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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, MD
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The best part is the people you will meet. There are some customers and colleagues who are nice and will even make you laugh. You have a chance to make some friends while working here. There is also the employee discount. The orientation was enjoyable because you get paid to do nothing. Occasionally, there is food for employees in the lunch room.

Cons

It takes a toll on your body to lift so many heavy items. The pay is very low even after earning a Bachelors degree. The worst part is being on your feet for such a long time. Black Friday and inventory days are things I would never wish on my worst adversary. There are some colleagues and some customers who are disrespectful. There is no reward for meeting/exceeding sales goals. Working outside is another problem especially in inclement weather. Parking can be a hassle. Management tells you to sell Macy's cards, but it is pointless. Not all departments have base plus commission. No benefits like dental, 401K, vision, prescription drug card. The morning meetings (rallies) are not very inspiring. Employees are terminated for no reason. There was one incident where a manager vouched for an employee because that employee stole merchandise, so that manager was fired. Some managers are unqualified. The employee discount and coupons don't always work. Training was dreadful. If you are new, then you might be all by yourself on the sales floor (which is intimidating).

Advice to Management

There needs to be some real incentive for getting customers to signup for Macy's cards. At best, you receive a trivial raise. There also needs to be incentive to meeting/exceeding sales goals. When you are new, you should be paired up with someone instead of being on the sales floor solo.

Other Employee Reviews for Macy's

  1. "Not all that it could have been."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Trumbull, CT
    Former Employee - Consultant in Trumbull, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macy's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and lovely customers. Training was very good as well.

    Cons

    No help from HR with out of state transfers unless you are upper management and some associates are kept on long after they should have been fired.

    Advice to Management

    Make the store environment great everyday not just when there is doing to be a visit from corporate!


  2. "A lot of work for minimum wage!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macy's part-time

    Pros

    Meeting customers and being in the mall.

    Cons

    Wages, less than 16 hours per week; driven on Macy's credit card sales

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees and offer opportunities for advancement and more hours

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