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Macy's Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated Nov 14, 2016
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    Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Macy's (Berkeley, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I had 2 interviewers. One of them did the general behavioral questions. The other one did situational questions. Everyone was nice and friendly. I thought I did well but I guessed that I wasn't good enough. Just come in with some preparation and be you!

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral: Why Macy?
      What do you see yourself in 5 years?
      What is your leadership?
      Situational: How would you approach the situation or coach this person? What kind of questions would you ask?  
      1 Answer
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    Seasonal Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Macy's (San Francisco, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    The process is fast,juse 3 days.They sent email to me to confirm the interview time.And in that day i came early and the manger make a interview for me.She asked me what time i can go to work.But they must work for overnight and work for 5AM.The manger asked two question,she just care if you can work in their time.

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    Retail Support Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Macy's (San Mateo, CA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    My appointment was at 10 am in the morning but the doors did not open until then or later, while I wanted to arrive early I couldn't and I had to wait about a half an hour in the HR office before the interviewer showed up. Later on I realized the position was very early in the morning, and that they needed a ling term employee. Since I was only looking to work for the summer they did not hire me.

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    Estée Lauder Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Macy's (Concord, CA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    My interview process was amazing, the manager that interviewed me was super nice and laid back. I did arrive a little too early, so I was sitting there for a while, they did keep me waiting which wasn't that great. Overall, the experience was valuable, and the manager definitely calmed my nerves with his humor. Even though I didn't receive an offer due to scheduling conflicts, it was a great experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you go about selling a Macy's Card?
      What are some of your favorite beauty brands?
      Tell me about a time when you were part of a team and had to handle a conflict, and explain how you resolved that conflict.  
      Answer Question
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    User Experience Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Macy's (San Francisco, CA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Two phone rounds, a design challenge, in person all day interview then another follow up phone round. The onsight was awkward and the team seemed generally unenthusiastic and unprepared without any idea of questions they wanted to ask me. In the end after not getting a response for 6 weeks I emailed the recruiter and the manger and was told I was right on the border between this position and another lower position that paid about 20k less..would I be interested in pursuing the lower position? After MONTHS of back and forth with them this was not an appropriate response. I felt like I had been baited and switched. After an experience such as this just for an interview it is just not a company I would be interested in working for.

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    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Macy's (Newark, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and got an email the next day that I was selected for an interview. I came about 40 minutes early but the lady was very nice and let me in early. The process was simple and really quick.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself?
      Describe a time you were part of a team?
      Describe a time you sold a product to a customer?
      How would you entice your client into purchasing a macys card?  
      Answer Question
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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Macy's (San Francisco, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    On the Macy's website they group together full time and part time, I was looking for part time. I was interviewed by a nice woman who had to read word by word questions from a Macy's interview sheet, it was very robotic. My interviewer had to leave and check to see if any part time jobs were even available.

    She gave me a job at their Finish Line boutique, later calling me after I had left the building that since Finish Line was a separate entity from Macy's I had to go through another interview with the manager's at Finish Line.

    I had a nice interview with a panel from Finish Line.

    I got a call later that night that I had gotten the job. Only to be called again saying the part time position (which she had checked for earlier) wasn't in their computer data base, hence she wasn't actually able to hire me.

    Nice people for the interview, although it was a large hassle and waste of time.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you didn't get a long with a superior, how did you deal with that situation?   Answer Question
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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Daly City, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Macy's (Daly City, CA) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Phone interview was nerve racking. The person on the phone asked a lot of customer service and work experience questions. They were polite and very nice. They provided good details about the process. I think if i was less nervous it would have been a lot better. But the lady was really nice and polite and i felt like she really wanted a good fit.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hayward, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    horrible done by an ignorant who wants to enslave you for sub par wages- it is all about hiring people who will accept their low pay. plus they never tell the reason why they did not pick you , it is subjective like school applications

    Interview Questions

    • what would you like your hourly pay to be? i said 13-15 and never got a response   1 Answer
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    Flexible Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Antioch, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Macy's (Antioch, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online, received an email a couple of days later saying they would like me to schedule an interview. I immediately scheduled it online, for the closest date. I interviewed with the manager, he was really friendly, except I was not prepared for his questions. But he gave me time to think about it and answer.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any experience with retail?   1 Answer
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