Macy's Administrative Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Nov 19, 2015
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Administrative Assistant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Macy's (New York, NY) in October 2015.

Interview

Went to the Herald square store and went to the 7th floor. Sat in a large waiting area for about 30 minutes. Was called by an interviewer and brought to a side room to start the interview. Interviewer read off of a script the entire time. I am sure they use a applicant tracking program to screen resume/applications, but clearly no person double checks the job posts or applications, as the position was advertised as full-time when it was actually a holiday position, and despite them asking my current salary and what I wanted to make, they still called me in for an interview for a job paying 10$ per hour. Complete waste of time. About a week later I got an email saying I wasn't being considered further.

Interview Questions

  • What do you think you will be doing in this position? (Yes, that was the FIRST question)   1 Answer
  • Q: What was one thing that they asked you?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Macy's

  1.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    The interview was very lay back. They told me that the people were jerks but I thought I could handle it. I was wrong. He was opened and honest. Very friendly and down to earth. As long as you have the background the job is easy. It is the people that are horrible.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your work experience?   1 Answer
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    After reading the negative reviews about the job and company, I decided to push through thinking I might have a different experience and since they are willing to give a full time position. When I was getting interviewed the manager said that there was a sudden change of plans and FT positions are for internal hires only (giving way to seniority), then asked me if I was okay with working PT. I dressed up, drove my way there, and waited, and it would be senseless to say that I would be withdrawing my application given I'm already in front of him. I just went with the flow. The interview lasted for about 10-15 mins. Questions were pretty basic with regard to past experiences with multi-tasking, teamwork, integrity, etc. Should've listened to reviews that don't expect a FT position with them. I just hope they won't try to bait people into applying by saying they offer a FT position, then say they can only give PT when the applicant is in front of them.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example where you see someone was doing something wrong, and what did you do about it?   Answer Question
    • Give an example where your boss gave you extra tasks and you were able to handle it together with your daily primary work.   Answer Question
    • Give an example where you helped someone within the team and what happened afterwards.   Answer Question
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Springfield, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Macy's (Springfield, VA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    It was very quick, less than 10 min. The interviewer was very off topic when explaining the job description. Began to talk about how far other candidates were in the interview process making if confusing to me why I was being interviewed

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have experience in retail?   1 Answer
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Macy's (New York, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    They actually reached out to me off the strength of my resume. The first interview went really well, but I began to worry, because it took them a month to get back to me. After landing the second interview I was ecstatic, just like the first the second interview went fairly well. Typical interview questions, flowing conversation and really nice employees.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you say is a negative quality about yourself?   Answer Question
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Macy's (Pittsburgh, PA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online, received an email invitation to set up an interview the following week. I went to the interview on a Monday and was told I was the first person interviewed and would hear by the end of the week. I got an email 6 weeks later saying I had not received the position.

    Interview Questions

    • The interviewer follows a script of basic questions, nothing difficult.... Give us a time when you received excellent customer service....   Answer Question
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lynnwood, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Macy's (Lynnwood, WA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Interview process is a joke. The job only pays $10.45 an hour for hr type work. Insulting. Filling out online application and checking salary ranges you would except like $16.00 or more and still get an interview to be told its $10.45 was a shock and waste of time and energy.

    Interview Questions

    • How little the job pays. After being told what the job actually pays i was asked if i wanted to continue with the interview, i said no, i havent been paid that low of a wage since i was a teen, and that was many years ago. I will never apply for a job at macys in the future   Answer Question
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Interviewed with one department, they went with another candidate. Went back about 2 weeks later to interview for another department, they hired me.

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Macy's (New York, NY) in January 2014.

    Interview

    First you interview with the HR recruiter for the position, then if succeed, the next step is an interview with the supervisor of the position. The HR recruiter can be really helpful prepping you for your second interview, so it's a good idea to ask them for tips if you have the opportunity.

    Interview Questions

    • Macy's is very development oriented, so they will likely ask you about career goals / plans   Answer Question
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Merritt Island, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Macy's (Merritt Island, FL) in January 2014.

    Interview

    The scheduling of the interview is automated so you get an email to schedule you own interview. I understand the reason but still think it's a bit impersonal. Then I got a call to change the time anyway! Oh well....no biggie! The people I met with were super great.

    Interview Questions

    • There were not any questions that I felt were in any way difficult but I would encourage all those newly entering the market place to review interview questions or practice with someone. They ask the standard questions like team work examples, difficult situation you've been in and how you dealt with it, etc....   Answer Question
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