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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. "Origins Counter Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Origins Counter Manager in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Origins Counter Manager in College Station, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefit and potential growth with company

    Cons

    low pay, long hours on foot

    Advice to Management

    increase pay to employee's hard work


  2. "Great workplace"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of fun people to work with. Hard work at the marketing position but, the salary is worth the work!

    Cons

    If your lazy, you will be fired!

    Advice to Management

    nothing to comment

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