    Thought I was doing well and received good feedback, and was confused at not receiving and offer.

  8. Go to Nordstrom instead

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule that you manage yourself

    Cons

    Very low pay, start at minimum wage

  9. Nice to work for one of the "Big Dogs"!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Executive (Sales Supervisor) in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Junior Executive (Sales Supervisor) in Newark, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership team is excellent, one of the best groups of people I've had the pleasure to work with. Definitely a "family atmosphere" at my store, although I've heard that other stores do not have as good a working environment. Excellent webinare-type leadership training.

    Cons

    Low pay (but that's inherent to retail). Systems are pretty antiquated. Also, requiring an employee to apply for a store credit card in order to receive the employee discount was disappointing. Nothing else really comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Revisit the compensation scale. The only reason I would jump ship is more more pay. Would also suggest requiring the long-term leadership to go through refresher training.

  10. Attempts at cutting costs take a toll on associates and customers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Mateo, CA

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

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with. Great flexibility with schedule. Double-edged sword of having an employee discount.

    Cons

    One of the problems I faced on almost every shift was the lack of communication between the associates and the managers. On the whole, Macy's also just doesn't put enough people on shifts, so customers are constantly annoyed that they can't find associates to help them, or have to wait in long lines.

    Advice to Management

    Add more employees to each shift.

  11. Great company to work while in college

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Concord, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Concord, CA

    I have been working at Macy's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Customer service training
    Sales training
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Work on weekends
    Coworkers might be problematic
    Customers are really spoiled

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing

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