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"Good place to work while in school. Flexible schedule. Bad management and pay."

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Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Get good discounts on products. Work well around your schedule, good place to work while also in school.

Cons

The pay is not great if you are a sale's associate. They give little hours if you are part time - I was usually scheduled 12-15 hours a week. Management is poor.

Advice to Management

Be more professional and stop gossiping about your employees, it gets around. Also, spend more personal time coaching your employees instead of acting like it's a waste of your time.

Other Employee Reviews for Macy's

  1. Helpful (4)

    "No respect for their employees."

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Macy's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Certain departments like Fragrance and Cosmetics used to pay a decent salary, $14-$18 plus 5% commission. This is no longer the case. Healthcare benefits were horrible. 401k was decent but in no way balances all the negatives. So there are no pros about it anymore.

    The current pay is somewhere around the minimum wage regardless of the dept.

    There is no opportunity for growth here so you can forget about that!

    Their strategy is very simple: hire people, exploit them, and hang them out to dry.

    Cons

    Myopic mentality. Most employes are treated less than human. Most managers were not suited to manage. Most got the job because they new someone not because of their qualifications. Needless to say, hardly any of them carried a business degree or any degree for that matter.

    Advice to Management

    Take some classes in the Humanities so you can learn how to empathize and communicate with other human beings. Your title and cocky attitude only impresses you and the people you surround yourself with.


  2. "never the same, miscommunication, but fun"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Altoona, PA
    Current Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Altoona, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    creative environment
    employee discount
    easy to accomidate uniform

    Cons

    lack of communication
    poor management
    no training
    ridiculous scheduling system that leaves no room for illness, or legitimate family issues
    unrealistic goals

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