Compare J. C. Penney vs Macy's BETA

See how working at J. C. Penney vs. Macy's compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at J. C. Penney vs. Macy's. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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J. C. Penney

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Macy's

Employee Ratings

  • J. C. Penney scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • Macy's scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Senior Management and Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 10992 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 25019 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Culture & Values
3.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
J. C. Penney Ceo Jill Soltau
56%
56%Jill Soltau
CEO Approval
Macy's Ceo Jeff Gennette
68%
68%Jeff Gennette
Macy's employees rated their CEO Approval 12% higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
54%
% Recommend to a friend
59%
Macy's employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
36%
Positive Business Outlook
47%
Macy's employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Macy's salaries averaged $12,515 higher than J. C. Penney.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate1412 Salaries
$12/hr
Retail Sales Associate430 Salaries
$11/hr
Temporary497 Salaries
$31,615/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate2855 Salaries
$15/hr
Retail Sales Associate1045 Salaries
$14/hr
Merchandise Team Manager210 Salaries
$69,153/yr

What Employees Say

  • Macy's had 1,225 more reviews than J. C. Penney that mentioned "Employee discount" as a Pro.
  • Macy's had 694 more reviews than J. C. Penney that mentioned "Low pay" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 663 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 378 reviews)
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 1888 reviews)
"Flexible schedule"(in 1264 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low pay"(in 346 reviews)
Cons
"Credit cards"(in 1054 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 1040 reviews)
Featured Review
"good"Jul 5, 2022

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at J. C. Penney full-time

Pros

the people i worked with

Cons

the customers were very disrespectful

Current Employee - Senior Director, Software Engineering

I have been working at Macy's full-time

Pros

Can build a career in software engineering across multiple levels front end developer, back end services, Java, Native mobile apps, Micro services, Google cloud platform and so much more Flexible... work environment, Hybrid work approach A very inclusive culture where you are encouraged to 'own your style'. Diversity is highly valued. Hard work is quickly recognized and rewarded. Ability to move quickly for talented and motivated people. Amazing place for women in STEM, Product or business roles. Very competitive pay and not to forget a 20% employee discount Ability to work on some of the most interesting and resume building projects in the retail and digital business

Cons

Can't think of any at this moment. My experience has been very positive

Job Postings

Macy's has 717 more recently posted open jobs than J. C. Penney.
Recent Jobs
Recent Jobs
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Recent Jobs
Macy's company logo7,715 Jobs
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Warehouse AssociateSan Bernardino, CA
21 days ago
4 days ago
PayrollYonkers, NY
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