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"Pleasant enough but can be highly competitive."

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fairview Heights, IL
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fairview Heights, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Lots of available shifts and opportunities for things like Macy's money. The company tries ts best to keep employees happy. The dress code is actually pretty lax and open for self-expression and personal style. There are opportunities in this company, you just have to be willing to stick it out and sometimes smile through certain bad situations.

Cons

Sales are competitive, especially in cosmetics and fragrances. Veteran Sales associates can get territorial about sales and commissions or "spiffs". You're just kind of dropped in on your first day and expected to make the best of it, even when you have no idea about any of the products you're supposed to be selling. Also, pushing the Macy's card constantly is tedious and 99% of the time unsuccessful. Daily goals seem important at first but quickly you learn that they really aren't that focused on goals but how many star reward accounts you open.

Other Employee Reviews for Macy's

  1. "Eh."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My team is good and awesome to work with. The MTM's and MTL's are all awesome and work to encourage their teams. Schedule is 5am - 1 most days. Decent hours given. Very little interaction with customers and selling associates.

    Cons

    Macy's is only about the sales associates. 'Storewide' meetings -- only for sales associates. All of the contests, giveaways, etc are for sales associates. All of the recognition and encouragement is for the selling associates.

    - you never get out of work at your scheduled time,
    -your schedule changes multiple times a week
    - you rarely get thank yous or good jobs from anyone outside of your team
    - minimum wage even if you have 5 - 6 years of relevant experience
    - you not only do your job, but the sales associate's, the signing team's, the markdown team's, the recovery team's, etc
    - it is a physically demanding job, so this might be a con for some people
    - very little room for advancement in this team

    Advice to Management

    Address above


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Every bushel has one bad apple"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Mason, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Mason, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Wonderful Company. Dedicated to the community. Lives up to the reputation of a world-class store. Places customers at the center of every decision.

    Cons

    Upper management not always forthcoming. Keeps vital information under wraps for fear it will cause workers to panic. Employees work in a culture of constant fear - even the most productive members are shunned because they don't "fit in."

    Advice to Management

    Senior Execs: Pay closer attention to your juniors. If you don't feel open, honest communication, take the time to investigate, there may be a reason.


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