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Macy's Atlanta Reviews

Updated May 17, 2018
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  • Work life balance is nonexistent within a salaried position (in 389 reviews)

  • Did I mention the forceful pushing of Macy's credit cards (in 861 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - SDET2 in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - SDET2 in Duluth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    Great people

    Cons

    vacation was tough
    communication
    management


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Jewelry"

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    Former Employee - Jewelry Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Jewelry Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Associates that I worked with.

    Cons

    Managers do not care about their employees at all and the act like they don't like to help out

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to speak to your employees and treat them well, if it wasn't for your associates who would do the job. Also managers should have the same training that associates get for their department, because half of them don't know what their doing (especially in the jewelry department).

  3. "Retail Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macy's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun job if you like dealing with customers.
    Good benefits.
    Flexible Hours.
    PTO.
    Independent work environment.

    Cons

    Pushing credit card referrals down customers throats.
    STRONG lack of management at times.
    Very little room for professional growth.
    Did I mention the forceful pushing of Macy's credit cards..?

    Advice to Management

    Associates know their on a credit quota - if continuous failure to meet quotas occur, then there's an understood need for coaching. However reminding associates 40 times in a 10 hr. shift is not only excessive- but irritating - and tyranny drives associates towards rebellion.


  4. "Even for retail it's bad"

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    Current Employee - Support Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Support Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you desperately need a paycheck of some kind it's an easy hiring process.

    Cons

    This isn't a career. Macy's Retail model is outdated, the product is sub par, and costs more than any retail/e-commerce site.

    Advice to Management

    Become a distribution hub and focus the product offerings. Anything worth buying from Macy's can be found and shipped cheaper elsewhere.


  5. "merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Stock Handler in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Stock Handler in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Macy's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the employees I worked with were the best. We all worked together.

    Cons

    Pay is horrible. Management is horrible. Macys is hiring interns that don't even have experience in retail making huge costly mistakes. You work incredibly hard with zero appreciation. No loyalty to employees. HR corporate is now handling all questions and layoffs. Very cold and impersonal. Shows you the direction of this awful company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating the employees low on the food chain as if they have nothing to contribute. Appreciate the people that get down on the floor, dust and move your fixtures. Hire people with experience. Hire interns and let them work from the bottom up like everyone else. Best learning tool.


  6. "Founder"

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    Former Freelancer - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Freelancer - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Macy's (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    sales open and close stores training workers hiring new workers

    Cons

    Rude Guest Checking IN

    Advice to Management

    Hotel Management


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I'm flex, so picking my own schedule was very convenient for school. And a lot of managers allow overtime.

    Cons

    Micromanaging, and non-seasonal times get a little mundane. But a job is a job is a job. So I can't complain too much.

    Advice to Management

    Relax on the micromanaging.

  8. "Working at Macy's"

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    Current Employee - Asset Protection in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Asset Protection in Decatur, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    40 hrs, Decent hours, decent benefits

    Cons

    Unstable, stores closing, positions being eliminated


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Furniture Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Furniture Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Macy's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Low pressure and management cares

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Macys is a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are absolutely none. Period.

    Cons

    Horrible place to work. Period.

    Advice to Management

    Close up shop. It’s time for you to move along, and stop lying and wasting peoples efforts. Bunch of losers.


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