Macy's - A lot of promises, unrealistic expectations | Glassdoor
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"A lot of promises, unrealistic expectations"

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Friendly work environment
Supportive coworkers
Energetic management
Great employee discount
Good benefits package
Flexible schedule (most of the time); easy to adjust if you know in advance

Cons

Low wages
Long hours
High expectations not in line with reality or reflective of pay
Little opportunity to move upwards or laterally
Departments change with little notice and completely change your work environment, but there is no permitted "adjustment period"

Advice to Management

If you pay your employees Walmart wages, and pose yourself as Nordstroms, there's going to be a disconnect reflected in your employees, their satisfaction, and their performance. Be aware that a "sense of style" is not a universal, linear thing, and that it's okay for one associate to tag off to another if a client interaction has stalled. Be aware of unethical sales practices on the floor and treat them as unethical, instead of as "frowned upon" but ultimately beneficial to the company, your individual scorecard, etc. If your career is determined by how you manage those below you, then manage consciously, gracefully, and thoughtfully.

Other Employee Reviews for Macy's

  1. "Working at Macy's was an eye opening experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employee discount and the variety of people you come in contact with on a daily bases.

    Cons

    It was just a Christmas Seasonal position their budget was unable to keep me after inventory.


  2. "A good company to start your career (Eagle rock Macy's)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Eagle Rock, CA
    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Eagle Rock, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management staff. Men's shoes department has commission for selling shoes. The store was located in a good city. The environment was usually friendly. Most of the customers coming to the store were courteous.

    Cons

    Loss prevention/security guys were extremely rude to other employers and customers.


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