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"Within Retail, as good of a Planning job as is out there"

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Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in New York, NY
Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in New York, NY
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Macy's full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great people, lots of responsibility, high on analytics and data, lots of potential to make impact and grow, adapting quickly with lots of change coming with challenges

Cons

Plenty of bureaucracy and wasted time with useless systems and initiatives, career growth bottleneck at the Planner/Buyer level

Other Employee Reviews for Macy's

  1. "Didn't get paid nearly enough..."

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, MOST coworkers are friendly

    Cons

    ridiculous over the top sales goals-especially in fragrance, too many people working in one department so sometimes its really hard to meet your goal-especially in any of the clothing departments. unnecessary pressure to open charge cards

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so adamant about the sales goals, or just try to have less people in each department so it's easier for everyone to reach their goal.


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    "Not bad... foot in the door"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macy's as a contractor

    Pros

    -I was interested in Visual Merchandising & Personal Shopping and they gave me a chance at both with no prior experience.
    -Discount.
    -Good schedules; flexible.

    Cons

    -Unfortunately, minorities are not given a chance to do anything above store level. It is EXTREMELY difficult to secure a position or even get an interview for a corporate position even if you have more than enough experience with a Bachelors degree. In the NY headquarters floors 1-9 are minority associates, and floors 10 & up are 99% white. There is a problem with that.
    -Too hectic & crowded at the flagship store.

    Advice to Management

    I had decent to really nice managers when I was there. As far as corporate level management goes- give qualified people a chance regardless of race.

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