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"Better than being Unemployed"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
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. "Good experience overall being as that was my first job working in retail."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly Pay, Flexible Hours, Able to choose hours and/or swap house with co-workers

    Cons

    Nothing Much, Long Hours


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stress-free seasonal recovery position at Macy's."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The hours were flexible and the managers were very nice. Coworkers are friendly and helpful. The recovery position is a stress-free job where you just go around making everything look nice. Employees also get an employee discount for the merchandise.

    Cons

    The holiday seasons get a bit hectic. There are always customers that are a bit demanding. You will most likely have to work during the holidays, such as Christmas or after Thanksgiving. Whenever Macy's decides to open, expect to be working. The pay is minimum wage.


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