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Macy's Interview Questions

Updated Nov 22, 2017
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  1.  

    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Macy's (San Francisco, CA) in November 2017.

    Interview

    The interview for a job was a breeze! Had some questions to answer about my availability and my ability to work with an app and comuters..other than that, I did well and got a job offer in one day

    Interview Questions

    • What is your availability?
      Describe a case when you had to switch your tasks at your previous jobs and how did you handle it?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Macy's (New York, NY) in November 2017.

    Interview

    For someone equipped with extensive corp experience, and retail experience, the conversation could have been more mature rather than the template list of questions geared to inexperienced individuals. They require staff remain completely schedule flexible which is illogical for most people, especially if holding down more than one job.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    FT Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Macy's (Phoenix, AZ) in November 2017.

    Interview

    The woman interviewing me could barely read, which made answering the questions a little more difficult. Not only did she answer her phone during the interview but she made a phone call in the middle of my sentence. She kept asking me questions I had already responded to. And then she offered me a PT shoe fetching position, although that is not what I apply for and despite my many years of retail and store management experience. It was the worst interview I've ever had and a complete waste of time.


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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Macy's (San Antonio, TX) in November 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a phone call a day later, and asked me to schedule an interview. The interview was quick and to the point, they told me they would call me or email me in a few days, they never did.

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  5.  

    Overnight Stocker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Macy's in November 2017.

    Interview

    The interview began with an informal "hello" with no formal introduction, handshake or eye contact from the interviewer, Diana D from Glendale's Galleria location. I was given a very VERY mundane and ineffective set of questions that have no real semblance to the work I'd be doing nor any value out of my experience. We were sat in a gloomy hallway next to a fire escape door while the interviewer glowered at her list of useless questions that could've been answered during the initial application process. She then goes on to say that the position would require me to open my availability for any time the company deemed it fit for them-going against their stated overnight position. She walks away with her papers and later informs me that the position has been filled--which is quite rude and disrespectful. She could have just lied and said the usual let-off "we will call you of anything arises".

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time in your retail experience where your contribution or advice helped the company(?)   1 Answer

  6.  

    Seasonal Receiving Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Macy's (San Antonio, TX) in November 2017.

    Interview

    I had to wait for the manager for about 15 minutes. The interview itself was pretty short, maybe 10 minutes total. Several questions were ones already listed here. No offer. After my interview she took my application to the HR office and came back and said all positions were filled.

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (377)  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Riverside, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Macy's (Riverside, CA).

    Interview

    The process was rather fast. She asked me why I wanted to work for the company while walking to the interviewing room. She also asked about availability.I felt like the interview process was more of a fast pace. I think she looked at my previous experience and thought I would be a good candidate. I still have to interview with the brand although she gave me to brand options. From there I am supposed to interview with the talent plus?

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a time you lead a team what did you do what was the outcome?
      How do you feel about touching peoples faces?
      How would you sell me a Macys credit card?
      How would you make customers come back to you?
      How would you sell a specific product to me and have it in my basket to take home?   1 Answer
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    Cosmetic Ringer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Macy's (Edison, NJ).

    Interview

    It was a couple of minutes and consisted of typical interview questions. The interviewer spent most of the time asking "getting to know you" questions, but there was one or two scenario questions.

    Interview Questions

    • The hiring manager asked what I would do in this scenario: You are a cashier and there's a long line of people waiting, what would you say to them so that they don't get annoyed and what can you say to them to help drive sales as they wait. By the way, by the register is a display of accessories.   1 Answer

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    Easy interview, especially if you have any sort of customer service experience. Basic questions and was asked if my goal was to stay with the company after the season was over, I said no since I knew I would be moving to a different state at the end of the season.

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    Seasonal Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    I was quickly scheduled in for an interview after applying online. The interview itself took about 25 minutes. The interviewer asked about past experience and was very welcoming. Overall great experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation where I had to quickly change tasks to assist another department and how I handled it.   Answer Question

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