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"It can be quite competitive."

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Competition drives you to do better and put yourself out there to gain those sales.

Cons

If you are not a competitive person, you won't enjoy the job as much.

Advice to Management

Be available more and remember promises made.

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  1. "Some managers are overbaring"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always give recognition
    Easy goal to make
    Managers help out to work on selling points

    Cons

    Managers compete with each other to see who has the better sales team without thinking of the sales associates.

    Advice to Management

    Work on when you get that fat check in the mail to give back to your staff!


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    "Slavery at its best"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, you can swap and advertise shifts online, employee discount, can make a good amount of money in the commissioned area if your good at stealing customers from other associates. can take multiple breaks cas the management is never on the floor, Union Store

    Cons

    Working in Mens Commission.. Where can i begin??
    1. Working on commission can seem great at first but its really a nightmare. The more you hours you work, the higher amount you have to sell. You have to meet that base amount first before you get their measly commission. Only name brand is commission, so you can end wasting your time ringing up a bunch of stuff thats non-commission cas of course you can't say no to the customer. If you don't meet your sales goal for the week, its ok you get minimum wage woohoo (sarcasm) and you will go into deficit and owe the company!! The next time you make your goal, the extra money will be taken out of check.
    2. The commission is two weeks delayed so it can be very confusing to keep track of how much you did sell. Perfect way for the company to rob employees.
    3. Coworkers go crazy for commission because you to sell A lot of merchandise to have a decent check at the end of the week. So some are very very aggressive, lie say they were helping the customer when they weren't. Some guys are 6 feet tall 250 pounds and they just stand in front of the register, as a small female, it can be hard to fight with them. So you go complain to the management but they do nothing!! they can care less.
    4. Management sucks balls! They only care about you opening credit cards and make you feel like you are going to lose your job if a week goes by without you opening any, They can care less about you meeting your sales goal, they are on salary. Management is never on the sales floor, and when you finally track them down to help with a customer they get super annoyed and i even had one scream at me!
    5. 90% of the everyday customers are tourists so they can't open credit cards
    6. 95% of the customers don't know we are on commission so your can help them for an hour and then they wanna leave the floor and go look at other merchandise and ring up somewhere else in macy's
    7. Have to spend too much time cleaning and getting stock which cuts into the time you could be selling
    8. No room for growth unless you have friends in high places

    Advice to Management

    Fire people who are rude and steal from other coworkers, creates extremely high turn over, fix the commission structure or get rid of it all together and pay a living wage, stop being so cheap get us headset so we can call for merchandise instead have to go up 10 floors, hire more support so we can concentrate on selling not cleaning!!


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